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Madison, Wis. – Jeffrey M. Anderson, acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Pao Hang, 30, Menomonie, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 40 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine. This term of imprisonment will be followed by five years of supervised release. Hang pleaded guilty to this offense Jan. 12, 2017.
MADISON, Wis. – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, has announced that Mark Scott, 60, Centuria, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 17 years in federal prison for two counts of possession of child pornography. Following his prison term, Scott will be on supervised release for his lifetime. Scott pleaded guilty to these charges Nov. 2, 2016.
An open mic has been scheduled to be held Sunday, March 5, 7 p.m., at Solid Rock Fellowship, 258 N. 3rd St., New Richmond. Those with a talent in music, dramatic readings, and short skits are encouraged to come and participate. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event. For more information call 715-483-9202.
Robets The Roberts Lions Royalty Committee wishes to invite all youth ages 16-17 (current sophomores and juniors) and their parents/legal guardians interested in representing our community on the Roberts Royal Ambassador Court to a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Roberts Village Hall, 106 E. Maple St.).
Hazel Mackin Public Library The library will be partnering with the senior center board to bring a community dinner and special guest, Patsy O'Brien, together for a Tuesday, March 7, event at the Roberts Park building. Patsy O'Brien is an Irish songwriter and musician. He has played with punk rock bands, country music bands, big bands, swing and jazz ensembles and Irish folk music groups. He currently performs as a solo guitarist and singer. Cocktails will be served at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m.m and entertainment to follow.
The Somerset American Legion Post 111, the sponsor for the annual "barstool races" that have been held in the past, has announced that this year's races have been cancelled. In place of the barstool event, the post has announced this week that there will be a bacon, meat and seafood raffle to be held at the post, 464 County Highway VV, Somerset, Saturday, March 4, with proceeds from the day going to the charitable organizations that have volunteered their time to to the races in past years. There will be food and drink specials all day.
New Richmond New Richmond Police Department officers on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at approximately 11:30 a.m., observed a man enter an address in the 200 block of East 2nd Street. According to New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehlik, the officer had prior knowledge of the male subject, Shad Kindt, 29, and that he had a warrant for his arrest.
The new Jimmy John's restaurant in New Richmond held an official ribbon-cutting Monday, Feb. 20. Jimmy John's officially opened its doors about a month ago. Store management said the business has been so busy they needed time to get settled into their new location behind Taco Bell on the city's south side. The restaurant employs 30 and the drive-through has been very successful with 35 percent of its business coming from that area. (Submitted photo)
A ribbon-cutting for the Squeegee Squad was held Friday, Feb. 10, at the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce office. Franchise owner Mel Zehm (center left with small scissors) helped with the ribbon-cutting. He was joined by the founders of the company from the Twin Cities, as well as community members and chamber ambassadors. The new business in New Richmond is part of Squeegee Squad's growing presence in St Croix County. (Submitted photo)
Hospice volunteer training will be offered Monday, Feb. 13, with follow-up training dates of Feb. 17 and 24, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (subsequent days, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.), at Lakeview Hospital, 927 Churchill St., West, Stillwater, Minn. This is a training for volunteers to work with hospice patients across Washington County, Minn., and St. Croix County, offering companionship and assistance with light chores.