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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.
A New Richmond teen died and injuries were suffered by three others in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning, Jan. 29, on 170th Avenue at 112th Street in the Town of Richmond.
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, has announced that Fallon Witherspoon, 27, Chicago, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to two years of probation for participating in a counterfeit gift card fraud scheme. Witherspoon pleaded guilty to this charge Nov. 4, 2016. Witherspoon and his co-conspirator, Julian Harris, 34, also of Chicago, obtained prepaid gift cards encoded with stolen credit card or bank account information.
New Richmond The first month of the year is fairy tale month at the Old Gem Theater. This year's feature is "Little Red Riding Hood" playing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. This audience participation comedy will captivate kids ages 3 years old and up.
Deadline to apply is March 12 The Wisconsin State Patrol is recruiting for troopers and inspectors for its next recruit class, which will begin training on Sept. 24, 2017, and graduate on March 30, 2018.