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Whitewater gets new fire engine with FEMA grant

February 5

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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

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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

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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...

Pizza places plan on seeing sales increase for Super Bowl

February 2

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With the Super Bowl just days away, it’s easy to assume many Whitewater area pizza joints are preparing for a busy day. But with the Green Bay Packers gearing up for their first appearance in the big game since 1998, pizza businesses in Whitewater are looking forward to the extra incent...

New vice chancellor announced

January 20

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Jeff Arnold has been appointed Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs for UW-Whitewater earlier this month. Arnold has experience in budget planning and financial administration. His 25 years of experience shows a strong...

Innovation Center gaining attention

January 20

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The 38,000-square-foot Innovation Center, located in the Whitewater University Technology Park, has earned an “Excellence in Economic Development” honorable mention from the International Economic Development Council. The...

City of Whitewater hit by string of crime over break

January 20

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The City of Whitewater Police Department and the FBI are investigating a robbery at the Commercial State Bank located inside Daniel’s Sentry last Friday.  The suspect allegedly used a bomb threat during the robbery and left...

Community looking to preserve memory of Treyton Kilar’s dreams

January 20

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Devastating. The word Mary Kilar used to describe the night of Sept. 2, 2010, when her 6-year-old son, Treyton, was tragically killed in a car accident caused by an alleged drunk driver. Mike Kilar, Treyton’s father, was...

Parking violations add up

December 8

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UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff are not alone when they find the dreaded pink slip under their windshieldwiper blades. UW-Whitewater Parking Services has issued more than 6,800 parking citations so far this academic year. ...

Summer Business Institute receives award

November 22

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The Summer Business Institute is this year’s recipient of the Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award. The Summer Business Institute is a program geared toward helping students of color transition from high school to college. Since...

Benefit for AJ Raebel being held tonight

March 10

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When the news first spread in January that AJ Raebel was diagnosed with testicular cancer, many knew that they had to help the former UW-Whitewater football player in some fashion. Led by former Warhawk running back Justin...

Vowing to take down cancer

January 27

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The thought was in AJ Raebel’s mind for nearly eight months. Yet, he tried to put that thought out of his mind and no where near the surface. That is until he had no choice. “The pain got worse,” said Raebel, who...

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