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!
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 Center Police Department Recognition and Celebration
Over 60 years of law enforcement service will be celebrated this week in Richland Center. Today (June 8) is the final day of service for Richland Center police officer Mary Killoy. She recently celebrated her 31st anniversary in law enforcement – all in Richland County. And Richland Center Police Chief John Annear will conclude 30 years of law enforcement service to the City of Richland Center when he officially retires in July. Both will be honored during an Open House/Retirement Party tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Richland Center Police Department.
Officer Mary Killoy began her law enforcement career with the Richland County Sheriff's Department as a jailer/dispatcher in 1984. After obtaining the role of Road Patrol Deputy, she was hired by the Richland Center Police Department as a Patrol Officer and worked evening and overnight shifts during the majority of her tenure at the PD. Officer Killoy is credited with saving four lives throughout her career and has earned two “Lifesaving Awards” for those efforts. Killoy has been tasked with working parades and has also served as a CounterAct instructor for several years teaching 5th grade students the consequences of drugs, alcohol, and violence. Mary Killoy said that she's proud to have worked with a number of great officers both past and present.
John Annear was hired as a Patrol Officer onto the Richland Center police force in 1985 by then-Chief Carter Harrison. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1988, Lieutenant in 1997, and elevated to Police Chief in 2001. Among his credits and accomplishments: Annear is a certified police firearms instructor, past CounterAct instructor, he helped create the Richland County Special Response Team, is a board member of the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force, and was at the forefront in advancing the use of technology within the Police Department. John Annear coordinated department efforts for several community events including Star Spangled Celebration, and also provided lead police response during the visit of President George W. Bush in 2004. Richland Center Police Chief John Annear's final day of service will be July 1st. Again, the retirement party/open house honoring Chief Annear and Officer Mary Killoy will take place on Tuesday (June 9) from 11:00 until 2:00 at the Richland Center Police Department.
A Weekend for Fishing
In addition to free fishing weekend in Wisconsin, this Saturday (June 6) will also be the annual Richland Center Parks & Recreation Department Fishing Derby. The 18th annual event will take place at the North Park Pond. It's intended to boys and girls ages 5-to-14. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM, with fishing set for 8:30 to 10:30 AM. The Fishing Derby is free to participate. Young anglers must be accompanied by an adult, and also must bring their own fishing pole, tackle, and bait. Awards will be presented starting at 10:30 in several fishing categories including the largest bass & pan fish, most fish caught, and the smallest fish caught. There will also be several other drawings throughout the morning, and a prize will be given to all who participate.
Sheriff Bindl's Statement on Body Recovered Near Port Andrew
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department wishes to express our sympathy to the family and friends of five year old Angela Girton. On Thursday evening, May 28th the body of a juvenile female believed to be that of Angela Girton was recovered from the Wisconsin River near Port Andrew.