Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple


Spring Election Preview

Dauntae Green, Editor March 31, 2024

The City of Whitewater will hold its 2024 Spring Election this upcoming Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for voting in the Whitewater Armory at 146 W. North Street. There will be voting for new...

Improving safety for infants

Improving safety for infants

Evan Greissinger, Assistant Community Editor March 24, 2024

The Whitewater Common Council met to hold discussions that included the possible implementation of having a safe haven baby box at the fire department. The meeting covered potential action involving the...

‘I will listen to the members of the community’

‘I will listen to the members of the community’

Brian Schanen, Council District 4 Candidate October 15, 2023

My name is Brian Schanen, and I am announcing my intent to run for City of Whitewater Council District 4 in the Spring 2024 election.  The actions of certain members of the common council over the last...

Runners hit the pavement at the start of the 10th Annual Discover Whitewater Series Sept. 17 and 18.

Ready to race

Gracia Boley, Assist. Community Editor September 18, 2022

Whitewater’s 10th Annual Discover Whitewater Series kicked off Saturday Sept. 17 with the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle and then the following day for the 5K and the half marathon. It continued on the 18th with...

Whitewater Police Department Chief Aaron M. Raap remains on administrative leave due to an ongoing investigation into a Thanksgiving day incident at his home.

Whitewater police chief put on administrative leave

Dauntae Green, Managing Editor December 5, 2021

The Whitewater Police Department announced that Police Chief Aaron M. Raap was placed on paid administrative leave in a Press Release and Facebook post Friday, Dec. 3. An internal investigation will be...

Volunteers paint picnic tables for a new outdoor eating area in downtown Whitewater open through Oct. 31.

City outdoor eating park gets makeover

Ben Yang, Journalist August 31, 2020

The recently-opened outdoor eating park in downtown Whitewater received a makeover by community members and organizations who came together to paint picnic tables in the area Friday, Aug. 21. Participants...

New Whitewater bookstore features unique look

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor April 3, 2019

Behind the large, heavy glass doors of an old historic city bank sits The Book Teller, Whitewater’s newest used book and hand-crafted gift store. It is located on West Main Street and will be having...

Ricks Eastside Pub & Grill wins best bar honor

Rick’s Eastside Pub & Grill wins best bar honor

Dylan Piccolo, Staff Reporter March 11, 2019

In a college town, the best bar is often the one where good alcoholic drinks are the main feature. It’s actually quite the contrary here in Whitewater. For the 2019 Best of Whitewater edition, the...

SweetSpot captures coffee title

SweetSpot captures coffee title

Carli Pope, Staff Reporter March 11, 2019

The SweetSpot is on the top of the coffee world in Whitewater. The local café and bakery was recently given the Royal Purple Best of Whitewater 2019 award for best coffee. The SweetSpot is a family-run,...

Council approves fare increase for Whitewater taxi service

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2019

The City of Whitewater Common Council voted to approve an increase in riding fares for a shared ride taxi program hosted by the city. The biggest hikes come to agency fares, which are fares paid for...

Whitewater Main Street Festival supports one final cause

Whitewater Main Street Festival supports one final cause

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor February 25, 2019

The Whitewater Main Street Festival committee has announced that the festival will come to an end. The festival, which first started in 2014 as a way to support the arts in Whitewater, was able to...

Parking rule could lead to drunk driving

February 11, 2019

It’s all fun and games until someone decides to drive home. In the City of Whitewater, it is illegal to park on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 31 every year. In theory, these...

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