New Richmond News
Fall is a great time to get reacquainted with reading. The temperatures are dropping and schedules are in back in session. We have three monthly book clubs that are great ways to get that reading in. Tween Book Club is for grades 4-7, Teen Book Club is for grades 8-12 and A Novel Idea Book Club for adults.
The 2017 Apple Splash Festival in Somerset got off to a strong start on Saturday, Sept. 16, in the chalk art area, with guest artists and school age art contest participants working hard throughout the day to complete their pieces. The festival went through Sunday, Sept. 17. Somerset High School students also got to try their hands at chalk art on Thursday, Sept. 14, after guest artist Shawn McCann performed a demonstration at the high school.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, the sights and sounds from King Field at Baldwin-Woodville High School will give you goosebumps as the Marching Blackhawks will host the fifth Annual Blackhawk Invitational.
The 32nd annual Heritage Days Festival begins on Friday, Sept. 22, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24, at the New Richmond Heritage Center, 1100 Heritage Drive in New Richmond. The weekend kicks off with a spaghetti dinner on Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Heritage Center Pavilion.
Increased deer observations following another mild winter have hunters and state wildlife officials alike excited for fall hunting seasons - the 2017 archery and crossbow deer seasons run concurrently statewide from Sept. 16 to Jan. 7, 2018. In 2016, archery and crossbow hunters combined for one of the highest buck harvests in history. Deer hunters in just four predominantly forested counties will see buck-only hunting this year. Throughout the remainder of the state, antlerless hunting opportunities are available through the use of Farmland Zone and bonus antlerless deer tags.
One of the families hit hardest by the tornado that rolled through Chetek, Wis., in May was the Samuelson family. Lenna Samuelson, her daughters, Ashley and Brenna, and Ashley's infant son, Nolan, were in a trailer when the tornado hit. Brent, Lenna's husband was in Hayward for work when he got the news and began the trip home, having no idea what he was about to find. Amazingly, Nolan escaped with a couple of scratches; Lenna's daughters suffered minor injuries, and Lenna suffered a gash on her head which required stitches, along with other cuts and minor injuries.
Area students got back to school in the first week of September, including St. Croix Central, New Richmond and Somerset.
Lindus Construction recently donated approximately $50,000 in labor and materials to make Grace Place's dream of a new, energy-efficient casement and sliding windows a reality.
First National Community Bank presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to the New Richmond Police Department K9 Fund.
The New Richmond Area Centre held its seventh annual Corn Fest Saturday, Aug. 26 in New Richmond.