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  • April 7The man who was spotted with a gun near Whitewater Middle School has been taken into custody without incident, according to the Whitewater Police Department.

Local business to expand operations, create jobs

February 9, 2011

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Following the local trend in expanding businesses, recycling company D.R. Plastics will expand its operations in the city’s business park. The planned expansion comes after the company was approved for a four-year $150,000 loan from the Whitewater Community Development Authority. City Manager Kevin Brunn...

Program focuses on oppression

February 9, 2011

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UW-Whitewater students will have the chance to experience and understand the feelings of people who have faced oppression based on their race, gender, ability and more. Boxes and Walls is an interactive diversity program tha...

Whitewater loses an icon: Kachel donated millions of dollars to the athletic department over the years

February 9, 2011

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To some, David Kachel was known for the millions of dollars he donated to the UW-Whitewater Athletic Department for more than half a century. Words like rich, powerful and wealthy probably filled the minds of the outsid...

Kilar family takes third place in Pepsi Refresh project

February 5, 2011

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The video that was in the running for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant to help construct the “Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams” took third place. The two projects that received the most votes will receive funding. Mary Kilar, Treyton’s ...

Monthly e-magazine focuses on issues of college students

February 5, 2011

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The University Health and Counseling Services has expanded the topics available in its e-magazine, Student Health 101. The most recent edition will feature information on dieting, sleep, alcohol consumption, depression, illnesses...

Charter school voted in Monday

February 5, 2011

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In a landmark decision Monday night, the City of Whitewater will now have a charter school in its school district. The Whitewater Unified School District Board approved the contract for Lincoln Inquiry Charter School, replacing...

Students compete as Grillmasters

February 5, 2011

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For the fourth consecutive year, Culver’s of Whitewater has a team qualified to compete in the “Elite 8” of the Culver’s Grillmaster Competition. The two-member grill and bun team, featuring UW-Whitewater junior Evan...

College changes name to reflect mission

February 5, 2011

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For the second time in 42 years, the College of Education has officially changed its name and will now be known as the College of Education and Professional Studies. The name has been changed to better reflect all of the...

Free lunch program will continue through semester

February 5, 2011

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The First United Methodist Church of Whitewater will continue its weekly free lunch program for students for the 24th semester. The free lunch runs from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. The first lunch of the semester will be Feb. 8. The church serves an average of 350 students each w...

Whitewater gets new fire engine with FEMA grant

February 5, 2011

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The City of Whitewater Fire Department dedicated a new fire engine on Jan. 22 with funds from a $250,000 FEMA grant. The city picked up the remaining cost of the $530,000 fire engine, First Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Wellnitz...

Large snowstorm hits Midwest

February 5, 2011

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According to the National Weather Service, 6-10 inches of snow accumulation was expected for Tuesday. The 6-10 inches will be on top of the four inches that fell Monday. There is also an expected snow accumulation of one inch...

UW-W student saves dogs from fire

February 5, 2011

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Grocery shopping is typically not a very exciting event. However, freshman Jeff Verhoeven’s trip to Daniel’s Sentry was anything but typical. Around noon on Sunday, Verhoeven noticed a 1987 Ford F250 truck smoking in...

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