Whitewater

Questions loom after UW-W chancellor resigns

Questions loom after UW-W chancellor resigns

By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Before former Whitewater Common Council member Stephanie Goettl Vander Pas reported that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater chancellor’s husband sexually assaulted her, she told student body president Tom Kind, who listened with surprise. Kind, serving his second year as president, considers Beverly Kopper his mentor. She always […]

 
 

City employees’ future wage increases dependent on merit-based system

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater officials are in the final phases of revamping the current employee evaluation system and, in the process, tweaking how raises are handed out in the years ahead. City Manager Cameron Clapper and Human Resources coordinator Judy Atkinson have been discussing the impending changes at recent […]

 
 

Here comes Santa

Here comes Santa

      The stars of Whitewater’s Parade of Lights arrive, Santa and Mrs. Claus. The annual holiday event, held Dec. 7, featured the parade, a s’more-making area, window displays, chili, a group of Christmas carolers, and more. (Bob Mischka photo)

 
 

City gives Whitewater Sno Seekers a clear path

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A local snowmobile enthusiast group has been given the go-ahead to tweak its official route once winter weather fully takes form. Representatives of the Whitewater Sno Seekers organization recently asked for authority to amend the official route, which includes stretches near such city-owned properties as the […]

 
 

Winter commencement set for Dec. 15 at UW-Whitewater

More than 780 students will march across the stage to receive their degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s 2018 winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Kachel Fieldhouse. This year’s commencement speaker is Kwame Salter, who graduated magna cum laude from UW-Whitewater with a degree […]

 
 

Whitewater seeking new funding as WEDC future unknown

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An appointed Whitewater committee is seeking a fresh round of venture capital funding from a state organization as a changing of the guard in Madison looms in the foreground. The city’s Community Development Authority on Nov. 15 voted to seek a fresh round of funding, in […]

 
 

Chief highlights Whitewater Police Department’s outreach efforts

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whether it entailed participation in a family fun night or visits to a local elementary school, the Whitewater Police Department has been engaging with residents of all ages outside their traditional setting in recent months, based on an account the head of the department shared recently. […]

 
 

Welcome aboard, Tilla

Welcome aboard, Tilla

Whitewater Police Department to introduce newest K-9 officer The Whitewater Police Department will swear in its newest canine officer, Tilla, at the 6:30 p.m. Common Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. His handler, Officer Justin Stuppy, will accompany Tilla. The department’s K-9 program focuses on drug detection and tracking and […]

 
 

UW-W students continue efforts to help local brain injury survivor

UW-W students continue efforts to help local brain injury survivor

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alum and longtime local resident Thomas Hapka has been receiving a lot of help from the newest generation of students from his alma mater. Hapka suffered a life-threatening brain injury when an artery in his neck was torn. Nearly three days passed and Hapka almost died before […]

 
 

PARC hoping to clear up ambiguity on fence ordinance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A Whitewater commission is in the midst of combing through existing stipulations pertaining to yard fences and walls in the hopes of striking a balance between eradicating blight while maintaining property owners’ rights. The Plan and Architectural Review Commission on Monday discussed possible changes to a […]