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Pastor Loretta Betz, 1952-2018

Pastor Loretta "Lorie" Irene Betz passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the age of 66 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in ...

December 19, 2018 | | OBITUARIES

A said (but hopeful) song for Farley

VIOLA - Where is Farley? Where is Far-Far? It's time for your breakfast Time for you to eat now Ding dang dong Ding dang dong This little ditty to the tune of 'Frere Jacques' keeps running ...

December 19, 2018 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL

A packaging problem (and solution)

GAYS MILLS - A friend suggested that I write a column on packaging. Always looking for topics that we can all relate to, I'm surprised I hadn't thought of it before. We deal with packaging every da...

December 19, 2018 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL

Seneca School Board approves ‘eye in the sky’ program

SENECA - The Seneca School Board approved the placement of a camera in the school gym to facilitate the Eye in the Sky program. Eye in the Sky allows for the paid broadcast of games and other even...

December 19, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Gays Mills Board approves budget and discusses flooding

GAYS MILLS - Nothing much really seems to happen in Gays Mills that doesn't include a discussion of the recent floods and that was the case at Monday night's village board meeting. Oh, it started ...

December 19, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

History of West Fork Kickapoo dams provides perspective

VERNON COUNTY - The two dams that breached in the late August floods of 2018 – Jersey Valley and Mlsna – were originally established as the result of community effort to control the eff...

December 19, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL

Soldiers Grove Board approves 2019 budget

SOLDIERS GROVE - At their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, the Soldiers Grove Village Board approved the 2019 budget and tax levy. The board held a public input session on the budge...

December 19, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL

Crawford County resident will chair national organic standards board

GAYS MILLS - A local woman took another giant step forward in her journey through organic agriculture–Harriet Behar, who lives on a farm near Rolling Ground, was recently elected by her peers...

December 19, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Stephen C. “Steve” Kopp

Stephen C. "Steve" Kopp, 76, Potosi, formerly of Livingston, passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 14 at Southwest Health in Platteville. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the...

December 19, 2018 | | OBITUARIES

Loren Alfred “Pete” Gipp

Loren Alfred "Pete" Gipp, 99, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Naples, Fla., and Platteville, passed away suddenly at Lee Health Park on Dec. 10. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 ...

December 19, 2018 | | OBITUARIES

Robert Carson “Buzz” Bass

Robert Carson "Buzz" Bass, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 14 at Maplewood with family by his side. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 22 at Hooverson Funeral Home, Hwy. 14 Wes...

December 19, 2018 | | OBITUARIES

Council supports limits on campaign financing

The Richland Center City Council voiced support of a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment that would overturn a Supreme Court decision at its meeting Tuesday night. Read about it in th...

December 19, 2018 | | Government

Local churches unite to help needy families

Read about it in the December 20, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

December 19, 2018 | | Organizations

Season's Greetings

See festive photos of the holiday season in the December 20, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

December 19, 2018 | | Spotlight

Mildred A. Melby

Mildred Ann Melby, 80, of Richland Center passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Schmitt Woodland Hills. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. ...

December 18, 2018 | | OBITUARIES

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