Street Closing-May 5th, 2017

The City of Richland Center Street Department is announcing the closing of East 4th Street between Church and Cedar Streets on Friday, May 5th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until work is completed for the removal of dead trees from private property.

Ambulance Association Open House-Street Closure

The Ambulance Association will be holding an open house event on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from noon until 4pm.

Haseltine Street will be closed from 10am to 6pm between Main Street and Central Avenue for this event.

St. Mary’s Walk for Virtues Route

St. Mary’s will hold their walk for virtues on May 5, 2017 between 8am and 4pm.

St Mary’s Walk for Virtues Route

Trick or Treating (10/31/16) 5-7:30pm

Trick or Treating will be held in the City of Richland Center on October 31st from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Motorist are encouraged to use caution during this time and be prepared for a lot of children crossing the roads.  Parents, please encourage your children to be safe while trick or treating.  Thank you.

Canyon of Lights Parade October 1, 2016

The 17th Annual Canyon of Lights Parade, in connection with the Center Color Fiesta, will be held on October 1, 2016 beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Assembly will be held in the Richland Center Hospital North Parking area.  The parade route begins at 3rd and Church Street, traveling north on N. Church St., west on 7th Street, South on Central Avenue, east on Court Street, north on Park Street back to the Hospital Parking lot.

Canyon of Lights Parade Route 10-01-16

RCHS Homecoming Parade

The RCHS will hole the annual homecoming parade on Friday September 30th, 2016 with the lineup starting at 2:30 p.m.  The parade will start at approximately 2:55 p.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m.  The parade route will travel south on N. Central Avenue, turn east on E. Court St. and travel north on N. Church St.

Homecoming-Parade-Route 9-30-16

State of Emergency declared for City of Richland Center

From the Office of the Mayor of Richland Center

The flood water is rising fast. I am declaring a State of Emergency for the City of Richland Center. Later in the day movement around the county may become dangerous. I am encouraging all businesses to send employees home while there are still some passable roads.

A Shelter will be set up at the Community Center.  For Life Safety issues call 911, for all other questions or concerns regarding flooding please call the following numbers:

To Report Road Issues or to obtain Alternative Routes: 608-649-5766

Damage Assessment: 608-649-5767

Public Health: 608-649-5752

St. Mary’s Walk/Run-August 20th -Use Caution In Area

St. Mary’s Church Festival will be held on August 20th with a 5K / 1 Mile Walk/Run.  All information is listed in the attachment including an enrollment form and routes.  The streets will not be closed but everyone is encouraged to use caution in the area.  Thank you for your cooperation!

St Mary’s 5k – 1 mile walk

Warning Siren Testing

The City of Richland will run an additional test each month of the warning sirens to identify any system issues such as a non-functioning one.  The Sheriff’s Department will conduct the test on the first Wednesday of each month about noon, as they have in the past.  The additional test will be activated via a remote device on the third Wednesday of each month about noon effective July 15, 2015.

One of th 50 Safest Cities in Wisconsin

The Safe Wise Report, an Authority on safety and home security news, has named Richland Center as #32 of The 50 Safest Cities in Wisconsin.

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The SafeWise Report Announces the 50 Safest Cities in Wisconsin

The SafeWise Report released its “50 Safest Cities in Wisconsin” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 5,000 people.

We look at crimes from part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). From there, we calculate the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in Wisconsin, we narrowed the list down to 50 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.

“In Wisconsin, direct involvement from both the police departments and citizens helps foster safe and positive environments,” SafeWise security analyst Carolyn Heneghan said. “All 50 cities on our list made an impressive effort to maintain a sense of security for residents, while ensuing an excellent quality of life.”

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