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Boyd, Olson nominated for scholarships
Village Board struggles with vacating streets issue
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Mystery Reader program puts the mystery into reading
Hillside students give back by collecting food for annual food drive
crime and courts
New Richmond boys start MBC basketball season with win at Osceola
Western Wisconsin Stars win twice in Black River Falls tournament
Somerset skaters open season with three convincing wins
Two competitive periods not enough for New Richmond boys hockey team
High school wrestling seasons begin this Thursday
She ran anyway, and continues to run for veterans
Sno-Sports wishes for a snowy season
T.H.U.G. Life helps homeless teens start anew
Local author to read from his new Christmas kids book
Former Nike launcher crewmen search for comrades
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Frank Springer, 77
James L. Reding, 62
Glen Edward Johnson, 64
Kerri Renee Kahl, 45
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June 14, 2013
LETTER: City should focus on young people
To the Editor: We are concerned with the lack of adolescent activities available to the citizens of New Richmond. We feel rather than build another auto parts store, we could dedicate the money to something more progressive in the community. We feel that this is important to our...
June 14, 2013 - 8:12am
June 13, 2013
LETTER: Does program own enough land?
To the Editor: It's interesting, but not surprising, to read that both Sen. Harsdorf and Rep. Severson are working hard to cut funding for Wisconsin's Stewardship program. Rep. Severson noted that "Wisconsin already owns 1.6 million acres of land;" ...(snip)... "do we really need...
June 13, 2013 - 11:10am
LETTER: Support the local backpack program
To the Editor: The reason we are writing this letter is to inform you of the backpack program. Since the town has been growing, more families have been in need of food. The backpack program helps support them with the food they need. The backpack program is important because it...
June 13, 2013 - 8:15am
June 7, 2013
EDITORIAL: Funding crisis solution lies with legislators
The St. Croix County Board and the county's Health and Human Services Board have taken a lot of heat in recent weeks for their debate related to the future of St. Croix Industries, the county-run vocational program serving adults with disabilities. Officials have been leaning toward...
opinion / editorials
June 7, 2013 - 10:01am
LETTER: Public needs to speak out about SCI
To the Editor: I am shocked and appalled at how low our public officials will stoop. As the owner of an Adult Family Home, I was frustrated when my funds were again cut to the point where I may have to close my doors. This has been a continual tactic of Northern Bridges, the fund-managing...
June 7, 2013 - 8:02am
June 1, 2013
LETTER: County should stand true to mission
To the Editor: Is our county board so obsessed with money it has turned its back on our elderly and disabled? On June 4, the St. Croix County Board will vote on stopping funding for St. Croix Industries, a business which has served people with disabilities for almost 40 years. They...
June 1, 2013 - 10:36am
May 31, 2013
LETTER: Drive nets two tons of food
To the Editor: The Five Loaves Food and Clothing Center sends a huge thank you to the mail carriers and residents of the New Richmond School District for participating in the May 11 National Letter Carrier's "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. Mail carriers left donation bags and information...
May 31, 2013 - 10:35am
EDITORIAL: What's happening? Information lacking from police dept.
Two weeks ago, a reader inquired at the New Richmond News office why we'd not reported anything on break-ins at several downtown businesses. Upon checking with the New Richmond police, we were advised via an e-mailed response from a supervisor Tuesday, May 21, that "those cases are...
opinion / editorials
May 31, 2013 - 8:32am
May 30, 2013
LETTER: St. Croix Industries should continue operating
To the Editor: As a family member of a disabled adult, I must speak to the issues facing our County Board and St. Croix Industries. Life can change in an instant for anyone. Due to a traumatic brain injury induced by a cardiac arrest, my brother was left permanently disabled due...
May 30, 2013 - 10:34am
May 25, 2013
LETTER: Taking pride in 'The City Beautiful'
To the Editor: In the New Richmond News 5/16/13, "The downtown efforts kicking off," Mayor Fred and Mike are concerned about how "clean" our city will and should be, only saying this should be "The City Beautiful" and this important and memorable slogan should be resurrected "at...
May 25, 2013 - 8:30am
May 24, 2013
EDITORIAL: Grace Place move makes perfect sense
The proposed move of Grace Place into a larger facility in New Richmond appears to be progressing forward. At a New Richmond Plan Commission meeting May 7, city officials determined that the former Deerfield Gables nursing home building is zoned properly if the transitional housing...
opinion / editorials
May 24, 2013 - 12:27pm
LETTER: Student volunteers accomplish a bunch
To the Editor: Wow! What a difference a class of 22 motivated New Richmond High School students can make on the Paperjack Greenway. Brad Malpert's homeroom class, along with graduating seniors Heather Halvorsen and Rose Smith, and adult volunteers from First National Bank, orchestrated...
May 24, 2013 - 8:29am
May 23, 2013
LETTER: Nursing home losses continue
To the Editor: What can I say? Intentional or otherwise, the article written by Jeff Holmquist for the New Richmond News is such an example of journalistic deception for the voting public. See the "Nursing home finances turning around" article. Slow down and read that article carefully....
May 23, 2013 - 8:28am
May 18, 2013
LETTER: Benghazi: Where's the press?
To the Editor: Forty years ago I took a journalism class in college during the height of the Watergate scandal. Naturally, the scandal dominated class time. Daily we observed and analyzed the story developments and were amazed by the press's dogged determination to bring the truth...
May 18, 2013 - 9:38am
May 17, 2013
LETTER: Information needed on SCI transfer plan
To the Editor: Re: May 6, 2013 story, "Board votes to transfer disabled program" My, that was quick and seemingly easy, one vote and it appears St. Croix Industries is history. Yes, I know it has to be voted on by the county board. In reality can St. Croix Industries be replaced...
May 17, 2013 - 11:37am