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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


Luedtke announces resignation from Benton Schools

BENTON-The Benton School will be seeking a new administrator as Kyle Luedtke has announced his resignation.

March 30, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


UW-Platteville chancellor visits Cuba City

CUBA CITY-Building a connection between Southwest Wisconsin communities has been a priority of UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis Shields. On March 15, he spent several hours in Cuba City touring local businesses, meeting with officials, talking with citizens and learning about the city 10 miles south of the college campus.

March 24, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Referendum addresses space, safety, maintenance

CUBA CITY-The Cuba City School Board has begun presenting its informational presentations about the upcoming referendum. Additional presentations will be made to local service organizations and at other public meetings now through the end of March.

March 09, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Family gives back to school

HAZEL GREEN-Mike Brotzman and his wife, Cathy, the owners of Country Heights Supper Club and Motel in Kieler, donated more than $3,000 worth of carpeting to the Southwestern Elementary/Middle School for the activity room that currently serves as the band and choir practice space.

March 09, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Vail uses internship to learn business skills

CUBA CITY-An internship opportunity has a Cuba City native returning to the area this summer.

March 03, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Celebrating 40 years of workCUBA CITY—Forty years of working for the same company is worth celebrati

CUBA CITY-Forty years of working for the same company is worth celebrating.

March 02, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 30, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


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