Milk into Cheese 8-Pin Tap
This weekend will put bowlers on the lanes to help local food pantries. The Milk Into Cheese 8-Pin Tap Bowling Tournament is scheduled for this Sunday, March 1st at Boscobel Bowl & Banquet. Shifts are available at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. The cost is $15 per person. In addition, each bowler will receive one pound of cheese as a “thank you”. There will also be 50/50 drawings, a meat raffle, dice games, and lots of door prizes. A special raffle item this year will be a hand-made quilt.
Take the Plunge at Lee Lake
There are literally hours remaining before some brave community minded souls take a cold plunge into Lee Lake at Cazenovia and help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Polar Plunge, which will take place this Saturday, February 28th. The event has been a critical fundraiser for Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination and the American Cancer Society.
The Cazenovia American Legion will be the headquarters for this year's Polar Plunge Saturday. The live auction starts at 11:30 with auctioneer Donald Seep to be followed by the plunge into Lee Lake at 2:00. Names on the polar bear luminaries will be read just before the plunge starts and will be sold throughout the day Saturday.
Anyone interested in being a plunger or supporting the event, should call Laura at 608-415-1044 or Teri at 608-983-2397. The numbers again are 608-415-1044 or 608-983-2397.
Prairie Rod & Gun Club's 17th Annual Deer Show
The 17th annual Deer Show hosted by the Prairie Rod & Gun Club is set for this Friday (Feb. 20) night and Saturday (Feb. 21) at the Prairie du Chien Armory. The event – which celebrates deer hunting heritage – traditionally averages more than 150 deer mounts. The day also includes raffles, sportsman’s silent auctions, vendors and more.
Spring Primary Elections
Tuesday is Election Day. Most voters will not have to go to the polls because local municipal and school board seats generally do not have multiple candidates to require the primary. However, voters in the Richland School District and the City of Richland Center's District #4 will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.
Richland Hospital Chief Executive Officer Announced
Richland Hospital Board Chair, Dennis Hamilton has announced that the Richland Hospital Search Committee has selected Bruce Roesler as the next Chief Executive Officer at The Richland Hospital. Hamilton said that Roesler “is very familiar with Southwest Wisconsin. His breadth and depth of experience will help us to continue to grow services and strengthen relationships to bring our patients great healthcare”.
Fairgrounds Improvement Committee Sweetheart Steak Supper
The annual Richland County Fairgrounds Improvement Committee Sweetheart Steak Supper is approaching. See flyer below for details!
Ronnie Day Fund
After this morning's quiz, we thought we'd give you a little update on the growth of the Ronnie Day Fund for GRACE.
Area Lenten Services Planned
Schmitt Woodland Hills, along with area churches, will once again host a series of five Lenten Services in the second floor Activity Room. The first service will take place on Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 pm and be lead by Cathy VanLanduyt. A special chicken dumpling soup and ham salad sandwich supper will precede the first service from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. For more information, contact John Tews at 647-8931. The remaining services will be held as follows: March 4th lead by Pastor Jim Spohn, March 11th lead by Pastor Jan Starr, March 18th lead by Pastor Barbara S. Miller, March 25th lead by Joan Bethke.
Riverdale School Board Meeting
The Riverdale School Board will consider a proposal during its regular meeting tonight to move 7th and 8th grade students from the REMS Building to Riverdale High School. The idea is up for discussion only. No action will be taken. It was explained that budget cuts and a drop in student enrollment resulted in a reduction in the number of teaching staff at Riverdale. To make the budget balance, the district had to use different ways to schedule all staff. Presently, 14 of the 19 high school teachers travel each day between the high school building and the REMS building. This set-up not only produces scheduling conflicts, it also reduces the availability of staff to help individual students. It's the hope that an ultimate decision on moving the Riverdale 7th and 8th grade classes to the High School will be made soon, as the scheduling and planning for the 2015-16 school year is already underway. Input regarding the idea will be taken during the school board meeting tonight (Monday). It will begin at 7:30 in the REMS Building library. Those with questions can contact District Administrator Bryce Bird at 739-3832.
Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Deadline Looming
Richland County's Enrollment Assisters and local insurance experts will
host the final session of help with 2015 open enrollment in the Health
Insurance Marketplace. The final free session will be held Tuesday,
February 10th, from 1:30 until 7:00 at the Richland County Community
Services Building. No appointment is necessary. The enrollment deadline
is February 15, 2015 to avoid penalties associated with the Affordable
Healthcare Act for those not covered by health insurance.