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.
Fire in Lone Rock Update
Officials with Richland County Emergency Management have announced that the air quality concerns from today's (Monday) fire in Lone Rock have been lifted. The blaze affected the Town & Country Transfer station. Toxic smoke from the fire caused officials to ask local residents to “shelter in place” with their windows and doors closed until the fire could be contained. The fire was under control and virtually out as of last word. Therefore the public concerns have been eased. At last word, Lone Rock area residents are able to go about their day as usual.
Understanding the Weston School Disctrict Referendum
In case you missed the discussion on the Morning Show regarding the Weston School District Referendum, here is the link.
Science is Alive at the Richland Middle School
The Richland Middle School enjoyed a very nice afternoon and evening on Tuesday (3/10). It was the annual 8th grade science fair, parent teacher conferences, and community spaghetti supper. Dozens of high-quality science projects were on display at the fair. Two projects were deemed the “Best of Fair” earning the Robert Pittman Award Winners.
How University of Wisconsin-System Cuts Will Affect UW-Richland
The University of Wisconsin-System has had to absorb a $62-million cut in state funding during the course of the current 2013-15 biennium. Within the UW-Colleges – which the local UW-Richland campus is a part of – a $2.33-million reduction in state funding was imposed. In the UW-Colleges, the first year of the biennium's budget cuts were covered by reserves; however, the second year, those cuts were absorbed by the local campuses. For UW-Richland, the share was about $60,000.
The Village of Blue River is asking all residents to start running a stream of water the size of pencil lead until further notice.
Riverdale FFA Puts Ron and Phil to the Test
In case you missed it this morning on the Ron and Phil Show, 3 members of Riverdale's FFA put both Phil and Ron to the test about the Minneapolis Moline. See who was the student of the day.