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EMS Community Education Forum

UW-Richland was the site of a local Community Education Forum highlighting EMS Monday, December 15, 2014. Ken Bartz, Chuck Happel and Josh Kowalke participated in a panel discussion moderated by Ron Fruit. You can listen to or download the audio from the program here.

Making a Difference

Local residents will again have the chance to honor people who are making a difference in our community with the annual Making A Difference awards. The deadline for nominations is December 24th. To make a nomination, please visit Richland Rejuvenates.

The 829th Return Home

Gov. Scott Walker, Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin adjutant general, and senior Wisconsin Army National Guard leaders joined families and friends to welcome home approximately 160 Soldiers from the 829th Engineer Company during a ceremony today (Monday, Dec. 8) at Volk Field in Camp Douglas.

Gloria Home-School Choir Christmas Concert

WRCO had the privilege of playing host to the Gloria Home-School Choir on the Morning Show for a live preview of what to expect at their Christmas Concert this season.

Opening Weekend Results

Opening weekend deer harvest totals were down 15-to-30% in southwest Wisconsin counties. Richland County's deer harvest total for opening weekend was 1,651. That was down 24% from the 2013 totals when over 2,100 deer were taken on a frigged opening weekend. Compared to two years ago when weather conditions were much closer to ideal conditions, Richland County hunters harvested over 2,700 deer on opening weekend.

Information on Gun Deer Season

Ron had the chance to welcome DNR Conservation Wardens Mike Nice and Cody Adams, along with Grant and Richland County Wildlife Biologist, Dan Goltz to discuss and answer questions in regards to the upcoming gun deer season. 

Congratulations to this Year's Richland County OYF Winners!

It's a privilege to congratulate Jeremy & Erin and Justin & Candy Miess and Steve & Laura Leatherberry. The OYF awards were presented Friday night at the annual Richland County Farm Women / Outstanding Young Farmers Recognition Banquet. The OYF award videos are posted below. Congratulations to this year's Richland County Outstanding Farm Women Award winners: Virginia Hatfield, Shelly Schmidt and Shirley Olson.

Veterans Day

The significance of Veterans Day is to commemorate the ceasefire between the Allied nations and Germany "on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918, to end World War I.  It was President Wilson that proclaimed November 11, 1919 the first Veterans Day, also known as Remembrance Day and Armistice Day. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, http://www.va.gov)  It is from that day on that we have reserved November 11th as a day to remember and thank the men and women, and their sacrifices, so that we have the freedoms that we as citizens of the United States are granted.  Thank you to all Veterans for your sacrifice and service.

Alternate Side Parking begins on Saturday, November 1st in the City of Richland Center.

City Ordinance and resolution 2012-13 requires vehicles parked on city streets to comply with Alternate Side Parking each and every night beginning on November 1st and ending on March 31st between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 am. This is to ensure that snow removal operations can be carried out by the Richland Center Public Works Department in a timely and efficient manner. Alternate Side Parking enforcement will take place randomly throughout the week IN ADDITION TO when the city receives an accumulation of snow and/or ice. Alternate Side Parking is enforced between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 7:00 A.M. The date during these overnight hours determines odd or even side parking. Vehicles in violation will receive a $10.00 parking ticket. If you have any questions about Alternate side Parking, please contact the Richland Center Police Department at 647-2103.

American Community Project

Here is a story of two crazy guys that set out from Massachusetts in January and have driven cross country on two mopeds. They visited WRCO studios this past week on their way through to Illinois.  They plan on getting to Maine December 3-9! Listen below to what they had to say when they sat down with Ron.

Richland Weather

Richland Center, WI, United States

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