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Friday, September 19

The Field of 5000 has made it's way to Viola. The flags will be displayed Friday, September 19th along State Highway 131 across the bridge on the left going out of Viola.

Ithaca School Fair Exhibits will be received in the High School Gym from Noon-6:00 on Friday, September 19. Judging will begin at 6:30 pm. School will have an early release at 1:00 pm.

The 84th Annual Viola Horse & Colt Show will take place Friday night and Saturday, September 19th and 20th. Enjoy Cash raffle, with a $5000 Grand Prize, a carnival, arts & crafts show, horse pull and more. The parade will take place at 1:00 on Saturday, and a free Country Music Dance by Monty Berger and Country Gold Band from 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

The RCHS Cheerleaders will be displaying and raffling off several different gift baskets at the home game on Friday, September 19th. Cost is $2 a ticket or 3 tickets for $5. The gift baskets will also be displayed at the Homecoming game on Friday, October 10th, where the names will be drawn and announced at Half Time of the Homecoming game. 

The 2014 fund drive for the Richland County United Givers has begun to support 30 local organizations.  A tax-deductible donation can be sent to Richland County United Givers, PO Box 228, Richland Center, WI 53581.


Saturday, September 20

Anyone able to help with work on the snowmobile trail to Hub City on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, should contact Norm Hilleshiem at 475-1095.

Otter Creek Lutheran Church in Highland will host its Annual Autumn Auction on Saturday, September 20th.  Dinner will be served from 11:00 - 1:00 and the auction will start at 1:00 pm. Funds raised will help offset expenses for maintenance and upkeep of the church.

The 40 et 8 Locomotive will be leaving for the Viola Horse and Colt Show on Saturday, September 20 between 11:15 and 11:30 am, as the parade starts at 1:00 pm with line up about Noon.  Voyageurs Militaire should meet at the Richland Center American Legion.

The Muscoda Chamber of Commerce Fall Opener will be held Saturday evening, September 20 at St. John's Gym in Muscoda. This is the Chamber's major fundraising event of the year. Tickets are available at Jo-Den's Shell or Community First Bank in Muscoda.

Knights of Columbus Bingo will be held on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30 pm at the Richland Community Center. All are welcome.


Sunday, September 21

The 58th Annual Chicken BBQ at Immaculate Conception in Boscobel will take place on Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 - 2:00. Adults are $10.00, children 5 to 12 are $5.00, children under 5 are free. Mass will be held at 9:30 am.  There will be free rides and games for children all day, a raffle drawing, bingo, bean bag tournament and coed volleyball.


Monday, September 22

The Richland Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks on Monday, September 22nd from Noon - 4:00 pm.

The Richland Museum & Visitor Center is holding a coloring contest for all ages September 2-30. Entries can be picked up at the depot, City Hall, or Brewer Library and returned to the depot Monday-Saturday from 10:00 - 3:00. Prizes for three age groups will be announced October 1.


Tuesday, September 23

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will begin Tuesday, September 23rd from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Grace Community Church. This is a nine week class to show how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely, and much more. For information on the course and its cost, visit www.lifeofgrace.org. For additional questions, please contact Dean Babcockat 608-228-1065


Wednesday, September 24

Sauk County will host an Ag Plastics Recycling on Wednesdays from September 24 - October 29 at the Sauk County Highway Shop in Baraboo.  Recycle your silage bags, bunker covers, net wrap, bale wrap, plastic feed bags, and hoop film for free by bringing them in supersacks or loose between 10:00 and Noon.  Supersacks can be picked up at  Reedsburg Farmer’s Cooperative United Cooperative, Blain’s Farm & Fleet Hohl Farm Supply Inc., Lime Ridge Agri Supply and McFarlane’s Manufacturing.

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a distribution in Gays Mills on Wednesday, September 24th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the old Gays Mills Community Building.


American Legion Post 13 will host a Culvers Share Night in Richland Center on Wednesday, September 24 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm.  This fund raiser will support Flag Park and grounds improvement at American Legion Post 13.


The Muscoda American Legion will host their Burger Night on Wednesday, September 24th from 4:00 -8:00 pm at Muscoda's Railroad Park. Music will be provided by Brass-R-Us from 5:00 - 6:00. 

The Richland Hospital will host a Breastfeeding Class on Wednesday, September 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. For more information, contact the Birth Center at 647-6321.


Thursday, September 25

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will host a Memory Café, a social gathering place where individuals with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias, can come together, will meet on Thursday, September 25th from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Richland Center Woodman Senior Center.  Family and friends are encouraged to come. Contact Becky Debuhr, Outreach Specialist, at 608-723-4288 for more information.

