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Working on sustainability key for environmental award

March 8, 2011

The Whitewater community is now accepting nominations for the Fourth Annual Whitewater Environmental Achievement Award. The awards, given by UW-Whitewater, recognize nominees who have made contributions in the environment by...

City police chief submits letter of resignation

March 8, 2011

Whitewater Police Chief Jim Coan announced his plan to retire last Friday, effective March 19. In his letter of resignation to City Manager Kevin Brunner, Jim Coan said it was a “distinct honor and privilege” to serve as...

Local man starts new custom bike-building shop

March 8, 2011

    John Sotherland, owner of BicycleWise & Sports Fitness in Whitewater, launched a custom bicycle building shop last month. Sotherland Custom Bicycles was launched on Feb. 28 at the National Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Aus...

Whiton, Main Street traffic light project delayed until fall

March 8, 2011

The traffic light project that has been planned for years at the intersection of Whiton and Main Streets has been delayed due to monetary reasons. Public Works Director Dean Fischer said the project was originally going to...

Parking violations painful for students

March 8, 2011

Recent statistics show that students, faculty and staff don’t always follow the rules when it comes to parking legally. After all, parking services issues about 16,000 parking tickets each year and about 100 per day during the...

Chancellor holds listening session regarding budget address

March 2, 2011

Chancellor Richard Telfer addressed UW-Whitewater faculty and staff this morning regarding the governor’s budget repair bill and the 2012-13 biennial budget.  Telfer said the UW System is calling for a $250 million reduction...

Cost Cutters remodels salon

March 2, 2011

Cost Cutters, located at 1139 W. Main St., remodeled its store three weeks ago, spending roughly $40,000 to upgrade its facilities. The project began on Jan. 31 and ended Feb. 10, closing business for 10 days. “It did affect business...

Lawyer handles landlords, other issues

March 2, 2011

Like many university students who have experienced issues with their landlords, Chad Buehler was no exception. Buehler attended undergraduate school at UW-Madison, where he often faced frustrating issues with his landlord. Acco...

Professor wins grant to study cancer cells

March 2, 2011

Christopher Veldkamp, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded the Academic Research Enhancement Award by the National Institutes of Health to fund the research of cancer cells spreading throughout the body. Veldkamp applied for the ...

Education program provides distinct training

March 2, 2011

The College of Education recently gained national recognition from the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council from Exceptional Children, as part of their blended program. “Early childhood progra...

Student hit by car on Main Street

March 1, 2011

A UW-Whitewater student was struck by a car at the intersection of Main Street and Whiton Street Tuesday afternoon. Senior Chris ONeil said he was crossing Main Street at the Whiton Street crosswalk when he was “nudged”...

New businesses experience ups and downs

March 1, 2011

As many local businesses expand in a time of economic recovery, three of the newest Whitewater businesses have had mixed results trying to establish their operations. Qdoba Mexican Grill, Maurices and Beijing Buffet, all lo...

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