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Public art project kicks off

photo courtesy of Whitewater Arts Alliance

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

January 29, 2019

The Whitewater Arts Alliance kicked off the annual Public Art Project with a presentation by local historian Carol Cartwright at the Cultural Arts Center on Sunday. Cartwright, who is full of anecdotes, spoke of the history of Whitewater with the aim to inspire prospective public artists for this year...

New development to replace historic trees and home

A construction crew member works to take down the former Olsen Funeral Home on Oct. 19, one day after two trees that inspired a student-made petition were cut down. A bur oak still stands behind the house. Once fully demolished, Campus Edge Apartments will be built on the property in its place. Photo Kimberly Wethal

October 20, 2015

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...

Community travels through haunted past

October 16, 2014

By Abrielle Backhaus   It was a dark and dreary night, citizens of Whitewater gathered to be spooked by the spirits that haunt the small town in which they reside. Although Whitewater is a tiny little town, it has a mysterious past filled with legends, spirits and witches. The Whitewater...

Whitewater Historical Society celebrates train depot

September 26, 2012

  The Whitewater Historical Society will hold an event at 7 p.m. tonight to celebrate the Whitewater Train Depot building’s recent listing on the State Register of Historic Places. The depot was once home to the “Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company,” and “Milwaukee...

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Carol Cartwright