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Grant program expansion considered by community

March 8, 2016

By Brad Allen March 9, 2016 The Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) is expanding its overall vision by implementing a new Active Grant Program. The grant program will serve to help raise funds for various community projects in the hopes of improving Whitewater’s cultural and educational climat...

First ever International Student Conference coming to Whitewater

April 26, 2012

Whitewater will make history this Friday and Saturday, hosting the first ever International Student Conference in the U.S. “We’re trying to get international students from the Midwest together and talk about how we help each other and knock down our schools borders,” last year’s President...

Greenhouse Café shuts down amidst struggling economy

January 25, 2012

The Greenhouse Café coffee shop has closed its doors permanently just after fellow local business Frosty’s Frozen Custard did as well. The building which housed Greenhouse Café is planned to be remodeled into a bar and grill restaurant. The original proposal was denied at the December commission agenda meetings. How...

Whitewater approves new parking for Prince, Prairie streets

January 25, 2012

Whitewater City Council agreed Jan. 17 to construct a new fee system for on-street parking on North Prairie and North Prince streets. The council and UW-Whitewater formed a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, which calls for an agreement on construction costs and administration costs for parking ...

Whitewater sets increased water rates

November 29, 2011

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 ...

Whitewater City Council officially adopts 2012 budget

November 22, 2011

Whitewater Common Council adopted the 2012 operating budget last Tuesday, in which citizens are faced with a half-percent increase in the tax levy. The budget was unanimously approved, although councilman Jim Olsen was not in attendance. The District 2 seat was not yet filled during the vote, although...

Walmart Supercenter reopening ‘profits the Whitewater community’

November 22, 2011

With the reopening of the Walmart Supercenter, community members now have more options on where to shop for groceries, which many hope will encourage the city’s citizens to spend money in Whitewater rather than going elsewhere. Walmart Store Manager Joey Marx said the reopening of the store will pr...

City’s proposed budget calls for 1.4 percent reduction in spending

October 26, 2011

The proposed 2012 operating budget calls for a $130,000 spending reduction from the 2011 adopted budget, resulting in a 1.4 percent decrease from the city’s current budget of $9,264,199. City Manager Kevin Brunner initially presented the proposed $9,134,425 budget to the council on Oct. 11. Brunner...

Innovation Center a ‘creative hub’

September 20, 2011

The $4.7 million Innovation Center unites the city and the university by allowing students to utilize the technologies with other beginning entrepreneurs. Director of the Innovation Center Ronald Gayhart said the concept of the Innovation Center came out of several years of research. The buildi...

United we will ‘never forget’

September 14, 2011

“As we stand here today, a decade after the September eleven attacks, I think of three words: change, continuity and resiliency,” City Manager Kevin Brunner said. Students, faculty and community members gathered at noon on Monday, Sept. 11, to remember the lives lost on the tragic morning ten y...

City approves construction projects

April 27, 2011

In many cities in Wisconsin, summer is the time for road construction. The city of Whitewater is no different. Over the past few weeks, the Whitewater Common Council has approved numerous construction and renovation projects in the city. The council’s main goal with these projects is to ensure...

City police chief retires after 18 years of service

March 15, 2011

Genetics play a large role in how someone turns out as they grow older. Certain things from athletic ability to looks can pass on to offspring through genes. For Police Chief Jim Coan of the Whitewater Police Department, wanting to be part of a law enforcement agency has always run in the family. Coan...

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