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Tuesday, April 20

The Richland County Highway Department has announced that County A will be closed Tuesday, April 20th from the intersection of ZZ and A to Highway 80 for culvert replacement from 8:00 to 3:30.

Ithaca Township will continue with road work through Friday, April 23rd. Work is being done at the intersection of County BA and Nebraska Hollow Road. Fifteen culverts are being replaced from Nebraska Hollow to Apple Ridge Road to the intersection of Hell Hollow and then back down to the township line in Munz Hollow.

Richland County Highway Department will continue to work on replacing the bridge on County Highway B between County Highway BB and Highway 130. The bridge is located just west of Highway 130. The road will be closed during work, which is expected to last up to two months. Motorists should plan an alternative route during this time.

The SWCAP Pop Up Food Bus will hand out food bags in Muscoda from noon until 1:00 in the Muscoda Village Office parking lot.

Vernon County National Guard Free COVID-19 Testing Tuesday, April 20 will run from 11:00 to 5:00 at the Old County Highway Shop located at 602 North Main Street, Viroqua.

Court and Community free legal clinic Tuesday, April 20 will run from 3:00 to 5:00. Those with legal questions can call 608-475-2437 and an intake person will take down your legal question and have an attorney contact you within the week.

There are openings for the Wednesday, April 21st COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Richland Center Community Center. Appointments may also be made by visiting richlandhospital.com/COVID19/ or call the Richland Hospital hotline at 647-1820.

Register now for The Richland Hospital Foundation Spring Sprout Ready Set Grow Virtual 5K on Saturday, May 15th. Cost to register is $35 for adults and $15 for children age 17 and under. The deadline to register is April 22nd. The registration link can be found on the WRCO community calendar webpage (Registration Link Here). The virtual 5K will raise money for the safeTALK program. This program teaches staff and the community how to recognize signs of personal crisis and how to engage and connect someone to an intervention resource to prevent suicide. Sugguested routes for the 5K are located the Richland Hospital Facebook event page or track your route by downloading Runkeeper from your App Store onto your mobile device. Participants are encouraged to share pictures of your run/walk on the Richland Hospital Facebook page using the hashtag #SpringSprout.‚Äč Those who did not register and still want to take part should wear a green shirt and post pictures to the Richland Hospital Facebook page.

The Ithaca School District is asking alumni to participate in a survey to help better prepare Ithaca graduates for college and work success. Surveys can be found under the news tab on the Ithaca School District website. The deadline to register is Friday, April 23rd.

Wednesday, April 21

The Richland Community Food Pantry drive through distribution Wednesday, April 21 will run from 4:00 to 5:30 outside of the Lighthouse Chapel. People are asked to not arrive prior to 3:30. People should remain in their vehicle and volunteers will bring the food to each vehicle. 

Register now for the Tom Layton Memorial Scholarship Bean Bag Tournament Saturday, April 24 at Wisconsin Riverside Resort in Spring Green starting at 11:00 AM. There will also be raffles at the event. To register call Bill at 588-5156,

The Ithaca Lions Club is looking for items for the 12th annual spring consignment auction scheduled for Sunday, April 25th at the former Koch Tractor lot on Highway 14, Richland Center. For commission rates, or to consign your items call 574-1688 for Dick Hauser or 604-4692 for Dean Rinehart.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 UW Platteville-Richland Outstanding Alumni. Past students of the Richland County Teachers College and the UW Platteville-Richland are eligible. Nomination submissions should include the name, last year of attendance in either of the two schools, further education, outstanding professional achievements, qualities of leadership and dedication in professional and/or community activities and other information about why the person is deserving of the honor. Nominations may be sent to Association President Kathy Granger, E17384 County V, Hillsboro WI 54634 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information call 489-3629. The deadline to submit an application is April 30th.

The River Valley Area Community Gardens in Spring Green has garden plots to rent for residents living in the River Valley Area. The seasonal rental fee includes water, tilling, marsh hay for mulch and other perks. There are 3 sizes of plots for rent sizes. A 20 x 20 square foot plot rents for $30 for the first year. A 10 x 20 square foot plot rents for $20 for the first year, and a 10 x 10 square foot plot rents for $10 for the first year. Families or elderly persons that are on a limited budget, unemployed, disabled, or qualify for Quest, SNAP, TANF, or SSI benefits may qualify for a free plot. For more information phone 608-588-6040; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check the Gardens web site at rvacg.org or their Facebook page.

Lone Rock EMS is looking for volunteer ambulance drivers. Volunteers must have a clean driving record, and pass a background check. Training and an emergency vehicles operations course certification will be provided. Those interested should call Teresa at 583-0099 or Steve at 604-0113. Anyone interested in joining the Lone Rock EMS are welcome as well.

Thursday, April 22

The Richland Center High School Class of 2023 will hold a Papa Murphy's share night Thursday, April 22 from 4:00 to 8:00. A portion of the proceeds will go to the class of 2023.

Evening Conversations with Pam and Teresa sponsored by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country are held Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. The conversation is centered around caregiving for someone with dementia and is held virtually or by phone. For more information on attending the program call Pam at 647-4616.  

Register now for the Partners for Prevention of Richland County virtual gathering on Monday, April 26th at 7:00 PM. The topic of the virtual event is "Let's Talk Underage Drinking." Each participant will receive a $10 meal gift card if they register 3 days in advance. Presenters include Mirabella Carpenter and Lara Carpenter. To register, call 647-6131 ext 1140 or visit the Partners for Prevention Facebook page.

SWCAP Head Start/Early Head Start applications are now available for the Richland County Head Start program for children age 3 to 5, and Early Head Start program for children ages 3 and under and pregnant moms. For information on applications call 553-1429.

