Kiwanis Backpack Pick Up
For those that pre-registered for a backpack with supplies from the Kiwanis Backpack Program, today (Aug 24) is the only day to pick up your backpack. Pick up is available at the Phoenix Center from 9:00 - 6:00. Again, this is for those that pre-registered for backpacks.
Richland County Fair Update
Officials with the Richland County Fair announce that fair entry tags are NOT ready for pick-up yet. The announcement during our news and community calendar previously was incorrect. Fair tags will hopefully be available some time next week, but an announcement to that will be made soon.
Walk With GRACE Silent Auction Reminder
Emergency Preparedness Summit
Could you fend for yourself for 72 hours after your utilities were compromised? Would you know what to do if your computer was hacked? Where are the best sources of information following a disaster? Those will be among several topics covered during a special Emergency Preparedness Summit coming up next Saturday in Richland Center.
The Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin will be presenting the musical “Mary Poppins” Thursday through Sunday (August 6-9) at the Richland Center High School Auditorium. Featured in the performance will be many local actors, actresses, singers, dancers, and musicians.
Performance times will be at 7:00 PM with the exception of a 1:30 PM matinee performance on Sunday. Tickets are available at Ed's Family Foods and Gordy's Market in Richland Center, and will also be available at the door on performance dates. There will also be a $50 family package ticket available only at the door that will admit two adults and any number of children.
11th Annual WRCO Walk With GRACE Auction Recap
The 11th annual WRCO Walk With GRACE Radio Auction is in the books, and thanks to 305 enthusiastic bidders and dozens of generous auction donors, the 2015 auction proved to be the best yet. Thursday's auction total was $10,610 – the best 1-day fundraising total for the event ever. That proved to be the capstone of what was a remarkable story every day this week. The final total of the four days came to $33,190.
23rd Annual Muskets & Memories
The 23rd annual Muskets and Memories Civil War Era Weekend opens with registration today (Friday) in preparation for a busy weekend. The civil war encampment will be open to the public from 9:00 until 5:00 Saturday and 9:00 until 4:00 Sunday in Boscobel's Kronsage Park. The battle re-enactments will be at 1:00 Saturday and 1:30 Sunday. The Saturday battle will be a re-enactment of the Angle at Gettysburg from July 3, 1863 in which Medal of Honor recipient Alonzo Cushing was killed. An Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor Memorial will take place on the battlefield at 12:30. The Medal of Honor was posthumously awarded to Cushing by President Obama this past September. Cushing was born in Wisconsin.
Siren System Check
This week will mark the first time the City of Richland Center will conduct a second monthly test of it's warning siren system. At noon on Wednesday (July 15) the sirens will be activated via a remote device to help ensure the warning system is operating correctly. This test will be a regular check of the sirens. It will be in addition to the one held regularly on the first Wednesday of the month. City officials say if you hear other sirens in the community, but notice the one closest to you is not working, you are asked to please contact City Hall or law enforcement right away.
Tree Trimming Services
The following businesses have shown proof of insurance and obtained a license to cut trees within the City of Richland Center. Any other businesses need to obtain a license before cutting any trees in the City.
Ashton's Affordable Tree Service LLC - 608-642-0683
8697 Crosscut Rd., Platteville, WI
Peer Construction - 608-732-5279
29301 Pleasant Mound Rd., Boscobel, WI
Sprague Brothers Tree Services - 608-822-3470
1005 14th St., Fennimore, WI
Contractors are not permitted to place trees or brush outside of the landfill area. They must take the debris inside the landfill. The landfill will be open during between 8am and 3pm this week for City residents. Approved Townships may also use the landfill during regular open hours - Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.
Upcoming Street Reconstruction in Richland Center
Road and other Public Works projects will soon be ramping up in the City of Richland Center. The Public Works Department will be closing South Stewart Street at the intersection of West Haseltine Street for culvert repairs beginning next Wednesday (July 8). That work will continue for approximately four weeks through August 5th. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route.
Also, beginning on Wednesday (July 8) the City of Richland Center will begin the reconstruction of North Park Street and East 11th Street. That project includes excavation, storm sewer, base course, curb & gutter, asphalt paving, clearing & grubbing, and restoration of the work area. Later this summer, the construction of Third Street between Jefferson and Main Streets on the north side of Jefferson Elementary School will take place. The estimated start date for the Third Street project is Monday, July 27th. During the construction, local residents will have limited access to driveways at times. Mail delivery will be maintained throughout the project. The estimated completion date through asphalt paving is August 14th.
The Richland Center Public Works Department is also in the process of repainting crosswalks throughout the city. They will also soon be marking parking stalls in the downtown area this month. The plan is to do the paining projects on busier roads between the hours of midnight and 6:00 AM. Motorists should expect one lane of traffic to be closed while the paint is drying. Exact dates of the paining projects will be dependent upon the weather.