New Richmond News
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home or business? Is it possible that a notable person once lived there? Do you want to learn more about the architecture or the person(s) who designed or built a particular building? A new project is set to kick-off that will help uncover some of New Richmond’s local history and identify properties that might be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
SAN DIEGO — A 2006 Somerset High School graduate and Somerset native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the staff assigned to Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One Naval reserve unit, supporting one of the country's most versatile combat ships. Petty Officer 1st Class Dylan Schachtner is a Navy gunner's mate serving under Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One Naval reserve unit based in San Diego.
MADISON—Voters could set a new record if they approve all of the more than $1.4 billion in school referenda questions on the Nov. 6 ballot, according to a report from the nonpartisan, independent Wisconsin Policy Forum.
The Central St. Croix Chamber will host the Yellowstone Trail Road Race on Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at 9 a.m. at the Hazel Mackin Community Library. From 2010-2015, Tera Busker and Lisa Christensen organized and directed the Yellowstone Trail Road Race in celebration of the Yellowstone Trail that originally ran through St. Croix County. This year, the chamber will give the race a reboot in conjunction with other events being held throughout St. Croix County.
The Reading for Charity program began in 2017 as a part of the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Friday Memorial Library. The program challenged teens to read and support their peers through the New Richmond School District Gap Fund. For each book read, $1 was donated to the Gap Fund.
The Willow River Writers, a group of local writers and poets, recently published an anthology comprised of essays, short stories and poems written by the groups' members. The public is invited to attend a book launch on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Table 65 in New Richmond. The event will include music, readings and refreshments. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase books, meet and greet the authors, enjoy music and stories, and celebrate the first publication by New Richmond's Willow River Writers.
Cold temperatures and blowing snow is a given where in Wisconsin. So when it's too cold to take your regular walk outside, head to the Centre. From October through March, Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m., the Centre gymnasium is a warm and free place to walk. All are welcome, we just need you to fill out a day pass form and we will give you a wristband to come in and walk. So bring a friend and your walking shoes, we guarantee it will always be above freezing at the Centre. For additional information contact the Centre at 715-246-2252.
On Monday, Oct. 8, the New Richmond Fire and Rescue held its annual Fire Prevention Open House in which hundreds of children, parents and grandparents enjoyed meeting local firefighters and learning about fire prevention. Fire truck rides were also provided to those who brought a non-perishable food donation. As a result, a total of 606 pounds of food and a $10 cash donation were delivered to Five Loaves Food Shelf. Two fire extinguishers were given away, with 508 entries received. Winners were Sydney Ericson and Monica Nusser.
The Somerset School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly constructed outdoor classroom, the Spartan Lodge, on Thursday, Sept. 13. Submitted photo
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recognized five individual and 14 local government recipients of the Local Government Excellence Awards at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference, the largest annual event in the world for local government managers and staff, held Sept. 23-26 in Baltimore, Md. The city of New Richmond had the distinct honor this year of being the only local government to be recognized with two of these prestigious awards.