New Richmond News
Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley held a book drive this spring, collecting new and gently used books for area families participating in their Home Visiting and Young Parent programs. The nonprofit organization received support from individuals as well as several local groups, including First National Community Bank, Hazel Mackin Community Library, Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson, River Falls Moms and Dads Group, Thrivent Financial — Joan Bartz, and the Early Childhood Education Club at WITC-New Richmond.
Maddie Gafner Grade: 6 Parent(s): Amie Gafner and Ryan Gafner Favorite class: Language Arts Favorite activities: Softball What I like about school: Seeing all my teachers and friends. Andrew Lindloff Grade: 6 Parent(s): Andrew and Melissa Favorite class: Math & Science Favorite activities: Piano and golf. What I like about school: Learning. Sydney Brodie Grade: 6 Parent(s): Kate Brodie and Miah Brodie Favorite Class: Math
Leaders from the three Wisconsin postsecondary systems, with support from the Lumina Foundation, came together with state representatives, business leaders and community members to kick off the 60 Forward attainment goal initiative at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), New Richmond campus on April 13.
On Friday, April 20, 58 fifth graders from New Richmond participated in the Regional Math Masters of Minnesota competition held at St. Croix Central Middle School. Students worked in teams before and after school with parent volunteer coaches from January until April's competition.
Somerset High School held its 2018 Promenade and Prom on Saturday, April 28.
New Richmond Middle School sixth graders recently participated in Junior Achievement's Biztown Simulation located in Maplewood. Leading up to the simulation day, students participated in Biztown lessons taught by sixth grade teachers and First National Community Bank volunteers.
The New Richmond Fine Arts Council is (NRFAC) accepting applications for student summer camp scholarships. Students currently in grades 8-11 can apply at nrfineartscouncil.com. The NRFAC is a non-profit organization, made up of dedicated individuals who collect and distribute funds to support the fine arts in New Richmond.
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, New Richmond School District will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program.
Spring is finally here and so are garage sales. Garage sales are a great way to recycle, and to enable individuals and families to buy clothing, furniture, household items and other things they need at reasonable prices. There is one word of caution, however. When shopping at garage sales, you do not want to bring home bed bugs. Bed bugs can "hitchhike" on used clothing, furniture, bed linens and possibly other items such as electronics and children's toys. Once bed bugs enter your home, it can be difficult to get rid of them.
The members of Earth Arts will be opening their studios, galleries and Tour Oasis for their 2018 Spring Art Tour held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6. Many artists will also be open on Friday, May 4, but check for individual times in the online brochure at earthartswi.org.