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Closure of Bohmann Drive

Richland Center City utilities will close a portion of Bohmann Drive in Richland Center to facilitate force main work for the new wastewater recycling facility at Twin Bluffs.  As a result of that work, City Utilities will close Bohmann Drive at the bike trail in Richland Center starting at 6:00 AM on Monday, March 30th. The closure will continue until the work is complete. Please note that the closure will only affect Bohmann Drive at the bike trail. All businesses, industries, residential areas, and Doudna Elementary will be accessible using a different route.

 

Scouting For Food Drive

The week of March 23rd will be a big week for Cub Scout Pack 81 as they host their Scouting for Food Food Drive. Flyers will be dropped off on Monday, March 23rd with details about the drive. Food will be collected on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 9:00 am. 

All food collected will be donated to the Richland County Food Pantry.  The Cub Scouts thank you for your support.  Any questions can be directed to Jon Golockson at 815-821-2941.

Fire in Lone Rock Update

Officials with Richland County Emergency Management have announced that the air quality concerns from today's (Monday) fire in Lone Rock have been lifted. The blaze affected the Town & Country Transfer station. Toxic smoke from the fire caused officials to ask local residents to “shelter in place” with their windows and doors closed until the fire could be contained. The fire was under control and virtually out as of last word. Therefore the public concerns have been eased. At last word, Lone Rock area residents are able to go about their day as usual.

 

 

Understanding the Weston School Disctrict Referendum

In case you missed the discussion on the Morning Show regarding the Weston School District Referendum, here is the link.

Science is Alive at the Richland Middle School

The Richland Middle School enjoyed a very nice afternoon and evening on Tuesday (3/10). It was the annual 8th grade science fair, parent teacher conferences, and community spaghetti supper. Dozens of high-quality science projects were on display at the fair. Two projects were deemed the “Best of Fair” earning the Robert Pittman Award Winners.

How University of Wisconsin-System Cuts Will Affect UW-Richland

The University of Wisconsin-System has had to absorb a $62-million cut in state funding during the course of the current 2013-15 biennium. Within the UW-Colleges – which the local UW-Richland campus is a part of – a $2.33-million reduction in state funding was imposed. In the UW-Colleges, the first year of the biennium's budget cuts were covered by reserves; however, the second year, those cuts were absorbed by the local campuses. For UW-Richland, the share was about $60,000.

Running Water

The Village of Blue River is asking all residents to start running a stream of water the size of pencil lead until further notice.

 

Riverdale FFA Puts Ron and Phil to the Test

In case you missed it this morning on the Ron and Phil Show, 3 members of Riverdale's FFA put both Phil and Ron to the test about the Minneapolis Moline.  See who was the student of the day.

Milk into Cheese 8-Pin Tap 

This weekend will put bowlers on the lanes to help local food pantries. The Milk Into Cheese 8-Pin Tap Bowling Tournament is scheduled for this Sunday, March 1st at Boscobel Bowl & Banquet. Shifts are available at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. The cost is $15 per person. In addition, each bowler will receive one pound of cheese as a “thank you”. There will also be 50/50 drawings, a meat raffle, dice games, and lots of door prizes. A special raffle item this year will be a hand-made quilt.

Take the Plunge at Lee Lake

There are literally hours remaining before some brave community minded souls take a cold plunge into Lee Lake at Cazenovia and help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Polar Plunge, which will take place this Saturday, February 28th. The event has been a critical fundraiser for Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination and the American Cancer Society. 

The Cazenovia American Legion will be the headquarters for this year's Polar Plunge Saturday. The live auction starts at 11:30 with auctioneer Donald Seep to be followed by the plunge into Lee Lake at 2:00. Names on the polar bear luminaries will be read just before the plunge starts and will be sold throughout the day Saturday.  

Anyone interested in being a plunger or supporting the event, should call Laura at 608-415-1044 or Teri at 608-983-2397. The numbers again are 608-415-1044 or 608-983-2397.

Richland Weather

Richland Center, WI, United States

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