Auditions for Mary Poppins to be Held

Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin will conduct auditions for this summer's production of Mary Poppins next week.  They will be held Tuesday through Thursday, May 26, 27, & 28th at 6:30 PM at the Richland County Performing Arts Center/City Auditorium in downtown Richland Center. In addition to the many on-stage roles, Community Players also needs “behind the scenes” players too. These players are crucial for the production process. Those interested in support positions – particularly individuals who have abilities in sewing, painting, carpentry, organizing, or advertising – are encouraged to attend the auditions or contact Community Players. Mary Poppins will be directed by Andrew Sharp. It will feature a 7-performance run over the course of two weekends this summer. Show dates are Friday through Sunday, July 31st to August 2nd; and Thursday to Sunday, August 6th through 9th at the Richland Center High School Auditorium. Both Sunday performances will be matinees.  Again, those interested in on-stage or support roles for Mary Poppins should mark next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (May 26-28) at 6:30 PM on their calendar.

Richland County Waste Tire Collection

The Richland County Recycling Committee and Town & Country Sanitation will host a waste tire collection on Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, from 9:00 - Noon, at the County Highway Shop (120 Bowen Circle Drive, Richland Center). This collection is for everyone including farmers and businesses, and residents and businesses of surrounding counties. All tires will be accepted, but please remove rims prior to dropping off. Rates this year are $3.00 for car tires. Large quantities and truck and tractor tires will be $185 per ton. For questions, call Town and Country Sanitation at 375-5856. 


RCHS Baccalaureate

The 2015 Richland Center High School Baccalaureate Service is set for this Sunday (May 17) night at 8:00 PM in the RCHS Auditorium. The main speaker for the program will be Richland Center Police Chief John Annear. Providing testimonials during the Baccalaureate will be Richland Center seniors Whitney Wenham, Landen Moore, Daria Deckert, Claire Hineline, Kristina Durst, and Silas Coleman. The Richland County Ministerial Association sponsors the service. Pastor Larry Engel will provide the invocation. Baccalaureate is open to any student and community member. Again, it's set for this Sunday (May 17) night at 8:00 PM at the Richland Center High School Auditorium.

Morel Mushroom Festival

It's that time of year again! Muscoda's Morel Mushroom Festival will take place this weekend (May 16-17). Visit the Tasting Room to try samples of morel mushrooms, Wirtz Morel Microbrew, Wild Morel and Leek Jack Cheese from Meister Cheese or even a mushroom brat. Visitors will also enjoy helicopter rides, Chainsaw Carving Show, Flea Market and Crafts Sale, Geocashing and Guided Tours at Ancient Indian Effigy Mounds.  End the festivities with a fireworks show at dusk on Saturday at Riverside Park.  For a complete list of events and further information, visit www.muscoda.com

Senior Citizen Technology Expo Today


Rodeo Parade Entry

Richland Center June Dairy Days and Rodeo Parade entry forms will be available beginning Monday, May 11 and can be downloaded from the tourism website, richlandcentertourism.com or can be picked up at the City Clerk's office. This year's theme is "Tractors.....Keep our Farmer's Mooooving!" Organizers are looking for tractor collectors to enter their classic or prize tractors in the parade. People can contact Sherry Klatt by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 608-459-0721.


Richland County Electronics Recycling Collection


Volunteers Needed

Motorsports Mayhem is still looking for about 50 volunteers to help out with the event on Saturday, May 9th at the Richland County Fairgrounds. To sign up, visit http://hybridredneck.com/charity/. The organization will pay out a minimum of $8 an hour to all workers for their charity or organization.


New District Administrator for Richland School District

The Richland School District Board of Education has approved a contract with Jarred Burke to serve as the District Administrator for the 2015 through 2017 school years. Burke has completed his course work to obtain his Superintendent license and is in the process of finishing his Doctoral thesis from Edgewood College. He also holds licenses for Director of Instruction, Principal, and Teaching. Burke has been the Director of Instruction at the Mount Horeb Area School District since 2008. Prior to that he was the Pre K-8th Grade Principal/Director of Instruction at Southwestern School District in Hazel Green from July 2004 through August 2008.

Drug Take Back Event

The Richland Center Police Department will be giving the community an opportunity to dispose of unwanted or expired medications by once again hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back. The take back will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the lobby of the Richland Center Police Department.

Richland Weather

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