Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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Events for the 28th annual Heritage Days Festival begin on Friday and run through Sunday at the New Richmond Heritage Center. “It’s kind of a showcase of what the Heritage...
Although the New Richmond High School Homecoming football game isn’t until Oct. 4, students are hard at work preparing for the week’s many festivities. “We have many, many different types...
Area school districts received passing marks on Tuesday, Sept. 17, when the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its school report cards for every district and school in the state...
One look inside Lisa Leahy’s office at the St. Croix County Health Center’s nursing home, and it’s obvious that she cares deeply about her job. Walls and bulletin boards overflow...
The school portion of property taxes should go down a bit for a year for residents in the New Richmond School District. District residents approved a $13.36 million levy for...
When President Obama asked for Congressional approval before taking military action against Syria, we presumed he was asking for approval from the American people. We, the people, are the constituents of U.S. senators and representatives, and therefore their vote on this critical question should reflect the people's will.
At the school district annual meeting on Monday, citizens -- not just school board members -- do the voting. This is the meeting where the 2013-14 budget is presented and adopted, and where the tax levy is set. Among the powers of the voting body of this meeting are the following, according to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards: --Set board members' annual salaries or a payment based on each meeting attended --Authorize payment of actual and necessary expenses of board members who travel in the performance of their duties
The Salvation Army's homeless shelter in Somerset is hoping to change homes. Grace Place Shelter, currently located behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Somerset, is hoping to close on the sale of a vacant nursing home in New Richmond and convert it for use as a shelter, according to Duana Bremer, director of Social Services for the Salvation Army in the St. Croix Valley.
Until mid July, the members of Bridge Bible Church worshipped on Sundays at the Somerset High School. Since then, the congregation has been enjoying its new digs at 701 Rivard St. in a building it owns. "We're here permanently," said Bridge Bible pastor Sean Strubbe, who joined the Somerset congregation in June. "We're here for the long haul. We also wanted to get a space that benefitted the community." While most of the building is dedicated to the church's gathering space, Bridge also leases space to two tenants: Sonshine Learning Center and the Bean Bag Coffee House.
In some ways, growing up in New Richmond has given me a head start on my new job as editor at the New Richmond News, but in other ways it keeps me further behind. I lived here from 1984 to 1996, but don't ask me too much about who was mayor then, or any seemingly significant event. I only remember that time as a kid remembers things. I knew which backyards I could cut through during bike rides, and which streets were the smoothest for rollerblading, but I had no idea what topics were on the city council agenda.