Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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On Tuesday, April 11, the St. Croix County Tavern League made a $500 donation to the New Richmond Police Department K-9 Fund. This donation will be matched by the State Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation. "The league likes to raise funds and give money to these kinds of community programs and have given to other organizations in New Richmond in the past," said SCCTL president Nathan Stork. "The Tavern League of Wisconsin is the strongest and largest in the United States. It is over 5,000 members strong. The St. Croix County Tavern League has 70 members itself."
A trip to the University of Wisconsin - Madison will determine if the St. Croix Central Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition team's spicy stuffed pepper with a creamy tomatillo sauce is good enough to be the top dish in this year's competition. "These guys definitely set the bar and I hope other students in the near future will want to take on this adventure," said family and consumer science teacher Courtney Hawkins. "It is a lot of fun, but you have to be willing to experiment and be creative and accept failure."
Food trucks are everywhere these days. You can find them at state, county and other fairs throughout the country. You can find them downtown near the hottest spots in the big cities. You can also find food trucks, such as New Richmond's own Bee's Ice Cream truck, on the streets of some small towns.
The Village of Hammond Board of Trustees met April 10 for its first scheduled meeting for the month to discuss several topics from the 2016 audit to the need for a new siren on Eulaine Circle. According to Brock Geyen with Clifton, Larson and Allen, the village's general fund is in decent shape as is the water fund. The one area where the village's finances aren't in great shape is the sewer fund, which is due to the ongoing litigation. But Geyen said the village's finances are overall in good order.
The Hammond Hotel, the iconic business and structure that has been standing at the main intersection of highways 12 and T in the Village of Hammond since the 1870s, was demolished Tuesday morning (April 18) with a crowd of people watching from all sides as the landmark was torn down. Hotel owner Andrew Schmitz plans on replacing the building with a new bar/restaurant facility, which was approved by Village of Hammond officials in February.
The 10th annual Empty Bowls event will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 5-7p.m. at the New Richmond Middle School. This is a new location from past years, so spread the word.
The New Richmond High School Drama Department put on a trio of performances of "The Hope & Heartache Diner" for family, friends and community members from April 7-9.
On Feb. 9, at the Three Bears Resort in Warrens, Wis., Countryside Plumbing and Heating president Carol De Young was sworn in as the first female Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of Wisconsin president. "It is an honor to represent women in general and to be able to show that we can do these things, especially in an industry that is so male dominated as plumbing, heating and cooling," De Young said. "We want more females to get involved in our businesses and such. It is a natural progression, but it is still a hard time."
New Richmond With the change of its name comes changes to what Abbey Carpet Center, formerly Carpet Center, Inc., offers its customers. The company, which still offers everything it did before the name change, will now also offer more than it did before, including cabinets, carpet cleaning and painting.
New Richmond As of January 2017, two New Richmond Boy Scout Troops have merged to make one group in order to maximize the resources and parent volunteers available to both groups. The two groups, Troop 9464 and Troop 9460, have been working on the merger for about two years, with the group officially merging into one entity, Troop 9464, at the beginning of the year.