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Local business to expand operations, create jobs

February 9, 2011

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...

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

February 9, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Pizza places plan on seeing sales increase for Super Bowl

February 2, 2011

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, 2011

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...

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