Motor Vehicle Crash at Jones Chevrolet 6/13/2018


Press Release
June 13, 2018

The Richland Center Police Department reports that damage was done to multiple vehicles at Jones Chevrolet, as a result of a motor vehicle crash.

Chief of Police Lucas Clements states that, at approximately 10:04 AM Wednesday, June 13th, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash off of US Highway 14 East, at the Jones Chevrolet dealership location.

Karoline L. Nee, 64, of Richland Center was operating a 2005 Pontiac Minivan eastbound on Hwy 14 when her vehicle contacted a guardrail, continued eastbound traveling off of the roadway to the south, into four unoccupied vehicles in the front of Jones Chevrolet parking lot. Nee and a single passenger were both transported to the Richland Center Hospital for possible injuries. Initial investigation into the cause of the crash revealed Nee suffered a medical event prior to leaving the roadway; alcohol and speed were not contributing factors.

As a result of the crash investigation, Karoline Nee faces tentative traffic charges including failure to maintain control of a vehicle and a seat belt violation. The police department was assisted at the scene by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Richland Center Fire Department, and Richland County Emergency Medical Services.


June Dairy Days Parade – 6/16/18 at 10:30 A.M.

The June Dairy Days Parade will be held on Saturday June 16 beginning at 10:30 A.M.  The parade is expected to be approximately one hour and affected streets will be closed during the parade.   Please review the route on the link below.

6-16-18 Rodeo Parade Route

“WRIGHT” of Spring – Street Closure

There will be a “WRIGHT” of Spring event held on June 2, 2018 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the downtown area.

Street closures on Court Street between Main and Church Streets as well as Central Avenue between Seminary and Mill Streets will be closed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

City parking lots will be available for parking as well as handicap parking.

Outdoor toilet facilities will be located in the city parking lot next to the Auditorium.

Rosa Street will also be closed from Ithaca Road to the north.  The house located at 1 The Wright Way is on the Wright and Like tour.   With Rosa Street being on a steep hill and limited parking available, it is in the best interests of the public to close the street during the tour hours.  Property owners will have access to their property and a vehicle will be available to take people to the Barrett Tuxford house.

Join in the fun!!!  There will be good food, company and bands for your entertainment as well as a vintage vehicle show

Memorial Day Parade

The VFW Post 2267 will sponsor the Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m.  The Parade Route will close the street for a short time.

Lineup will begin about 9:30 a.m. on Central Avenue in front of the US Post Office.  The parade will travel south on Central Avenue, East on Court Street, North on Church Street, East on 8th Street, North on Park Street, East on Saloutos Drive into the cemetery where the ceremony will be held.

Highway 14 Lane Closure 5/21-5/25/18

The Richland Center Public Works Department will be closing the eastbound right lane of Highway 14 for storm sewer repairs beginning May 21st through May 25th, 2018 between Highway 80 and Sextonville Road.  Please use caution when traveling in the area.  Thank you!

Click It or Ticket


Press Release

May 11, 2018

Richland Center Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 21st to June 3rd.

Both the Richland Center Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 21 to June 3.

“We enforce Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law – not to write citations – but to help save lives and prevent needless injuries,” said Chief Lucas Clements. “Right now in Wisconsin, we know that about nine of 10 motorists consistently wear a safety belt. We also know that the 10 percent who fail to buckle up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes each year.”

The state’s safety belt use rate of 89.4 percent is the highest ever, but still lags behind the national average. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 58,899 traffic convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt.

In Wisconsin, law enforcement officers can stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a safety belt. In addition, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. “Again, this is about preventing injuries and saving lives,” Sheriff James Bindl said. “Before hitting the road, drivers need to ensure that everyone is buckled up, every seat, every trip.”


St. Mary’s Walk For Virtues May 4, 2018

St. Mary’s will hold their Walk For Virtues on May 4, 2018 at 9:00 A.M.  Streets will not be closed but we ask the public to please use caution when in the area of the routes shown on the map below.

St Mary Walk for Virtues 5-4-2018 9am

Peddlers Licenses Approved -RE Hail Damage:

Issuance of a peddler’s license by the City simply means that the City has acquired information sufficient to establish the identity of the licensee. THE GRANTING OF A LICENSE BY THE CITY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY SORT OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY BY THE CITY AS TO ANY WORK DONE BY THE LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF A TRANSACTION WITH THE LICENSEE.

Property owners must make their own decision whether to contract with the licensed individual or business and the owners are solely responsible for the outcome of any contract they may enter into with the licensed business or individual.

Aurum Contracting – Roofing – Siding – Gutters  *****Valid April 16, 2018 through May 16, 2018*****
901 Elmwood Ave, Beloit, WI  53511

Steve Martindale – Field Supervisor at 608-290-7449  (Driving 2014 Ford F150 – plate #MU3268)
James Styers (Driving 2008 GMC Sierra – plate #1673075)                                                              4/17/2018

Daley’s Contractors, LLC                                         *****Valid April 18, 2018 through April 18, 2019*****
1051 Maiden Lane, Galesburg, IL  61401

Brian Goad – Project Manager at 815-703-0441 (Driving 2017 Ford F250 – plate #3733)
Timothy Daley (Driving a 2015 F150 – plate #89 930 2)                                                                   4/18/2018

