New Richmond News
The 2017 St. Croix County Fair ran from Wednesday, July 19-Sunday, July 23.
The 2017 Ox Cart Medallion hunt has begun. The medallion is a silver disk with the Lion's logo on it. It is located on public property in the Village of Star Prairie. Starting July 26, one clue will be published weekly at oxcartdays.org and in the New Richmond News. One lucky winner will be awarded $100 at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. The medallion will never be hidden where a person would have to disturb or destroy any Village plant life or property. Clue No. 1: "Oh what a glorious day as I watch over you, the medallion hunt has begun."
Over the years, I've had so many people tell me that working at the library would be their dream job. I can't say I ever thought I would grow up to be a library director, especially because anyone who knows me, knows I'm not the quietest person. Yes, I've been shushed by patrons before-shock! However, I do feel blessed to be able to work in this community and share life with so many fantastic people that walk through our doors. I believe we have the best staff that strives to give great customer service and the team gets to do jobs that are best suited for their skillsets.
The 17th annual Fun Fest tennis tournament saw 98 different people enter with 108 total entries over the Fun Fest weekend, July 13-16.
The Purdy River Band returns to perform Wednesday evening, July 26, at The Heritage Hillside Series outside at the New Richmond Heritage Center bandstand. Pack up your picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy great music from 6:30-8 p.m.
The 32nd annual Fun Fest softball tournament was held over the weekend, with NextGen Power Sports claiming first place in the Upper Division, Jerry's Nuggets taking first place in the middle division and Fusion Metal taking first place in the recreational division. A total of 37 teams took part in this year's tournament. Upper division
New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehilk honored his commitment to don a tactical kilt for a week — and wear it while walking in the Fun Fest parade — after the New Richmond Police Department was able to reach its fundraising goal of $50,000 for the department's new K-9 program. "It kind of started as a tongue-in-cheek silly thing. I said to Lt. Veronica Koehler, who's been doing a great job fundraising for the new K-9 addition to our department, 'If you can reach our $50,000 goal, I'll wear a tactical kilt for one week and one special event,'" Yehlik said.
The 2017 New Richmond Fun Fest took place from July 13-16, and included events such as the water battle at the fire department, a car show, a carnival, the Fun Fest parade and several other events and activities.
As the culmination of the Old Gem's first 2017 Summer Theater Camp session, the Young Performers Ensemble will present "Robin Hood." The Old Gem's first summer session focused on stage combat and this original adaptation of "Robin Hood," written especially for this production, provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the students' swashbuckling moves. Times are hard in Sherwood forest. Good King Richard has been kidnapped and his greedy brother, Prince John, is cruel to the poor starving peasants. Fortunately, a band of noble outlaws lead by Robin Hood saves the day.
Based on its assessment of existing and future library needs, the Somerset Library Board of Trustees hired the consulting firm Crescendo Fundraising Professionals, LLC during a recent meeting to study the feasibility and community support for expanding the Somerset Public Library.