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Storms cause damage, power outages

MILWAUKEE — Thunderstorms rolled through southeastern Wisconsin Sunday. They started in the northern counties and moved south,. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for almost every county at some point. As of 7:10 p.m., there were power outages across the area, with the most in Dodge, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and...
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Emergency Management: September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) premier initiatives in setting the standard of what it really means to be prepared, the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management recently announced. The 2022 theme is “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth...
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Watertown Teen Given Probation For Burglarizing Business

(Watertown) A Watertown teen was placed on three years of probation this week for burglarizing a business. Willow Grimmenga entered a no contest plea to a felony charge of Burglary. Watertown police were dispatched to a commercial property, not named in the complaint, last November after an alarm was tripped....

Student government extends support for organizations

On Sept. 19, Whitewater Student Government appointed five new senators to their eboard and elected an additional three. During the meeting, the board addressed additional planning for the year, as well as what they are looking for in a new chancellor. Looking into the semester, WSG is working with student...

Fort Chamber seeks holiday parade participants

The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is seeking participants for its annual holiday parade. According to a news release, the event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 12. The event is in its 26th year. Entries for the parade are being sought from businesses, schools, churches,...

Men’s bowling flashes potential under new coach

The UW-Whitewater Men’s Bowling team still shows promise after a major composition shift in the sport. Brandon Mooney has completed his first invite as the men’s bowling coach following the retirement of Shawn Wochner who was in his position for 12 seasons. The Hammer Golden Eagle Invite took...

Football: Evansville shuts out Jefferson 25-0

JEFFERSON — For an Eagles squad looking to hit their stride and find a groove offensively to finish the regular season, this was not the type of performance they were envisioning. Evansville blanked the Jefferson football team 25-0 in a Rock Valley game at JHS on Parents Night Friday, sending the Eagles, who turned it over five times, to their third consecutive defeat. “The big things right now are we...

Woodcut art leaves an experience

The Whitewater’s Art Alliance showcased Elwood Warren Bartlett’s woodcut pieces. Roughly 40 pieces were presented and had been collected by Dan Richardson. The show duration was from Sept. 2-25 at the Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center. Bartlett was an early and mid-20th century Wisconsin wood engraver and linocut...

Whitewater Student Government sets goals for year ahead

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) is composed of many students that serve as senators. These senators advocate for various issues as it relates to the student experience. Vice President Servais and I set priorities for our executive board based on the platform for which we were elected. Sexual assault prevention must...

Basketball gets new look

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team will be wearing new uniforms this season. Head coach Pat Miller and the players were able to create a new set of uniforms for the 2022-23 season thanks to a rotation which allows the team to get new uniforms every three to four years.

Abraham Lincoln presenter to visit library Oct. 6

Kevin Wood, a professional Abraham Lincoln presenter who takes on the role of “The Great Emancipator” during his presentations, will be visiting the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library for a program titled, “The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections,” according to a recent press release.

Chamber holds ribbon cutting at Fort Kwik Trip

The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event for Kwik Trip Inc. The event, held Wednesday, officially opened Store No. 1506, 1680 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson. According to information released by the chamber, Kwik Trip is a family-owned retail convenience store founded in 1965. Kwik Trip currently...

CC Teams Enjoy Perfect Race Conditions at Midwest Invite

What a day for the Whippet CC Teams! In what were nearly perfect race conditions, the Whippet CC Teams were back in action to participate in the 84th Annual Janesville Midwest Invitational hosted at Blackhawk Golf Course on Saturday, September 24. The event boasts 50 teams that are all extremely high caliber and is more than a meet; it is an event. They were tasked by the coaching staff to try some new things today in the races and see if they could produce a result that would be not otherwise attainable. Whitewater didn’t disappoint and walked away with some new personal bests and experiences that will last a lifetime.

Council mulls parking agreement with campus

The Whitewater Common Council hosted a public meeting to discuss campus street parking and other topics and events at the City of Whitewater Municipal Building last Tuesday. Toward the end of the meeting, the council members began to discuss amending an agreement made between UW-Whitewater and the city of Whitewater regarding parking on Prairie and Prince Streets adjacent to the university campus.

Warhawks golf continues dominance

This past weekend on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 the UW-Whitewater women’s golf team competed in the fall classic in Janesville. They placed first overall with a score of 612, and also scored the third lowest 18-hole score in program history. On the first day of the...

Prep Scoreboard – Saturday 9/24/22

16th place finish (1-6 on the weekend) Lucy Spende, Kallie Feder, Olivia Gwidt, Payton Roets-4 “This tournament is always a great test for our kids as we get to play some really talented programs match after match. It will really help us in the long run as we look ahead to our conference tournament & playoffs. “ – Gosling Coach Erin Stuerwald.

Cross country: Lakeside boys win small division title at Laser Relays, girls sixth

HARTLAND — Lakeside Lutheran’s boys won the small school division title and were fourth in combined scoring with larger schools at the Pete Nielsen Laser Relays at Naga-Waukee Park on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Warriors girls were sixth in the small division and 14th overall. "Lots of season and personal bests at the end of a very busy Homecoming week show that the trend is definitely in the right direction...

Final FCCU 2022 community shred event slated for Oct. 8

Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) has announced that it will be offering its final community shred event for this year Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will take place at the credit union’s Whitewater branch. According to a recent press release, FCCU partnered with Shred-it to host a series of...

Regional Vehicle Sales Fall When Compared To 2021

(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in Dodge County have fallen when compared to last year’s rise in numbers. According to the Waterloo-based industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, there have been 2,006 cars and light trucks sold in Dodge County through the first eight months of the year, 628 fewer than last year by this time, a decrease of nearly 24-percent. Car sales were down 36-percent while truck sales dropped by 22-percent.