The Richland Hospital will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, September 25th from 11:00 - 4:00 in Pippin Hall 1. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Deanna Gochenaur at 647-6321, or visit www.bcw.edu/richland.

Richland County Health and Human Services-Public Health will hold an immunization clinic on Thursday, September 25 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the Community Services Building.  This clinic will offer all routine childhood vaccines to children covered by BadgerCare or those who have no vaccine coverage.


Friday, September 26

Wisconsin Heights School District celebrates 50 years starting on Friday, September 26 at 4:30 pm in Mazomanie with a Homecoming parade, followed by tailgating at the High School and a football game at 7:00 pm.  Saturday, September 27 continues the celebration with a car show and more social time at Rookies. See Wisconsin Heights Alumni Facebook page or call Dennis at 608-767-3665, for more information.

Register now for Southwest Tech's Guidelines for Farm Succession Three-Day Course to be held on Thursdays, October 2, November 6 and December 11th, from 9;00 - 3:00 at the Fennimore Campus. Cost for the course is $200.  To register, call 1-800-362-3322 ext. 2360 or visit www.swtc.edu/fbpmreg


Saturday, September 27

The 2nd Annual Smoke in the Valley BBQ Cook Off will take place on Saturday, September 27th at Prem Meats in Spring Green. Registration starts at 7:30 am. Cost is $60 per team and admission is $10, 18 and under are free.  To sign up, contact Mariah Hill at 574-4882 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richland Center High School will host a Dad's Belgium Waffle Fundraiser on Saturday, September 27th from 8:00 - 11:00 am at the high school. Cost is $10, and children 5 and under are free. Proceeds will fund special awards for students in all programs and incentives for positive student citizenship.

The Lone Rock Congregational Church will host a Rummage - Bake Sale and Luncheon on Saturday, September 27th a from 8:00 - 3:00 at the Lone Rock Community Building.

The Cross Plains Child Passenger Safety Program will host a free child car seat inspection event on Saturday, September 27 from 8:30 - 12:30 at the Cross Plains Fire Department located at 1501 Bourbon Road.  Contact Greg at 608-798-4100 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Driftless Spoon Gathering ­2nd Annual Event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28th at the La Farge Village Park. Cost of the event is $10, or $20 for families.  In this two­-day skills sharing event, spoon carvers will gather to show their spoons, and share their techniques, stories and spoon blanks. A potluck will take place Saturday night at the Village Park and a Contra Dance at 8:00 pm at the La Farge Village Hall.  Camping is available at the Village Park as self registration at the site for $10 a tent.

The Gays Mills Applefest Arts and Crafts Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. Crafters are invited to exhibit and sell their work by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 608-735-4342.


Sunday, September 28

The Boscobel Municipal Airport Fly-In/Drive-in Breakfast will take place on Sunday, September 28th from 8:00 - Noon. Airplane rides will be available for $20. For more information, contact Arlie Harris at 608-375-5001.

The 40 et 8 will be traveling with the Locomotive to the Gays Mills Apple Fest Parade on Sunday, September 28. The Locomotive will leave the Richland Center Americna Legion at 11:30 am.  The parade starts 1:30 with line up at 12:30.

The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum will be holding a tent sale on Sunday, September 28 on the grounds of the Doll and Toy Museum. Proceeds will go to replace siding on the museum.


Monday, September 29

The Iowa County Chapter of Wisconsin Right to Life will have a Pizza Hut Fundraiser in Dodgeville on Monday, September 29th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. A portion of every buffet meal goes to support the group.


Wednesday, October 1

Southwest Tech will host a Job Fair on Wednesday, October 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the College campus in Fennimore.  Over 35 employers are registered to attend the event seeking qualified candidates in a variety of fields. The job fair is open to the public and free for job seekers.  For more information, visit swtc.edu.

The S.O.U.L. Kitchen will host a community meal on Wednesday, October 1st from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Town and Country Presbyterian Church.

American Legion Post 13 is selling raffle tickets for a Heil Furnace. The drawing will be held October 15, 2014. You do not need not be present to win. Tickets are $10.00 each. For information, contact Kevin Novy at 649-1325.  Winner is responsible for installation costs.


Thursday, October 2


The 40 et 8 will hold a Promenade on Thursday, October 2 at American Legion Post 13 in Richland Center.  The meal starts at 7:00 pm with the Business Promenade to follow. Please remember your Chapeau.



