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CROP Walk event benefits many

CROP Walk event benefits many

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On Oct. 4, Whitewater’s 30th CROP Hunger Walk was staged as a “drop-off/drive-thru” in response to the pandemic. Donations and non-perishable food items were delivered to the Starin Park parking lot, where Whitewater CROP Hunger Walk Committee members, wearing masks, were present to collect the donations. […]

 
 

WUSD to resume in-person board meetings

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Plans are in motion for the Whitewater Unified School Board to resume limited in-person meetings after a robust discussion on the merits and drawbacks of doing so amid COVID-19. WUSD officials have been solely meeting virtually since this spring, when lockdowns were imposed as the novel […]

 
 

Turtles and snakes, oh my!

Turtles and snakes, oh my!

      David Stokes, an environmental educator, delivers a fun-filled presentation to community during the inaugural “Family Fun Night” at Cravath Lakefront Park’s new amphitheater in Whitewater. He uses live creatures – including this 32-year-old snapping turtle – animal artifacts, and songs and short stories to create an interactive experience. (Tom […]

 
 

Whitewater amends November polling locations

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With a potential record-setting turnout on the horizon this fall, Whitewater officials have tweaked the city’s polling locations for the upcoming November election. The Common Council on Sept. 15 approved City Clerk Michele Smith’s request to change the location of one of the city’s two polling […]

 
 

Discover Whitewater Series a racing success

Discover Whitewater Series a racing success

The Discover Whitewater Series: Half Marathon and 5K’s eighth annual event took place on Sunday, Sept. 20 and was a huge success according to organizers, with 300 runners and over 100 volunteers from all over. Everyone came together to put on an athletic, community event, they said. Race organizers commended […]

 
 

Whitewater officials opt to forgo mass gathering ordinance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After failing to gain traction recently and continuing to lack unanimous support this week, a citywide ordinance Whitewater related to mass gatherings amid COVID-19 has been scrapped. The Common Council on Sept. 15 continued discussing the would-be ordinance, which was proposed after observations were made of […]

 
 

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 […]