New Richmond News
On July 12, The Heritage Hillside Series is pleased to present local musician Steve Meyer and his band True Heat. They'll be playing a great variety of classic blues songs, performed originally by legendary artists such as Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon and other famous godfathers of the blues.
The Heritage Hillside Series begins its 13th summer of great music outside at the New Richmond Heritage Center on Wednesday, July 5. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of local favorite, Jodi Mealey, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Visit unique works of art, explore natural and historic sites, and experience small towns through the Art Bench Trail of the scenic St. Croix River Valley. Eight community art projects are located in parks and other special sites, adjacent to trails, paths, playgrounds and river towns with local shops, restaurants and cultural venues. The Art Bench Trail is presented by the Phipps Center for the Arts in partnership with the National Park Service and St. Croix Valley Foundation.
In 2015, the City of New Richmond received a grant from Bosch Community Fund to construct a gravel bed nursery at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Gravel bed nurseries use pea gravel contained in a large wooden box (bed) and irrigation to grow bare-root trees without using soil.
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the New Richmond School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.
In April, the Friday Memorial Library held a bookmark coloring contest for fourth-graders in the New Richmond area in honor of Children's Book Week, May 1-7. The winning bookmark will be distributed to all of the library's summer reading participants. "In addition to the honor of having their bookmarks printed professionally, the winner also received $20 and 10 bookmarks to keep and share with their family," library director Kim Hennings said.
APPLETON, Wis. — Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman Herb Kohl awarded Wisconsin Connections Academy student Andrew Turner, a New Richmond native, a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2017 Initiative Scholarship during a recent luncheon. Scholarship recipients were informed in March that they would receive a $5,000 scholarship, but in a surprise announcement, Kohl revealed that he decided to double the scholarship amount from $5,000 to $10,000 per scholar.
Westfields Hospital & Clinic recently received "Gold" certification as a Family Friendly Workplace from the United Way St. Croix Valley's Success by 6 initiative. This certification recognizes businesses that actively invest in programs and practices that support employees and their families. Westfields Hospital & Clinic was recognized for employer-paid health care coverage for employees and their families, paid time off for employee family issues, and a flexible spending account for child care.
Johnson Motor Sales hosted their first Ladies Night with a Cause on May 5. Over 50 local companies came together to raise $2,729 for Turningpoint.
St. Croix Central Future Business Leaders of Wisconsin recently participated in the Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference in Appleton, Wis. Of the over 3,000 participants at this year's conference, 20 students proudly represented St. Croix Central FBLA. SCC senior Michael Sauer gave a farewell address as the state officer positions were transitioned to the new team, including SCC junior Tyler Miller. Miller will serve as Wisconsin's Region 1 vice president for the 2017-18 school year.