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A local cancer survivor and a caregiver will serve as the honorary co-chairs of the 2011 Relay For Life in New Richmond. Carla Kelley, owner of Curves in New Richmond, began her cancer journey on Nov. 19, 2010.
Longtime teacher at Noah's Ark preschool, Bonnie Klopp, is retiring at the end of this school year. A community open house is planned at 5 p.m. Friday, June 3, at St. Luke's Church in New Richmond. A program celebrating Klopp's impact on generations of local kids will begin at 6:30 p.m. "All former students, former parents and grandparents can stop by and enjoy the celebration," Klopp said.
For a quarter century, the Deer Park Community Center has played host to the local senior center. By all accounts, the noontime meal and socialization program has been a huge success. At a special 25th anniversary celebration Thursday, May 19, about 50 people attended a meal and program marking the big birthday. Senior Center Manager Janice Thompson, who has worked at the center for 22 years, said the facility started out serving two noon meals a week.
The Novotne household must be filled with laughs. Not only because Scott Novotne has been a professional Twin Cities comedian for years, but also because he's apparently passed his knack for telling jokes on to his daughter. Kinsey Novotne, 10, a fourth-grader at Paperjack Elementary School, is joining her father and a group of comedians on stage for a Mother's Day show this Sunday. It is her standup comedy debut. "I'm naturally pretty funny," Kinsey said. "I want to be an actress, and my dad told me most comedians turn into actors.
The "Healing Hands" statue in the lobby of Westfields Hospital in New Richmond will be partially preserved. A crew cut away and removed a large portion of the monument last Thursday night. According to Bill Driscoll, he worked closely with Westfields Hospital President and CEO Jean Needham to find a way to preserve the "Healing Hands" water fountain and statue. He initially thought the monument could be relocated to Glover Park. But in stepped St.
The St. Croix County Health and Human Services Committee met for three hours Friday to discuss possible business plans for the continued operation of the county-owned nursing home. While the goal of the meeting was to endorse a preferred business strategy for the New Richmond facility, the group came to no conclusion. As it became clear that no one had a specific proposal to eventually recommend to the St.
After some 20 years of leadership at Westfields Hospital, Chief Executive Officer Jean Needham is beginning a transition period to a new position with the organization. Over the next few months, according to Westfields Hospital Board Chairman Jeff Redmon, Needham will become the new community liaison officer. She will work both for the hospital and its foundation to enhance the public's interaction with the organizations. Redmon said it was Needham's decision to leave her CEO post and take on a new challenge. "I'm excited about Jean's new role," Redmon said.
A new beer is being premiered as part of this year's St.
Students at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College campus in New Richmond finally have a little more elbow room. As second semester classes kicked off Jan. 12, students and staff settled in to newly remodeled space and an extensive building expansion for the first time. "This is beautiful," said welding instructor Dan Wilkinson as he pointed out the various amenities in the program's new space. "It's a dream come true really." Work on the 8,000-square-foot addition and the remodeling plan began last May.
The options for solving parking issues near the New Richmond Sports Center, New Richmond Area Centre and middle school have been whittled down. A public informational meeting on the topic was conducted Jan.