New Richmond-News Staff
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)
The New Richmond Fire & Rescue held its annual awards program on Feb. 27. Those honored at this year's event are as follows: • Jeff Rothmeier 5 years of service • Mitch VanderWyst 5 years of service • John Jarchow 5 years of service • Kyle Hinrichs 5 years of service • Josh Bell 5 years of service • Paul Dean 5 years of service • Frank Greer 10 years of service • Robert Wilson 20 years of service
New Richmond One of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce's fastest growing events is now just weeks away. The seventh annual Women's Business Luncheon and Expo will be held at R&D Catering in New Richmond Wednesday, May 3. An expo with more than 30 booths kicks off the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a formal program that runs from 1-4 p.m. This year's keynote address will be presented by Craig Culver, the co-founder of one of Wisconsin's iconic businesses — Culver's.
Baldwin Attend the St. Croix County Deer Advisory Council meeting and play a key role in deer management. The council will meet to discuss preliminary antlerless quota recommendations, permit levels and season structure options for the 2017 deer hunting season. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide written or verbal feedback.