Archive for: December, 2013

City eyes boost in housing stock

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the intent of continuing its ambitious development plans into the future, the Whitewater Community Development Authority (CDA) could forge a close working relationship with the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) with a new year on the horizon. At a recent CDA meeting, several […]



Heinrich Hofmann, 89 of East Troy found peace after a long illness. He was married to Ludwika (née Tenikat) in Trabelsdorf, Bavaria, Germany, in 1954. Heinrich was a voracious reader, had a keen interest in politics, loved working on the farm, was skilled in carpentry, brick laying, and building things […]



Janice Maureen Klumb, 77, died peacefully surrounded by her children on Dec. 25, 2013. She and her husband were owners of DJ’s Supper Club for 32 years, Arby Construction for 29 years, KS Energy Services since 2005, and a member the East Troy Lioness Club for more than 28 years. […]


Police department tightens up procedures

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Police Department is operating seamlessly, officials say, but if any complaints arise – internally or externally – a clear-cut set of operations procedures will be in place. The city’s Police and Fire Commission recently consummated a lengthy list of policies that will outline a […]


‘The Heart of Christmas’ shared through music

‘The Heart of Christmas’ shared through music

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Whitewater sparkles with annual traditions of all sorts during the Christmas season —“chestnuts roasting on an open fire” prior to the Holiday Parade, Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the UWW-Community Optimist Club, fruit baskets assembled by Whitewater Rotary Club with the assistance of Whitewater High School […]


Here’s your sign

City in the midst of amending sign ordinance By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the intent of enhancing safety and guiding motorists – particularly truck drivers – the City of Whitewater is in the midst of amending its sign ordinance. As it is currently written, the city’s sign ordinance has a […]


A look back

Library offers newspaper archives in digital format History is now accessible with the touch of a finger as a result of a long-term project at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library to digitalize all of the Whitewater newspapers the library had on microfilm. A plethora of interesting things can be found […]


WHS inducts students into National Honor Society

WHS inducts students into National Honor Society

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On Dec. 4, more than 20 Whitewater High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the WHS Minneiska Chapter of the National Honor Society, joining the 27 current members. This was the 57th annual induction ceremony since the chapter was formed in 1956. The evening began […]


City hires firm to audit disability access

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent On the heels of a recent lawsuit against the City of Whitewater, officials have agreed to hire an outside firm to audit amenities on municipal property to determine whether disability access is adequate. The Common Council voted unanimously in favor of awarding an $18,915 contract to […]



Richard Childers, 59, of East Troy, died Sunday Dec. 22, 2013, at Froedert Memorial Hospital, Wawautosa. He was born on June 30, 1954, in Petersburg, Va., to Richard and Frances Childers (Gardner). He attended school in Willowich, Ohio. He married Wendy (nee Wells) on Sept. 22, 1984, at Heaven City, […]