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Robert John Wagner, 73, Whitewater, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Bob was born on November 23, 1945 in McHenry, IL to Leroy and Mae (Smith) Wagner.  He grew up in Volo, IL and graduated from Wauconda High School.  Bob served his country in the United States Air Force and later graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in...

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Jerome K. Laurent, of Whitewater, died on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the age of 79.

Jerry was born to Francis W. and Grace King Laurent on January 8, 1940, in Knoxville, TN, where Francis worked as counsel for the Tennessee Valley Authority.  With war imminent, his father rejoined the Navy as special assistant to the Judge Advocate General, and the family moved to Washington, D.C. ...

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Stephen L. Solheim, age 66 of Whitewater, died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Stephen L. Solheim, age 66 of Whitewater, died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Solheim came to UW-Whitewater in August of 1991 and served as a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. A celebration of life gathering is planned on campus from 3...

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The Banner strives to be your source for Whitewater news.  In order to do this, we rely on community members to submit news, events, photos, and other items of interest to us to post on the Banner. 

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About the Banner

The Whitewater Banner ("the Banner") is Whitewater's local community supported source for objective news, events, and photos. The Banner is staffed by volunteers and is updated as often as possible, often daily. With hundreds of visits a day, the Banner acknowledges and respects its responsibility to the community of Whitewater as a primary source of objective news.

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Dustin Reichwald
Editor-in-Chief since February 2018


Early City Motto "The Banner Inland City of the Midwest"
The Banner has been serving Whitewater, Wisconsin since August 1, 2006