Month: August 2014


Rotarians hear success of school programs

By Tom Ganser CORRESPONDENT Ramon R. Ortiz, Jr., was the featured speaker at the July 22 meeting of the Whitewater Rotary Club at the Whitewater Country Club. Ortiz, Executive Director of Pre-College Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, provided an overview of several programs aimed at middle school and high […]


Council approves several zoning changes

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT “Zoning” was a word used frequently when the Whitewater Common Council held its most recent meeting. Several properties throughout the city were granted new zoning designations. On the heels of a recommendation by the Plan and Architectural Review Commission, the council on July 15 changed the […]


Cultural diversity expert to speak at UW-W

A nationally recognized expert on cultural diversity and disabilities is leading an upcoming the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seminar for educators. Gloria Campbell-Whatley, an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will lead the 2014 Summer Institute Series, “Culturally Responsive Instruction and […]



MARION BARKER Long time East Troy resident Marion Loveland Justin Barker passed away on Aug. 2, 2014, at the age of 96 (and a half, as she would specify) at her home in Redgranite. Marion was born Feb. 20, 1918, and raised in rural Lafayette Township, graduating from Elkhorn High […]



Dorothy Johnson, 94, of East Troy died at her home on July 30, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Suzanne Brust; son Donald Johnson; grandchildren, Corey (Brenna), Amy (Ryan) Collins, Sara, Timothy and Alexander Brust; great-grandchild, Keegan; and sister, Marge Kilpin. She was preceded in death by her husband […]



Linda M. Lee (nee Biersack), 53, of East Troy and Delavan, died Aug. 1, 2014. She is survived by her husband Steve; mother and father Beth and Mike Biersack; daughters, Sarah and Lindsay, five grandchildren, four brothers, five sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends who will miss her […]


Where did the money go?

Funds donated to former Palmyra fire department are in question By Heather Ruenz EDITOR Several months before disbanding in late 2011 in a bitter dispute over local fire services, members of the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department collected nearly $6,000 in private donations to buy a thermal imaging camera and other […]


McGMO raises money for cancer research

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The 17th annual McGMO charity golf event took place Friday at Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan and raised more than $52,000 toward the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. Co-founder Mike Grover said the event might set another record for […]