New Richmond-News Staff
On Dec. 31, 2016, one of our true conservationists passed away at the age of 78. Norm Rehder grew up in Houlton and graduated from Hudson High School in 1956. He worked at Whirlpool until 1960 when he was involved in a very serious car accident. Following intensive rehabilitation he attended Dunwoody College and learned TV and radio repair. He married his wife, Shirley, in 1967 and had two daughters, Debbie and Gina.
New Richmond At the December 2016 New Richmond City Council meeting, the common council voted to increase the parking citation fine from the current $10 fine for general parking violations and $50 for handicap violations to $20 for general parking violation. The council left the handicap violation unchanged at $50. New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehlik this week issued a statement to inform all citizens of the increase that will go into effect Feb. 1 at midnight.
Snowmobilers in Wisconsin are required to purchase a Wisconsin trail pass in addition to having valid Wisconsin Public Use registration. Trail passes are only required when operating on snowmobile trails and corridors. Annual trails passes are $30 for Wisconsin residents, $50 for non-residents, or $10 for someone who is a member of a snowmobile club affiliated with the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs. Information about the discounts is available on the association's website at awsc.org/Trail-Pass- Registration.aspx.
The Wisconsin 4-H program depends upon the more than 20,000 adult volunteers to help youth gain caring, coping, and competency skills. Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H Youth Development delivery model, and serve as mentors and role models for youth. Training helps volunteers understand the program and their role and provides an opportunity for volunteers to ask questions about the St. Croix County 4-H program. All volunteers who work with 4-H youth must attend a volunteer orientation workshop and go through the Wisconsin Youth Protection process.
‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs through Jan. 1 Law enforcement officers throughout the state will be out in force to combat drunken driving during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign now through New Year’s Day. To get drunken drivers off the road before they kill themselves or innocent victims, 24 impaired driving (OWI) task forces in Wisconsin coordinate and combine expertise and resources from multiple law enforcement agencies for high-visibility enforcement efforts.
ALDI, on Thursday, Dec. 8, will offer New Richmond shoppers a new alternative as it opens its store located at 1737 Dorset Lane. The franchise has nearly 1,600 stores in 34 states. To celebrate the opening of the new New Richmond store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. The public is invited to attend.
With the 2016 Fall Election slated for Tuesday, Nov. 8, we here at the New Richmond News are providing profiles of the candidates running for office.
The annual wine tasting benefit to help raise money and awareness for homeless shelters in St. Croix and Polk counties will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Ready Randy’s/R&D Catering,1490 131st St., New Richmond. Music will be provided by “The Rick’s and Gravel Road.” Over the past 13 years, this event has been an excellent fundraiser for these two shelters that provide emergency housing for the homeless.
West Nile virus kills St. Croix County horse