Spring Cleanup at the Cemetery

Spring is coming soon!

Please remember to remove any and all decorations, flowers, Christmas wreaths & stands. The Parks Department will be going through the Cemetery starting April 1st, 2019. If there are any items remaining by April 15th, they will be discarded.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Dave Fry

Parks & Grounds Supervisor

Alert Off-Duty Deputy Leads to Drug Arrests

Beran & Lenz Drug Arrest 3-18-19

Short Film Production on March 2,- No Parking on S. Central

Mike Denruiter will be producing a short film to highlight local businesses on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in the downtown area.  There will be no parking between The Diner (130 S. Central Ave) and Center Cinema (192 S. Central Ave) between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM only on the west side of the street.  The Richland Center Police Department will be posting signs.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Fire Investigation Leads to Drug Arrests

Leffler Fire-Drug 2-26-19

City and Utilities Close due to impending COLD.

The City and City Utilities are closing due to the impending weather for Tuesday, January 29th.
A decision for Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st is pending.  Call the City Clerk’s office at 647-3466 to see if anything is open.  If there is no answer, consider the office closed.  Emergency issues should be directed to the Richland Center Police Department at 647-2103 or Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 647-2106.

Taxpayers needing to pay their property taxes should mail them.  Mail received by February 5th will not be considered late.  Taxpayers wanting to pay in person can come in on Friday, February 1st.

Employees called in by the Police Department for emergency related issues will be required to respond.

City officials want the public and employees to be safe!

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny, windy and bitterly cold; blowing and drifting snow is possible.
High: -1; Wind Chills: -20 to -30 during the day
Wind: W/NW 15-25 MPH

TUESDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy, windy and dangerously cold with blowing and drifting snow possible.
Low: -24; Wind Chills: -40 to -60 in the morning
Wind: W/NW 15-25 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny, windy and dangerously cold; blowing and drifting snow is possible.
High: -16; Wind Chills: -35 to -45 during the day
Wind: W/NW 15-25 MPH

THURSDAY:
Variable cloudiness and continued dangerously cold with a chance of flurries in the afternoon.
Low: -26; Wind Chills: -35 to -55 in the morning

Snow Emergency Cancelled 1/23/2019

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Press Release

January 23, 2019

Officials from the City of Richland Center have announced that the snow removal emergency has been cancelled. Effective tonight, January 23rd, residents may now park back on city streets overnight in accordance with alternate side parking regulations.

A reminder to citizens that notifications concerning alternate side parking and snow removal emergencies will be made via WRCO, City of Richland Center website (https://ci.richland-center.wi.us/), Nixle email alerts, and on the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

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AD German Warehouse Awarded Tax Credits

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Snow Emergency 1-22-2019

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Press Release January 22, 2019

Due to anticipated snow accumulations from the impending winter storm, officials from the City of Richland Center have announced that a snow removal emergency is in effect in the city until further notice. This snow removal emergency prohibits vehicles of any kind to be parked on any street or highway within the City of Richland Center between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. The snow removal emergency begins at 10:00 PM tonight Tuesday, January 22, 2019. A follow up notification will be sent out when the snow removal emergency is lifted. Notifications will be made via WRCO, City of Richland Center website (https://ci.richland-center.wi.us/), Nixle alerts, and on the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

All vehicles must be removed from city streets and highways from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am each night that the snow removal emergency is in effect. Vehicles parked on any city street during these hours will be ticketed. The fine for a snow removal emergency violation is $15.00. In addition, vehicles in violation may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Overnight, off-street parking will be available in five city-owned municipal parking lots located downtown. The five municipal parking lots are as follows: lot south of the Fire Department, lot south of the City Auditorium, lot north of Advanced Dairy solutions, lot across Jefferson St. from Kwik Trip, lot north of K&K Furniture. Overnight, off-street parking will also be available at the community center parking lot, city hall parking lot and the parking lot in Krouskop Park. Vehicles need to be removed from these lots during the daytime to allow for normal use.

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Richland Center Police Department Press Release

January 15, 2019

Starting Monday, January 21st 2019, police officers from the Richland Center Police Department, in cooperation with the Richland School District and St. Mary’s School, will be in 5th grade classrooms teaching CounterAct. CounterAct is a six-week program designed to bring police officers, schools and families together to help prevent children from using alcohol and other drugs and to help them avoid using violence as a means of solving problems. CounterAct brings specially trained police officers into the classroom where they can have a direct relationship with the students. In CounterAct, students learn specific, age appropriate skills that they can apply in real-life situations to make positive choices and resist the pressures to engage in risky behaviors such as drinking, smoking and using other drugs. CounterAct also emphasizes the importance of parents and family in the growth and social development of young people. The CounterAct program concludes with Parent’s Night which gives parents and other important adults an opportunity to learn what the students have studied during the five classroom sessions.

This year parent’s night will be on Monday, February 25th 2019, beginning at 7:00PM in the Doudna Elementary School gymnasium. All family members and interested persons are invited to attend. -END-

ADULT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD RECOGNITION WEEK

ADULT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD RECOGNITION WEEK Adult School Crossing Guards play a critical role in keeping students safe as they walk to and from school each day. Adult School Crossing Guards place the children’s safety above their own while facing speeding motorists, cell phone users, and others disregarding traffic signals to ensure that all traffic is stopped before students enter the roadway The Richland Center Police Department and the Richland School District would like to inform the community that January 14th through January 18th, 2019, has been proclaimed Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week. It is important that we all take the time to say thank you to our local Adult School Crossing Guard, Bill Hall, who is tasked with the responsibility for the safe crossing of children near Jefferson Elementary. No matter if it is raining, snowing, sleeting, or 10 degrees below zero, Bill Hall never fails to do his duty. So next time you walk your child to school, or drop them off at the crosswalk, be sure to thank Bill Hall for watching out for your child. It is sometimes a thankless job, but rain or shine, he is always there.