Archive for: August, 2016



     Jean Jessie Hermsen passed away Aug. 29, 2016, at Fairhaven. A woman who so loved Whitewater that she moved to the community three times over the course of her life, first in 1946-49 as the young bride of Leon (Hermie) Hermsen, the love of her life, while he […]


Council adopts updated parking ordinance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater’s lengthy review of parking regulations has come to a close — for now, at least. Early this summer, the city’s Plan and Architectural Review Commission began digging into an ordinance outlining a series of changes. Most of the review focused around the downtown area. The […]


Days of fun

Days of fun

      Joanna and Jason Baker (standing), of Whitewater, and their children, Malcolm, Milena, Silas and Calvin take a lunch break near the chamber office during Maxwell Street Days Aug. 5. The two-day event featured sidewalk sales and deals at businesses throughout the city. (Heather Ruenz photo)



Nedra (Burks) Taylor, 69, died Aug. 26, 2016. She was born June 16, 1947, in Mississippi and moved to East Troy when she was 3 years old. She attended East Troy schools and was a graduate of East Troy High School. She married her late husband of 50 years, James […]



David R. Maske, 55, of East Troy, died Aug. 27, 2016. He was a 1978 graduate of East Troy High School. He enjoyed going to the library and working on the computer, and enjoyed truck driving. Survivors include his mother Rosemary Maske; siblings, Donna (Russell) Martin, Waukesha, Glenn (JoAnn) Maske, […]


City looks toward weekly leaf collection for fall

By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff The City of Elkhorn Municipal Services and Utilities Committee is preparing to bring a leaf collection program to the full Common Council that it hopes will help to alleviate some concerns from previous years. In a memo to the committee, City Administrator Sam Tapson said […]


WUSD Board moves forward on referendum

$23.5 million in projects includes upgrades at all district schools By Daniel Schoettler Sports Correspondent The Whitewater Unified School District is proposing a referendum that will improve buildings throughout the district and will be up for a vote on the Nov. 8 ballot. The referendum is for $23.5 million. The […]


Netters take win over Wilmot

Conference meets to kick off Monday By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Playing a daunting early-season schedule is one way for a squad to prepare for the rest of the year. And when it comes to the Big Foot-Williams Bay girls tennis team, that’s exactly what the Chiefs have done early in […]


Growing pains

Growing pains

Lady Elks face uphill climb on links By Chris Bennett Correspondent Growing pains and on-the-job training will be ongoing themes for the Elkhorn Area High School girls golf team this season. The Elks are an inexperienced bunch, and are competing in a conference in which coach Steve Fisher said a […]


Walworth man accused of sexual assault

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30 for a Walworth man charged with touching a 10-year-old girl’s mouth with his penis. David J. Baker, 47, was charged Aug. 16 in Walworth County Circuit Court with first-degree sexual assault of a child and exposing his genitals. According to the criminal […]