New Richmond-News Staff
In celebration of National Library Week, we will be having a Food For Fines again this year during the entire month of April. We love being able to give back to the community and this is a great way to do it.
NP Design & Photography owner Nate Peterson and co-owner wife Teresa attended the Professional Photographers of America annual event Imaging USA at the beginning of January in San Antonio, Texas. At the end of January, the two traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Professional Photographers of Iowa event for another round of education. In February, Nate, Teresa and Allie Wrich, graphic designer at NP Design & Photography in New Richmond flew to Las Vegas, Nev., for a week to attend the Wedding and Portrait Photography International convention.
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations. Type O negative blood and type AB plasma are two of the most in-demand blood products by hospitals. Those who give can help patients locally or across the country as the Red Cross has the ability to move blood products where and when they are needed most.
New Richmond iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health has named Westfields Hospital & Clinic as one of the Top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States. This is the third time in four years that Westfields has received this recognition, which is based on quality, outcomes, patient perspective and finance measures, among other factors. Westfields is one of seven Wisconsin hospitals to receive this award.
Somerset A free pancake breakfast and an opportunity to ask questions of candidates running for office will be offered through a special "pancakes and politics" event being held Saturday, March 25, in the commons area of Somerset Elementary School, 635 Sunrise Drive, Somerset. In addition to the Q&A with candidates and the pancake breakfast (free-will donations will be accepted, but not required), free childcare (supervised and sponsored by PowerUP and Somerset School District) will also be available.
Think you're too young to be in 4-H? Think again. Our youngest 4-Her's, Cloverbuds, aren't quite ready to participate in many of the project areas and/or activities that older children can, but there's still plenty for them to do in 4-H.
A donation to Halos of the St. Croix Valley was recently made from the Sonshine Learning Center-New Richmond families, and members of the New Richmond community that attended our free annual winter event and art fair in February. Art pieces were made by students ages 6 weeks through our 4K program, and funds were raised at the event through meal donations and an art auction. The donation will be used to provide support and resources, through Halos, to families that have experienced child loss. Pictured above with the donation is Frank Swanson, the son of Helen and Heath Swanson.
Baldwin In October 2016, in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Halos of the St. Croix Valley launched a fundraising campaign to fund a CuddleCot for Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin. In less than 30 days, $3,000 was raised by community families to purchase the unit and bassinet. A Facebook poll was conducted to decide which hospital would receive the CuddleCot, and Western Wisconsin Health won the poll by overwhelming numbers.
St. Croix County Expanding opportunities for biking and walking for transportation and recreation countywide, St. Croix County will hold an open house to present the final draft and gather comment for the county's Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The open house will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the St. Croix County Government Center, county board room in Hudson, 1101 Carmichael Road, with a short presentation at 7 p.m.
NR United Methodist Church held its annual "Souper" Bowl of Caring food drive between the end of January and Feb. 5. On Feb. 5, Pearl Christensen and her daughter, Vicki Ulrich, counted up all the items and came up with a grand total of 760 items. We also collected an offering Sunday, Feb. 5, and that total was $260. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the food was delivered by our youth group and some awesome volunteers to Five Loaves Food Shelf. The food weighed in at 534 pounds. (Submitted photo)