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City outdoor eating park gets makeover

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

The Book Teller to celebrate grand opening April 6
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...

Rick’s Eastside Pub & Grill wins best bar honor

Rick's Eastside Pub & Grill wins best bar honor
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
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

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
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

City lawmakers should consider removing ban of overnight parking for safety reasons
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...

Ready to serve

Ready to serve
Officer Marjanovic, new to the Whitewater Police Department
February 4, 2019

The City of Whitewater Police Department (WPD) swore in a new officer, Aleksandar Marjanovic Jan. 3. Officer Marjanovic is 24 years old and has a degree in Healthcare Administration from UW-Milwaukee....

The new and improved Bark Park

The new Bark Park opened June 13 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and treats for owners and pets.
City Parks & Rec, Public Works relocate dog park
September 18, 2018

   City of Whitewater officials and community members marked the June 13 opening of the new “Bark Park” with the slice of a ribbon.    Bark Park, located on the corner of Jefferson Street and...

Council discusses higher fines

September 10, 2018

The City of Whitewater Common Council might decide to raise fines and fees for using false identification, being intoxicated in public or carrying illegal substances. During its first meeting of the month...

Student fills vacancy in Whitewater Common Council

July 25, 2017

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...

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

This graphic shows how some local businesses were impacted by several events over this past weekend, including Spring Splash, State Solo & Ensemble and several sporting events.
Rainy weather, police crackdown didn’t deter economic boost
May 3, 2017

Rainy weather and every student residence being on lockdown did not deter an economic boost for some local businesses. This wasn’t the first time, either. In the March 8 edition of The Royal Purple,...

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