Archive for: November, 2017

Local man one of two injured in plane crash

Local man one of two injured in plane crash

A Whitewater man and a Fort Atkinson man were the two people on board and injured in a plane crash in Palmyra Sunday, according to village officials. Palmyra Public Safety Director James Small said in a press release the passenger was William Frison, 75, of Whitewater. Piloting the plane was […]

 
 

Chiefs show intensity, unselfish play early on

By Dan Truttschel Sports correspondent It’s still early and there’s plenty of work ahead, but first-year Big Foot boys basketball coach Jeff Fenrick already is encouraged by what he’s seen. He knows this will be a process. Big Foot returns three of its top-five scorers from last season’s team that […]

 
 

University Memory Garden dedicated

University Memory Garden dedicated

  Inspired by former dean of students   By Tom Ganser SLN Correspondent In a special ceremony, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dedicated its new Memory Garden, a site meant to celebrate campus memories. Inspired by the unexpected death of Dean of Students Mary Beth Mackin on Nov. 7, 2015, many […]

 
 

Literacy Council gets grant from Alliant Energy

The Walworth County Literacy Council received a grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation. The Literacy Council is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of literacy needs and collaborates with the local community in developing and providing instruction in basic literacy skills, English as a second language, citizenship preparation and GED […]

 
 

Dog-shaped topiary stolen from law office

Dog-shaped topiary stolen from law office

‘Shrub’ a conversation piece for staff, neighbors By Heather Ruenz SLN staff In a less-than-usual case of theft, a local law office is searching for a dog-shaped topiary aptly named “Shrub,” which was taken roughly 10 days after it was placed on the front lawn late this summer. Samantha Sostarich, […]

 
 

Yerkes to host star party Dec. 2

Yerkes to host star party Dec. 2

Yerkes Observatory will host a public observing night, called a star party, on its lawn from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Throughout the year, Yerkes holds public observing events to allow people to enjoy constellations, observe celestial objects through lawn telescopes and learn through hands-on astronomy activities. […]

 
 

City renews economic development agreement

Agreement with Jefferson County organization   By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT The City of Whitewater is re-upping with a Jefferson County organization that oversees various economic development activities throughout the region. The Common Council on Nov. 7 approved a new, five-year agreement with the Jefferson County Economic Development Authority at a […]

 
 

Walworth County Home Community Education receives grant

Walworth County Home Community Education receives grant

Walworth County Home Community Education has received a grant from the Lori Genske Endowment Fund of the Elkhorn Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support the HCE’s project, Wisconsin Bookworms Reading Program. The project began in 1998 with innovative grant funding. Wisconsin Bookworms will […]

 
 

Teen video contest underway at bank

First National Bank and Trust Company is accepting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, is a national competition that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire their peers to become lifelong savers. […]

 
 

Aurora Lakeland to have annual Love Lite ceremony

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Associates will host its 30th annual Love Lite program at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 in the main entrance lobby of the hospital at W3985 County Road NN. The group will celebrate the season with music and tree lighting. People can buy lights in honor of loved […]