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Area grocery store to close

Area grocery store to close

Where does that leave Whitewater’s chances at a grocery? By Ryan Spoehr Editor An area Sentry Foods store is preparing to close its doors for good less than two years after Whitewater lost its Sentry store. A liquidation sale sign went up in front of the Sentry store at 801 […]

 
 

Judge will allow defendant in homicide case to establish self-defense

Judge will allow defendant in homicide case to establish self-defense

Victim’s alleged harm to others, child pornography will not be allowed By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer In a ruling by Walworth County Circuit Court Judge Kristine Drettwan on a motion by the defense team for Alan M. Johnson, she determined the court will allow the establishment of self-defense and the […]

 
 

Whitewater PD joining new multi-jurisdictional crowd-control unit

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Police Department is linking arms with many of its counterparts across Walworth County for an initiative aimed at addressing large, unruly crowds of people. Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher and Captain Dan Meyer came before the Common Council on July 18 and discussed the so-called […]

 
 

UW-Whitewater student appointed to council

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Despite the sleepy, slumbering summer hiatus, two candidates emerged for an open position on the Whitewater Common Council for a district that largely represents the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. After hearing from the pair of candidates, the council on July 18 voted to appoint James “Jimmy” […]

 
 

Sales just days away

Sales just days away

Annual Maxwell Street Days around the corner By Ryan Spoehr Staff Writer The annual event along Main Street in Whitewater bringing sales out to the streets for all passers by to see will continue shortly after the calendar flips to August. The annual Maxwell Street Days, which is now fused […]

 
 

Local officials give flood safety tips

By Ryan Spoehr Staff writer Heavy rainfall poured onto southeastern Wisconsin last week, and while southern Jefferson and Waukesha counties didn’t have significant issues, that could not also be said for neighbors to the south. Parts of southern Walworth County and western parts of Racine and Kenosha counties were left […]

 
 

America’s Pastime with a glimpse of the past

America’s Pastime with a glimpse of the past

Outdoor museum plays 1870s base ball By Ryan Spoehr Staff Writer At an area historical site, spectators have the ability to view America’s Pastime in a different lens and possibly have a feeling of going back in time. Old World Wisconsin in Eagle has its own baseball team, but it […]

 
 

Eagle Elementary School fire being investigated by officials

Eagle Elementary School fire being investigated by officials

By Ryan Spoehr Staff Writer Palmyra-Eagle School District officials are working to ensure the start of the upcoming school year is not disrupted after an early morning fire last week at Eagle Elementary School. According to officials, a fire that started shortly before 3 a.m. on July 13 caused significant […]

 
 

Housing study completed, but questions continue

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Why do people work in Whitewater but not live in the community? What can the city do to broaden its base of single-family household properties? These are some of the lingering, ongoing questions that remain at the forefront of city leaders’ minds in the immediate aftermath […]

 
 

Dog park could move to former Alpha Cast site

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater’s dog park could soon be on the move after city officials have found a series of deficiencies at the current site. The aptly named Whitewater Bark Park, 933 Commercial Ave., is in an area designated as a wetland, based on state Department of Natural Resources […]

 
 
 
 
 

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