New Richmond News
Written by Friday Memorial Library Director Kimberly Hennings. The thing I love most about book clubs is reading outside my comfort zone. When you read with a book club, you are at the mercy of the group. Some of my favorite books have been one’s I was “forced” to read that I normally wouldn’t have even glanced twice at had I saw it on the shelf (I’m looking at you “The Book Thief”).
Paige Schmit is hard-working, responsible, and kind. She is thoughtful and is always respectful toward her classmates and teachers. Paige puts forth her best effort in all she does and she brings that quality out in those around her. Paige is a fantastic student and a pleasure to have in class.
Thomas Smallidge Grade: 6 Parent(s) name: Warren and Wendi Favorite class: Literature Favorite activities: Hockey and water skiing. What I like about school ... learning and seeing my friends. Amelia Dittman Grade: 6 Parent(s) name: Kristin and Darren Dittman Favorite class: Art, literature and social studies. Favorite activities: Drawing, painting, reading and basketball. What I like about school ... Awesome teachers and classmates. Paul Dorsch Grade: 6
Thankful for increase in Alzheimer's research funding TO THE EDITOR This year, the annual cost of caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias will reach $259 billion, $175 billion of which comes in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid. Yet in 2016, for every $100 the U.S. government spent on Alzheimer's research, $16,000 was spent by Medicare and Medicaid to care for those living with the disease.
A New Richmond Police Department cruiser started off the 2017 Loyalty Day parade in New Richmond on Saturday, May 6. The cruiser was followed by members of several local organizations, as well as New Richmond Fire Department trucks and local royalty. The parade started on North High Street and proceed south on Knowles Avenue to East Sixth Street.
The Rotary Club of New Richmond celebrated tits 12th annual St. Croix Art & Culinary Show Sunday, April 30, at R&D Banquet Hall in New Richmond. With more than 200 guests in attendance, they successfully raised over $17,000 to support the club's many local, area and international projects, including the STRIVE Scholarship program, annual essay contest and youth camps, and foreign exchange student program.
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.