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Student fills vacancy in Whitewater Common Council

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

July 25, 2017

Filed under News

The City of Whitewater swore in its newest Council Member for Aldermanic District 2 on July 18. James "Jimmy" Schulgit, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, replaces James Langnes as the alder for Whitewater's D...

Common Council prepares for party fouls

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

Filed under News, News

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...

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017

Filed under News, News, Uncategorized

Hordes of college students trashed during one of Whitewater’s largest annual events has its pros and cons, depending on whom you ask. But many students from several organizations are stepping up to lead efforts to clean up...

Upcoming event sees uncertainty

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Filed under News, News

The end-of-semester celebration, Spring Splash, has lost its major sponsor for this year. Marketing company Wisconsin Red backed out after receiving criticism on last year’s event from city officials. In regards to last year’s party, Wi...

Local lockbox ordinance decision pushed back

Ashley McCallum, Co-Editor in Chief

October 13, 2016

Filed under News

Whitewater business owners and community members will remain locked out of a decision on the Key Lock Box Ordinance after the Whitewater Common Council decided to defer final action until its Nov. 1 meeting. A revised version of...

Run-off, overspray causes lake contamination

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor

October 7, 2016

Filed under News

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. ...

Warhawks offer service in annual Earth Day event

April 19, 2016

Filed under Biz & Tech, Business

April 19, 2016 By Brad Allen In commemoration of Earth Day, a number of UW-Whitewater students will participate in an annual volunteer service event that focuses on cleaning up Whitewater and Janesville. The primary goal...

Beekeeping sets community abuzz

February 16, 2016

Filed under News, News

By Emily Lepkowski Feb. 17, 2016 Walworth County Beekeepers Club President Doug Grall advocated for urban beekeeping with a  personal story. His 11-year-old son continuously asks him why bees aren’t allowed at their h...

Starin Park Water Tower proposed as a local landmark

November 4, 2015

Filed under News, News

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 4, 2015   A structure considered iconic for its folklore and legends may become just that – but for a different reason. Located in Starin Park, the water tower is commonly referred to as the Witches...

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