A Day for Passages 2020

We continued our annual tradition of joining with Passages for a morning broadcast of A Day for Passages on Wednesday, April 29th. If you missed the program live you can click here to visit our Morning Show page to listen to the audio from this year's broadcast.


 COVID-19 Announcements:

The Richland Hospital has established a Coronavirus Hotline to serve the community. If you are feeling ill and wonder if you should be seen you should call the hotline at 608-604-9953. The Richland Hospital continues to offer its "Respiratory Illness Evaluation" drive-thru service from 8:00 to Noon seven days a week and COVID-19 testing is being offered to anyone displaying symptoms.

Government Announcements:

For farm families wanting to watch "What Farmers Need to Know at the PPP and EIDL" webinar from UW Extension, can find the recorded presentation here: https://youtu.be/i2YJ9r_6ibg

Richland County Town of Eagle landowners and residents should take notice that a special town board meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at 1:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Eagle Town Hall. Residents and landowners are encouraged to attend to this meeting to discuss the Town Hall Road Reconditioning Project and the MLS Grant awarded to pay 70% of the costs of the project. The meeting may be in the Town Hall or may be conducted outside of the building depending on the number of people in attendance. The agenda for the special town board meeting will be posted at the Eagle Town Hall, L&M Recycling, and Iron Key Classics. Eagle Township residents with questions should contact clerk Bobbi Ann Goplin or Town Chair Brian McGraw.

Community Announcements:.

The Friends of the Little Brown Church have canceled the spring worship service at the Brown Church May 24.

Black Hawk Bethlehem United Methodist Church will hold a chicken and dumpling drive-through supper on Sunday, May 24 from 4:00-7:00 at S10174 County Road C, Sauk City. Cost for a meal is $10.

The Richland Center Memorial Day Service will be held Monday, May 25 at 10:30 AM in the Richland Cemetery.  In case of inclement weather, it will be moved to the Richland Center Community Center.  Those attending are asked to practice social distancing.

The Boaz Village Board meeting on Tuesday, May 26 will start at 4:30 and will be a phone conference. For instructions on how to connect, call the Boaz Village Clerk at 536-3466.

The Brewer Public Library will continue providing curbside pick-up service and leave the library building closed to the public for now. On June 15 the library board will meet and reassess the situation and consider at that time if it is safe to offer open hours to the public.

River Valley Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund is now accepting applications to assist residents of the River Valley School District members with immediate financial needs: housing, utilities, broadband, and transportation costs.  If you wish to donate or apply visit on rivervalleycommons.org.

The weekly Richland Community Food Pantry distributions at the Lighthouse Chapel will continue as a drive-through. Clients should stay in their cars while an intake person secures their full name, Richland County address, and number of members in the family. All clients should present a piece of mail that contains their name and address. A volunteer will then place the food in the vehicle. The distribution will run from 4:00 until 5:30 Wednesdays through the pandemic. Due to heavy demand, the Richland Community Food Pantry has instituted a “one visit per month per family” rule. 

Richland Area Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday afternoon in the Phoenix Center Parking Lot from 1:30 to 5:30. Those attending are asked to wear a mask. One customer per vendor. No early sales, bags or pets. More information can be found at richlandareafarmersmarket.org.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 13 will hold a meeting on June 1 at the Richland Center American Legion Hall at 6:30 PM. Social distancing will be in effect for the meeting. There will not be a light lunch and those attending are asked to bring a mask to wear. 

Sextonville Water Works has announced that they will be continuing to work on refurbishing the water tower. Work may continue until the end of May but should not disrupt water supply or water quality.

The Village of Muscoda Spring clean-up has been postponed until Saturday, June 20.

The Witwen Parade and Chicken BBQ on July 3 has been cancelled.

Richland County United Givers Board of Directors have extended the deadline for 2020 fund applications to July 15 due to Covid-19. Grant applications are available on their website, rcunitedgivers.org.

The Crawford County Dairy Breakfast June 5 at the Manning Family Farm has been canceled.

The 2020 Richland County Dairy Breakfast has been canceled. The Richland County Farm Women are pleased to announce that this year's hosts, Dennis and Ginny Hatfield, will plan to host the event in 2021.

The Sauk County Dairy Breakfast June 13 has been canceled. The Sauk County Dairy Breakfast Board of Directors encourages you to drink milk and eat cheese to support our dairy farm families.

The Iowa County Cancer Coalition Fundraiser July 25, 2020 has been canceled. The ICCC looks forward to announcing the event in 2021 at Vortex in Barneveld. 



Here is a list of local restaurants providing carryouts, drive-throughs and curbside service. Some have delivery options. We have not listed hours because they are subject to change. The one thing we do know is they will appreciate your business.

Mellem's Fish House, Richland Center: 647-6557
Double K's Bar and Grill in Boscobel: 375-5404
American Legion Post 13 Bar & Restaurant: 647-3714
Center Cafe, Richland Center: 647-5884
Arthur's, Spring Green: 588-2521
Honkers, Muscoda: 739-9009
Turbo's, Hub City: 647-3095
A & W in Boscobel: 375-5171
Chuckwagon Cowboy Burgers and Beans, Richland Center: 649-2691
Papa Murphy's, Richland Center: 649-7272
Los Amigos II, Richland Center: 383-0684
The Port, Blue River: 537-2676
Boscobel Bowl and Banquet: 375-2200
Quail Run, Richland Center: 647-3117
Christy's Sunny Side Bakery, Deli and Catering, Richland Center: 649-2253
Kellys Coffee House, Richland Center: 383-1399
Boston's Bah, Cazenovia: 983-2218
Subway, Richland Center: 647-6470
Country Gardens, Soldiers Grove: 624-3254
Country Kitchen, Richland Center, 647-6339
Pizza Ranch, Reedsburg: 768-5555
The Cheese Store & More, Hillsboro: 489-2651
Aunt Ozie's Cafe, Loganville: 727-2868
Press Box, Richland Center: 647-4012
Whiskey Row Saloon, Avoca: 532-6517
Mel's Micro, Richland Center  647-1116
The Pink Spot, Muscoda: 739-3770

Tuesday Quiz Day: March 10th

With the warmer weather Ron prepared a timely quiz for Phil this week. Tuesday's quiz this week was on robins!


Wednesday Game Day: March 4th

This week Phil and Ron dusted off their cleats to play a friendly game of table baseball!


Tuesday Quiz Day: March 3rd

This week's Tuesday Quiz Day "bugged" Phil a bit. Ron tested Phil's knowledge on ants!


Due to an illness outbreak, affecting students and staff the Richland school district will be closed tomorrow Thursday, the 27th.

This will include the cancellation of classes and parent-teacher conferences tomorrow and tomorrow night.

However, teachers should report as normal.

Counter-act will also be canceled.

St. Mary's will have class as normal.

Wednesday Game Day: February 19th

This week's Wednesday Game Day had Phil and Ron sit down to play a friendly game of Frustration!


Tuesday Quiz Day: February 18th

This week Ron quizzed Phil on ketchup during Tuesday Quiz Day!


Wednesday Game Day: February 12th

Phil and Ron ended up dealing with Bed Bugs during this week's Wednesday Game Day.


Tuesday Quiz Day: February 11th

This week's Tuesday Quiz Day was full of ups and downs as Ron tested Phil on elevators and escalators.