Council divided on plan to nix term limits on city panels

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A proposal to lift term limits on municipal boards, committee and commissions has been kicked over to one of the city’s committees for further analysis and a possible recommendation. Council member James Allen proposed the city consider removing the parameters that are currently in place. A […]


City sets new parameters on police K-9 handler commitment

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As the Whitewater Police Department looks to add another four-footed member to its force, city officials have placed new parameters around his or her handler. Three years ago, WPD ventured into new territory when it brought on Boomer, a specially trained Black Labrador. Boomer officially […]


WHS recognizes high honors students

WHS recognizes high honors students

  Keynote speaker gives tips for the future By Tom Ganser Correspondent Keynote speaker Holly Humphrey encouraged students to dream high and be willing to learn about what they are not aware of in her speech at the third annual Whitewater High School High Honors Reception. The High School hosted […]


UWW commencement Saturday

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates as proud families gather for spring commencement ceremonies. A total of 1,558 graduates will cross the stage this Saturday, May 13, to receive their degrees. The morning ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., recognizes 672 undergraduate students and 120 […]


City denies resident’s ‘violation of civil rights’ claim of $50K

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A resident’s $50,000 claim against the City of Whitewater has been denied, following a vetting by several municipal officials and a formal vote by elected officials. In February, resident Ana Rodriguez filed an official notice of claim against the city, asserting she incurred a “violation of […]


School District to target cyber-related education in curriculum

By Ryan Spoehr Staff writer To educate students on the dangers of internet-based activities, such as cyberbullying and sexting, the Whitewater Unified School District is revamping its curriculum over the next year. “Students are facing much more pressure when it comes to technology and cyber-related issues. So, this would include […]


Sending sweetness forward

Sending sweetness forward

  Coffee shop bulletin board lifts spirits By Ryan Spoehr Staff Writer Every town seems to have stories about local businesses with customers who surprise other patrons by paying for their coffee. However, an area business has taken that whole idea one step forward, or possibly “paid” it one step […]


Local businesses rally around downtown for world’s largest potluck

  Five local businesses have come together for the world’s largest potluck in Whitewater, which will occur at Cravath Lakefront Park this Sunday, May 7. Title sponsor SweetSpot Bakehouse will be joined by First Citizens State Bank and John’s Disposal as major sponsors. Coburn Co. and HSI rentals are also […]


School Board accepts research request from university

  By Ryan Spoehr Editor The Whitewater Unified School Board has accepted a request for research into the affects of instructional behavior from fieldwork students. Katy Casey, an associate professor for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the special education department, spoke before the School Board on April 24. “This is […]


Questions fill library’s storied tale of expansion needs

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater officials have begun digging into the future of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library amid an exploratory process that is expected to last at least a year. At this point, there are more questions than answers for a public amenity that officials have asserted […]


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