The Spring Green Lions Club Food Pantry Challenge will continue through the month of April. Due to COVID-19 there will not be any food pantry donation boxes at local businesses this year. Cash donations may be mailed to the Spring Green Lions Club Attn: Food Pantry, PO Box 313, Spring Green, WI 53588. Make checks payable to Spring Green Lions Club and note Arena, Lone Rock, or Spring Green in the memo line of your check. For every $1 donated the Spring Green Lions Club will match your gift with a $1 contribution up to $1000.

The Richland Center Landfill would like to remind the community that tires are NOT accepted. Used tires are accepted at Bindl Tire and Auto, R&K Tire and Auto and at L&M Salvage. Used tires will also be accepted at the Richland County Tire Recycling Day Saturday, May 1.

Saturday, April 24

Youth for Change and the Partners for Prevention Coalition of Richland County will be partnering with the Richland Center Police Department for Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 until 2:00 at the Richland Center Police Department. Vape cartridges will also be accepted. For a complete list of allowable items to bring, visit the Partners for Prevention Richland County Facebook page. 

Monday, April 26

Free COVID-19 testing Monday, April 26 will run from 9:00 to 11:00 or until 120 tests have been administered at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Richland County residency is preferred to obtain a free COVID-19 test at this event. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is requested at register.covidconnect.wi.gov.

The Partners for Prevention of Richland County Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 24th will run from 10:00 to 2:00. The drop off location is at the Richland Center Police Department. There is no registration required.

The Plain Red Cross Blood Drive Monday, April 26th will run from 1:00 to 6:00 at the Plain American Legion. Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org.

The Highland mobile food pantry drive through distribution Monday, April 26th at 4:00 PM will be held at 726 Main Street, Highland. There is no registration and social distancing will be practiced. Participants should remain in your vehicle and people will deliver the food to each vehicle.

The Hillsboro Public Library community book read will run from April through June. The featured book is Todd Burpo's Heaven is For Real. Those interested in participating may pick up the book at the Hillsboro Public Library. Book discussions are scheduled for Thursdays May 13th and 27th at 7:00 PM at Beezer's Shack in Hillsboro. The movie showing of Heaven is For Real will take place on Saturday, June 5th at 8:30 PM. The location for the movie showing will be announced at the last book discussion and will also be available on the library Facebook page or website. For more information call 608-489-2192.

Wednesday, April 28

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry distribution Wednesday, April 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 will take place at the Gays Mills Community Center.

Thursday, April 29

Loganville village wide garage sales Thursday, April 29th through Saturday, May 1st. St. Peter's Church of Loganville will hosting a garage sale Thursday through Saturday from 8:00 to 5:00 each day at the church located at 135 Main Street. There will also be a brat and bake sale at the event.

Saturday, May 1

The Richland County Tire and Electronic Recycling event Saturday, May 1 will run from 8:00 to 11:00 at the Richland County Highway Shop located North of the Richland County Fairground on County Highway AA. For ore information call Carla Doudna at 647-6859. Information on pricing can be found by visiting recycling.co.richland.wi.us/.

Sunday, May 2

Blackhawk Bethlehem United Methodist Church drive through chicken and dumpling supper Sunday, May 2 will run from 4:00 to 7:00 at the church. The church is located at S10174 County Road C, 12 miles West of Sauk City. Cost for a meal is $10. All meals will be carryout.

Monday, May 3

Free COVID-19 testing Monday, May 3rd will run from 9:00 to 11:00 or until 120 tests have been administered at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Richland County residency is preferred to obtain a free COVID-19 test at this event. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is requested at register.covidconnect.wi.gov.

Tuesday, May 4

Vernon County National Guard Free COVID-19 Testing Tuesday, May 4 will run from 11:00 to 5:00 at the Old County Highway Shop located at 602 North Main Street, Viroqua.

Thursday, May 6

Kinship of Richland County will hold a share night at Papa Murphy's Thursday, May 6th from 4:00 to 8:00. A portion of the proceeds will go to Kinship of Richland County.

The Park Street Christian Church program on Dementia, Alzheimer's and Short Term Memory Loss will be Thursday, May 6th at the church from 6:00 to 8:00. There will be a movie and a question and answer panel. The event is free and social distancing will be followed. For more information call 647-3702.

Saturday, May 8

Spring Clean-Up dates for Eagle Township are Saturdays May 8th and 15th from 8:00 to noon at the Eagle Town Hall. Attendants will be on duty.

Monday, May 10

Free COVID-19 testing Monday, May 10th will run from 9:00 to 11:00 or until 120 tests have been administered at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Richland County residency is preferred to obtain a free COVID-19 test at this event. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is requested at register.covidconnect.wi.gov.

The Lone Rock Community Food Pantry distribution Monday, May 10 will run from 5:00 to 6:00 in front of the former Lone Rock Elementary School Building. The distribution is for residents of Lone Rock only and face masks are required.

Monday, May 17

Free COVID-19 testing Monday, May 17 will run from 9:00 to 11:00 or until 120 tests have been administered at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Richland County residency is preferred to obtain a free COVID-19 test at this event. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is requested at register.covidconnect.wi.gov.

Tuesday, May 18

Vernon County National Guard Free COVID-19 Testing Tuesday, May 18 will run from 11:00 to 5:00 at the Old County Highway Shop located at 602 North Main Street, Viroqua.

Monday, May 24

Free COVID-19 testing Monday, May 24th will run from 9:00 to 11:00 or until 120 tests have been administered at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Richland County residency is preferred to obtain a free COVID-19 test at this event. Appointments are not required, but pre-registration is requested at register.covidconnect.wi.gov.

Thursday, May 27

The Richland Center High School Class of 2023 will hold a Papa Murphy's share night Thursday, May 27 from 4:00 to 8:00. A portion of the proceeds will go to the class of 2023.