Whitewater

City gives Whitewater Sno Seekers a clear path

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A local snowmobile enthusiast group has been given the go-ahead to tweak its official route once winter weather fully takes form. Representatives of the Whitewater Sno Seekers organization recently asked for authority to amend the official route, which includes stretches near such city-owned properties as the […]

 
 

Winter commencement set for Dec. 15 at UW-Whitewater

More than 780 students will march across the stage to receive their degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s 2018 winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Kachel Fieldhouse. This year’s commencement speaker is Kwame Salter, who graduated magna cum laude from UW-Whitewater with a degree […]

 
 

Whitewater seeking new funding as WEDC future unknown

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An appointed Whitewater committee is seeking a fresh round of venture capital funding from a state organization as a changing of the guard in Madison looms in the foreground. The city’s Community Development Authority on Nov. 15 voted to seek a fresh round of funding, in […]

 
 

Chief highlights Whitewater Police Department’s outreach efforts

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whether it entailed participation in a family fun night or visits to a local elementary school, the Whitewater Police Department has been engaging with residents of all ages outside their traditional setting in recent months, based on an account the head of the department shared recently. […]

 
 

Welcome aboard, Tilla

Welcome aboard, Tilla

Whitewater Police Department to introduce newest K-9 officer The Whitewater Police Department will swear in its newest canine officer, Tilla, at the 6:30 p.m. Common Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. His handler, Officer Justin Stuppy, will accompany Tilla. The department’s K-9 program focuses on drug detection and tracking and […]

 
 

UW-W students continue efforts to help local brain injury survivor

UW-W students continue efforts to help local brain injury survivor

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alum and longtime local resident Thomas Hapka has been receiving a lot of help from the newest generation of students from his alma mater. Hapka suffered a life-threatening brain injury when an artery in his neck was torn. Nearly three days passed and Hapka almost died before […]

 
 

PARC hoping to clear up ambiguity on fence ordinance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A Whitewater commission is in the midst of combing through existing stipulations pertaining to yard fences and walls in the hopes of striking a balance between eradicating blight while maintaining property owners’ rights. The Plan and Architectural Review Commission on Monday discussed possible changes to a […]

 
 

Mitten Tree campaign begins Nov. 23

Mitten Tree campaign begins Nov. 23

The UWW/Community Optimist Club is preparing to kick off its annual Mitten Tree collection campaign for the holiday season. Associated Bank, First Citizen’s State Bank, Fort Community Credit Union and Premier Bank will be collection sites in addition to several area churches. Donations will be accepted from Friday, Nov. 23, […]

 
 

Special gathering

Special gathering

At Whitewater Middle School’s Veterans Day assembly on Monday, veterans and their families enjoy breakfast treats and conversation. Students created thank you cards for the veterans and Cory Newmann, of Whitewater and an Iraq War veteran who serves in the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a major in the Military […]

 
 

WUSD Board OKs capital requests

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater Unified officials have given a green light to a pair of capital spending plans that will benefit two of the district’s elementary schools. The WUSD School Board on Oct. 22 voted to award Pewaukee-based Century Fence Company a $7,353 contract to replace a chain-link fence […]