New Richmond News
The Heritage Hillside Series is pleased to welcome local band Lehto & Wright to the stage on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the trio's music from 6:30-8 p.m.. Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock.
The Hugh J. Andersen Foundation (HJAF) recently donated $100,000 to the Renew Somerset Library Campaign, which puts the campaigns total in pledges and gifts at $1,377,000. "We are so grateful to Hugh J. Andersen Foundation representatives for their investment in our village and town. The Renew Somerset Library campaign has become a cornerstone to providing services and opportunities that will match the growth of the community as well as strengthen it," said campaign co-chair, Rita Lawson.
The Etta Johnston Memorial Scholarship Committee of Roberts and Hammond recently presented a $500 contribution check to the Roberts Food Pantry. Pictured (from left) are Nathan Stork (scholarship committee member), Lowell Johnson, Sharon Johnson, and Mary Thorsen (all representing the food pantry), and Jean Johnson (scholarship committee member). Scott Thompson / RiverTown Multimedia
On Wednesday, July 25, the Heritage Hillside Series is pleased to welcome back Pickin' Up Steam. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Fund to Benefit the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond recently announced a patio expansion at the Kitty Rhoades Memorial Care Center, part of the St. Croix Health and Rehab Center, provided by local veterans and business organizations in St. Croix County. The previous outdoor fenced patio at the unit was limited in size and scope. "Residents would benefit from additional texture by including a green grass lawn instead of just the concrete pavers," said SCHC Administrator Sandy Hackenmueller.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held at a new location this year — New Richmond High School — and the Alzheimer's Association invites residents from surrounding Western Wisconsin communities to participate Saturday, Sept. 15. The new will help accommodate the growing walk, which has been increasing in attendance each year. This year's fundraising goal is $95,000. New Richmond Community Education will be a partner with the Alzheimer's Association on the new location. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m.
WITC is now accepting applications for the new hospitality specialist program for the fall semester. The two-semester program is conveniently offered at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses as well as the Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers. It is ideal for those who enjoy working with people and ensuring a positive guest experience.
On Saturday, May 19, a stone dedication ceremony took place at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville, where family — including is daughter Manuela Fox — and friends came to honor Gerald C. Michels, of New Richmond, for his service to our country. Michels started his Army Basic Infantry Training at Fort Carson, Colo., on June 9, 1958. After basic, he was sent to the US Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen, Md., for two classes of fire control training.
The 7th Congressional District Candidate Forum will be 7 p.m. July, 26 at the New Richmond Civic Center (156 E. First St.). This public event will present candidates Margaret Engebretson and Brian Ewert. Incumbent Sean Duffy will not be attending due to the congressional schedule. Engebretson and Ewert will vie for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on Aug. 14.
On Wednesday, July 18, the Heritage Hillside Series will welcome The Tommy Bentz Band, comprising Tommy Bentz on guitar, Jason McLean on bass and Alex Burgess on drums. The trio has been jamming in the style of members like to call "the Allman Brothers meets Van Morrison" for over 12 years. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music from 6:30-8 p.m.