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Debating rights

Debating rights

Whitewater and Fort to vote on ‘personhood of corporations’ By Bob Peryea Correspondent Residents of Whitewater and Fort Atkinson will have the chance to vote on the “personhood of corporations” on April 2, according to a statement on the website of Move to Amend, a group seeking a constitutional amendment. […]

 
 

Whitewater collecting warm clothing items for families in need

Whitewater collecting warm clothing items for families in need

The Whitewater Tourism Council has teamed up with the Whitewater Optimist Club to lend a hand in providing winter clothing items for children in need in the Whitewater Unified School District. The collection is part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “The Big Bundle Up” campaign, which runs through Jan. […]

 
 

Unique partnerships could lead the way for Whitewater tourism

Unique partnerships could lead the way for Whitewater tourism

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent They may have different organizational structures, but three Whitewater groups with similar missions are in preliminary discussions to pool resources. For years, the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitewater Tourism Council and Downtown Whitewater have acted independently of one another. But the trio of groups essentially […]

 
 

Whitewater Chamber sees change in leadership

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent For the first time in more than a decade, the torch in leadership at the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce has been passed. Deb Williamson, who served as the organization’s executive director since 2001, stepped down last month to pursue new opportunities. She said she will […]

 
 

Whitewater City Council looks to fill vacant seat

By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Whitewater Common Council is now accepting  applications to temporarily fill its Councilmember-at-large seat. On Tuesday night, the council voted to adopt a policy and set a timeline to fill the council seat, which became vacant after the recent passing of councilmember Marilyn Kienbaum. Applications for […]

 
 

See ‘The Nutcracker’ at Young Auditorium

See ‘The Nutcracker’ at Young Auditorium

With the arrival of the holiday season, comes the return of The Dance Factory performance of “The Nutcracker” at UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main St. A cast of talented local dancers in radiant costumes will bring this festive classic to life on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 and 7 […]

 
 

Whitewater man found guilty of sexually assaulting toddler

Whitewater man found guilty of sexually assaulting toddler

By Jean Matheson Correspondent   After a two-day trial, a jury took only two hours last week to find a 35-year-old man guilty of sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl at a Whitewater apartment. Scott L. Anderson’s conviction on a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child could bring him a […]

 
 

An official holiday tradition

An official holiday tradition

Celebrate 20th anniversary of Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8 December of 1992 saw the dawning of the very first Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the local Whitewater Optimist Club jointly with the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club. The clubs will again host this community event on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8-11 a.m. […]

 
 

New book by local authors offers hope to many

New book by local authors offers hope to many

By Edwin Scherzer Contributor A half full glass, of course, is the optimist view of life. Half empty belongs to those who view things a little more critically. When the glass breaks it means water, water, everywhere and everyone is going away thirsty. Disability also means many things to many […]

 
 

Investigation leads to drug arrest in Whitewater

The Whitewater Police Department and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Services have arrested a Whitewater man on multiple drug-related felony charges. George Scheuller, 23, of 262 S. Wisconsin Street in Whitewater, was arrested Wednesday after police seized 88 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $189,200 and ecstasy pills […]