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When a girl and her goat must part

The fair season is wrapping up for Hailee Wetter with bittersweet notes. The Stitzer native is headed for UW-Platteville to begin classes as an incoming freshman in two weeks, having graduated from Fennimore High School in the spring. And then there is Frank.

August 22, 2018 | Erin Martin | 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 of the community, to be better parents and to build better lives.

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 and on for nearly 25 years, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus was Barb Romberg's home.

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


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


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Old glory relay passes through Richland Center

This year, the Madison chapter of Red, White, and Blue (RWB), a national veterans outreach non-profit program, is taking part in the Old Glory Relay ...

October 17, 2018 | | Spotlight


Shullsburg Cheesefest

Shullsburg Cheesefest was well attended despite the off-and-on rainy weather. Vendors, contests, rides, music and of course cheese entertained the public Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 ...

October 12, 2018 | Brian Lund | Spotlight


Color Fest remained colorful during rain

Read about it in the October 11, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

October 10, 2018 | | Spotlight


Bausch relishes trip with daughter

When Jack Bausch and his daughter, Jill Hulst, arrived at Ronald Reagan Airport in D.C., they didn't expect much more than getting loaded ...

October 06, 2018 | David Timmerman | Spotlight


Brothers beyond arms

This past Saturday morning at around 4:30 a.m., there was a celebration and rally going on at Truax Field in Madison. That's ...

October 06, 2018 | David Timmerman | Spotlight


Lifetime, Good Service Award recipients honored

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

September 19, 2018 | | Spotlight


Never forget 9-11

The Richland Center Fire Department continued their annual tradition of flying the US flag high above their station on Church Street on September 11. It ...

September 12, 2018 | | Spotlight


Richland County Fair’s legacy of harness racing

See more photos and read about it in the September 6, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

September 05, 2018 | | Spotlight


Helping preserve the ‘king of butterflies’ – Monarchs

See more photos and read about it in the August 30, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

August 29, 2018 | Dawn Kiefer | Spotlight


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