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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 Ben Heller of Cuba City, was granted a three-part wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation: pan for gold, see a bear and catch a fish as big as himself.

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 part of the agriculture subcommittee for appropriations, the group that appropriates the funding for agriculture-related programs at the federal level.

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 a concert and fireworks.

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 1977 and continues to be run by the family.

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


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


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CCARS is back in service

CUBA CITY-The Cuba City Area Rescue Squad (CCARS) resumed service at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. Paramount Ambulance has been taking Cuba ...

November 16, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


CCARS suspends ambulance service

CUBA CITY-The Cuba City Area Rescue Squad (CCARS) has suspended its services and handed its calls over to Paramount Ambulance until it can come ...

November 02, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Dieter recognized at UW-Platteville

PLATTEVILLE-Cuba City native Ron Dieter was recognized as one of four distinguished alumni at UW-Platteville on Friday, Oct. 13. The award ceremony during homecoming ...

October 26, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


McNett steps up at Casey Funeral Home

CUBA CITY-Helping others in the Cuba City community was the drive for Mitch McNett to explore a profession in funeral services. He was recently ...

October 19, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Former professional football player challenges students

HAZEL GREEN-Former NFL defensive lineman Jimmie Bell shared a motivational message with the Southwestern middle and high school students on Wednesday.

October 12, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Annual fundraiser helps build better lives in Jamaica

CUBA CITY-A local non-profit organization will hold its second annual fundraiser to continue supporting an improvement project in Jamaica.

October 05, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


Sisters honored for century of service

CUBA CITY - A century of service at St. Rose School was celebrated Sunday.

September 21, 2017 | Dena Harris | SouthWest


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