UW-Whitewater officials said Monday that students returning to campus in fall will be required to wear masks, social distance and perform daily online health screenings, and those with COVID-19 symptoms must be tested.
Authorities have identified the Illinois man who drowned in Geneva Lake on Sunday, according to a Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency news release shared Monday.
Whitewater appears to be the first city in the state to prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from pet stores. The new ordinance aims to reduce the demand for mills that raise animals in inhumane conditions.
Activists and politicians on both sides of the aisle are calling for an end to qualified immunity, a practice that they say protects police when officers are sued for unconstitutional acts.
Walworth County health officials Tuesday reported 20 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the county’s total to 418.
The 32nd Assembly District race will feature a rematch in November between one of the top Republicans in the Assembly and a town of Delavan Democratic challenger who ran unsuccessfully in 2018.
The City of Whitewater is holding a virtual town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
UW-Whitewater is planning for students, faculty and staff to return to its campuses in Whitewater and Rock County for the fall semester, the chancellor announced Friday afternoon.
A Burlington man pleaded guilty to some charges after detectives said they found inappropriate pictures of an underage girl on his phone and videos of him engaging in sex acts with a dog.
An appeals court on Wednesday denied an Elkhorn business owner’s claim that the $4,000 in zoning citations that Walworth County gave him were an instance of racism.
Walworth County has recorded its 17th confirmed death from COVID-19, the 11th person to die who was older than 80, the county’s health department reported Thursday.
Part of Highway 50 in Walworth County will be closed for bridge work over Jackson Creek at the Delavan Lake Inlet starting Monday, June 8, the state Department of Transportation announced.
Since its last update before the holiday weekend, Walworth County on Tuesday reported four more deaths from COVID-19—bringing the total to 16—and three more hospitalizations from the disease.
One Fairhaven Senior Services resident in Whitewater is keeping changes brought by the pandemic in perspective, recalling the Nazi invasion of her Denmark home. Others shared how they’re getting by, too.
Walworth County reported a jump in COVID-19 cases Wednesday to a total of 310, which is 22 more than Tuesday’s update.
Walworth County saw a small increase in COVID-19 cases in the health department’s daily update Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 288 confirmed cases.
A Walworth County health official said Monday that now is the right time for the county to start reopening safely, and they “continue to be in good shape” in fighting the spread of COVID-19.
An Elkhorn woman who has worked in the Walworth County Clerk of Courts Office and with the county’s corporation counsel has announced her run for the elected register of deeds post.
To aid the hospitality industry plan for its near future and beyond, the Walworth County Visitors Bureau is helping put on free online sessions this week for industry owners, managers and operators.
Instead of picking out prom dresses and signing yearbooks, two Elkhorn Area High School seniors are on the frontlines of the pandemic working at Holton Manor, a nursing home that had a COVID-19 outbreak.
A Beloit man was charged with not completing a job to fix a hail-damaged Genoa City business that his company was paid nearly $140,000 to do, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County.
Walworth County on Friday reported an increase of nine COVID-19 cases, bringing the county’s total count of reported cases to 272.
Walworth County’s health department will not issue an order to replace the governor’s safer-at-home order, which was struck down, but instead issued guidelines for how businesses can run safely.
A staff member at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn has tested positive for COVID-19, Walworth County officials announced Tuesday. Also Tuesday, the county reported its 11th death from the disease.
As more people are tested for COVID-19 in Walworth County, the health department has had to shift workers to help with contact tracing, a measure to limit disease spread.
A Lake Geneva woman convicted last year of using a debit card in someone else’s name has been charged again in Walworth County Court with spending more than $20,000 in other fraudulent transactions.
The National Guard on Thursday and Friday will help with COVID-19 testing at the Birds Eye food processing plant in Darien, a Walworth County health official said this week.
UW-Whitewater’s emphasis on trees earned two notable honors. The Arbor Day Foundation recognized UW-Whitewater as a Tree Campus, and ArbNet, run by Morton Arboretum of Illinois, gave the university a level II accreditation.
The Elkhorn Area School District has again been named a Project Lead The Way distinguished district, one of only 24 districts nationwide to achieve such a designation, officials said.
Interpreters and translators probably are not among the first professionals who come to mind when thinking of first responders or “essential services” during these times.
Walworth County’s COVID-19 update shared Thursday accounts for a small increase in total cases and an official cause-of-death determination on one of the county’s eight deaths tied to the disease.
The Elkhorn City Council must reconsider a proposed domestic violence shelter it rejected last summer after a Walworth County judge on Wednesday criticized how the council gathered and used evidence.
UW-Whitewater will hold a virtual graduation ceremony May 16 with hopes of holding an in-person celebration sometime in the future, the chancellor announced Thursday morning.
A local foundation will officially own the Yerkes Observatory and related property in Williams Bay after the University of Chicago completes a transfer of ownership Friday.
A Waterford man faces a charge of fourth-offense intoxicated driving on Interstate 43 in the town of Lafayette, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Walworth County Court.
A Whitewater man charged with fifth-offense intoxicated driving smelled of marijuana and was driving without his lights on, according to a criminal complaint filed last week in Walworth County Court.
Walworth County on Wednesday reported 11 more COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the disease, according to a county health update.
Walworth County has seen another rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases, jumping from 140 reported Monday to 158 in the county’s latest update shared Tuesday afternoon.
The Whitewater School Board on Monday announced its unanimous pick for its next district administrator, a UW-Whitewater graduate who will start July 1.
A Walworth County health official said the large jump seen Monday in reported COVID-19 cases comes from increased testing after recent outbreaks. The county also reported another death from the disease.
With many feeling increasingly anxious or depressed in a closed-down world, a Walworth County health official spelled out what might be needed to relax stay-at-home restrictions and avoid another wave of infections.
Howie Reynolds still loves Elkhorn. He’s just tired of the Wisconsin winters. The city’s mayor is retiring and reflected on his career’s challenges and accomplishments during an interview last week.
Carole Salinas of Janesville planned a program for her students on April 22, 1970, while Martha Mealey of Delavan bought a deep blue flag showing fragile Earth from space. Both women shared memories of the first Earth Day 50 years ago.
UW-Whitewater on Tuesday announced it will enact two types of furloughs to cover about $5 million of the nearly $9 million it expects to lose because of the COVID-19 pandemic.