Bruce's Legacy to Assist Gotham Family in Search
The recovery operation continues to locate 5-year-old Angela Girton who fell into the Wisconsin River near Gotham on Monday night. Her body has not been found at this time. The efforts made yesterday (Wednesday) by the Madison Police Department cadaver dog team may have determined a possible location of her body.
Update on Missing Gotham Girl
Officials with Richland County Emergency Management would like to inform the public that the recovery operation continues for Angela Girton. Emergency crews remain on the Wisconsin River in search of the 5-year old who fell into the river Monday night. There have been on-line accounts that Angela has been found. Richland County officials reported mid-afternoon that that is not the case and the recovery efforts continued this (Wednesday) afternoon.
Voters in the Weston School District overwhelmingly approved the referendum question posed to them yesterday (Tuesday) by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. 360 voters said “yes”, while 196 voted “no” to an additional $715,000 for the next five years for operational costs and an upgrade to Weston's HVAC system, including replacing the boiler system.
Search for Missing 4-Year-Old Continues on the Wisconsin River
The search resumed this (Tuesday) morning for a 4-year old girl who had fallen into the north side of the Wisconsin River near the east side of the Gotham boat landing last (Mon) night. According to Richland County officials, the girl was with siblings near the water last night when she fell in. An off duty sheriff's deputy fishing in the area of the boat landing heard the children call for help and called 9-1-1 at approximately 6:15 PM Monday night.
Donkey Basketball Coming Your Way
Two area schools will be hosting Donkey Basetball games to raise money on April 7th and April 9th.
Job Fair to Take Place in Richland Center
Workforce representatives and community leaders are finalizing plans for a Richland Center Job Fair Wednesday, April 8th. The event will be held at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center, and will be open to Veterans at 9:30 am, and to the general public from 10:00 - 1:00.
Prescribed Burn Scheduled
Officials with the Wisconsin DNR will be conducting a prescribed burn tomorrow (Tuesday) along the Pine River Bike Trail. As a result, the bike trail will be closed tomorrow (Tues) from Bear Creek, east, to the access to Cruson Slough. That portion of the Pine River Bike Trail will then be reopened for regular use on Wednesday (April 1). As a reminder as well, the Pine River Bike Trail from Richland Center to Gotham will remain closed because of the force main project for the waste water treatment project at Twin Bluffs.
Blue River Water Update
Residents of Blue River can now turn off their water. Previously, the village had asked that residents run a stream of water to prevent pipes from freezing. That precaution is no longer needed.
Closure of Bohmann Drive
Richland Center City utilities will close a portion of Bohmann Drive in Richland Center to facilitate force main work for the new wastewater recycling facility at Twin Bluffs. As a result of that work, City Utilities will close Bohmann Drive at the bike trail in Richland Center starting at 6:00 AM on Monday, March 30th. The closure will continue until the work is complete. Please note that the closure will only affect Bohmann Drive at the bike trail. All businesses, industries, residential areas, and Doudna Elementary will be accessible using a different route.
Scouting For Food Drive
The week of March 23rd will be a big week for Cub Scout Pack 81 as they host their Scouting for Food Food Drive. Flyers will be dropped off on Monday, March 23rd with details about the drive. Food will be collected on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 9:00 am.
All food collected will be donated to the Richland County Food Pantry. The Cub Scouts thank you for your support. Any questions can be directed to Jon Golockson at 815-821-2941.