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A family’s unanswered questions

October 31, 2012

  Student death ruled accident by county, city officials: Although the death of former UW-Whitewater student Benjamin Fuder was ruled accidental by the Walworth County Coroner’s Office, the Fuder family questions the final ruling. Fuder was found dead at the northeast edge of the Whi...

Whitewater quarry installing fence around perimeter

September 26, 2012

  Whitewater Limestone Inc., co-owned by BR Amon & Sons, Inc., is constructing a fence around the property following the deaths of two UW-Whitewater students. The quarry, located on Highway 12 and North Franklin Street, is a privately owned, non-metallic mining business.  The state of...

Death of UW-Whitewater student ruled accidental

August 4, 2011

Investigators ruled the death of a 20-year-old UW-Whitewater student found at the bottom of a local limestone quarry accidental. The body of Mark Wegener was found on May 30 in the Whitewater Limestone Quarry, nearly a mile from his last known location. Investigators closed the case this week after...

UW-W student’s body found near city limits

May 30, 2011

UW-Whitewater junior Mark Wegener's body was found this morning by searchers after he had gone missing early Saturday morning. The 20-year-old Merton native was found in the Whitewater Limestone Quarry after attending a party near the intersection of Boone Court and Center Street. Wegener was last...

UW-W junior missing since early Saturday morning

May 30, 2011

Junior Mark Wegener has been missing since 1 a.m. early Saturday morning after attending a party on Boone Court and Center Street, a friend close to the situation said. Wegener, a Merton native, was last heard from at 1:42 a.m. Saturday morning. It’s uncharacteristic of Wegener to go a long time...

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