Whitewater

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 […]

 
 

Whitewater, UW-W officials look to fall and COVID-19 precautions

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Fresh rounds of statistical data reveal residents within the City of Whitewater continue to test positive for COVID-19. As the summer gives way to fall, officials are turning their attention toward the forthcoming influx of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students. As they have frequently in recent months, […]

 
 

UWW confirms COVID-19 case on campus

An employee from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Children’s Center tested positive for COVID-19, Chancellor Dwight C. Watson announced on Aug. 17. University officials were notified of the public health issue a day earlier. Watson said the university acted swiftly to prevent further spread of COVID-19 infection as well using a […]