Whitewater

Coffee with a cop

Coffee with a cop

     The Whitewater Police Department participated in the third annual national Coffee With a Cop Day on Oct. 3. The department partnered with Jessica’s Family Restaurant on Main Street and The Sweet Spot Café on Whitewater Street, for the community outreach program. Above, Capt. Dan Meyer chats with University of […]

 
 

Whitewater panel denies request to offer U-Haul rentals

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A business owner’s request to add U-Haul rentals to his menu of service offerings was denied by a Whitewater panel devoted to issuing permits and zoning-related matters. Ray Ruiz, owner of Whitewater Quick Lube and Car Wash, went before the city’s Plan and Architectural Review Commission […]

 
 

Whitewater Grocery Co. hosting ownership meeting Sunday

The Whitewater Grocery Co.’s membership has reached nearly 500 owners after a little more than a year since its incorporation. Organizers of the initiative are inviting owners to a second annual meeting to review the next stages of the process and to discuss potential sites for a full-service grocery store. […]

 
 

WWUSD gets word out on upcoming $12.8 million referendum

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the countdown clock fast approaching on the upcoming fall general election, Whitewater Unified school officials are moving full steam ahead in sharing with the public the district’s $12.8 million operational referendum. District Administrator Mark Elworthy provided the School Board with an update on the communications […]

 
 

Helping fill a service void

New Beginnings APFV opens Whitewater office By Todd Mishler Copy Editor It already was serving clients in Whitewater. And besides, county lines mean nothing when it comes to serving people in crisis situations. New Beginnings APFV has served victims of domestic violence from its location in Elkhorn since the late […]

 
 

Rallying around Hapka family

Rallying around Hapka family

Warhawk football coaches, players join effort to help local brain injury survivor University of Wisconsin-Whitewater head football coach Kevin Bullis and retired head coach Bob Berezowitz are scheduled to join a postgame reception and fundraiser for local brain injury survivor Thomas Hapka after the Warhawks’ football game against UW-Oshkosh on […]

 
 

And they’re off!

And they’re off!

      The Greater Whitewater Committee’s Discover Whitewater Series hosted a half-marathon and 5K, plus a W3 Fit Kid Shuffle, on Sept. 23. Local runners display their talents in the 5K event, which Whitewater Unified School District Administrator Mark Elworthy (No. 1105) helps kick off. He finished second. Whitewater residents John […]

 
 

Neighborhood preservation plan still under review in Whitewater

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Housing — a hot topic of conversation throughout Whitewater for much of this year — was revisited briefly at a recent city meeting as officials continue to weigh the prospect of a neighborhood preservation plan. Al Stanek, who sits on the city’s Community Development Authority, went […]

 
 

Record-setting birthday bash

Record-setting birthday bash

     UW-Whitewater students tried to set a Guinness world record for longest glow stick Sept. 7 at Perkins Stadium as part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration. It measured 152.5 meters, but the school won’t get verification if it’s a record for some time. The “breaking” of the glow stick took […]

 
 

Analysis: Two Whitewater TIF districts could sunset in 2021

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Two of Whitewater’s six tax-incremental financing districts could sunset by 2021, according to a financial analysis. The status of each of the city’s TIF districts was discussed Aug. 29 at a Joint Review Board meeting, which is held annually to satisfy a state statute. Several local […]