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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...

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017


Filed under 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 garbage in the community after the event. Students are working in hopes of...

Upcoming event sees uncertainty

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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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, Wisconsin Red stated in a news release published on Feb. 9 tha...

Professors caution skepticism on tax policies

Professors caution skepticism on tax policies

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Only two things in life are certain: Death and taxes, according to Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. While the reality of paying taxes is certain, the prospect of whether the winner of this year’s presidential election will be able to implement the full details of their taxation reform plan remains...

Local lockbox ordinance decision pushed back

Ashley McCallum, Co-Editor in Chief

October 13, 2016


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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 the ordinance was brought to the Council at the Oct. 4 meeting. The ordi...

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...

Warhawks offer service in annual Earth Day event

April 19, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

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 of the event is to “beautify the downtown area” in both Whitewater...

Beekeeping sets community abuzz

February 16, 2016


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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 house. “It’s been a great experience for my son and his friends to be able to partic...

Starin Park Water Tower proposed as a local landmark

November 4, 2015


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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’ Tower due to the City of Whitewater’s haunted past, is bein...

Bill proposal to allow guns in UW buildings

October 21, 2015


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By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 21, 2015   A bill introduced last week would allow concealed carry inside the buildings and athletic complexes of all UW System campuses – but it doesn’t come without concerns from UW-Whitewater and UW System officials and legislators from around the state. R...

City of Whitewater holds council elections

April 1, 2015


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  April 1, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik The themes repeated at Monday nights’ Whitewater Student Government meeting by Whitewater Common Council candidates was urging students to get out and vote and the future of the City of Whitewater. Four Council candidates, Christopher Grady and...

Walworth County receives tournoquets

February 25, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

Feb. 25, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic Two hundred and forty full and part-time law enforcement officers across Walworth County received new trauma tourniquets. The tourniquets, devices used to stop severe blood loss from an arm or leg injury, were donated by Enbridge Energy of Superior Wisconsin...

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