The WRCO Walk with Grace Auction Starts July 27!

We are excited for the start of this year's WRCO Walk with Grace Radio Auction. We have a great variety of valuable auction donations with all proceeds going to GRACE (Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination). You can access the the auction schedule and see pictures of items by using clicking Grace Auction on the main menu.

WRCO Walk with GRACE Radio Auction 2015

The 2015 WWG Radio Auction features a variety of valuable and practical items that will all work for a very worthy cause... Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination or GRACE. Our auction partners include contributors from a wide area who have been extremely generous.

The auction will be broadcast Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30, on WRCO FM 100.9 and wrco.com between 9:10 AM and Noon. The largest value items each day will be sold between 11:30 AM and Noon.

Here are a few pointers for being a part of the auction:

  • Every dollar of every winning bid will go to GRACE.
  • The telephone number for bidding will be 608-647-2111.
  • You will be issued a bidder number the first time you bid. We will need your name and telephone number only.
  • You may place only one bid per item per call. You may call as many times as you like.
  • Charitable receipts will be issued to all buyers whose bid exceeds the stated retail value of the item being sold.
  • Successful bidders will be called to confirm their purchase. Winning bidder numbers will be announced on the air; names will not.
  • Items purchased (or certificates for items) will be available for pickup at WRCO Radio after Noon the next day.
  • We will accept cash and checks made payable to GRACE.
  • All items must be paid for and picked up by Friday, August 7, 2015.
  • All items will sell to the highest bidder. All items sell.
  • Bids are not taken in advance. If you are not able to bid, please find someone to bid for you.
  • We reserve the right to change the auction schedule, listing, or description. Items may be added or deleted as required.
  • Questions about the auction or an item are welcome in advance by calling WRCO Radio.
  • The auction schedule is available by clicking the schedule for each day on the Grace Auction Menu. Thanks for your interest in the WRCO Walk with GRACE Radio Auction!
  • Remember... the schedule is subject to change. Announcements made on the air take precedence over the printed schedule.

Siren System Check

This week will mark the first time the City of Richland Center will conduct a second monthly test of it's warning siren system. At noon on Wednesday (July 15) the sirens will be activated via a remote device to help ensure the warning system is operating correctly. This test will be a regular check of the sirens. It will be in addition to the one held regularly on the first Wednesday of the month. City officials say if you hear other sirens in the community, but notice the one closest to you is not working, you are asked to please contact City Hall or law enforcement right away.

Tree Trimming Services

The following businesses have shown proof of insurance and obtained a license to cut trees within the City of Richland Center. Any other businesses need to obtain a license before cutting any trees in the City.

Ashton's Affordable Tree Service LLC - 608-642-0683
8697 Crosscut Rd., Platteville, WI

Peer Construction - 608-732-5279
29301 Pleasant Mound Rd., Boscobel, WI

Sprague Brothers Tree Services - 608-822-3470
1005 14th St., Fennimore, WI

Contractors are not permitted to place trees or brush outside of the landfill area. They must take the debris inside the landfill. The landfill will be open during between 8am and 3pm this week for City residents. Approved Townships may also use the landfill during regular open hours - Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.

Upcoming Street Reconstruction in Richland Center

Road and other Public Works projects will soon be ramping up in the City of Richland Center. The Public Works Department will be closing South Stewart Street at the intersection of West Haseltine Street for culvert repairs beginning next Wednesday (July 8). That work will continue for approximately four weeks through August 5th. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route.

Also, beginning on Wednesday (July 8) the City of Richland Center will begin the reconstruction of North Park Street and East 11th Street. That project includes excavation, storm sewer, base course, curb & gutter, asphalt paving, clearing & grubbing, and restoration of the work area. Later this summer, the construction of Third Street between Jefferson and Main Streets on the north side of Jefferson Elementary School will take place. The estimated start date for the Third Street project is Monday, July 27th. During the construction, local residents will have limited access to driveways at times. Mail delivery will be maintained throughout the project. The estimated completion date through asphalt paving is August 14th.

The Richland Center Public Works Department is also in the process of repainting crosswalks throughout the city. They will also soon be marking parking stalls in the downtown area this month. The plan is to do the paining projects on busier roads between the hours of midnight and 6:00 AM. Motorists should expect one lane of traffic to be closed while the paint is drying. Exact dates of the paining projects will be dependent upon the weather.



Riverdale Class of 2028 Supports Local Library

The Riverdale 4K class of 2028 hosted a very successful Old Fashioned Lemonade Stand last Friday.  They presented their donations totaling $585.90 to Mrs. Wiederholt on the last day of summer school. They would like to thank everyone involved for their generous donations!

Thunderfest 2015

Come early and stay late for RC Thunderfest in Richland Center, Saturday, June 27, in Krouskop Park. The PiTri Challenge kicks off this event at 7:00 AM and 12 hours of free non-stop music to follow starting at noon. There will also be delicious food; the new Try Pie and Wow Ball events, the Caring Karts Churnin' Dust races, the Thunder Showers bounce houses and Bungy Jump. To end the night, bring family and friends to one of the very best fireworks displays in southwest Wisconsin which will begin around 9:30 PM. RC Thunderfest brings family and community together while celebrating our nation's independence. 


WIAA State Baseball Coverage

In honor of both the Ithaca and River Valley Baseball teams earning their way to the WIAA State Baseball Tournament, WRCO will cover both games on Wednesday, June 17th. At 10:25 am Wednesday, tune in to WRCO FM 100.9 and WRCO AM 1450 as Ithaca takes on Ribb Lake.  Then at 8:20 Wednesday evening, you can hear River Valley against Notre Dame on WRCO FM 100.9.  Both games will be streamed on wrco.com.  Thursday's games will also be covered on both WRCO AM and FM, as well as online. Stay tuned for those times as we hear the results from Wednesday.  Congratulations to both Ithaca and River Valley on their accomplishments thus far!

A Weekend of Dairy Breakfasts

This is an important weekend for agriculture and the dairy industry in southwest Wisconsin. Four area counties will be welcoming people from near and far to participate in their annual dairy breakfasts. Two breakfasts will be served tomorrow (Saturday), while the other two will take place on Sunday.

2015 June Dairy Days/Rodeo Parade

The 2015 edition of June Dairy Days/Rodeo Parade will step off at 10:30 AM on Saturday morning in Richland Center's downtown. There is still time to submit an entry to be a part of the parade. You can download a parade entry form from the city's tourism website: richlandcentertourism.com.

Richland Weather

Richland Center, WI, United States

84°F, Windchill: 84°F
Wind: 20 mph W
Humidity: 31%
Visibility: 0 mi
pressure: 29.97 in falling
Sunrise: 5:46 am
Sunset: 8:25 pm
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