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‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

From left, Scott Wild inquires about Bobby Landsee’s collection of salt cellars, which were used in the Victorian era because salt was not yet shakeable from salt shakers. Landsee said she has over 1,000 salt cellars that she’s collected over the years.

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018

Bobby Landsee sat behind a maroon-draped table in the Cravath Lakefront Community Center on Saturday with almost 100 salt cellars resting on the table in front of her. The salt cellars – miniature bowls that were used during the Victorian era in formal dinner settings – held a small block of ...

New development to replace historic trees and home

A construction crew member works to take down the former Olsen Funeral Home on Oct. 19, one day after two trees that inspired a student-made petition were cut down. A bur oak still stands behind the house. Once fully demolished, Campus Edge Apartments will be built on the property in its place. Photo Kimberly Wethal

October 20, 2015

Online petition creates buzz over tree removal By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 Two maple trees that garnered a lot of attention this past week were taken down in the middle of the night last Saturday, marking the start of the development of a nine-unit townhouse to replace the old Olsen Funeral Home o...

Professor gives speech on local effigy mounds

September 30, 2015

Historic Whitewater landmark discussed on Sept. 27 By Sidney Birkett Staff Writer Sept. 30, 2015 Whitewater is rich in history of Native Americans, in particular the tribes that formed the burial sites that can be seen in the area today. This history was walked through during a free religion hist...

Whitewater Historical Society celebrates train depot

September 26, 2012

  The Whitewater Historical Society will hold an event at 7 p.m. tonight to celebrate the Whitewater Train Depot building’s recent listing on the State Register of Historic Places. The depot was once home to the “Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company,” and “Milwaukee...

Whitewater Historical Society to restore train depot

November 29, 2011

The City of Whitewater’s iconic, 121-year-old train depot will have to wait until 2012 to get its long-awaited renovation. Plans to renovate the depot this year were delayed after construction bids came in over budget. Plans to renovate the depot began in October 2008, when the city received a...

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