New Richmond News
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.
The School District of New Richmond and United Way of St. Croix Valley have teamed up to provide elementary students throughout the district books to read over the summer through the F.R.E.E. (For Reading Excellence and Enjoyment) Book Distribution. Summer is a time when many young readers "slide back" as many as two or three reading levels. If this happens every summer, by the middle school years, students can lose two years worth of learning. No matter how much growth is made during the school year, this loss can have a lasting effect.
Twelve high school students, along with their parents, celebrated receiving their welding technical diplomas from WITC on May 22, at the New Richmond High School. New Richmond, Osceola and Somerset high school students received special cords to wear at their high school graduation ceremonies to signify their graduation from WITC and receiving transcripted college credits.
The goal of "Books & Benches" is to promote sustainable reading habits and encourage families to spend time enjoying unique community art projects while exploring amazing places in the St. Croix River Valley. Meet at an Art Bench, spread out your blanket, choose a book to read together, explore the park's playground and trails, and pick out free books to bring home.
Each summer, St. Croix Electric Cooperative demonstrates the fifth Cooperative Principle: Education, Training and Information by sponsoring six SCEC members' dependents who are entering grades 10 through 12 at the WECA Youth Leadership Congress, which will be held Wednesday—Friday, July 25-27.
The St. Croix County Recycling program, in cooperation with local municipalities, will sponsor a series of tire and appliance collections on Saturday, June 16. These events offer the community an opportunity to safely recycle unwanted or unusable tires and appliances. Below is a list of upcoming events and locations. Appliance Collections-Saturday, June 16: City of Hudson Public Works (285 Krattley Lane, Hudson) Town of Somerset Recycling Center (748 State Road 35, Somerset) Behind Woodville Fire Hall (216 River St., Woodville)
St. Croix Electric Cooperative will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, June 18, from 12-6 p.m. in the American Red Cross Bus at the SCEC office, at 1925 Ridgeway St. in Hammond. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 715-796-7000 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code St. Croix Electric.