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Public meetings

  • The Ripon School Board meets Monday at 6 p.m. in the Ripon High School Media Center.

The School Board will consider the approval of a fully in-person learning model for grades 6 to 12.

  • The Ripon Plan Commission meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.

The Plan Commission will consider a resolution declaring that the Haas Brewery Stable, located at 205 Hamburg St., is not needed for public use and can be sold.

  • The Green Lake School Board meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

The School Board will discuss a variety of topics, including last year's canceled choir trip as well as a co-op agreement for Baseball, Softball, Golf and Track.

  • There will be a public meeting at Ripon City Hall Wednesday at 6 p.m., regarding the Vermont Street and Parkway Terrace reconstruction project.

This meeting is to inform the public of the current project and discuss any private property concerns or unknowns.

Ripon College Hosts Black History Month Events

Healing Circle

Healing Circles are supportive gatherings that help stabilize communities experiencing crises. Guest healers Pastor Tawana Davis and Dr. Falami Devoe will share how they practice self-care and support community care, wellness and liberation Wednesday, Feb. 17. The Zoom ID number is 964 7150 4313.

“Good Trouble: Six Life Lessons from a Civil Rights Leader”

John Robert Lewis (1940-2020) was an American civil rights leader and politician best-known for his chairmanship of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and for leading the march that was halted by police violence on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 1965. Learn about the six life lessons within his philosophy of “Good Trouble.” Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Zoom ID number for the presentation is 946 9048 7174.

Town Square hosts Virtual Poet's Workshop for Teens to Adults

Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Town Square Community Center is hosting a poetry workshop. 

This bi-weekly, Wednesday evening workshop via Zoom is for those interested in writing their own poetry and learning to read and analyze the poetry of others. This class is open to teens and adults with a one-time fee of $15 per person for all six classes.

The group workshop format creates a space within Zoom in which anyone, regardless of experience, can learn and collaborate. Classes will include discussion and instruction in addition to workshop time.

Class Dates and Times:

  • January, 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • February, 3 and 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • March, 3, 17, and 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Class Format:

  • Zoom
  • All programs and events are subject to change.

Click here to register for the event.

Cause of the Mondays: Ripon Area United Way

Vines & Rushes Winery is donating 25% of food sales Monday to support the Ripon Area United Way.

Specifically, to benefit the Imagination Library program, which provides free monthly books for children under 5 years old.

The mission of the United Way of Wisconsin is to support and enrich a strong statewide system that maximizes the capacity of United Ways to address human needs, improve lives and create lasting positive change across Wisconsin.

To donate, stop into Vines & Rushes Monday or visit

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