New Richmond News
On Friday, June 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10818 made history when Commander Jasen Pomroy and Quartermaster Mitch Cline received their "All-State" hats. These covers (known as white-hats) officially recognize the Post as an "All-State" Post for its support of the VFW mission to help veterans, their families and their community. While VFW Post 10818 is no stranger to receiving this designation, what makes this year's accomplishment historic is that Pomroy and Mitch Cline are the first OIF/OEF veterans in the post who have achieved the "All-State" designation.
The Kids From Wisconsin is a Broadway-style touring show made up of talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists. Back by popular demand, and special thanks to the Rotary Club, in cooperation with NR Community Education and the New Richmond Fine Arts Council, the KIDS From Wisconsin will perform at New Richmond High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. In addition to the night-time performance, a free community outreach program, "Realize Your Dream," will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 27 in the NRHS auditorium. The program is geared toward students ages 7-14.
A group of people walked from WITC-New Richmond to the St. Croix County Services Center to raise awareness for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 15.
The Salvation Army in St. Croix County has been actively serving our community for many years. This summer, bell ringers are needed to help Grace Place. Grace Place homeless shelter in New Richmond is probably the most recognized of the services to the county. Grace Place is the only mass homeless shelter in St. Croix County. They can house up to 64 individuals at any given time and house many families with children who have no place to go.
St. Anne Catholic School recently announced its third trimester middle school honor roll. A Honor Roll Fifth Grade Nora Kopp, Addy Neumann, William Schimmel and Ellie Schmitt. Sixth Grade Ava Kopp, Julia Rybacki and Ava Urquhart. Seventh Grade Faith Albert, Adeline Goeltl, Mac House, Lily Kopp, Will McGurran, Isabelle Measner, Ellen Nelson, Mia Olson, Sophia Plourde, Madison Raleigh, Haley Reger, Bob Schmitt and Shealyn Struemke. Eighth Grade
Somerset Elementary students had the opportunity to participate in the Somerset Mileage Club this school year. Students track their laps to build their mileage at recess time. All of the miles completed are run during the school day. The following students ran over 50 miles this year: (front, from left) Ben Kern - 150 miles, Bennett Fuller - 150 miles, Adam Young - 150 miles; (back, from left) Nicholas Linka - 55 miles, Gabbi Linder - 65 miles; and Rowland Mason - 75 miles. Submitted photo
The St. Croix County Deputies Benevolent Association is raising funds to help children in need of school clothes and shoes. In August, the association will use the funds to take children who would otherwise go without, shopping at Wal-Mart in New Richmond. The deputies and other participating departments will meet at the County Office Building in New Richmond and give the children a ride to Wal-Mart in their squad cars. When they get to Wal-Mart each child will be able to pick out new shoes, new socks and underwear, and other needed items like T-shirts, jeans and sweatshirts.
The following St. Croix Central High School students were recently named to the A and B honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year. A Honor Roll Seniors
St. Croix Central Middle School has announced its fourth quarter A and B honor roll students for the 2017-18 school year. A honor roll Eighth grade
The Hammond Community Library (850 Davis St.) will host a Family Fun Night 3- 7 p.m. June 19. Live music will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Emmy award-winning organic vaudeville and jug bank folk duo "Jack and Kitty" upstairs in the library. The event is great for all ages. Attendees can enjoy food, a puzzle room, games, live music, jump houses, slime making, and crafts. Tickets are available the evening of the event, which are used for all activities. For ticket prices or to pick up tickets early call the library at 715-796-2281 or stop in.