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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.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) would like to remind motorists to be cautious if traveling in what could be hazardous conditions. Snow and a mix of snow and rain is expected to make driving very difficult Tuesday evening through Wednesday, especially to the south of New Richmond.
Judy Carlson, a representative of Ruby's Pantry in New Richmond, has announced that the next distribution in the area won't be held until Thursday, Feb. 16. Last week, she announced the distribution that had been scheduled for earlier in January had been changed to Jan. 26. However, that date did not work and the January distribution had to be cancelled.
Healthy forests are the centerpiece of the RGS/AWS mission, and this important mission is shared by many other conservation organizations. By engaging with our conservation partners, we can therefore pool "time, talent and treasure" to have a synergistic impact on our forest resources — an impact far greater than would be possible when acting independently.