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Spring Splash crime: Who’s at fault?

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

April 20, 2017


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When it comes to Spring Splash, University of Whitewater-Wisconsin students are the largest contributors of crime.   A Royal Purple investigation of the City of Whitewater Police Department’s reports, accessed from a Freedom of Information request, from the days of Spring Splash from 2013 throu...

Common Council prepares for party fouls

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


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The City of Whitewater will be sending out notices regarding proper guidelines for house parties in the city, the Whitewater Common Council voted on Thursday, April 6. The postcard reminders about illegal behavior and phone numbers to call if residents are concerned about a nearby party will either...

Common Council prepares for Spring Splash

Kolton Hegstrom, Assistant News Editor

March 15, 2017


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Spring Splash continued to command attention at the March 7 Common Council meeting. City Manager Cameron Clapper got Spring Splash discussions started by not mentioning the event. “There is not one specific event that we can mention by name,”  Clapper said. Wisconsin Red and Pumpers and Mitchel...

New parking lot changes

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


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There’s something different about Whitewater. Last week, new parking regulations went into effect in the downtown area. All parking lots now have 10 hour parking instead of ranging from 15 minutes to 6 hours. The City of Whitewater invited business owners and residents to attend focus groups, where th...

Run-off, overspray causes lake contamination

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor

October 7, 2016


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The City of Whitewater believes a combination of overspray of tar material and a storm directly after the spraying while repaving parking lots in downtown Whitewater, cause Whitewater Lake’s contamination issues on Aug. 24. “The water didn’t evaporate out as fast as it was supposed to,” City Manag...

Council discusses potential library expansion

Council discusses potential library expansion

March 8, 2016


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By Amber Levenhagen March 9, 2016 Library expansions, waste treatment services and the protection of butts were some of the items discussed at the Common Council meeting held March 1. A plan that has been years in the making is starting to kick off as the Common Council agreed to continue ...

New development to replace historic trees and home

New development to replace historic trees and home

October 20, 2015


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Online petition creates buzz over tree removal By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 Two maple trees that garnered a lot of attention this past week were taken down in the middle of the night last Saturday, marking the start of the development of a nine-unit townhouse to replace the old Olsen Funeral Home o...

Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s inauguration makes new role official

Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s inauguration makes new role official

September 16, 2015


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By Kimberly Wethal News Editor The yellow brick road has turned into a purple drive, the Wizard became Willie Warhawk and Chancellor Beverly Kopper says she’ll leave it up to everyone else to decide who the Wicked Witch of the West is. Kopper, referring to her hometown of Chittenango, New York, the ...

Wastewater upgrades

March 11, 2015


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  March 11, 2015 Brad Allen   Whitewater Wastewater Plant is poised for $18.7 million in upgrades to its 32-year-old wastewater treatment equipment. Whitewater City Manager Cameron Clapper says he supports the forthcoming upgrades to the wastewater facility. “This is a high...

City budget presented at Common Council

October 22, 2014


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Oct. 22, 2014 By Michael Riley The city of Whitewater’s approximate $9.5 million balanced municipal budget for 2015 calls for a 1 percent increase in both the total operating budget and property tax levy from the 2014 budget. City Manager Cameron Clapper presented the $9,472,401 budget to...

Bump in the Road

December 4, 2013


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Dec. 4, 2013 2014 bus system funding uncertain By Michael Riley The Innovation Express bus service, connecting Whitewater to Milton and Janesville, is facing a funding shortfall for 2014. City Manager Cameron Clapper has requested to discuss the possible bus routes with the current funding...

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