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Discover Whitewater a racing success

Discover Whitewater a racing success

The Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon and 5K’s eighth annual event took place on Sunday, Sept. 20 and was a huge success according to organizers, with 300 runners and over 100 volunteers from all over. Everyone came together to put on an athletic, community event, they said. Race organizers commended […]

 
 

Whitewater officials opt to forgo mass gathering ordinance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After failing to gain traction recently and continuing to lack unanimous support this week, a citywide ordinance Whitewater related to mass gatherings amid COVID-19 has been scrapped. The Common Council on Sept. 15 continued discussing the would-be ordinance, which was proposed after observations were made of […]

 
 

Art brightens Whitewater outdoor seating area

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On a bright and steamy day in late August, creative juices were flowing non-stop, as artists painted 14 full-size picnic tables in the Whitewater outdoor seating area on First Street between The Book Teller and Pinnacle Legal Services. The artistic event happened on Aug. 21 and […]

 
 

Ownership changes hands at The SweetSpot

Ownership changes hands at The SweetSpot

The SweetSpot, of Whitewater, underwent a recent ownership change, according to an announcement. Jacob Gildemeister and Elena Schleusner purchased The SweetSpot Cafe and Bakehouse from the previous owners Lacey Reichwald, Karen Moline, and Peggy Race effective Aug. 31. “We are so thrilled about this opportunity,” said Lacey Reichwald. “We know […]

 
 

UWW Chancellor placed on leave

UWW Chancellor placed on leave

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The University of Wisconsin System has placed UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight C. Watson on administrative leave pending the outcome of an unspecified complaint lodged against the campus leader. Interim President Tommy Thompson, of the University of Wisconsin System, declined to offer further details related to the […]

 
 

Whitewater considers clamping down on gatherings

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After fielding concerns of college-aged students gathering in large groups this past week, Whitewater officials are in the preliminary stage of exploring an ordinance that could limit mass gatherings on private property. The Common Council on Sept. 1 had a lengthy discussion about curtailing the spread […]

 
 

Welcome back

Welcome back

The Whitewater Unified School District welcomed students back to class Sept. 1 with social distancing measures and other safety precautions in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. Whitewater Middle School principal Chris Fountain speaks with students that day. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

UW-Whitewater offering no-cost application

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is offering the opportunity for even more students to apply for admission thanks to the generosity of UW-Whitewater Foundation. Now through Oct. 31, the application fee will be covered for students applying for undergraduate admission at either the Whitewater or Rock County campuses. “A UW-Whitewater education […]

 
 

Open Enrollment could determine outcome of WUSD’s budget

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A preliminary 2020-21 budget of $26.68 million is in place as the new school year gets underway in the Whitewater Unified School District, but further tweaks could be necessary in the months ahead as enrollment figures come into sharper focus. The WUSD School Board formally approved […]

 
 

Moving day

Moving day

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students began moving into on campus housing, including Wells Residence Hall (pictured) on Aug. 23 with help from their families. Students and families, unlike previous years, had to wear face coverings and sign up for staggered drop-off dates and times as a COVID-19 mitigation measure. See more […]