Archive for: July, 2016

PD aims to increase community engagement

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As they do annually, staffers within the Whitewater Police Department have assembled a list of goals aimed at evolving and enhancing operations from one year to the next. Volunteerism and community engagement are among the goals on this year’s list. Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher discussed some […]

 
 

Showing off the SmartLabs

School Board to allow promotional banners By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy School Board voted July 13 to allow Creative Learning Systems banners to hang in the new SmartLabs at Prairie View Elementary School and the middle school. District Administrator Chris Hibner brought the banner, which comes with […]

 
 

Winner, winner … chicken dinner

Winner, winner … chicken dinner

Debating whether or not his eyes were bigger than his stomach, Finnegan Wagner, of Williams Bay, prepares to dig into his roast chicken dinner at the 51st Annual Williams Bay Fire Department Chicken Roast July 16 in Williams Bay’s Edgewater Park. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Passenger falls from fleeing car driven by shooting suspect

Passenger falls from fleeing car driven by shooting suspect

  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 26 for a Beloit man wanted for attempted murder in California and charged with fleeing from police in Elkhorn. Brian Zuniga, 21, was charged July 8 in Walworth County Circuit Court with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, first-degree recklessly […]

 
 

JAMES A. CHRISTIANSON

James A. Christianson, 88, of Delavan, died July 20, 2016, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting […]

 
 

A sign of the times

Common Councils considers restricting business signage By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After receiving a favorable vetting through one of its panels, Whitewater officials are one step closer toward adopting an ordinance that, if enacted, would place tighter parameters around signage placed throughout the community. The Common Council on June 21 held […]

 
 

UW-Whitewater University Center open late during heat wave

In light of the excessive heat forecasted late this week, the James R. Connor University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will remain open until 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22. Students, faculty and staff, and members of the community are welcome to use the University Center […]

 
 

Sounds of summer

Sounds of summer

      Jay Craggs and Friends perform June 30 at the Birge Fountain in front of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the Savory Sounds concert series. Craggs, Whitewater, is on the guitar; Ethan Bender, Milwaukee, bass; Alan Arber, Milwaukee, drums; and Samtefke, Milwaukee is on the keyboard. […]

 
 

Utility reconnections available to those in need during Heat Advisory

Utility reconnections available to those in need during Heat Advisory

PSC encourages consumers to call for assistance In light of this week’s National Weather Service excessive heat watch and increasing temperatures in most of the state, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin encourages people to take steps to stay safe by staying cool. Consumers can take simple steps that help […]

 
 

Trial delayed for man charged in stabbing

By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer A Madison man who was scheduled to go on trial last month for allegedly stabbing a woman at her Whitewater apartment in 2014 is set for a status conference Aug. 3. Jason L. Grant, 29, was scheduled to be tried June 27, 28 and 29 […]