November 7th Richland County School Board Meeting

A team of representatives from Blue Bird Buses and Rousch Clean Tech attended the regular Richland School Board meeting Monday night to discuss propane fuel in transportation fleets.

Richland School Board Meeting Bus Safety Discussion

The Richland School Board will meet at the Richland Middle School Monday evening, November 7th, at 7:30. Expected to be at the meeting are representatives of bus manufacturer Blue Bird and Rousch Clean Tech – the maker of propane bus engines.

Vietnam Veterans Chili Cook-off and Raffle

The annual Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, November 5th at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center.

November 1st Richland Center City Council Meeting

The Richland Center City Council approved a pair of measures related to erecting mobile service facilities – namely cell phone, wireless data, and radio communication towers – in the Extraterritorial Zone.

2016 Kiwanis Coats for Kids Distribution

The annual Richland Center Kiwanis Club “Coats for Kids” distribution is set to take place this Thursday night, November 3rd, from 6:00 until 8:00 at the Nazarene Church Outreach Center in Richland Center.

North Crawford Community Education Foundation Established

A new foundation has been established to support school excellence and to support scholarships in the North Crawford School District.

October 24th Richland School Board Meeting

The Richland School Board conducted a special meeting Monday night, October 24th, to hear the final adjustments to the 2016-17 school year budget, and vote on the budget, tax levy and mill rate for the upcoming school year.

Ithaca Bus Route Change

Due to a bus driver shortage the Ithaca School District has been forced to combine routes. Buses affected are buses 9, 11, 12 and 15. Bus 15 has been absorbed by the other buses. Students on these buses were given a new pick-up list to bring home with approximated times. Children are to be ready early on Tuesday, October 25th, in case the bus arrives ahead of schedule. Ithaca is currently looking for a driver so they can maintain the regular route.

Cuts for a Cause

The Richland Center Cost Cutters staff encourages area residents to stop in for their “Cut for a Cause” fundraiser on the afternoon of Sunday, October 30th from 4:00 until 6:00 to support the Passages Domestic Violence Shelter in Richland Center.

The 50th District Candidate Forum

On Wednesday, October 19th, the 50th State Assembly candidate forum featuring Democratic Art Shrader and incumbent Republican Ed Brooks was held at the Brewer Public Library in Richland Center. Each shared their positions and outlooks on a number of topics including education, transportation, state finances, natural resources, and more. Here is a recording of the forum in its entirety.