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Council discusses higher fines

Killian Jauch, News Editor

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 Tuesday, Sept. 4, the council members addressed a proposal to increase financial penalties for...

Council approves zoning request

Council approves zoning  request

Nicole Amone, News Editor

April 2, 2018

After little discussion on the item, City of Whitewater Common Council approved a rezoning request for a duplex unit at 310-312 S. Janesville St. The rezoning request, made by the owner Marcus Tincher of Tincher Reality, would change the properties current classification as an R-2 property, to an...

Bike share moves forward

Whitewater Student Government President Tom Kind sits on a Spin ride-share bicycle

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

March 11, 2018

A move toward creating an environmentally sustainable mode of transportation for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students – a fleet of gray and baby blue bicycles – has become unsustainable. As a result, the university is looking into signing a contract with Spin, a bicycle-sharing company b...

Council mulls civility pledge

Council mulls civility pledge

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018

The City of Whitewater Common Council debuted their Municipal Official Orientation Manual on Tuesday night, as a way to guide new city employees, council alders and residents appointed to committees through their role in democracy. It wasn’t the manual itself that raised issues – most council members...

April Council Election Sees Only One Contest

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2018

Incumbent James All faces opposition for the councilmember-at-large seat from Brienne Diebolt-Brown in the Common Council Tuesday, April 3 election. While the voters in City of Whitewater Districts 2 and 4 won’t have a pool of candidates to select from as their Common Council representative on Tu...

UW-W parking changes, explained

UW-W parking changes, explained

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017

Members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater administration spoke at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting to address the council’s concerns about changes to the structure of parking in August 2017. Chancellor Beverly Kopper, Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs Grace Crickett and Police Services ...

Proposed landmark ordinance dies at council

Proposed landmark ordinance dies at council

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017

An ordinance that would have allowed the City of Whitewater Common Council to rescind the status of a landmark for any reason, died on the floor Tuesday night when no other council member would give the legislation a second motion for it to be read. “Is there a second?” Council President Patrick Singer asked ...

Common council briefs – 9/19/2017

Common council briefs - 9/19/2017

September 26, 2017

Immigrant resolution Ald. Jimmy Schulgit proposed a resolution during last Tuesday’s Common Council meeting that would give the council an official position on the benefit that immigrants bring to the Whitewater community. The resolution comes on the heels of President Donald Trump’s decision to r...

September 5, 2017 Whitewater Common Council brief

September 5, 2017 Whitewater Common Council brief

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2017

Tuesday’s Common Council meeting included the discussion of a new timeline for the 2018 city budget and postponed the discussion about a contractual agreement pertaining to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s use of public streets to a different meeting. The Finance committee, who develops the city budget, asked to do...

Upcoming event sees uncertainty

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

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...

New development to replace historic trees and home

A construction crew member works to take down the former Olsen Funeral Home on Oct. 19, one day after two trees that inspired a student-made petition were cut down. A bur oak still stands behind the house. Once fully demolished, Campus Edge Apartments will be built on the property in its place. Photo Kimberly Wethal

October 20, 2015

Online petition creates buzz over tree removal By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 Two maple trees that garnered a lot of attention this past week were taken down in the middle of the night last Saturday, marking the start of the development of a nine-unit townhouse to replace the old Olsen Funeral Home o...

The fountain of history in Whitewater

Birge Fountain close up

November 6, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic It begins with a boy and his love for his hometown. It ends with a 17-foot high, 100-year-old fountain sitting on the junction of North and Main streets in Whitewater. In the middle, there is a boy named Julius Birge – the first child born to William and Mary...

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