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This graphic shows how some local businesses were impacted by several events over this past weekend, including Spring Splash, State Solo & Ensemble and several sporting events.

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Rainy weather, police crackdown didn’t deter economic boost
Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor May 3, 2017

Rainy weather and every student residence being on lockdown did not deter an economic boost for some local businesses. This wasn’t the first time, either. In the March 8 edition of The Royal Purple,...

Common Council prepares for Spring Splash

Inspections, door-to-door campaigns to ready citizens for heavy party traffic
Kolton Hegstrom , Assistant News Editor March 15, 2017

Spring Splash continued to command attention at the March 7 Common Council meeting. City Manager Cameron Clapper got Spring Splash discussions started by not mentioning the event. “There is not one...

Upcoming event sees uncertainty

Shannon Columb , Staff Writer February 22, 2017

The end-of-semester celebration, Spring Splash, has lost its major sponsor for this year. Marketing company Wisconsin Red backed out after receiving criticism on last year’s event from city officials. In...

Council clashes over annual Spring Splash

Wisconsin Red cancels sponsorship after three years of involvement
Marisa LaBello , Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2017

The City of Whitewater Common Council collectively agrees that the annual Spring Splash party is a growing concern for all residents, but disputes on handling the event became an issue for the Common Council. City...

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