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‘Come alive, April five’ main emphasis of Reverend Jesse Jackson’s visit

March 31, 2011

Popular civil rights activist Jesse Jackson spoke to UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff Tuesday night, emphasizing the importance of voting, especially in the upcoming April 5 election. “Come alive April five” was Jackson’s go-to saying throughout his talk as he looked to motivate...

Proposed budget affects university, city

March 8, 2011

From $834 million in cuts to K-12 education to putting hundreds of millions of dollars into state highway projects, most people, businesses and cities could be greatly affected by Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget, including the city of Whitewater and the university. UW-Whitewater The part of the budget t...

Working on sustainability key for environmental award

March 8, 2011

The Whitewater community is now accepting nominations for the Fourth Annual Whitewater Environmental Achievement Award. The awards, given by UW-Whitewater, recognize nominees who have made contributions in the environment by working in a sustainable manner. Nominations can be made for three different...

City police chief submits letter of resignation

March 8, 2011

Whitewater Police Chief Jim Coan announced his plan to retire last Friday, effective March 19. In his letter of resignation to City Manager Kevin Brunner, Jim Coan said it was a “distinct honor and privilege” to serve as chief of police. “It has been with immense pride and professional satisfaction...

Whiton, Main Street traffic light project delayed until fall

March 8, 2011

The traffic light project that has been planned for years at the intersection of Whiton and Main Streets has been delayed due to monetary reasons. Public Works Director Dean Fischer said the project was originally going to be a city-funded project until the Highway Safety Approval Grant was found....

Whitewater loses an icon: Kachel a ‘giant’ in the community

February 9, 2011

David Kachel’s lasting impact on the community stretches much farther than UW-Whitewater. The self-described “small-town businessman” found DLK Enterprises in 1957. Beginning with the Hawk Bowl in 1959, the company now own 24 apartment complexes in the city, according to the company’s website. A resident of Whitewa...

UW-W student saves dogs from fire

February 5, 2011

Grocery shopping is typically not a very exciting event. However, freshman Jeff Verhoeven’s trip to Daniel’s Sentry was anything but typical. Around noon on Sunday, Verhoeven noticed a 1987 Ford F250 truck smoking in the parking lot of Sentry as he and his parents pulled into the parking lot. “The...

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