New Richmond News
The Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties recently received a $20,000 grant from the United Way St. Croix Valley. United Way St. Croix Valley provides funding to local nonprofits who are working to ensure the health, educational and financial well being in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix xounties. They have partnered with the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties to make quality health care available to those with no health care alternative.
The 2018 Ox Cart Days medallion hunt is underway. Starting July 25, one clue will be published weekly at oxcartdays.org.and in the New Richmond News. One lucky winner will be awarded $100 on Sunday, Aug. 19, at approximately 5 p.m. The medallion is a silver disk with the Star Prairie Lion's Club logo on it. It is located on public property in the Village of Star Prairie. The medallion will never be hidden where a person would have to disturb or destroy any village plant life or property. Clue No. 1 Calling all people, young & old,
Douglas Belisle and Bob Simpson recently took the New Richmond News with them when they visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas recently. They didn't find their lovely wives any diamonds but had a good time searching. Submitted photo
Students from the New Richmond Area Centre recently visited the Works Museum for a morning of hands-on engineering. More than 70 kindergarten through second graders from the Centre visited the museum's experience gallery, experimenting with with simple machines, structures and shapes, sensors, and imaging and optical technologies. The students also participated in a 30-minute private workshop called "Glow-in-the-Dark Slime" with educators from The Works Museum. The students explored what happens in chemical reactions while making gooey polymer slime to take home.
The St. Croix County Fair will be remembered by many as an exemplary year. See the memories in our photo gallery.
New Richmond High School recognizes the fine scholastic effort of its students during the second semester of the 2017-18 school year. NRHSl is honoring students in three categories based on their grade point average (GPA). The three categories are as follows: Academic Excellence—4.0 GPA (on a 4.00 scale); Academic Honors—3.70-3.999; Academic Merit—3.00-3.699. The administration and staff congratulate the following students and encourage them to continue to strive for the standard of excellence they have set. Academic Excellence
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.