New Richmond News
The preliminary totals for the 2017 Empty Bowls event are in, and — with more than 350 people attending the event on April 20 at New Richmond Middle School — the event was able to raise $18,000 for The Happy Kids Backpack Program. With every dollar that is donated, the program can buy $7 worth of food from Second Harvest, which translates to $126,000 that will be distributed to needy families.
All Wisconsin high school seniors who are attending a postsecondary institution are invited to apply for the Wisconsin School Counseling Association's Career Cruising and Method Test Prep $1,000 scholarship. Four high school seniors are awarded this scholarship. This year, over 250 high school seniors applied. Kaleigh Wink, a senior at Somerset High School, was one of the winners. Applicants answered two essay questions:
Four students represented UW-River Falls in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association hunt seat zone championships April 8. Two students qualified for the national competition in May at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Students included Carli Boston-Denton of Boulder Junction, Wis., Jennifer Michel of Waterloo, Iowa, Juliann Tetschlag of Plymouth and Alaina Kelly of Roberts. Tetschlag qualified to compete in the Novice Over Fences competition at nationals and Kelly will compete in the Walk Trot competition.
Students were recently honored by the VFW Post 10818 Auxiliary as part of the American Creative Art Award Scholarship Contest. This is an annual event with monetary prizes awarded to the winners. First place this year went to Mackenzie Peterson, second place went to Elizabeth Lockwood and third place went to Ruth Domingo. Peterson's entry has been submitted to the state competition. The contest is open to grades 9-12 and homeschool students.
Willow River Tree Farm helped the younger members of the Forest Timberwolves 4-H club celebrate Earth Day. The members learned how to plant and care for a tree. Each member was given a tree to take home and plant.
Written by Krissa Coleman, executive director of the Hazel Mackin Community Library
As we are nearing the end of April and approaching the next few months we are excited about the program offerings at the library. The staff of the library is excited about the upcoming summer library camps we have planned starting the week of June 5, remember your registration for the camps is important to us. We will also be having a reading challenge and a chance to win some great prizes this summer. Come on in and check out the details during the week of May 22 and you may even win a prize during the week of May 22.
The New Richmond Middle School recently announced its third quarter Honor Roll and Honor Roll with Distinction for the 2016-2017 school year. Honor Roll with Distinction 8th Grade: Madelyn R. Gess, Barbara L. Kling, Piper A. Leeson, Kacie M. Malone, Kialie L. Malone, Benjamin G. Wacker, Addison J. Zinck, Megan M. Andersen, Aine G. Connolly, Tyler R. Dennis, Isabel E. Johnson, Chloe M. Jones, Allison R. Kolbeck, Avery N. Krumm, Gabrielle H. Langer, Brady A. Lease, Jada Y. Nygaard, Ashley M. Patten, Madelyn G. Strahlman, Sullivan T. Weiss.
Somerset Middle School held their spelling bee finals Friday, April 7. Winning first place was seventh-grader Emily Driscoll. Second place went to sixth-grader Libbie Churchich. The winning words were indulgent and outrageous.
A final pre-construction open house meeting relating to the North 4th Street project will be held on Wednesday, May 3, from 5:30–7 p.m. at the City Street Shop (1006 North Dakota Avenue, one block north of the intersection of North Dakota Avenue and North 4th Street). The purpose of the open house is to provide more details and answer any questions that residents have about the upcoming North 4th Street project, such as questions related to the construction schedule, removal of lawn decorations and landscaping, delivery of mail, etc.