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The Somerset girls knew they were on the clock when they started their second game against Prescott on Monday. With half of the starting lineup scheduled to leave during the game to perform in a band concert, the Spartans tried to do as much damage as they could before they headed to their music obligations. The Spartans led when the starters left after the second inning. The lead held up until the final inning, when Prescott rallied to overtake the Spartans 7-6.
In both of its Middle Border Conference games last week, the Somerset girls soccer team played sharply in the first half of the contests. The Spartans competed well with Superior and Amery in their road games last week, but both times they came away with 2-1 defeats. In last Tuesday's game at Superior, Somerset held the lead until there were four minutes left in regulation. Somerset took the lead in the game when Elsie Folkert scored her first varsity goal. Alyssa Kelly set up the goal with an excellent crossing pass.
Mayor Fred Horne and City Administrator Mike Darrow will be sharing coffee and trash detail every Thursday morning this summer. As part of the implementation stage of the Small Area Plan for the downtown district, the two city officials have committed to trash collection detail at 6:45 a.m. on Thursdays. "To keep the city beautiful," Darrow explained at Monday's regular New Richmond City Council meeting. Starting June 6, the pair will gather at Jet's Coffee Bistro and then walk the downtown area gathering up garbage that's accumulated.
New Richmond High School has its fingers crossed that the snow is finally gone. Students in New Richmond who thought their school year was ending on June 7 will now have to attend classes on June 10, thanks to Mother Nature. The district was working hard this spring to ensure students would not have to return to the classroom for an extra school day; however, the May 2 snow day has forced the district to extend the school year. Previously school administrators adjusted school schedules to make up time, reducing passing time between periods and starting the school day five minutes early for
Officials with the city of New Richmond are trying to rally dog owners from around the region. Thanks to the PetSafe organization, communities from across the nation are vying for $25,000 to help develop a new dog park. New Richmond is well on its way toward the development of a dog park on the northwest edge of the city, on an old landfill site. People can vote on the PetSafe website daily. Votes can also be cast through Facebook. The 15 projects with the most votes from May 1 through May 31 will be declared finalists.
New Richmond's director of public works, Dan Koski, will be leaving his position at the end of the month. Koski was hired by the City of Manitowoc, Wis., on the shores of Lake Michigan, as that community's director of public infrastructure. The Manitowoc City Council approved his employment agreement last week. Koski has been employed in New Richmond since 2007, replacing John Berends, who served as the street superintendent for many years. For much of his tenure in New Richmond, Koski served the dual role as street superintendent and city engineer.
RED WING, Minn. - A jogger here died Wednesday night after apparently falling off 200-foot Mississippi River bluff. Police and fire departments in this city about an hour southeast of Minneapolis responded at 8:50 p.m. to a call for medical assistance on the bluff's north side. Witnesses were performing CPR when the first officer arrived, Police Chief Roger Pohlman said. Witnesses said the man had asked for directions off the bluff, Pohlman said.
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To the Editor: I attended the first meeting of the New Richmond, Stanton boundary discussion along with about 20 other concerned residents Tuesday night. Local officials numbered at about nine which included a representative of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. I must first point out that I am not in favor of, or opposed to the process going forward, but what concerned me and others is the task of getting the boundary questioned correctly established. The devil is in the details which will need to be hammered out to everyone's approval, which in itself is daunting in nature.
A new networking and referral group has started up locally, thanks to the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce. "Network New Richmond" started meeting about three weeks ago at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday.