This week marks one year since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. This edition of Valley Sentinel is dedicated to reflecting on the events of the past year. The edition includes stories on the effects of the virus, a look at the milestones we as a nation, state and tri-county area have marked and up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations. Below are submitted experiences from members of the community and Valley Sentinel readers.
RICHLAND CENTER, WI – The Campus View Residence Hall located near the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland campus was listed for sale this week by the Campus View Corporation.
Shane Liegel (River Valley H.S), a sophomore at Loras College and a member of the men’s wrestling team, was honored as a member of the American Rivers Conference 2020-21 Winter Academic Team.
Home talent baseball could be returning to Arena in the near future, starting with the Muscoda Mudcats this summer.
County Supervisor Dan McGuire, Lone Rock, has removed himself from consideration for village president in the April 6 elections, leaving his position open for write-in candidates.
The Spring Green Lions Club held its annual spaghetti dinner March 2 — a sign for the organization of slowly moving forward following a less-than normal year due to COVID-19.
Wis-Coat Asphalt Maintenance, in Lone Rock, recently won the National Pavement and Reconstruction Magazine’s “Best of the Web” Award. The award is awarded to the company that has the best and most recognizable web presence in the industry.
Madison, Wis. – Last week, the Wisconsin Water Alliance (WWA) presented its first ever Outstanding Water Legislator of the Year Award to five state lawmakers, including Representative Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville). However, Novak’s Democratic opponent questioned the motive behind the award and the organization granting it.