Red Flag Warning
It's another dry day (Wednesday) in Wisconsin -- and the risk of wildfires keeps getting larger. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for most of the Badger State from noon-until-eight p-m today. That triggers a ban on open burning in those areas, and folks are encouraged not to smoke outside. The warnings cover most of the western two-thirds of Wisconsin. Forecasters say humidities will be as low as 10-percent today, with winds gusting to 30-miles-an-hour with temperatures in the 60's-and-70's. Forecasters say our next real chance for rain is on Sunday. In Sauk County, authorities found a body while fighting a forest fire yesterday afternoon in the town of Dellona near Lyndon Station. The body was found behind a house. The state D-N-R and Sauk County sheriff's deputies are investigating. On Monday, over 200-acres were burned in what was called the "Railroad Fire" west of Necedah in Juneau County. The D-N-R said no structures were damaged, but a fire-fighter was treated for smoke inhalation.
Spring Large Item Pick Up
Richland Center residents are reminded that Town & Country Sanitation will be in the community tomorrow (Saturday) for the semi-annual large item curbside garbage collection. It's the clean-up effort for items not normally removed with the regular weekly household garbage pick-up.
Donations in Honor of Angela Girton
Area residents wanting to make a donation locally to support the family of Angela Girton and the recovery operations, may do so at DJ's Kwik Stop in Gotham. There are two donation canisters. One is for the family and the other will support Bruce's Legacy which is helping with the recovery effort.
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.