Morel Mushroom Festival
It's that time of year again! Muscoda's Morel Mushroom Festival will take place this weekend (May 16-17). Visit the Tasting Room to try samples of morel mushrooms, Wirtz Morel Microbrew, Wild Morel and Leek Jack Cheese from Meister Cheese or even a mushroom brat. Visitors will also enjoy helicopter rides, Chainsaw Carving Show, Flea Market and Crafts Sale, Geocashing and Guided Tours at Ancient Indian Effigy Mounds. End the festivities with a fireworks show at dusk on Saturday at Riverside Park. For a complete list of events and further information, visit www.muscoda.com.
Senior Citizen Technology Expo Today
Rodeo Parade Entry
Richland County Electronics Recycling Collection
Motorsports Mayhem is still looking for about 50 volunteers to help out with the event on Saturday, May 9th at the Richland County Fairgrounds. To sign up, visit http://hybridredneck.com/charity/. The organization will pay out a minimum of $8 an hour to all workers for their charity or organization.
New District Administrator for Richland School District
The Richland School District Board of Education has approved a contract with Jarred Burke to serve as the District Administrator for the 2015 through 2017 school years. Burke has completed his course work to obtain his Superintendent license and is in the process of finishing his Doctoral thesis from Edgewood College. He also holds licenses for Director of Instruction, Principal, and Teaching. Burke has been the Director of Instruction at the Mount Horeb Area School District since 2008. Prior to that he was the Pre K-8th Grade Principal/Director of Instruction at Southwestern School District in Hazel Green from July 2004 through August 2008.
Drug Take Back Event
The Richland Center Police Department will be giving the community an opportunity to dispose of unwanted or expired medications by once again hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back. The take back will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the lobby of the Richland Center Police Department.
American Pickers to Make Local Stop
Old barns...dusty attics...shoddy sheds. None of it is too much for Mike and Frank of the popular History Channel show American Pickers, and the pair is looking for places to stop in southwest Wisconsin. Officials with the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce were recently contacted by members of the American Pickers production team, who said that they are interested in filming episodes of the show in Wisconsin starting next month.
Local Student Artist Featured
One local student's art work will be on display at the US Capitol for the next year after placing first in the 2015 3rd Congressional District Art Contest. Congressman Ron Kind and his wife Tawni announced the winners over the weekend, and it was learned that LaFarge High School student Emily Sedgwick earned the top honors with her piece entitled “Road Trip to Madison.” In addition, Sedgwick will be invited to Washington, D.C. for a reception honoring the nation's other top student artists.
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.