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Council approves fare increase for Whitewater taxi service

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

The City of Whitewater Common Council voted to approve an increase in riding fares for a shared ride taxi program hosted by the city. The biggest hikes come to agency fares, which are fares paid for by social-service agencies in the area, which will increase from $6.50 to $9.50. There is also a ...

Two is Better Than One

Two is Better Than One

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2018

From a young age, it was obvious that James and Matthew Schulgit were going to make a difference. The brothers continue to make that difference in the local community, as they both attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and serve in Whitewater Student Government (WSG). The Brookfield na...

Parking changes a sore spot for Common Council

Parking changes a sore spot for Common Council

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017

  Despite the Whitewater Common Council’s plan to adjourn into a closed session to discuss University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s new parking rules, many council members elected to speak publicly about their concerns at Tuesday’s meeting. The new parking structure UW-Whitewater has impl...

Student fills vacancy in Whitewater Common Council

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

July 25, 2017

The City of Whitewater swore in its newest Council Member for Aldermanic District 2 on July 18. James "Jimmy" Schulgit, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, replaces James Langnes as the alder for Whitewater's District 2. Langnes resigned from the Common Council in May. Schulgit...

Third time is the charm for elect McCormick

Kolton Hegstrom, Assistant News Editor

April 20, 2017

Only one new member was elected to Whitewater’s Common Council during the April 4 election. The Royal Purple got to sit down and find out what Carol McCormick will bring to the council. The Royal Purple: What made you run for Common Council for a third time? Carol McCormick: I had tried this 30 s...

Council clashes over annual Spring Splash

Marisa LaBello, Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

The City of Whitewater Common Council collectively agrees that the annual Spring Splash party is a growing concern for all residents, but disputes on handling the event became an issue for the Common Council. City Manager Cameron Clapper announced  at the Feb. 7 meeting that Wisconsin Red, a business that promotes ...

Common Council releases budget

Hailee Jensen, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

Last Tuesday, the plans for what the City of Whitewater could look like – and the preliminary estimates of spending could from the next few years– were presented at the Common Council Meeting. Salary increases for City of Whitewater employees, a breakdown of the proposed budget for 2017 and capital imp...

Representatives look to expand grocer hunting party

April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 By Brad Allen In hopes of gauging interest and presenting information about food co-ops to the community, a team of Whitewater government members and one local business owner held an open informational conference session at 6 p.m. on April 21 at the Whitewater University Tech Park...

Hunt for grocer continues

Hunt for grocer continues

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 By Brad Allen The hunt for a grocer to bring into Whitewater is four months underway, and many community members, local business owners and government representatives are working together to bring a grocer into the community. “It holds a lot of merit, and it’s generated a lot...

Council discusses potential library expansion

Council discusses potential library expansion

March 8, 2016

By Amber Levenhagen March 9, 2016 Library expansions, waste treatment services and the protection of butts were some of the items discussed at the Common Council meeting held March 1. A plan that has been years in the making is starting to kick off as the Common Council agreed to continue ...

Starin Park Water Tower proposed as a local landmark

November 4, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 4, 2015   A structure considered iconic for its folklore and legends may become just that – but for a different reason. Located in Starin Park, the water tower is commonly referred to as the Witches’ Tower due to the City of Whitewater’s haunted past, is bein...

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