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Zoning overlays impact student housing

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Michael Riley   Whitewater Common Council and the Planning Commission decided on March 10 to move the second half of the Zoning Rewrite Meeting to an on-campus Common Council meeting on Tuesday, March 18 in the University Center. Multiple community members, landlords...

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...

Sarah Bregant is not your ‘common’ student

Sarah Bregant is not your ‘common’ student

January 29, 2014

UW-W senior hits links, books and local government Jan. 29, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   When Sarah Bregant came to UW-Whitewater to play golf and attend the business school, she never expected she would end up serving as the voice of the entire student population. As a Whitewater...

Rezoning causes student housing changes

Rezoning causes student housing changes

October 2, 2013

By Lucas Wimmer   UW-Whitewater students will experience some changes involving where they can live off campus after the Whitewater Common Council completes zoning rewrites. The zoning rewrites have been in the works for the last two years. The Common Council hopes to finish them by the end of this year. Common Counci...

Senior wins national civic honor

Senior wins national civic honor

May 8, 2013

  When one student succeeds, it is a success for the entire campus.  National titles, academic honors, and awards bring forth a sense of pride and success on campus that is contagious. UW-Whitewater can claim more success through the achievements of Stephanie Abbott who was recently chosen...

Gov. Walker visits Innovation Center

February 9, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker was at the Whitewater Innovation Center on Feb. 5, where a UW-Whitewater student and entrepreneur, Andrew Hoeft, was awarded $10,000 in grant money. Walker made the announcement of the partnership between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the City of Whitewater Community...

Recognized community member dies at 86

December 5, 2012

  Whitewater’s “tough-love grandma” Marilyn Kienbaum died on Nov. 17 at 86 years old. Kienbaum volunteered at the Whitewater Food Pantry, which was renamed in August in her honor, for more than 20 years and eventually became director. Kienbaum was characterized as the “tough-love...

Downstairs Sports Bar to lose liquor license

April 18, 2012

After negotiating with Whitewater City Attorney Wallace McDonnell, Downstairs Sports Bar owner Robert Sweet has agreed to the non-renewal of his “Class B” beer and liquor alcohol license. The Alcohol Licensing Review Committee, made up of common council members Jim Olsen, Lynn Binnie and Stephanie...

UW-W junior fills District 2 seat

November 17, 2011

UW-Whitewater junior Stephanie Abbott was appointed the District 2 seat of the Whitewater common council at Tuesday's council meeting. Competing against two UW-Whitewater students for the seat, Abbott was assigned the position after thorough consideration by the council. Abbott is replacing forme...

Student involvement in city issues

April 13, 2011

With UW-Whitewater being such a prominent part of the Whitewater community, students are affected by decisions made by the local government. UW-Whitewater students must become more aware of how decisions affect their lives here in Whitewater and the businesses they benefit from. For eight months out of t...

Olsen cruises in only contested local race

April 6, 2011

In the only contested local race Tuesday, incumbent Jim Olsen was re-elected as the District 1 common council representative, defeating political newcomer Michael LeBlanc by a vote of 418-134. Olsen, 53, called the voter turnout “astronomical” and said he appreciated the support. “I had hoped...

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