New Richmond News
The Somerset Community Foundation recently awarded four grants to Somerset High School sports programs: baseball, football, cross country and softball, enhancing the quality of life in the Somerset community. These organizations have been critical players in the success of the Somerset Community Foundation's AppleSplash event held in September each year. Their volunteer services are much appreciated. Before, during and after the race these teams have provided invaluable support.
Kane Donnelly strives to take a leadership role in and out of the classroom. Kane is a model of integrity for his peers. Ruby Leonard works hard, and is kind to those around her. She is thoughtful and helpful toward her classmates and teachers. Ruby continually puts forth her best effort not only on her daily assignments, but also in her interactions with others. Ruby is a wonderful student and a pleasure to have in class.
The Renew Somerset Library Campaign has received a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge grant of $250,000 by a small group of area donors. Campaign Co-Chairs Kay Walsh and Rita Lawson believe the gift will ignite further giving before campaign leaders are set to announce pledges and gifts at its free launch event at St. Croix National Golf and Event Center on Thursday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond will host its second annual Dad's Waffle Breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 18 at St. Croix Central High School in Hammond. The proceeds are given to the high school to assist in providing programs and services for students with issues related to suicide awareness and prevention.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce encourages the community to submit a nomination for a deserving friend, coworker, boss or employee who has impacted our business community in a significant and compelling way for the 2018 Business Woman of the Year.
New Richmond High School recognizes the fine scholastic effort of its students during the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. NRHS honors students in three categories based on their grade point average (GPA). The three categories are: Academic Excellence—4.0 GPA (on a 4.00 scale); Academic Honors—3.70-3.999; Academic Merit—3.00-3.699. The NRHS administration and staff congratulate the following students and encourage them to continue to strive for the standard of excellence they have set. Excellence
On Thursday, March 1, JCE Tree Service, out of River Falls, brought the future site of the St. Croix Animal Friends shelter just outside of Roberts one step closer to reality. Several trees were situated in the area of the future shelter, so JCE Tree Service removed them. The next step in the process is working with the architect on the blueprints, according to St. Croix Animal Friends vice president Cheryl Juhnke.
All three area Forensics teams took part in several competitions over the last month. New Richmond The New Richmond High School team competed at Baldwin-Woodville on Saturday, Feb. 10, and saw four students place in the competition. Tyler Sippl took fourth place in extemp, Sydney Ames took fifth in impromptu, Emmy Leeson took third in prose while the group interp bro code team took third place. The team also took part in the sub-district's competition on Thursday, March 1. St. Croix Central
The Fund to Benefit the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond is pleased to announce the purchase of an additional Nu Step recumbent cross trainer made possible with a grant from the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation plus donations from others including the Somerset High School.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 all are invited to a free film screening of "Farmers for America" at the Amery Classic Theatre. "We are entering a time of unprecedented disturbance, upheaval. The average American farmer is now 60 years old. In the next 15 years, 50 percent of America's agriculture equity is going to change hands. Who's going to own this land?" said Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms.