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Hundreds of dart throwing enthusiasts converged on New Richmond last weekend to compete in the Twin States Music's 28th annual Regional Dart Tournament. The event, featuring upwards of 750 competitors over four days, kicked off with action promptly Thursday morning.
The third class with New Richmond's Leadership Trust Initiative graduated March 21 following a nine-month training program. The LTI program was developed by the New Richmond Area Community Foundation and the Front Porch Initiative. A three-year grant from the Bremer Foundation kick-started the effort in 2009. "That funding is now complete," said Tim O'Brien, local attorney and foundation board member. "The perpetuation of LTI is now in our hands." Since its beginning, LTI has provided community leadership training for 68 graduates.
The Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies has chosen Sara Kreibich as the Distinguished High School Teacher of the Year for 2012. Kreibich has been a high school social studies teacher for 12 years. She currently teaches civics, world history and geography at Somerset High School. Previous to her current job, Kreibich taught U.S. history, world history, government and Spanish for 11 years at Osceola High School. "I was completely surprised and honored to be selected as a representative of this award," Kreibich said.
Expansion projects (two almost underway and one proposed) were the main focus of city meetings Monday night. At a 5 p.m. Planning Commission meeting, the site plan and stormwater review was approved for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's planned expansion this summer and fall.
Officials with Emerging Energies of Wisconsin LLC, the company seeking to build a wind farm in northeastern St.
Year after year, participants in the St. Croix Art & Culinary Show return because of the incredible experiences they have. At this year's seventh annual gathering, slated from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, many returning artists, culinary specialists and spirits businesses will gather at R&D Catering Banquet Center in New Richmond for an evening of fun, food and entertainment. Among the returnees is NP Design Photography of New Richmond. Nate Peterson, the owner, got involved in the event for the first time last year.
At a special meeting Monday night, the New Richmond City Council approved two resolutions that will eventually lead to the expansion of the New Richmond Area Centre facility. The council voted 5-0 to vacate a portion of Starr Avenue following a public hearing on the topic. It was standing-room-only for that portion of the meeting, although only a few people chose to speak when the public was allowed to chime in. Centre Executive Director Darian Blattner said the city street needed to be vacated because the expanded facility would fall within the road right-of-way.
As St. Croix County voters prepare to vote on a non-binding referendum question in April, the current financial health of the county-owned nursing home in New Richmond is becoming a bit more clear. At last Wednesday's Health and Human Services Committee meeting, Department Director Fred Johnson reported that the 2011 books are nearly ready to be finished. County officials have until the end of March to complete the financial reports concerning last year. As the numbers are finalized, Johnson told the committee that it appears the St.
At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2011, American Legion Post #80 conducted its annual Veterans Day ceremony in front of a large crowd. The event included patriotic songs, several prayers and the reading of the names of local members who passed away over the past year. The ceremony concluded with a rifle salute outside the post's building. State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and State Rep. John Murtha were on hand to say a few words to the group. They also presented the post with a new flag, flown in Post #80's honor over the state capitol on Nov.
The Deerfield senior living complex dedicated a new flag and flag pole at its New Richmond facility on Nov. 9. The pole is now located in a new spot, near the future front entrance to the facility. According to Administrator Jo Wrich, plans call for a veterans' memorial to take shape in the main entrance area, including benches and landscaping. "We hope to make it a nice place to come and salute our veterans," she said. During last Wednesday's ceremony, members from area American Legion and VFW posts were on hand for the event.