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Local resort offers tours and camping in cave

The tale of the 1849 discovery of Eagle Cave is a tall one, but apparently true. According to legend, Peter Kinder was bear hunting along the Wisconsin River between Blue River and Muscoda when he shot a 600-pound bruin. Kinder and a friend named Murphy then trailed the wounded beast back to what is now Eagle Cave.

July 17, 2017 | David Krier | Spotlight


Portion of rustic route now closed

A section of a publicly used rustic road that dates back through generations is now closed to vehicle traffic.

July 13, 2017 | Wendell Smith | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month: Jim Brant

CUBA CITY- Maintaining a garden may seem like a lot of work to one person, but it is just something to do for Jim Brant. His garden continues to expand each year and he donates most of the produce he harvests.

June 30, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Citizen of the Month-Rick and Alice Kay

DICKEYVILLE-Being good neighbors is important to Rick and Alice Kay. The couple moved to Dickeyville in 1975 and has served the community in a number of ways over the years.

June 22, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Summertime fun at Pec Time Tubing

ARGYLE – Relaxing in the water on a hot summer day is easy to do in Lafayette County with Pec Time Tubing in Argyle.

June 21, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


Local artists featured at Great River Road Museum

POTOSI – Local artists are gracing the walls of the Great River Road Museum of Contemporary Art in Potosi. Artists from Shullsburg, Platteville and Mineral Point to Chicago and Galena, Ill. will be showcasing their work on June 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

June 21, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


Celebrating a lifelong love of golf

Jacobs drew his last breath at the U.S. Open on June 16. Read all about it in the June 22, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

June 21, 2017 | | Spotlight


Hankee shares love of bridle rosettes

Read all about it in the June 22, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

June 21, 2017 | | Spotlight


Bird Dogs win second state trapshooting title

On a hot and windy Saturday in the sand country of Central Wisconsin, the Boscobel Bird Dogs won their second state youth trapshooting championship in three years. The challenging conditions didn't stop the Boscobel shooters from besting the 1,500 students from 65 Wisconsin high schools that participated in the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League's 2017 spring trap shooting season.

June 15, 2017 | | Spotlight


Carson Smith hired at Les Mack Automotive

Richard Mack, General Manger of Les Mack Automotive, is pleased to announce that Carson Smith has been hired to the position of Sales and Leasing Consultant at Les Mack Ford. Mr. Smith joins a team of highly trained Sales and Leasing Consultants dedicated to providing you with the best in customer service.

June 15, 2017 | | Spotlight


‘Build a Better World’ at the Muscoda Library

The Muscoda Library welcomed over 150 new patrons since we opened in our new building. If you have been thinking of visiting the library but didn't get a chance yet, there is no time like the summer for a visit!

June 15, 2017 | LORNA AIGNER | Spotlight


Knock back a few at City Service Brewing

DARLINGTON – It has been a while since anything was in the old service station on Main Street in Darlington until the building caught the eye of local Ted Thuli who knew he didn't want it to go to waste. With the help of his wife, Angie, and friends Dick and Jody Tuescher, they all started on an adventure now know as City Service Brewing.

June 08, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


Boscobel Schools say goodbye to pair of longtime instructors

With the formal end of the 2016-2017 school year this coming Monday, the Boscobel School District will say goodbye to two longtime teachers – Cindy Anderson and Beth Novinska.

June 01, 2017 | Erin Martin | Spotlight




Cuban of the Month-Norm Weber

CUBA CITY- Getting involved in a variety of organizations early in his life, Norm Weber, a lifelong Cuba City resident, has made a lasting impression throughout the community.

May 30, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


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Cairns family enjoys Alaskan adventure

Read about it in the September 21, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

September 20, 2017 | | Spotlight


Driver Opera House could have collapsed

DARLINGTON – "The building would have probably collapsed without the residue and debris from floods," Driver Opera House Board of Directors President Stan Krahenbuhl stated.

September 14, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


Locals gathered supplies for ‘Harvey’ victims

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September 06, 2017 | | Spotlight


Living the dream with Wicked Tine Outdoors

Bear hunting season opens in Wisconsin next Wednesday, with 12,850 lucky hunters successfully drawing black bear permits. But if you're Woodman's Luke ...

August 31, 2017 | David Krier | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month-Lee Weber

CUBA CITY-The Weber family is known in Cuba City for their successful meat processing business, but former co-owner Lee Weber has made his mark ...

August 31, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


30 years in business with RBS Activewear

RBS Activewear marks 30 years in business for marketing apparel to schools around the country. Based in Argyle, the company has more than two decades ...

August 30, 2017 | | Spotlight


Lafayette Manor is a home

DARLINGTON – It has been 10 years since Galin Eisele had his stroke at age 30 that has left him in a wheelchair, legally blind and ...

August 25, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


Local coach will lead World Junior Wrestling

Blue River wrestling coach Lucas Steldt recently achieved one of his dreams, becoming the World Junior Wresting Coach.

August 24, 2017 | | Spotlight


Boaz man kayaks length of the Wisconsin River

The mighty Wisconsin River is a popular destination for many who love water adventures. Canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards and motor boats can all be seen ...

August 17, 2017 | | Spotlight


Public tours Country Care Children’s Center

DICKEYVILLE-A new childcare facility in Dickeyville was opened to the public on Aug. 8. The community was invited to tour Country Care Children's ...

August 17, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Cars, critters part of Grand View outreach event fun

See more photos and read about the event in the August 10, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

August 09, 2017 | | Spotlight


No more chasing windmills

Windmills seen from a birds-eye-view. Wayne Beck, Project Manager for the Quilt Block Windmill Farm stated the project is on track to be completed by ...

August 07, 2017 | Brian Lund | Spotlight


Thuli visits Shark Tank for Make-A-Wish

On a recent trip through Make-A-Wish Foundation, Joseph Thuli of Darlington and his family went to Los Angeles to visit the set and cast of ...

August 07, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Spotlight


Stratton receives national award

CUBA CITY-Earning national recognition for his work, Russ Stratton was awarded the Golden Merit Award at the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) Annual Convention ...

August 03, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


Cuban of the Month: Betty J. Loeffelholz

CUBA CITY-Softball was a favorite pastime for Betty Loeffelholz starting at an early age. She played ball while attending a one-room country school and ...

July 27, 2017 | Dena Harris | Spotlight


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