New Richmond News
The NRMS Science Olympiad team competed in the Gopher Invitational at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, Jan. 6. Medalists included Dave Domingo and Grant McLean, who took second place in the Mystery Architecture event; Jacob Lammers and Abby Jorgensen, who took third place in the Mystery Architecture event; Amanda Backes, who took third place in the Solar System event; and Brynn Gilbertson, who took third place in the Thermodynamics event.
Lily Mathews continually demonstrates the qualities needed to be a successful student. Lily is a highly-trusted leader and role model among her peers. She sets an excellent example for her classmates to follow. Her contributions to class discussions are thoughtful, insightful, and frequent. Lily always tries her very best, no matter what she's doing. She cares for our school and everyone around her. She is a phenomenal student, and an asset to Somerset Middle School.
The New Richmond School District will host a NR4K informational meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in the high school's large forum room. The district will also host an open house at the various NR4K sites 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3.
The 13th annual St. Croix Art & Culinary Show, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Richmond, is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Ready Randy's Banquet Center. The event is searching for local artists and culinary professionals who would like to showcase their talents in support of the event, which is a fundraiser for Rotary projects. The projects include the club's annual STRIVE scholarship program and other local education-based projects, as well as local, district, national and international projects and programs.
Somerset Elementary students were honored for being respectful during the month of November during a Spartan Way Assembly held at the school. Kindergarten students honored included: Zola Gubricky, Everett Decker, Brahm McWilliams, Ivan Erickson, Haley Quist and Olivia Nelson. First grade students included: Owen Kadlec, Leyton Williams, Elsa Mroz, Morgen Dannhoff and Isabelle Summerset. Second grade students included: Lily Braithwaite, Abigale Landgren, Seth Kaczmarek, Zachary Kruger and Anna Nichols.
Something extraordinary is about to happen on April 24. Five communities will come together through giveBIG St. Croix Valley, a 24-hour online fundraising extravaganza to support area nonprofits. giveBIG St. Croix Valley will return for a sixth year and is expanding to include New Richmond and Somerset. giveBIG St. Croix Valley, an online giving day, has raised more than $970,000 for 71 area nonprofits.
As the year draws to a close, it is fun to look back at all of the popular titles. Some items pass through our hands only a few times and others seem to always be coming in and going out. Which titles circulated the most this year? Did you miss one of the most popular? Here are the lists of the most circulated items at Friday Memorial Library in 2017: Books: 1. The Escape Clause by John Sanford 2. Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger 3. Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich 4. Night School by Lee Child 5. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
The first baby of 2018 born at Westfields Hospital and Clinic made her appearance at 12:06 p.m. Jan. 5, 2018. Braxton William David Ramberg, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.25 inches long, was born to P. J. Stark Ramberg and William Hewitt, of Baldwin.This is P.J.'s first baby.
Winter months can be long, cold, and perfect for curling up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa, but staying inside can also cause cabin fever. If you're looking for something to do outside your home, but inside a warm building, the library may have just the event for you. Stop in and check out some of our great winter programs! And while you're here, grab a few new titles to snuggle up with when you get back home. Thursday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. - Books & Brews Meet us at Table 65. We'll be discussing "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena
Forward New Richmond, the Community Action Plan (CAP) committee formed to assist the City of New Richmond with the updating of its comprehensive plan, has been busy sifting through city materials, specific subcommittee work plans, and internet research to generate potential concepts and opportunities to make New Richmond an even better place to live, work and own a business.