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Polar Plunge makes a splash

Polar Plunge makes a splash

February 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 By Michael Riley   The last words by UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matthew Keiderlen before he jumped into a pool of 18,000 gallons of frigid water on Feb. 15 were jokingly, “Someone is going to get fired.” Keiderlen, along with more than 300 community members and UW-Whitewater...

Final funds raised for Whitewater K-9 unit

Final funds raised for Whitewater K-9 unit

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Emma Cunninghham   After more than a year’s worth of fundraising, the Whitewater Police Department finally reached its financial goal of $45,000 and will soon bring on its newest member, a Labrador retriever. The first ever K-9 unit will be used throughout the Whitewater...

Minors in Whitewater bars an ‘issue’

April 25, 2012

Downstairs Sports Bar owner Robert Sweet will close his establishment June through August due to his liquor license not being renewed June 1. Sweet said he plans to renew his liquor license in September after implementing the guidelines provided in the agreement made with Whitewater City Attorney...

Alcohol abatement project leads to large-scale party busts

November 2, 2011

It’s no coincidence that the party bust on Oct. 20 at 404 W. Center St. was broken up the same week as last year’s large-scale party on Highland Street - the week before homecoming. The Whitewater Police Department created an alcohol abatement project to deter binge drinking and underage consumption of alcohol by following the crowds of students. S...

Alcohol-related citations haven’t risen over Halloween, homecoming weekends

October 11, 2011

Although homecoming and Halloween have fallen on the same weekend the past two years, local police departments said they have not had an increase in alcohol-related citations given. UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matt Kiederlen said the number of on-campus violations during homecoming and Halloween weekend...

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...

Otterbacher offered permanent position as Whitewater chief

September 8, 2011

Interim Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher is expected to be approved by the Common Council to serve as Whitewater’s permanent chief of police. The offer to Otterbacher was conditional and she had to first undergo a series of pre-employment background checks, along with a medical and psychological exam...

Council increases budget for police chief search

May 11, 2011

When former Police Chief Jim Coan resigned his position in early March, the Police Commission was left with the proposition of finding his replacement. While the commission could hire Interim Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher, they must conduct a search in accordance to state and federal laws of equal...

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