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Whitewater council approves grant guidance

In an effort to get city officials more accustomed to meeting requirements for a community development block grant, the Common Council has approved entering an agreement with an organization that specializes in reporting necessary for the grant. The city received $500,000 in funds via a CDGB grant for a construction […]

 
 

Blackwell receives Jefferson Award; to be on WKOW

Blackwell receives Jefferson Award; to be on WKOW

Deborah Blackwell, the founder and director of Whitewater’s Studio 84, has won the Jefferson Award for public service for her work at the studio. Studio 84 is a non-profit art studio, gallery and gift shop that specializes in the creative and vocational development of people with disabilities. Studio 84, 121 […]

 
 

Plane crash survivors meet with Palmyra Public Safety officers

Plane crash survivors meet with Palmyra Public Safety officers

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF The lives of Dave Kemna and Bill Frison hung in the balance last November after an airplane they occupied crashed near downtown Palmyra. They were burned badly and rushed to medical facilities. They survived after quick actions by the Palmyra Public Safety Department and Emil […]

 
 

BREAKING: Whitewater announces new police chief

BREAKING: Whitewater announces new police chief

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF The Police and Fire Commission has selected Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher’s successor, opting to go with Aaron Raap, a 26-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department. Whitewater communications director Kristin Mickelson issued the announcement in a press release Thursday night. “I worked almost everywhere – […]

 
 

Agreement made between city, Skinny Lab for stationless bikes

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF The city has entered an agreement with a bike-sharing company just as the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater did on its campus. The agreement with Skinny Labs was approved at the March 6 Common Council meeting. Skinny Labs, also known as Spin, allows people to use bikes […]

 
 

Saving lives by spreading knowledge

Saving lives by spreading knowledge

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF Weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that claimed the lives of 17 people, the Palmyra Public Safety Department received training to teach life-saving measures to community members that could be used in similar situations. Al Davies, a registered […]

 
 

In this week’s Whitewater Register …

In this week’s Whitewater Register …

Coverage includes these stories and more: – Studio 84’s Blackwell to be featured on WKOW Channel 27 – City, Skinny Labs come to agreement on local bike-sharing system – A local man thanks first responders for rescuing him from a plane crash – City’s marketing focus to be on 10-county […]

 
 

Walkout participation lower in northern Walworth, southern Jefferson counties

Walkout participation lower in northern Walworth, southern Jefferson counties

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF Students across the country exercised their First Amendment rights Wednesday morning as a part of the walkout planned in schools in protest of Congress’ inaction on gun laws. It happened at 10 a.m. and students participated in 17 minutes of silence for victims of last […]

 
 

Whitewater Bark Park to get new home

Whitewater Bark Park to get new home

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF A plan has been approved to relocate the Whitewater Bark Park. City officials said its location in a low-lying area has plagued the local dog park, which is at 933 Commercial Ave. “That property always has been really wet,” Parks and Recreation Director Eric Boettcher […]

 
 

School districts communicating with families, staff about walkout

School districts communicating with families, staff about walkout

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF With a national walkout planned for Wednesday at schools across the country, local districts are distributing letters to families. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, students, teachers and staff at schools across the country may walk out in protest of inaction by Congress on gun laws and […]

 
 
 
 
 

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