Tom Mason to Perform at Richland County Fair

He's a Nashville singer/songwriter, actor, and historian; but he's also the swashbuckling leadman of the group that will help kick-off the 2015 Richland County Fair.  Tom Mason – of the group Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers – will perform in front of the grandstand at the fair on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM. 

Richland Center Street Closure for Pipe Installation

Homeowners along and around Highway 80/Allison Park Drive may want to state making plans now so they aren't stuck as utility workers install pipe this week. Water Utility Superintendent Gayle Mathews said that on Wednesday (Sept 2), both the Sunset Lane and North Lane intersections – along with all driveways on the west side of Allison Park Drive from Sunset Lane going south to Eldon Storer Drive – will be blocked off for pipe installation. Work will begin at 7:00 AM Wednesday morning. Please note: Any vehicles that you may need for the day should be out of your driveway or out of North Lane prior to 7:00 AM on Wednesday.

Kiwanis Backpack Pick Up

For those that pre-registered for a backpack with supplies from the Kiwanis Backpack Program, today (Aug 24) is the only day to pick up your backpack. Pick up is available at the Phoenix Center from 9:00 - 6:00. Again, this is for those that pre-registered for backpacks.

Back to School with Ithaca Schools

Walk With GRACE Silent Auction Reminder
The 12th annual Walk with GRACE is Friday, August 14 and now is the time to get items in for the very successful silent auction that takes place that night inside the Richland Center Community Center.  Walk with GRACE teams and others who would like to be supportive of the silent auction by donating fun, unique, or useful items can contact organizer Holly Nelson by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 604-2166.  Items can also be brought to the Survivor Reception & Captain's Night on Wednesday (Aug. 12) evening at the Phoenix Center, or Friday prior to the Walk.

Emergency Preparedness Summit

Could you fend for yourself for 72 hours after your utilities were compromised?  Would you know what to do if your computer was hacked?  Where are the best sources of information following a disaster?  Those will be among several topics covered during a special Emergency Preparedness Summit coming up next Saturday in Richland Center. 

Mary Poppins

The Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin will be presenting the musical “Mary Poppins” Thursday through Sunday (August 6-9) at the Richland Center High School Auditorium. Featured in the performance will be many local actors, actresses, singers, dancers, and musicians.

Performance times will be at 7:00 PM with the exception of a 1:30 PM matinee performance on Sunday. Tickets are available at Ed's Family Foods and Gordy's Market in Richland Center, and will also be available at the door on performance dates. There will also be a $50 family package ticket available only at the door that will admit two adults and any number of children.

11th Annual WRCO Walk With GRACE Auction Recap

The 11th annual WRCO Walk With GRACE Radio Auction is in the books, and thanks to 305 enthusiastic bidders and dozens of generous auction donors, the 2015 auction proved to be the best yet. Thursday's auction total was $10,610 – the best 1-day fundraising total for the event ever. That proved to be the capstone of what was a remarkable story every day this week. The final total of the four days came to $33,190.

23rd Annual Muskets & Memories

The 23rd annual Muskets and Memories Civil War Era Weekend opens with registration today (Friday) in preparation for a busy weekend. The civil war encampment will be open to the public from 9:00 until 5:00 Saturday and 9:00 until 4:00 Sunday in Boscobel's Kronsage Park. The battle re-enactments will be at 1:00 Saturday and 1:30 Sunday. The Saturday battle will be a re-enactment of the Angle at Gettysburg from July 3, 1863 in which Medal of Honor recipient Alonzo Cushing was killed. An Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor Memorial will take place on the battlefield at 12:30. The Medal of Honor was posthumously awarded to Cushing by President Obama this past September. Cushing was born in Wisconsin.

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.

Richland Weather

Richland Center, WI, United States

49°F, Windchill: 49°F
Wind: 0 mph N
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 0 mi
pressure: 30.11 in steady
Sunrise: 7:03 am
Sunset: 6:28 pm
Mostly Sunny
Hi: 71°F, Low: 51°F
AM Thunderstorms
Hi: 74°F, Low: 49°F