New Richmond News
The 32nd annual Heritage Days Festival begins on Friday, Sept. 22, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24, at the New Richmond Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Drive in New Richmond. The weekend kicks off with a spaghetti dinner on Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Heritage Center Pavilion.
Increased deer observations following another mild winter have hunters and state wildlife officials alike excited for fall hunting seasons - the 2017 archery and crossbow deer seasons run concurrently statewide from Sept. 16 to Jan. 7, 2018. In 2016, archery and crossbow hunters combined for one of the highest buck harvests in history. Deer hunters in just four predominantly forested counties will see buck-only hunting this year. Throughout the remainder of the state, antlerless hunting opportunities are available through the use of Farmland Zone and bonus antlerless deer tags.
One of the families hit hardest by the tornado that rolled through Chetek, Wis., in May was the Samuelson family. Lenna Samuelson, her daughters, Ashley and Brenna, and Ashley's infant son, Nolan, were in a trailer when the tornado hit. Brent, Lenna's husband was in Hayward for work when he got the news and began the trip home, having no idea what he was about to find. Amazingly, Nolan escaped with a couple of scratches; Lenna's daughters suffered minor injuries, and Lenna suffered a gash on her head which required stitches, along with other cuts and minor injuries.
Area students got back to school in the first week of September, including St. Croix Central, New Richmond and Somerset.
Lindus Construction recently donated approximately $50,000 in labor and materials to make Grace Place's dream of a new, energy-efficient casement and sliding windows a reality.
First National Community Bank presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to the New Richmond Police Department K9 Fund.
The New Richmond Area Centre held its seventh annual Corn Fest Saturday, Aug. 26 in New Richmond.
The Somerset S.A.C. summer program spent a week preparing for the eclipse. After arming the children with many celestial facts, they headed out to view the 2017 eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.
RayJobe Amundson recently took first place in the talent competition age 12 and under for his singing at the Wisconsin Junior Amateur Talent competition at the Expo Center at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis. Amundson, son of Larry and Felicia Amundson, is a fifth grader at St. Mary School who plays baseball and football, while also serving at Immaculate Conception Church and as an advent volunteer at New Richmond Health Center nursing home. Amundson belongs to the Dry-Run-Go-Getters and also takes piano lessons at Northern Lakes Center-The-Arts in Amery.
The latest installment of the Storywalk in Mary Park - "My Name is not Isabella" by Jennifer Fosberry and illustrated by Mike Litwin - is sponsored by the Kiwanis of New Richmond.