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Southwestern School updates underway

HAZEL GREEN-Construction is well underway at the Southwestern School District.

July 13, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Committee explores presidential museum

CUBA CITY-The City of Presidents is exploring the creation of a presidential museum to attract tourists and provide an economic boost to the community.

July 06, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Three injured in trench collapse

TOWN OF NEW DIGGINGS-Three were injured when a trench collapsed on a private property in the town of New Diggings on Tuesday, June 20.

June 22, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Rip-Roarin’ Rodeo!

The Wisconsin High School Rodeo Finals were held at the Richland County Fairgrounds last weekend, along with the Rodeo/Dairy Days parade on Saturday in Richland Center. See more photographs and get the results in the June 15, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

June 14, 2017 | | SouthWest


Spring fever, 60 years later

Sixty years after what's been called southern Wisconsin's first rock and roll band started playing, its founder and members of the band are holding a concert in Avoca Sunday.

June 08, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | SouthWest


Benton Schools hires superintendent

The Benton School Board has chosen Dr. Laura Nelson to fill the school's superintendent position. Kyle Luedtke announced his resignation from the position last month.

May 30, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Gallagher resigns from Southwestern Schools

HAZEL GREEN-Southwestern Elementary/Middle School Principal Jennifer Gallagher is leaving her administrative role to work with technology for schools.

May 18, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Wildcats assist with Lions’ glasses collection goal

HAZEL GREEN-A group of Lions Club members from throughout the area gathered in Hazel Green on May 3 to collect and sort eyeglasses for a statewide contest.

May 11, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Runde named Teacher of the Year

MADISON - In a surprise ceremony at her school, Jill Runde, a school counselor at Indian Mound Middle School in McFarland, was named Wisconsin's 2018 Middle School Teacher of the Year.

May 11, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Businesses, volunteers earn recognition

CUBA CITY-"Thriving communities don't just happen on their own," Jason Scott of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) said at Friday's ceremony recognizing individuals and businesses who contributed to improvements in the Cuba City community that earned the city a Downtown Revitalization Award from the WEDC.

May 04, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


President Trump shield added to Main Street

CUBA CITY - President Donald Trump was added to Cuba City's City of Presidents display along Main Street last week. The shield featuring his name, birth state and term dates as well as his silhouette has been installed. The 45th president is displayed near the intersection of Yuba and Main streets.

April 27, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Winners announced in fire prevention poster contest

DICKEYVILLE-The Grant County winners of the 2016 fire prevention poster contest were awarded certificates and prize money at a ceremony at the Dickeyville-Paris Fire Department on April 11. The contest is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Those winning first in their grade level at the local fire departments move on to the county competition. The posters placing first in each grade level at the county level proceed to the state contest.

April 20, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Beating the odds

PLATTEVILLE-A Hazel Green man, who was told he is the longest-surviving metastatic melanoma patient in the United States, has been named as the 2017 Honorary Survivor of the Grant County Relay for Life.

April 20, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


A beauty of nature captured by a camera's lens

See photos by Jennie Marroquin in the April 20, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

April 19, 2017 | | SouthWest


Cuba City earns state recognition

CUBA CITY – Cuba City was recognized for its outstanding downtown revitalization efforts at the 26th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony on April 7 in Wisconsin Rapids. Cuba City took top honors in the Downtown Revitalization category for a city with under 5,500 residents.

April 13, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


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An afternoon in a CCW class

Since November 2011, Wisconsinites have been allowed to carry concealed weapons - guns, knives including switchblades, batons, or an electronic weapon - with a state permit.

September 14, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | SouthWest


Andres brings plethora of experience to Benton Schools

BENTON-A retired educator with a passion for education in rural schools is fulfilling the temporary role of Superintendent of Benton Schools.

September 14, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Addressing mental health

CUBA CITY-Mental health professionals are teaming up with Hometown Pharmacy locations across Wisconsin to provide a satellite location for mental health treatments.

September 07, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Heller granted his wishes in family trip to Alaska

CUBA CITY-A wish granted for one child sent his entire family on a dream vacation to Alaska. Brady Heller, the son of Kristal and ...

August 31, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Congressman visits organic farm

CUBA CITY-U.S. Congressional Representative Mark Pocan stopped in rural Cuba City on Aug. 24 to tour an organic dairy farm. Pocan is a ...

August 31, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Southwest Wisconsin on TV

Several river towns along Wisconsin's southern portion of the Mississippi River will be showcased on the nation's longest-running tourism TV show.

August 30, 2017 | | SouthWest


Concert, fireworks celebrate museum progress

CUBA CITY-To bring awareness to the rapidly-progressing U.S. Presidential Museum proposed for Cuba City, the steering committee has organized a kick-off event featuring ...

August 24, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Recent grads exchange experiences abroad

HAZEL GREEN-Two recent graduates of Southwestern High School had memorable summer experiences through the Lions Youth Camp and Exchange Program.

August 24, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Prepare for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

CUBA CITY-A shadow is expected to fall on the area on Monday for the nation's first total solar eclipse in 38 years.

August 17, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Nelson resigns from Benton School District

BENTON-The Benton School District is once again seeking a district administrator for the 2017-18 school year.

August 17, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Children give father dream car

KIELER-For a rural Cuba City family, a 70th birthday party was made special by an unexpected gift.

August 10, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Thompsons celebrate milestone

CUBA CITY-A family-run grocery store has reached its 40-year milestone this month. Thompson's IGA, was purchased by Mark and Trish Thompson in August ...

August 03, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Flooding ravages Southwest Wisconsin second year in a row

Read all about it in the July 27, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

July 26, 2017 | | SouthWest


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