Several residents outside of Belmont said they heard a very loud crack of thunder the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 7, during the storm that passed through. The Pleasant View Primitive Methodist Church ended up taking that lightening strike right to the top of the steeple, splitting the steeple down the back side and blowing the siding and walls off the belfry, exposing the 1,200 pound bell, that has been there since the church was erected in 1890.
The public is welcome to attend a dedication event that will take place during the weekly worship, this Saturday, September 3, at 11:00 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist Church is located at 26625 Crestview Drive, on Highway 80, South of Richland Middle School.
Almost 100 former members of St. Augustine University Parish in Platteville gathered at the Arthur Haus Jan. 31 to, in the words of co-organizer Charlie Clark, "once again celebrate their faith and friendship together as a church family."
The 28th year of the Christmas dinner, sponsored by Richland Center Church of the Nazarene, was another success. It has been held at the Nazarene Outreach Center for several years in a row, with only a few changes being made from previous years -- that being two seating times to accommodate more people attending than in the past.