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Soldier dies in combat

DARLINGTON-A local hero died in combat last week.

September 28, 2011 | Dena Harris | Spotlight

Save Copper Creek exceeds fundraising goal

Save Copper Creek, a local group formed last May to fight a proposed high-capacity well in the Town of Utica, launched a fundraising appeal in July in order to receive a $5,000 challenge grant through 'The Current Fund' of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. (

September 23, 2011 | Charley Preusser | Spotlight

Web site reunites childhood friends from Holocaust

SHULLSBURG-Two men who beat the odds and survived the World War II Holocaust concentration camps in Holland reunited after 67 years apart.

September 22, 2011 | Dena Harris | Spotlight

Piano duo ethralls audience

On the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, much of the nation was involved in somber reflection and solemn ceremonies.

September 22, 2011 | Dawn Kiefer | Spotlight

Gays Mills orchards enjoy bountiful harvest

What began as a trial orchard in 1905 has become the major industry and attraction for Gays Mills, with over 1,500 acres planted in apple trees.

September 21, 2011 | Erin Martin | Spotlight

Summers' final bequest leaves $300,000

Several local organizations and an overseas charity are the beneficiaries of the remaining assets in the estate of Elizabeth Summers. After many earlier payments to deserving causes reported in the Fennimore Times and elsewhere, the final residual distribution to the remaining recipients totals more than $300,000.

September 20, 2011 | | Spotlight

Cave closed to protect bats

A well-known local cave has been closed to the public, as a measure to help save the bat population that uses it for winter hibernation.

September 16, 2011 | Charley Preusser | Spotlight

Four vehicle crash near Viroqua

A four-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 27 and County J last Thursday afternoon resulted in only minor injuries to the drivers, according to Vernon County Sheriff John Spears.

September 16, 2011 | Charley Preusser | Spotlight

Fraundorf to be inducted into WBCA Hall of Fame

Stu Fraundorf, a long-time basketball coach for Cuba City will have his name etched in history as he is inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

September 15, 2011 | Stephanie Pitzen | Spotlight

Family Farm Defenders come to the rescue with hay

Even though flooding has occurred in southern and eastern states, southwestern states are experiencing the worst drought in decades.

September 14, 2011 | Dawn Kiefer | Spotlight

Great Labor Day in Gratiot

The annual Gratiot Labor Day celebration had crowds this year were larger than normal with people joining the festivities from the tri-state area. There were ball games, music, a parade, chicken barbecue, run/walk and all sorts of other fun activities throughout the weekend.

September 08, 2011 | Brian Lund | Spotlight

Natural beauty

These days, many people are seeking natural alternatives with regards to their food, the emissions from their vehicles, and the source of their home's energy use. Some are also concerned about the grooming products they use for their hair and body.

September 07, 2011 | Dawn Kiefer | Spotlight

Churches host well meeting

Local churches sponsored a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2 to discuss the proposed high-capacity well and the role of faith in decision-making.

September 07, 2011 | Erin Martin | Spotlight

Trucker dies in accident near Genoa

A 30-year-old Iowa truck driver was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 35 near Genoa on Thursday, Sept. 1, according to the Vernon County Sheriff's Department.

September 07, 2011 | Charley Preusser | Spotlight

Harris transforms outdoors adventures into new book

Knowing area trout streams inside and out, Len Harris could have spent his life being a fishing guide.

September 07, 2011 | Peter Lindblad | Spotlight

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Articles by Section - Spotlight

Richland Center’s ‘The Castle’ to be placed on Register of Historic Places

Read about it in the June 13, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer.

June 12, 2019 | | Spotlight

Students earn Fillback Academy certification

Read about it in the May 30, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer.

May 29, 2019 | | Spotlight

A Look Back: Richland Center’s Honor Day 1919

See more photos and read about it in the May 30, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer.

May 29, 2019 | | Spotlight

Guard member recalls lengthy service

Read about her in the May 23, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer.

May 22, 2019 | | Spotlight

The role of immigrant labor in building The Transcontinental Railroad

Read about it in the May 9, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer.

May 08, 2019 | | Spotlight

Good Samaritan assists couple from flaming vehicle

Read about it in the May 2, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer.

May 01, 2019 | | Spotlight


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