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Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

November 4, 2014


Filed under Opinion

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Miles of devotion: New men’s soccer coach commits to son, Warhawks

September 11, 2012


Filed under Sports

  Aside from the men’s soccer team being the defending WIAC conference champions, one of the reasons new head coach Tony Guinn said he was happy to be coaching at UW-Whitewater this year was the 45-minute commute from home. While some may cringe at the idea of a 45-minute commute, it’s...

Whitewater looking to make community streets more pedestrian, biker friendly

May 9, 2012


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Plans to implement a new biking and pedestrian program next year will increase the number of sidewalks and create more bike-to-school days in Whitewater. Whitewater Parks and Recreation Director Matt Amundson said the goal is to make Whitewater a safer community for bike riders and walking pedestrians. “I...

Construction in Whitewater

May 9, 2012


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As the winter season ends, construction season begins in Whitewater. Renovations on the $2.4 million Milwaukee Street project have already begun, and two more projects on Prince Street and Prairie Street will follow. Milwaukee Street From South Wisconsin Street to South Esterly Street April ...

Students who support local businesses support Whitewater’s community

January 26, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Small businesses in towns such as Whitewater are essential to consumers and the community. Recently Greenhouse Café and Frosty’s Frozen Custard have gone out of business. While prices at a corporate powerhouse such as Walmart or Starbucks might be lower than a local business, as a community we...

Whitewater sets increased water rates

November 29, 2011


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Whitewater residents can expect to pay up to 46 percent more on their water bills to help offset the increased costs of water rates throughout the state. The city applied to the Public Service Commission on April 29 for authority to increase water rates. Approval was given by the committee earlier this month. The ...

Whiton and main Illuminated!

November 10, 2011


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Street lights rise on the corner of Whiton and main street.  Progress at noon was one light pole up and two assembled which may be up by the end of the day.

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