Friday, October 3

The RCHS Alumni Class of 1968 will serve brats and grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brat Barn at Burnstad's on Friday, October 3rd from 10:00 - 5:00 and Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 - 2:00. There will also be baked goods for sale. For more information, contact 608-246-2759.

The Weston FFA Pork Feed will take place on Friday, October 3rd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Weston High School Cafeteria.  Cost is $8 for adults in advance, $6 for children in advance and children under 6 are free. Cost at the door is $.50 more. Tickets can be purchased from FFA members or contact Randi Osborne at 986-2151.

St. Luke's Church of Plain will host its Family-Style Fish Fry on Friday, October 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Carry-outs are available.

Friends of the KVR Dam Challenge Pasta Dinner will take place on Friday, October 3 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the Visitor Center. Adults are $7 for one trip or $10 for all you can eat, children under 12 are $4.  In conjunction with the dinner, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve will host Autumn Skies at 6:30 pm.  Observe the night sky with John Heasley, Solar System Ambassador, and learn of different constellations, clusters, and nebulas of the fall sky. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit http://kvr.state.wi.us.


Saturday, October 4

Walk With GRACE will sponsor an Individual Skin Cancer Screening on Saturday, October 4th from 9:00 - 3:00 at the GRACE Office.  To reserve an appointment with Dr. Stephen Webster, MD by calling 604-8255. This screening is free and open to the public.

The Black Hawk United Methodist Church will host the Lord's Acre Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th. Saturday kicks off at 10:00 am with Bake Sale, a Pork Chop Dinner at 11:00 am and Lord's Acre Auction at 1:00 pm. Sunday hosts Christian Education at 9:15 am, Harvest Festival Worship at 10:30 am and Potluck Meal at 11:30 am.

The Missfit Dolls Roller Derby team will host the 2nd Annual Christmas in October on Saturday, October 4th from Noon - 5:00 pm at the Richland Center American Legion. Start your Christmas shopping early with various area vendors and place bids on an array of silent auction items until 4:30 pm. Proceeds go to the American Legion and Richland County Veteran's Memorial.

The Angels of Hope Remembrance 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, October 4th at the La Farge Village Park. Registration opens at 3:30 pm with the walk to begin at 4:00. Registration is free. Enjoy music, food and a candlelight vigil following the walk.


Sunday, October 5

Ss. Anthony and Philip Cathlic Church of Highland will host its Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 5th. There will be a Polka Mass at 9:00 am, with a pumpkin weigh-off, kids crafts, music and other contests to follow at 10:00. A German Meal will be served  from 11:00 - 1:00 for $12 for adults and $4.50 for children.  Take part in an auction at 1:30 and a raffle drawing at 4:00.

St. Philip Catholic Church of Soldiers Grove will host its Roast Beef Dinner and Bazaar on Sunday, October 5th.  A Polka Mass will be held at 10:00 am with dinner from 11:00 - 2:00. There will also be a raffle drawing at 2:30 pm. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.  Carry-outs available for an extra $.50.

A National Life Chain Event will take place on Sunday, October 5th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the corner of Highways 18 and 23 in Dodgeville. For more information, call Peg at 583-6024.


Tuesday, October 7

NHS of Southwest Wiscosnin will host a Free Homebuyer's Seminar on Tuesdays, October 7th and 14th at the East Hall at UW-Richland. Discuss credit scores, inspections, financing and assistance programs to be able to afford purchasing a home. For more information and to pre-register, call NHS at 647-4949 or visit nhsrcwi.org by October 7th. 


Wednesday, October 8

St. Peter's of Loganville will host a Chili Supper and Bake Sale Bazaar on Wednesday, October 8th from 4:30 - 8:00 pm. Cost is a free will offering.


Friday, October 10

The 3rd Annual RCHS All School Reunion is planned for Friday, October 10th at the White House from 8:00 pm - Midnight.  All are welcome.


Saturday, October 11

Hybrid Redneck Rally will take place on Saturday, October 11th at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 and kids 12 and under are free. Enjoy Snowmobile Grass Drags, ATV and Dirtbike Drags, Mud Racing, Pedal Pulls, Truck and Tractor Pulls and more.  For more information, visit www.hybridredneck.com

The UW-Richland Alumni Association 2014 Home Brewfest will take place on Saturday, October 11th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the UW-Richland Gym.


Monday, October 13

The Lone Rock Food Pantry will hold a distribution on Monday, October 13th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the Lone Rock Elementary School. The pantry serves those whose children attend Lone Rock Elementary and citizens with a Lone Rock address.


Wednesday, October 15

The S.O.U.L. Kitchen will host a community meal on Wednesday, October 15th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Town and Country Presbyterian Church.