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Benefit planned to help toddler with bone cancer

FENNIMORE - A hallmark of small town living, we see the signs for benefits to defray health crisis costs almost daily. They sadden us and they rally us to the side of our neighbors.

June 15, 2018 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


The history of Gratiot’s Grove: can you dig it?

SHULLSBURG – In a farm field outside of Shullsburg, you can find farmers driving tractors, planters or sprayers tending to their crop. One thing that you might have found out of the ordinary was a group of college students digging in the ground hoping to find the lost history of Gratiot's Grove.

June 14, 2018 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


Progress being made on the Memorial Pavilion

Read about it in the June 14, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

June 13, 2018 | | Spotlight


Climate Change – The Real Story

Read about it in the May 24, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

May 23, 2018 | Dawn Kiefer | Spotlight


Some decisons save lives

It has been two years since her son's death. As Barb Weist speaks, her voice quiet and measured, her eyes slowly grow wet. He was neither young nor old. It was the loss of a man in his prime, a life richly tied to community and family.

May 21, 2018 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


Winter extends into spring

Cold, wintry weather extended into nearly the full first one-third of spring this year in southwest Wisconsin.

April 25, 2018 | | Spotlight


Carrying on her father’s legacy

Victoria Price's presentation focused on the life of her father, late actor Vincent Price. Read about it in the April 12, 2018 edition of The Richland Observer.

April 11, 2018 | Dawn Kiefer | Spotlight


Home caregiver support crucial in care of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients

There has been a marked change in the last two to three years in how Alzheimer's disease and dementia care is approached, according to Pam Kul-Berg. She is the Dementia Care Specialist working with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin. The result is more resources being made available to keep those suffering from the brain disorders at home as long as possible.

March 09, 2018 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


Cold winds braved at Lee Lake Polar Plunge

See more photos and read about it in the March 1, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

February 28, 2018 | | Spotlight


Longtime postman delivers last letter

Read about it in the February 22, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

February 21, 2018 | | Spotlight


Help fight victim exploitation

Read about how you can help in the February 22, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

February 21, 2018 | | Spotlight


A life changed overnight

It was a Friday. Fennimore Schools would be letting out for the winter holidays in two weeks. But Breelyn Neuroth wasn't at school, doing homework, watching the calendar, as she got ready for the holidays. The Fennimore High School Freshman sat in a Madison hospital room waiting for a doctor to come in and tell her if today was the day she would receive a new pancreas. Breelyn sat all day. This was the third time she had been informed of a possible pancreas donation, though the first to bring her to the hospital. As the day wore on ...

February 09, 2018 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


Stacy Hagenston named Boscobel Citizen of the Year

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February 02, 2018 | | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month-Bob Johnson

CUBA CITY- Loving your job comes easy if you own a pizza business and love eating pizza.

January 25, 2018 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


A ‘novel’ way for a great story

DARLINGTON – Rachael Wiegel can now call herself a published author after last year when her book, "The Orphan" literally hit the books.

January 19, 2018 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


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Articles by Section - Spotlight


Designing the Richland Medical Center

See more photos and read about it in the August 16, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

August 15, 2018 | | Spotlight


Building a better world, one parent at a time

FENNIMORE and PLATTEVILLE - Tucked into the halls of Southwest Technical College is an independent program that can help not only students, but also all members ...

August 10, 2018 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


Finding family under the Big Top

It was the 'Greatest Show on Earth' and it was family – a family that crossed the divides of blood, ethnicity, nationality, and culture. And off ...

August 03, 2018 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


Harper kicks off retirement with cross country bike ride

Ahhh, Retirement!

August 02, 2018 | A.J. Gates | Spotlight


Going those extra miles – 200 in one day

Read about it in the August 2, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

August 01, 2018 | | Spotlight


Local girls among dance competition winners

Read about it in the July 12, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

July 11, 2018 | | Spotlight


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