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New Richmond police officer John Schuette is taking a break from serving the community to begin serving his country. Schuette left Tuesday to begin basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He has joined the Army National Guard at the age of 29 and is excited about the new challenges he will face in the coming months. Schuette, who has worked in the New Richmond Police Department since 2003 (he went full time in November 2007), said he's always wanted to join the military. "When I was younger, I was just too heavy to join," he said. "But I've gotten in shape and lost weight.
The fourth annual St. Croix Art & Culinary Show promises to be an international experience. The event, hosted by the Rotary Club of New Richmond, is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at R & D Banquet Hall. Funds raised through the show help to fund the STRIVE Scholarship program.
The New Richmond Hockey Association's plan to expand the Sports Center was derailed last week. Judge Howard Cameron issued a written decision in a civil action filed in St. Croix County Court by Mark Maple. Maple, who owns a home at 432 Oak Ave., moved to block the construction of an expanded ice arena after the New Richmond Zoning Board of Review approved a variance to allow for the building to proceed. Maple claimed that the city, which owns the building but leases it to the New Richmond Youth Hockey Association, should not be allowed to approve variances for its own projects.
A deal that looked like it would save the Sportsman's Warehouse empire has turned sour, thanks to challenging economic times. UFA Co-operatives Ltd., a Canadian based company, had agreed in November to buy the financially strapped sports and recreation retailer. But as the economy continued to decline over recent months, the financial package slowly began to unravel. Last week, UFA agreed to take possession of 15 Sportsman's Warehouse stores in Washington, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon and Idaho in exchange for its original loan to Sportsman's Warehouse. With the news that UFA was backing
Westfields Hospital in New Richmond is among many health facilities in Wisconsin that have implemented a color-coded wristband program to help improve patient safety. The colored wristbands will help health care professionals know the histories of patients who may enter their facilities, according to Westfields Director of Quality Therese Stecher. A patient wearing a yellow wristband is identified as a fall risk, allowing professionals to be careful when dealing with that individual. Someone with a red wristband has allergies that need to be considered before treatment is given. If someon
Hannah Meisner admits that she's always had a giving spirit. When she was little, Meisner said she was always trying to give away her toys and clothes to others. So it was only natural that, when Meisner noticed a story in the New Richmond News that the Five Loaves Food Shelf and Clothing Center was running out of donated clothes, she felt the need to help. Meisner, the daughter of Candy and Shane Meisner, said she didn't even know the Clothing Center existed until seeing the plea in the recent newspaper. After thinking it over, Meisner decided a clothing drive at her school, Hillside Elem
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Tired of all the negative news about the economy? Get on the bus. The author of the popular book "The Energy Bus" is coming to New Richmond. Jon Gordon will be speaking to the community the evening of Wednesday, April 22, at the R&D Banquet Facility. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the New Richmond Area Community Foundation. J.A. Counter & Associates of New Richmond, along with several other sponsors, are making the presentation possible. "Our focus and goal is this would be a community event and a positive event," said Katie Cole, employee benefits salesperson with J.A.
Marge Mercer was queen for the day at Larson's Appliance Center in New Richmond on March 4. Mercer donned a tiara as the honored guest during an afternoon open house. She retired last Wednesday after working almost 32 years at the local store. When she began her employment on Knowles Avenue in 1977, Mercer recalled that Larson's was quite a different operation.
The New Richmond City Council is offering its own stimulus package to help boost the local economy over the next two years. The council approved a motion Monday to cut its sewer access charges in half for all new commercial and residential construction in 2009 and 2010. The move will save developers several thousand dollars if they decide to build in the coming months.