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.
Ocoochapalooza Announces Music Line-up
Ocoochapalooza has released its music line-up for this year's event to take place on June 6th.
Currently, all snowmobile trails remain closed. We will update everyone as we receive more information. For updates on Richland County snowmobile trails, check out www.rcsawi.com.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Board of Trustees Presidential Search Committee
The Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Board of Trustees has announced its Presidential Search Committee. Southwest Tech has engaged in a nationwide search for a new president due to the upcoming retirement of current president Dr. Duane Ford.
UW-Richland presents Twelve Angry Jurors
Auditions are set for this week for the UW-Richland campus and community spring stage production Twelve Angry Jurors. The play will be directed by Zoie Eva Lutz. Auditions are scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM on both Wednesday and Thursday (Jan. 28 & 29) at the Coppertop Theater.
Making a Difference is a Special Night
The fourth annual Making a Difference Awards Banquet saw some very deserving people receive some very nice awards. Here's achance to learm more about those "making a difference!"
2014 Property Tax Deadline
The deadline to pay 2014 taxes is approaching quickly. January 31st is the final due date for 2014 real estate and personal property taxes due and payable to your Township, Village, or City Treasurer at the address shown on the lower left portion of your tax bill. Your County Treasurer's office can not accept payments for the current 2014 taxes during the local treasurer's collection period through the end of the month. Richland County Treasurer, Julie Keller, reminds all homeowners that used their homes as their primary residence on January 1st, 2014 to check their tax bills to be sure a lottery credit was applied. "Lottery Credit" Claim Forms for the 2014 tax year can still be turned into your local treasurer until January 31st.
Implements of Husbandry Seminar
The Richland County UW-Extension, Richland County Highway Department, and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are inviting farmers, agri-business personnel, law enforcement officers, town officials, county, village, and town road authorities to a seminar to discuss recently enacted Wisconsin legislation that updates state laws regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadways. Items that will be discussed include: