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Thursday, December 3

The 9th annual Rotary Lights in the Park will continue to run from 6:00 until 9:00 each evening at Krouskop Park through New Year's Eve. Admission is free, however non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Richland Community Food Pantry. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be drive through only.

Friday, December 4

The SWCAP Pop Up Food Pantry distribution Friday, December 4 will run from 11:00 until noon in Lone Rock next to the Lone Rock Fire Station and laundromat.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Richland Center invites you to a Tailgate Christmas, a drive-through COVID safe event in the parking lot of the Richland Center Community Center. Drive-through times are 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, December 4, and 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday, December 5. The Tailgate Christmas will feature a live nativity, the Christmas story and music. Children will receive a take home craft kit. The entire event is free.

The Weston School District Food Drive will run through Friday, December 4. Non-perishable food items are being sought during this time. Weston students may bring food items to school to be collected in their classrooms, and people may drop off food items in either Weston School office. Drop-off sites are also located at Royal Bank of Cazenovia, Carr Valley Cheese, Soltwedel's Store, Boston Bah, and Ma & Pa's Pit Stop. Monetary donations will also be accepted. For more information on making a monetary donation email Maggie Landsinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The drive is sponsored by the Weston FBLA.

Saturday, December 5

The Symons Recreation Complex 6th annual Two Mile Ugly Sweater Fun Run/Walk Saturday, December 5 has been canceled.

Those who ordered frozen cookie cut-outs from the Richland Center Lions Club are reminded to pick up their cookie cut-outs Saturday, December 5 from 9:00 to noon at Walsh’s ACE Hardware. There will be extra flat cut-outs available while supplies last for $5.

The community is invited to gather on the Richland County Courthouse lawn Saturday evenings December 5th, 12th and 19th from 7:00 until 7:45 to sing Christmas carols and hear the Christmas story read. Social distancing will be required.

The North Crawford National Honor Society Ugly Sweater Fun Run/Walk to Support the Food 4 Kids program will be Saturday, December 5. The run/walk will take place from 2:00 to 4:15 PM starting at 45972 Highway S, Gays Mills. Cost to register for the 2k or 5k run/walk is $20 on the day of the event. The run/walk will travel around the Mill House Lights. Masks will be required. To register visit tinyurl.com/NHSfunrun.

Santa will visit the Lone Rock Community Building Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Families are invited to drive through to see Santa, drop off a letter for Santa and grab a treat.

The Boscobel Christmas Parade Saturday, December 5 will start at noon at Kronshage Park. The parade will travel past Boscobel Care and Rehab and then proceed North on Wisconsin Ave. to drop Santa off at Depot Park. Santa will be at Depot Park from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Social distancing will be practiced.

 Monday, December 7

Richland County Public Health COVID-19 Testing Monday, December 7 will run from 9:00 to Noon or until 120 tests have been administered at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Testing will continue on Mondays through December 21. This testing event is for Richland County residents only. People are asked to register online if possible at register.covidconnect.wi.gov

Families who have lost a child are invited to submit the child's name to the Birth Center at the Richland Hospital to have the name added to an ornament which will be placed on a special tree in the Rotary Lights display. There is no charge. Call Richland Hospital at 608-647-6321 and ask for the Birth Center. Due to the pandemic, the annual Service of Remembrance for Infants will not be held this year.

The Salvation Army of Richland County is in need of bell ringers. For more information on dates and times available contact Jay B. Mueller at 647-3169.

The Woodman Aquatic Center Holiday Season Pool Pass Sale continues through December 31st. Cost for a family resident pass is $110, and $70 for an individual resident pass. Cost for a family non-resident pass is $150 and $90 for an individual non-resident. Passes can be purchased at the Richland Center Community Center.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Jason Cox who recently was injured in a truck loading accident. Money raised will go to medical expenses. To learn more or to donate visit GoFundMe.com and search for Jason Cox's Road to Recovery.

Tuesday, December 8

The Boaz Village Board meeting Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 will be at the Boaz Community Building.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting may also be attended via phone conference. For instructions on how to connect by phone, call the Boaz Village Clerk at 536-3466 or visit www.villageofboaz.com.

Meat for the RCHS Band Beat raffle tickets are now available. Cost for a raffle ticket is $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets are available at the Richland Center High School Band Office, Dr. Moen’s office or from any Richland Center High School student. Winners will be announced Wednesday, December 23 on WRCO and Facebook.

K9 Rambo plush dogs are now available at the Richland County Sheriff's Department Administrative Office during normal business hours while supplies last. Sales of the plush dogs will go to support the Richland County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit. Cost for one K9 Rambo plush dog is $20 or $50 for three.

Wednesday, December 9

A COVID-19 Rapid Testing Clinic Wednesday, December 9 will run from 9:00 to 3:00 on the University of Wisconsin – Platteville Richland Campus in the Classroom Building. The testing site uses antigen tests, which are self-administered, and provides results in 15 minutes. Anyone who has a positive antigen test will then be administered a PCR test to confirm or deny the positive reading. Anyone wishing to take the rapid test at the Richland Campus must pre-register at doineedacovid19test.com. Participants will also use this website to obtain test results.

The Richland Community Food Pantry hosts a drive-through distribution at the Lighthouse Chapel every Wednesday from 4:00 until 5:30. Clients are asked to please not arrive prior to 3:30. Masks are required for everyone attending.  

Thursday, December 10

National Guard COVID-19 Testing Thursday, December 10 will run from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Testing is open to anyone at this event. People are asked to register online at register.covidconnect.wi.gov

Vernon County Health Department Drive through COVID-19 testing Thursday, December 10 will be in Viroqua from 10:00 to 6:00 at the old County Highway Shop, located at 602 North Main Street. Testing will be done by the National Guard. Participants must be ages 5 or older.

Saturday, December 12

The Brewer Public Library drive-thru visit with Santa Saturday, December 12 will run from 11:00 to 1:00 at the library. Letters to Santa can be mailed at the library's North Pole Mailbox, and Santa will write back. There will be a take-home crafts and treats. Enter behind the library building from Union Street. The Letter-to-Santa template can be found at brewerpubliclibrary.org/youthservices.

Tuesday, December 15

The Weston National Honor Society blood drive for the Blood Center of Wisconsin Tuesday, December 15 will run from 11:00 to 4:00 in the Weston High School gym. Students who are 16 years of age or older may donate with parent-guardian permission. Permission slips are located in the Weston High School office. Appointments may be made by calling 877-232-4376.

Thursday, December 17

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Richland Center Fellowship on Thursday, December 17. The distribution will begin at 4:00. Participants should note that the distribution is drive-thru at this time. Participants are to remain in their vehicle and volunteers will bring food to the vehicle.

Saturday, December 19

The Brewer Public Library drive-thru visit with Santa Saturday, December 19 will run from 11:00 to 1:00 at the library. Letters to Santa can be mailed at the library's North Pole Mailbox, and Santa will write back. There will be a take-home crafts and treats. Enter behind the library building from Union Street. The Letter-to-Santa template can be found at brewerpubliclibrary.org/youthservices