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Students come together to participate in inaugural Sand Volleyball tournament

Ricardo Ruelas Jr.
September 26, 2014
Filed under Local, Sports

Mud turned to sand when this semester’s Mud Volleyball tournament had to be moved from Memorial Park to Circle Drive. The tournament, held on Sept. 20, had to be moved due to the trees and debris that remain in Memorial Park after this summer’s tornado. “The area [adjacent to Memorial Park]... Read more »

‘Run with the Cops’ supports Special Olympics Wisconsin

‘Run with the Cops’ supports  Special Olympics Wisconsin

Brisa Hammel
September 26, 2014
Filed under Events, Local

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Students and faculty, as well as community members joined together to not to run away from the cops, but rather run with them at the first annual Run With the Cops event to support the Special Olympics Wisconsin. The 1k Walk/5K Run was held outside of the Markee... Read more »

Farmer’s market offers local food, goods to students, community

Brent Landrum
September 26, 2014
Filed under Local

Buying locally supports the community and one way to do this is to shop at the local Farmer’s Market. Platteville Farmer’s Market, which began in 1980, is located on Market Street and is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon from May through October. Local products such as flowers, vegetables,... Read more »

Increase in enrollment affects add and drop fees

Lennie Ballosh
September 18, 2014
Filed under Local

Fall 2014 is seeing a surge in enrollment, leaving continuing scholars and new students unable to obtain a seat their desired or required classes for their respective majors or general education requirements. Starting September 16th, the Registar’s office will be charging students add and drop fees... Read more »

Men’s rugby team takes 15-10 defeat, opportunities to improve in stride

Shelby LeDuc, Sports Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Local, Sports

The Men’s Rugby Club at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for their first game of the season, Sept. 6. The Pioneers gained procession of the ball early in the first half and took it down the field. The team held the ball at the 22-meter mark... Read more »

Successful trip leads to even record for women’s soccer team

Successful trip leads to even record for women’s soccer team

Shelby LeDuc, Sports Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Local, Sports

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women’s soccer team took a break from summer jobs to visit San Jose, Costa Rica Aug. 6-Aug. 14. A team trip is usually coordinated every four years and is seen as something to boost morale, promote team bonding and enhance recruitment for the soccer program. Team... Read more »

Owner shares key to Cold Fusion’s success

Owner shares key to  Cold Fusion’s success

Samantha Way and Regina Neenan
September 18, 2014
Filed under Local

Consistency. That is the main ingredient that Joe Perkins, owner of Cold Fusion, attributes to the success of his restaurant. Cold Fusion is celebrating its 1-year anniversary on Main Street of downtown Platteville. Cold Fusion is one of the first restaurants to make it past... Read more »

Southern cooking, peacekeeping, community service:

Gavin Jensen
September 18, 2014
Filed under Local

One could say that Wisconsin is well known for its beer, brats, cheese and football. One could also say that what does not come to mind, in regards to Wisconsin, is the southern cuisine known as jambalaya. Platteville is home to Zan Shields, also known as the “Jambalaya Lady,” a woman who sells... Read more »

University helps Platteville Celebrate 67th annual Dairy Days

University helps  Platteville  Celebrate 67th  annual Dairy Days

Regina Neenan, Local Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Local

The City of Platteville celebrated the 67th annual Dairy Days last weekend. The “Just Say Cheese” themed event included fun for the whole family, including an auto show, tractor pull, cattle show, antique market, live music, “dairyokee,” midway rides and the almost famous deep fried cheese curds. The... Read more »

Pioneers pay it forward, volunteers pass it on

Regina Neenan
September 3, 2014
Filed under Local

New and returning University of Wisconsin-Platteville students participated in the second annual Pioneers Pay it Forward community service project. The event, organized by the Pioneer Involvement Center, was part of the Welcome Weekend activities. This project allows students to learn about, explore... Read more »