Martindale Pinnacle Construction, LLC              *****Valid April 19, 2018 through May 19, 2018*****
1828 N. Washington St., Janesville, WI
Eric Martindale – Field Representative (Driving 2012 F150 – plate #MM8142)                          4/19/2018

Urian Chavez (Driving 2013 Dodge 3500 – plate #EET 597)
Andrea Vonckx (Driving Ford F150 – plate # GHB 720)                                                                   4/20/2018
Nathan Martindale (Driving 2012 grey Ford F-150 – plate# T3561A)
Kresha Unseth (Driving 2013 white Ford Edge – plate# LT7863)

APEX General Contracting                                    *****Valid April 20, 2018 through May 20, 2018*****
8383 Greenway Blvd, Suite 600, Middleton, WI  53562

Robert Cuthrell (Driving a 2004 Ford F150 – plate #1675957B)
Ashton Rutherford (Driving a 2011 Ford F150 – plate #2298155-B)                                             4/20/2018

America’s Best Remodeling                                    *****Valid April 20, 2018 through May 20, 2018*****
528 North View Road, Waukesha, WI

Evan Luedtke (Driving 2010 Nissan – plate #NG7957)
Mathew Gernetzke (Driving 2017 Chevrolet Silverado – temporary plate)
Nick Wolff (Driving 2018 GMC Siera – plate #LW7604)                                                                4/20/2018

Doyle Exteriors General Contracting               *****Valid April 23, 2018 through May 23, 2018*****
120 N. Crosby Avenue, Suite #5, Janesville, WI  53548

Troy Melton (Driving 2016 Black Dodge Ram – plate #KS8-671)                                                    4/23/2018
Bradley Hooten (Driving 2013 gray Chevy Silverado – Indiana plate #TK191LSB)
Terry Doyle (Driving 2017 black Dodge Ram 1500 – plate# HX8302)

Heins Contracting                                                    *****Valid April 23, 2018 through May 23, 2018*****
2222 Pleasant View Road, Middleton, WI  53562

Bryan Heins (Driving a white 2016  Chevy 2500 HD)                                                                  4/23/2018

The Edge Contracting                                          *****Valid April 23, 2018 through May 23, 2018*****
PO Box 283, Waukesha, WI  53187

Michael Doyle (Driving 2016 white Dodge Ram – plate #MB 2220)                                      4/23/2018
Tom Schlindwein (Driving 2016 white Ford F-150 – plate #LA4420)
Nathanial Boehlje
Wendall Boehlje
Erik Bell
Kevin Shaver
Jeffrey P. Ross

Belaire                                                                             *****Valid April 23, 2018 through May 23, 2018*****
63 Mean Drive, Platteville, WI  – phone #608-348-2381

Better business Bureau – not listed

Dustan Duggan (Driving 2015 GMC Sierra – plate #4332JR)                                                4/23/2018
Jeffrey Rudnicki (Driving 2006 red Chevy Silverado – plate# 2174058)

Aspen Exteriors                                                  *****Valid April 24, 2018 through May 23, 2018****
14245 St. Francis Blvd. Suite 101; Ramsey, MN

Christopher Callahan (Driving gold Chevy Cobalt – plate #045-KAB)
Kent Clayberg (Driving black 2006 Ford Escape – plate# 128 ZWJ)
Kane O’Neil (Driving white 2009 GMC Sierra – plate# WA9184)
Hayden Kiely (Driving white 2008 Audi A6 – plate# HEALTHY)
Albert Piazzolla (Driving black 2017 Infinity QX70 – plate# FGA 3094)
Sandra Burden (Driving blue 2014 Nissan Versa Note – Nebraska plate# VBE 484)


Brookens Construction                                        *****Valid April 24, 2018 through May 24, 2018****
2413 Parmenter St., Suite 120; Middleton, WI 53562

William Kilps (Driving white 2017 Ford Transit)


Timber Creek Builders, LLC                             *****Valid April 24, 2018 through April 24, 2019***
2425 New Pinery Road, Suite 201; Portage, WI 53901

Thomas E. Mael
Catherine Mael


Creative Construction Group                     ******Valid April 25, 2018 through April 25, 2019******
765 Duffy Drive, Unit H; Crystal Lake, IL 60014

David Phillips (Driving 2006 white Acura TL – plate# 124-LPV)


State Line Exteriors                                               *****Valid April 25, 2018 through May 25, 2018*****
573 Westfield Way; Pewaukee, WI 53072

Aaron Pann (Driving  2015 black Dodge Ram 2500 – plate# XD 63015)


Midwest Storm Co.                                                  *****Valid April 25, 2018 through May 25, 2018*****
830 Fremont Ave.; Dubuque, IA 52003

Jeromie Huber (Driving 2016 white GMC Sierra – plate# EEX 289)
Allen Sawvell (Driving white 2003 Ford F250 – plate # EPM 806)  Valid April 27-May 27, 2018
Shawn Fuller (Driving white 2017 Chevy Silverado – plate #81930J) Valid April 27-May 27, 2018
Anthony Wright (Driving white 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – plate# PC00914)

Counterfeit $100 Bills Being Circulated

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Counterfeit $100

Richland Center #13 in the SafeWise 20 Safest Cities in Wisconsin

SafeWise recently released its 20 Safest Cities in Wisconsin report for 2018. Richland Center made the list as the #13 safest city in the state, based on FBI crime data.

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