MUSCODA, WI (Ben Caxton) — The shortest day of the year is fast approaching. Once again Frank’s Hill in southern Richland County will be the place to be to observe the event, known as the Winter Solstice, from the small knoll peppered with effigy mounds in southern Richland County. The property is located on State Highway 193 just off State Highway 60 a few miles west of Muscoda and has been the site of many solstice and equinox gatherings in the past. Weather permitting the public is invited to join the festivities and remember events of the past year. A moment of silence will be observed for those who have passed away since the planet’s last trip around the sun. Following the sunset, attendees can gather around a campfire to share stories and learn more about Frank’s Hill. Frank’s Hill is on the National Register of Historic Places. A group of unique effigy mounds is situated on the East Ridge where the event will occur, which looks across to the west ridge where a line of small mounds, believed to be calendar mounds, is situated. The event which starts at 4:00 PM on December 21, is sponsored by the Three Eagles Foundation.