New Richmond News
St. Croix Central made the move to the Middle Border Conference two years ago with many questions. Were we ready to handle the elevated competition? Were we big enough, fast enough, and strong enough? A "big school" mentality, systemic approach to strength and conditioning, and a unified athletics department have all contributed to the success of our athletics this fall. From athletes, to coaches, to parents and community, we have all had a hand in the growth and development of our athletic culture.
Congratulations to all the successful deer hunters. Bryan Utecht was this year's New Richmond High School Big Buck Contest winner. Utecht harvested a 12-point buck with a 15-inch inside spread. Matt Kukacka, Jens Christenson and math teacher Samantha Jahnke harvested nice bucks as well. As the winner of the contest, Utecht will get to select the non-profit organization to which the $26 will be donated and also receive his name on a plaque.
The following St. Croix Central High School students were recently named to the A and B honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. A Honor Roll 12th grade:
The Kiwanis Club of New Richmond has scheduled its annual holiday lighting contest for Monday, Dec. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. Judges will be traveling the streets of New Richmond in search of special holiday lighting displays. The top homes will be selected as the competition winners. This long time sponsored Kiwanis event was conceived to encourage the community to display their holiday spirit and beautify the city during this special season. Judging criteria includes consideration for the amount of work in designing the display, originality and creative holiday message.
Christmas on Main will be this Saturday and the library is the first kick off spot. Lego Club will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. then we will transition into make and take Christmas tree ornaments from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is in full swing for the holiday season and you will want to tour the Christmas décor that is up and waiting to be viewed by you! Plan on heading on to Main Street to take in all of the wonderful treats, music and activities for the afternoon and evening.
During the cold winter months, it can be difficult to find motivation to exercise or even get out of the house to socialize. Many seniors recognize the importance of incorporating some daily exercise into their lives, but this can be difficult when the weather makes it unpleasant, or even impossible, to go outside and be active.
NRICH Tutoring Services, LLC, offers private tutoring sessions for students of all ages in all subject areas. Academic director Dr. Judie Harrington is a licensed elementary and reading teacher who has also taught at the college level. Harrington can help people of all ages who want to be better learners and can also assist adults working on their GED, learning English or studying for the citizenship test.
The Somerset High School drama department put on three performances of "Fiddler on the Roof" over the Nov. 17-19 weekend.
Due to a delay in its scheduled food delivery, the Deerfield senior living community was forced to cancel a Thanksgiving buffet for residents and their family members, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19. Deerfield campus administrator Jen Anderson released the following statement regarding the situation:
This October, Somerset High School and Middle School had two students travel to Madison to perform as a part of the WSMA State Honors Music project. Kayla Huerta was selected to perform in the High School State Treble Choir. She met with other choir students from around the state at the end of October to begin rehearsing for their concert, which took place at the Overture Center for the Arts.