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To the Editor: We are concerned with the lack of adolescent activities available to the citizens of New Richmond. We feel rather than build another auto parts store, we could dedicate the money to something more progressive in the community. We feel that this is important to our community because we are limited, as adolescents, to the activities due to where we live.
A small-town girl never forgets her roots. After graduating from New Richmond High School in 2011 and completing her first two years of college, Jenny Hudalla may be one of the first natives to join the ranks of the New Richmond News as a summer intern. A junior at Bethel University, Hudalla is majoring in journalism, Spanish and reconciliation studies with a minor in media communication.
MADISON -- State Assembly members shared impassioned family stories before approving three bills to restrict abortion rights. All Republicans voted yes and all Democrats voted no Thursday, as the house sent Gov. Scott Walker a bill to make abortion candidates get ultrasounds so they can see the fetuses they want to give up. Opponents say the bill would shut down the Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, because it forces abortion doctors to have admission privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of their clinics.
Somerset native Jared Dettmann was drafted by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Dettmann said Monday that he and his parents are scheduled to meet with scouts from the Braves this week to begin contract negotiations. Dettmann is coming off a spring season where he led the Century College baseball team to the Junior College World Series. They finished second at the national tournament. Dettmann was named NJCAA third team All-American for his performance this spring. Dettman was also named to the NJCAA All Region XIII Team.
New Richmond senior Drew Durham has been selected to be part of the West squad that will play in the 30th annual Wisconsin Baseball Association All-Star Classic. The Classic will be played in Oshkosh on June 28-29. This is a round-robin tournament that will be played at Oshkosh North High School. Seventy-two of the top senior baseball players in the state have been selected to fill the rosters for the four teams. Durham is the first New Richmond player selected for the Classic since Cole Johnston in 2008. Both were selected as catchers.
New Richmond's McKenzie Kelly earned All-American honors as the UW-Oshkosh women's track team nearly won the 10th NCAA national championship in the program's history. Kelly earned her All-American status by placing sixth in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:24.42 at the NCAA Division 3 National Championships, held May 23-25 at UW-La Crosse. Kelly's time ranks fourth in UW-Oshkosh history in the 1,500 and gives New Richmond natives two of the top four spots in that event. New Richmond native Ayla Mitchell ranks third all-time in that event at UW-O.
The Somerset U12AA baseball team qualified for the MBT state tournament by taking third place in the West St. Paul Tournament over the weekend. On Friday night, the Spartans had the opportunity to play Thunder Bay, Ontario and pulled off a come-from-behind victory, 6-5. On Saturday morning, the Spartans took on the Wildcats from River Falls. In come-from-behind fashion once again, the Spartans earned a hard fought victory of 13-7, securing a spot in Sunday's championship round. In the last game of pool play, the Spartans fell to West St.
The bats carried the load for the New Richmond Millers in Friday's game at Citizens Field. The Millers assaulted Elmwood's pitching with a variety of line drives in a 14-7 win over the Expos. The win raises the Millers' record to 4-1 as they maintain their lead in the Red Cedar Division of the St. Croix Valley League. There was some concern when New Richmond starting pitcher Hayden Zimmerman had to pull himself out of Friday's game after facing five batters.
Sgt. Sydney Hays, an intelligence analyst with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is currently serving with Combined Team Uruzgan at Multinational Base - Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hays, a native of New Richmond, and a 2006 graduate of New Richmond High School, arrived in theater in November 2012.
To the Editor: It's interesting, but not surprising, to read that both Sen. Harsdorf and Rep. Severson are working hard to cut funding for Wisconsin's Stewardship program. Rep. Severson noted that "Wisconsin already owns 1.6 million acres of land;" ...(snip)... "do we really need to purchase even more?" 1.6 million acres of land sounds like a lot, doesn't it? Indeed, me thinks that's the impression that Rep. Severson meant to convey to us; that we, the people of Wisconsin (and the wildlife of WI), already have oodles of Stewardship land to to roam and recreate upon.