New Richmond News
St. Croix Central The St. Croix Central Middle School has announced its third quarter A and B Honor Roll students for the 2016-2017 school year. A Honor Roll
Congratulations to Travis Messer, New Richmond High School junior, for being selected to the 2017 Badger Boys State June 10-17. Messer will represent the New Richmond community in an outstanding leadership simulation at Ripon College in June. New Richmond American Legion Post 80 sponsors a New Richmond High School boy to attend Badger Boys State as a participant.
St. Croix County is offering residents several opportunities to celebrate Earth Day during April by taking part in local, state and nationwide activities. "Earth Day is an opportunity to remind residents of the benefits of recycling and conserving our natural resources," said St. Croix County recycling specialist Megen Hines. "Each small act we do as individuals to protect our natural resources has the ability for positive changes in our communities." St. Croix County Earth Day Celebration
New Richmond With a donation provided by the Outreach Committee of the United Methodist Church in New Richmond, preschool children in the New Richmond Head Start Program will be given swimming lessons at the AmericInn Motel pool with swimming instructor Penny Crotty. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 12. The goal of the initiative is to provide water safety experiences as well as familiarizing children and parents with enrichment opportunities in their community.
The Kiwanis Club of New Richmond's Easter egg hunt will no longer be held at the New Richmond Armory, but instead will be held at Starr Elementary (967 South Starr Avenue). The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15. All children under the age of 9 are invited but need to bring their own basket. Children 3 and under will have a separate hunt just for them with age appropriate items. The event will feature activities such as face painting, pin the tail on the bunny and pass the musical egg.
Wisconsin residents will be able to nominate and elect local representatives to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and express support or nonsupport for a range of advisory questions on conservation and natural resources management issues at the conservation congress's spring meetings held in every county of the state at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10.
Based on feedback received from three public meetings and extensive engineering analysis, the City of New Richmond has developed a design for North Fourth Street and is now accepting bids for construction. Plans call for a contractor to be chosen by the end of April, with construction starting as early as mid-May and continuing until October.
Wisconsin Hunter Safety registration to be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Somerset Senior High School. Anyone in the St. Croix Valley area interested in hunting and recreational shooting is invited to enroll in a certified Wisconsin Hunter Safety course to be held in Somerset. A person does not need to be a Wisconsin resident and there is no age specific requirement.
For tag species such as wild turkey, in 2017 hunters must again possess their carcass tags while hunting. Upon killing a turkey, hunters must immediately validate the carcass tag by writing the date and circling a.m. or p.m. in the space provided. No hunter may leave the turkey carcass unless the validated carcass tag has been attached to it.
Shame on the governor To the Editor: Did you know that, starting around 1888 and continuing for four decades, the word "tornado" was officially banned from use in weather forecasts? ( www.noaa.gov . --History of Tornado Forecasting).