Richland Hospital IV Shortage

Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are taking steps to conserve their supply of IV solution as they cope with unprecedented national shortages. A majority of the hospitals and health systems in Wisconsin responding to a survey from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), said they are proactively rationing intravenous (IV) solution to minimize the impact on their organizations. The shortage has impacted the Richland Hospital.

Get Real Volunteers Being Sought

Approximately 250 high school students will converge at Richland Center High School next month for the annual Get Real event, hosted by Richland County UW-Extension. Students from Eagle, Ithaca, Richland Center, Riverdale, River Valley, and Weston will all participate in the 13th annual event. Get Real is an interactive reality simulation which helps students learn about money management and get a feel for life on their own.

Riverdale School District Math Program

The Riverdale School District is making some strong strides in math education with student math achievement scores improving.



WRCO Radio is proud to promote "Think Local." Each week we will feature another local business that helps improve the community in which we live. This week's featured local business is TNT Gymnastics.


Richland School Board January 29th Meeting

The Richland School District is beginning the budget process for next year.

Aquatic Center January Update

Pledges of support for a new aquatic center for Richland Center have now grown to more than 1.6 million dollars. The pool ad-hoc committee is very pleased with the response and wants the community to know that there are still many opportunities to take advantage of naming rights at the new center. Major pledges will be accepted over a five, ten, 15 or 20 year time frame subject to the Richland Swimming Complex Committee, Parks Board and City Council approval.

Influenza Update

The flu season has hit the nation, Wisconsin, and the local area hard this year. Along with influenza many people are fighting a gastrointestinal virus that is also making people ill. Area long term care facilities are noting cases of illness in their facilities and are asking the public to be cautious if visiting a family member or loved one.

2018 Making a Difference Highlights

The seventh annual Making a Difference Awards Banquet celebrated people and the organizations they belong to who are making life better and contributing significantly to the well-being of Richland County. The program is sponsored by Richland Rejuvenates with support from UW Richland and WRCO Radio.

Richland County Taxes Due

All Richland County property owners are reminded that Wednesday, January 31, is the final due date to pay your 2017 real estate and personal property taxes to your township, village or city treasurer. Payments may be mailed to your local treasurer to the address shown on the lower left portion of your tax bill. The Richland County Treasurer's office is not able to collect any 2017 taxes, including online payments, until after the January 31st deadline. Richland County Treasurer, Julie Keller, also reminds all homeowners that used their homes as their primary residence on January 1, 2017, to check their tax bill to be sure a lottery credit was applied. Lottery Credit claim forms for the 2017 tax year can still be turned into your local treasurer until January 31.

Please note, the treasurer for the Town of Orion has had to cancel the collection hours scheduled on Wednesday, January 31st. All residents are asked to mail taxes in the Town of Orion.


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