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Local lockbox ordinance decision pushed back

Ashley McCallum, Co-Editor in Chief

October 13, 2016

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

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...

Beekeeping sets community abuzz

February 16, 2016

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

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

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...

Walworth County receives tournoquets

February 25, 2015

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...

Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

November 4, 2014

Nov. 4, 2014 Column by Alexandria Zamecnik The statistics say, “I won’t vote,” because I’m a 20-year-old. During the 2012 Presidential Election, 38 percent of people from the age of 18 to 24 voted compared to that of the 63.4 percent from people of the age 45 to 64, according to the Census...

City budget presented at Common Council

October 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 By Michael Riley The city of Whitewater’s approximate $9.5 million balanced municipal budget for 2015 calls for a 1 percent increase in both the total operating budget and property tax levy from the 2014 budget. City Manager Cameron Clapper presented the $9,472,401 budget to...

Police Reports from 9/17

Police Reports from 9/17

September 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014   Allen, Sedrick L., Operating Left of Center Line 09/14/14 Baine, Colin R., Underage Alcohol Consumption 08/29/14 Blood, Shawna K., Noise Violation – Residential 09/06/14 Cavey, Hannah M., Noise Violation – Residential 09/06/14 Dean, Corey M., Underage Alcohol Consumption, Disor...

Zoning overlays impact student housing

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Michael Riley   Whitewater Common Council and the Planning Commission decided on March 10 to move the second half of the Zoning Rewrite Meeting to an on-campus Common Council meeting on Tuesday, March 18 in the University Center. Multiple community members, landlords...

Sarah Bregant is not your ‘common’ student

Sarah Bregant is not your ‘common’ student

January 29, 2014

UW-W senior hits links, books and local government Jan. 29, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   When Sarah Bregant came to UW-Whitewater to play golf and attend the business school, she never expected she would end up serving as the voice of the entire student population. As a Whitewater...

’Hawks look to improve in 2012

September 11, 2012

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a Division-III powerhouse in many sports, and the Warhawk women’s cross country team has experienced its conference’s dominance firsthand. “Teams that are competing for the fourth or fifth spot in the WIAC would be in the hunt to win most...

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