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Park Ecologist Travels to Perú

Joshua Tree National Park's wildlife ecologist, Michael Vamstad, travelled to Lima, Peru as part of an Embassy Science Fellowship this past fall. These fellowships are to assist foreign countries with expertise and to encourage bilateral collaboration on scientific, technological, environmental or health issues. The Embassy Science Fellows program has contributed to policy development and collaboration with host governments, universities and other organizations.

January 20, 2017 | | Spotlight


Shullsburg resident wins $50,000 lottery

SHULLSBURG – On their way down to the casino in Tama, Iowa, Sue Wiegel, her husband, Pete, and her aunt, stopped at a gas station for some fuel in Waterloo. That is where Wiegel purchased a "Cash Connect" lottery ticket where she won $50,000.

January 20, 2017 | | Spotlight


Moor earns distinguished service award

At the Jan. 12 boys basketball game in Cuba City, Cindy Moor was pulled from working at the concession stand between the varsity reserve and varsity games to hear who was this year's nominee for the Wisconsin Athletic Director's Association Distinguished Service Award. She wasn't expecting to see her family walk out on the court as they named her for this year's award.

January 19, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month-Rick Spoerle

CUBA CITY-When his children were growing up, Rick Spoerle started his coaching career. He started with the youth baseball teams, graduating to a high school coach as his kids reached high school. When his children were grown, he coached the Platteville Woodchucks for a few years until his grandson was old enough to start playing ball.

January 05, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Boscobel monastery keeps ancient tradition of iconography alive

In the hills of rural Crawford County, only a few miles north of Boscobel, tucked into a hollow and hidden from view of the winding country lane that leads to their doorstep, are the small cabins that serve as cells for the two Russian Orthodox monks who comprise the monastery of Saint Isaac of Syria Skete.

December 22, 2016 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


Angler creates a state record for the rare tiger hybrid trout

This weekend we welcomed the season's first blanket of snow. Already, many of us look out windows longing for the warm spring days ahead, as well as all the beloved activities that come with it. That includes trout fishing.

December 12, 2016 | Emily Schendel | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month - Jerry Berning

CUBA CITY-Serving communities throughout Southwest Wisconsin, Jerry Berning feels it is important to volunteer to help those around him.

December 01, 2016 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Jonathon Dull performs at White House

Boscobel High School and Viterbo University graduate Jonathon Dull recently had the opportunity to perform at the White House for Halloween. A theater and dance major, while obtaining his BFA degree at Viterbo, Dull was cast in the Big Friendly Giant as the lead role of BFG himself. The 15-foot-tall puppet toured the United States after the Viterbo performance and the troupe received a special invitation to perform at the White House for Halloween. "The opportunity had to be kept hush hush until the event was over for security reasons," Jonathon said. "It was an honor and privilege to remount ...

November 24, 2016 | | Spotlight


Craft Fairs usher in the holiday season

Get a glimpse of the colorful events in the November 24 issue of the Richland Observer.

November 22, 2016 | | Spotlight


Boys went hunting for squirrels, but wound up finding a 'Travel Bug'

Josh Jones and Adam Robinson may not have shot any squirrels at the public hunting grounds in Bell Center on a recent outing, but they didn't exactly come home empty-handed either.

November 18, 2016 | Charley Preusser | Spotlight


Hunter bags massive buck

Deer hunting has often been thought of as a man's sport. However, things are changing-one woman at a time.

November 16, 2016 | Emily Schendel | Spotlight


TKMOUNTS introduces patented wall clamp

An avid deer hunter with both a gun and a bow, Todd King became interested in the European mounting system about 10 years ago for both himself and his friends. Today that hobby has turned into a full-time business out of his rural Boscobel home-TKMOUNTS.

November 10, 2016 | David Krier | Spotlight


Boscobel Library announces elevator project fundraiser

During the last decade, as many of you have witnessed, the Boscobel Public Library has undergone numerous improvements to our facility and services.

November 03, 2016 | ROBIN ORLANDI, Library Director | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month Lou Banfield

CUBA CITY- A World War II veteran wouldn't change anything about his service to the United States.

October 27, 2016 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


New business entertains creatives

CUBA CITY-New opportunities for group activities, social events and instructional classes are available through the creation of Stained Sign Studio.

October 20, 2016 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


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Articles by Section - Spotlight


David Byrne ready to hit track running in 2017

SHULLSBURG – Shullsburg native David Byrne is looking forward to another successful season in the USAC Silver Crown Series after finishing fifth in the in the ...

March 23, 2017 | | Spotlight


Updike trades competitive gaming for popular podcast on Facebook

Glen Updike is a gamer, make that was a gamer.

March 23, 2017 | David Krier | Spotlight


Cherished heirloom dress worn by five generations

See photos of five generations wearing the dress, as well as a group photo of the family, and read the details in the March 23 ...

March 22, 2017 | | Spotlight


Avoca St. Pat's parade

See more photos in the March 23, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

March 22, 2017 | | Spotlight


Doudna science fair has Force in Motion theme

See photos from Doudna's Science Fair in the March 9, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

March 08, 2017 | | Spotlight


Independent-Scout wins big at WNA

"It was a team effort from start to finish and most of the team is standing on the stage," Charley Preusser told the more than ...

March 08, 2017 | | Spotlight


Truman resident wins top tractor pull championship

TRUMAN – Tony McDonald returned from Louiville, Ky. with a national championship and a smile, after he won the Pro Pulling League (PPL) Championship,

March 02, 2017 | Brian Lund | Spotlight


River flows set records for February

Flows along the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway from the dam at Prairie du Sac to Bridgeport set record highs this week thanks to melting snows ...

March 02, 2017 | David Krier | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month: Rita Luna

CUBA CITY- A belief in giving back what you can has led Rita Luna to share her talents of medical assistance and education through the ...

February 23, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Les Mack Auto announces new Sales Manager

Richard Mack, General Manager of Les Mack Auto, is pleased to announce that Brian Muldoon has been hired to the position of Sales Manager at ...

February 17, 2017 | | Spotlight


A deep and abiding love reunited

Pauline Stockton's face is rapt, watching husband Bill closely as he strums his guitar. As he begins to sing, he casts quick glances to ...

February 16, 2017 | Erin Martin | Spotlight


Boscobel Air Force veteran recalls fond encounters with President George H.W. Bush

Former president George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara received an enthusiastic standing ovation for performing the coin toss at Sunday's Super Bowl ...

February 09, 2017 | David Krier | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month-John T. and Jan Davis

CUBA CITY- A couple who joined the Cuba City community in the early 1970's has made significant contributions locally, especially with the area's ...

January 26, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


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