Homecoming Parade, Duck Races – Street Closing 10/11/19

The Homecoming Parade will start approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  Staging will be on 6th, 7th, and 8th Streets.  The Parade route begins at 6th Street and Central Avenue, traveling south on Central Ave then east on Court Street for one block, then north on Church Street to 5th Street where the parade ends.  After the parade, the duck races will be held on Court Street between Central Avenue and Church Street beginning about 4:15 p.m.

Enjoy the fun!!!

10-11-19 Homecoming Parade Route

Duck Race

No Parking near Court St. & Central Ave Monday Morning 7/1

City Utilities Water Department will be replacing the fire hydrant at the intersection of Court and Central (south west side of intersection) on Monday morning July 1st. There were some problems with it found during flushing last week. No parking signs will be set up on Central Ave. on Sunday evening in preparation for this work.  The work should be finished by noon.

Please use caution and thank you for your cooperation.



Engebretson-Grabowski Drug Arrests

Richland Center Police Department Press Release

Engebretson-Grabowski Drug Arrests

Memorial Day Parade 5/27/19 and Services

The VFW Post 2267 is sponsoring the May 27th Memorial Day Parade that will line up about 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. in front of the Post Office on Central Ave. and begin about 10:30 a.m.

The parade route will travel East on Mill Street, North on Church Street to 8th Street, East on 8th Street, North on Park Street and into the Cemetery.

The service in the cemetery will begin after the parade and the Women’s Relief Corp will hold their service after that in Krouskop Park.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the High School.

Click It or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement


Press Release
May 15, 2019

Richland Center Police Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 20th to June 2nd.

Chief Lucas Clements points out that this year marks the 10-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s primary enforcement seat belt law. Since the law took effect in June of 2009, Wisconsin’s seat belt use rate has climbed from 74 percent in 2009, to just over 89 percent today. Over the last decade alone, numerous motorists in Wisconsin have avoided serious injury or death thanks to the simple click of a seat belt.

Still, law enforcement and other emergency responders see far too many people who make the dangerous – and frankly – irresponsible decision to not wear a safety belt. Last year, about half of the car and truck occupants killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes were not buckled up. These needless tragedies devastate families and generate enormous societal costs. Chief Clements states, “As part of our larger public safety mission, the Richland Center Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin as part of the national Click It or Ticket mobilization May 20 to June 2.”

Across our state and nation, officers will work in greater numbers for longer hours – not to simply stop and cite motorists – but to encourage everyone to voluntarily comply with traffic laws that serve to keep the public safe. During Click It or Ticket – and throughout the year – our goal is to ensure that all motorists are safely buckled up – every seat, every trip.


Vernon Washington 04-2019 Notification

April 3, 2019

Vernon Washington 04-2019 Notification

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

Snow Emergency Cancelled 1/23/2019

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.