Visit the League of Women Voters website to learn more about your candidates

Voting and Elections

The League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area invite you to go to their website and click on the link “voting and elections” to find answers to questions like who is on the ballot and how to register to vote.  In addition, a candidate questionnaire for State Assembly District 43 is available that candidates representing both parties were invited to complete.  A link to the recent candidate forum in which incumbent Don Vruwink and challenger Gabriel Szerlong participated can be accessed at the League website also.

Become more informed by clicking on the local League’s webpage.

WUSD Receives an Additional $106,388 in Department of Justice (DOJ) Safety Grant Dollars

As part of the state’s 100 million dollar school safety funding initiative, Whitewater received over $102,000 in the first round of funding. This week the Wisconsin DOJ announced that Whitewater will receive an additional $106,388 to continue to enhance the safety of our schools. Much of the funding from the second round of funding will be geared toward mental health training as well as threat assessment training for our District.

In addition to that training, the District will be adding additional products to windows in the schools that will allow for our welcoming daily use and also increase security in an active threat situation. Other approved grant purchase includes training staff on the use of specialized wound kits that have been proven to save lives in the event of an actual emergency.

While the largest amounts of time and energy will be focused on mental health and prevention of school violence, these additional resources, along with the purchases from our first round of funding, will help to make sure our schools are ready if the unthinkable were to ever happen here.

WUSD is grateful to receive these additional dollars which will continue to help enhance our school safety practices. A special thank you to David Brokopp and Lanora Heim for being the primary writers of the grant.The DOJ has announced our award to media in a press release which can be found here:

WIHA District 1 Grand Champions

Congratulations to the 2018 Whitewater High School WIHA (Wisconsin Interscholastic Horse Association) team.  Emma Hageli, Grace Ejnik, and Andrea Kuhl are Grand Champions in District 1 Division C competition held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on October 13 & 14.  They will now be going to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on November 2, 3, and 4 for state finals.  The girls are coached by Tracy Hageli in showmanship, speed, agility, and horsemanship.


Lima 4H announces new officers for 2018/19

Pictured are the new officers for the 2018-2019 year: Amber Krebs – President; Grace Raupp – Vice President; Tyler Huehne – Secretary;

 Abigail Matteson – Treasurer; Connor Raupp – Reporter; Caitlyn Huehne and Sophia Raupp – Historians; Autumn Robb – Sunshine

Are you interested in community service, meeting new people or learning new things?  Lima 4-H meets the second Sunday of the month at 3 pm at Lima Township Hall. Our club is open to any child grades 4K-12th grade.  It doesn’t matter what school you go to, county you live in or if you are on a farm or in town.

  •        Community Service
  •        Meet New People
  •        Rock County 4-H Fair
  •        Learn New Things:
    • Woodworking
    • Electricity
    • Mechanical Science
    • Food Science
    • Animal Science
    • Photography
    • Gardening
    • And MUCH, MUCH MORE!!

If you are interested, contact us at or stop by our next meeting!  



Registration is now open for the 2018 Parade of Lights

Downtown Whitewater, Inc invites you to participate in this year’s parade. Registration is available both online and by downloadable form here.

The 2018 parade theme is “A Very Merry Christmas”. Thirty years ago this year Disney released a holiday music album by the same title and Whitewater along with many communities around the country hosted holiday parades with the same theme. Not interested in participating in the parade but would love to be part of other events leading up to and surrounding the parade let us know! We’ll also have children’s activities, a holiday market, and more!

Many hands make light work and we’d love to have you be part of the team. Email us any questions or just to let us know you’d like to be part at

Irvin L. Young Public Library Strategic Planning Survey

The Library is in the process of strategic planning. As part of that, we need you, our community, to let us know how we are doing and what we could do better. Click on the link below to take you to a short survey. Your input is important to us!

English version:

Por favor responda nuestra encuesta en español si lo desea.
Version en español:

Reminder: City of Whitewater – Winter Parking Hours


City of Whitewater – Winter Parking Hours

There is no parking on any street in the City between the hours of 2 am and 6 am on any day from November 1st of each year to March 31st of each year.  However, parking shall be permitted downtown after 5 am.  In addition, special arrangements may be made in advance by contacting the Department of Public Works.

Fairhaven and Prairie Village residents give to UW-Whitewater Campus Food Pantry

Back Left to Right: Dick Piehl, Kathy Ross, Fabiola Aranda, Sue Schweitzer, Mary Jo Allen, Wes Enterline(C0-Leader of Campus Food Pantry Committee) and Gayle Plath

Front Left to Right: Kristine Zaballos (Co-Leader of Campus Food Pantry Committee), Brian Robinson (Director of Leisure Services at Fairhaven) and Paul Kuenning (Executive Director at Fairhaven) 

Fairhaven and Prairie Village residents were recently given the opportunity to contribute to the UW-Whitewater Campus Food Pantry in a mid-September Food Drive sponsored by the Fairhaven Resident Council. Following a presentation by Kristine Zaballos and Wes Enterline from the Food Pantry, residents were provided with a list of preferred food and personal care items and information about how to make donations. Over a two week period, residents contributed 140 pounds of donated items and $1240 in financial support. Special thanks goes to Fabiola Aranda for all her help with communications at the Food Pantry. For more on the Campus Food Pantry, visit

The Resident Council, composed of nine residents of Fairhaven and Prairie Village, sponsored this Drive as a way of showing support to the University. The relationship between Fairhaven and UWW is based on mutual respect and regularly sharing activities and resources. Supporting the Food Pantry was a way the Resident Council believes residents could show support to those utilizing the Food Pantry and thank the University for all it does to help “Add Years to Life” at Fairhaven and Prairie Village.