New Richmond News
New Richmond Utilities is getting into the holiday spirit and giving back to the community. "Our locally owned, not-for-profit utility exists for the benefit of the community, and it's important for us to support our neighbors by giving back, especially during the holiday season." said Mike Darrow, city administrator and utility manager.
More than 300 people attend the Breakfast with Santa event each year. This year's eighth annual event is 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the New Richmond Area Centre. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, write a letter to Santa, decorate a reindeer cookie, take home reindeer food, make a reindeer ornament, and play bingo for a chance to win prizes! All children will have the opportunity to visit Santa. The Centre will also be holding a food drive for the Five Loaves Food Shelf and ask that you donate a nonperishable food item.
Ava Cheslock Grade: 6 Parent (s) Name: Jake and Sally Cheslock Favorite Class: Orchestra Favorite activities: Soccer and baking What I like about school... Being able to walk to my own classes. Jacob DeGear Grade: 6 Parent (s) Name: Kathy Kittel and David DeGear Favorite Class: Social studies. Favorite activities: Reading, hanging out with friends. What I like about school... All the classes and all my friends. Nora Harris Grade: 6
About three and a half years ago, Mona Flanum had a vision. She had heard about this food ministry called Ruby's Pantry, where trucks bring food to communities on a scheduled date once a month; that everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to come get an abundance of surplus food. She enthusiastically approached Kathy Wettig with her idea, they recruited a few more people, and they were on their way to accomplish their goal. First Lutheran Church was excited to have the opportunity to sponsor this new ministry.
The New Richmond Area Chamber officially opened Citizen of the Year voting Friday, Nov. 17, with the voting deadline scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Votes can be submited by going to goo.gl/forms/BPzZkcOKSapxs7OD2 or by going to newrichmondchamber.com/pages/CitizenoftheYearNomination. For more information on how to vote, contact the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Citizen of the Year will be announced at the Chamber's annual meeting and awards gala on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at R&D Catering. Here are this year's Citizen of the Year nominees:
During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize the impact of caregiving and honor the more than 15 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's. In the past year, these caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of care valued at over $230 billion.
Opera for the Young, a touring company that brings live, professional opera to elementary school audiences, recently performed an adaptation of Antonín Dvořák's famous opera, "Rusalka," or better known as "The Little Mermaid." The opera company performed for third-graders in the school district Oct. 27 in the Starr Elementary School gymnasium. The production was fully staged, sung in English and adapted especially for children. Students spent six weeks preparing music and learning about opera in their music classes.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College supported its students with an Employer Panel on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Employer Panel gave students access to a variety of local industries by way of five panelists. Panelists were invited to give the students insight as to what employers are looking for when hiring. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions ranging from cover letter creation, resume building, interview questions and follow up. The event was moderated by Dr. Julie Buckman.
When a mentally ill family member committed a non-violent crime we were lucky to be living in California. There, the court considered the underlying mental illness first and provided an integrated rehabilitation program through its STAR Court (Support and Treatment After Release). Had STAR Court not been available, our family member would likely have faced prosecution and prison.
Love Baskets is starting their 2017 Christmas season. Love Baskets is a joint effort of area churches in the New Richmond and Somerset area, paired with the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots. It provides gifts for families that otherwise would not be able to afford them for their children. Families are referred by schools, human service agencies, churches, friends and neighbors. Applications are available through the schools as well as food shelves, libraries and human services.