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Editorial: Thankless job?

Talking with many of the candidates for the April 7 local elections, one gets the sense that a good number of area residents really want to help make their community a better place to live.

For the amount of time town, village, school district and city officials put into their jobs -- and considering the minimal amount of thanks they receive for the work they do -- it's amazing that people step up to run.

Thanks to all those who serve, or are willing to serve, in these capacities. Good luck on April 7.


"Greater Tuna" is a funny place. A lot funnier than New Richmond, Somerset or locales close by.

That's why attending the two-man production at The SPACE in New Richmond this past weekend was so entertaining. The characters range from crabby old ladies to snotty punks to moody teens. And the two actors that play the 19 roles do a fine job of capturing each "person's" unusual character traits.

If you didn't get a chance to see the performance, there are two more this weekend. Two shows remain at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call The SPACE to reserve a ticket at (715) 246-3180.


The economy is certainly having an impact throughout our community. Word is that quite a few long-time employees at several local businesses have lost their jobs as a result of bad financial times.

Our thoughts go out to all those who have lost their jobs or have seen a cut in hours or pay. These are tough times, and with any luck things will start to rebound soon. It's just a waiting game now.


The new high school is really taking shape, but it's hard to believe that students will be moving into the structure in just more than a year from now. A lot of work remains to be done to meet the projected opening deadline.

When the school does open, New Richmond will be able to boast about some of the best educational facilities in the region.