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Uncle Sam pointed and stared from the all-too-familiar poster on the wall. Only this time the message below the picture was different. "I Owe You" replaced the typical "I Want You." A Supermarket of Veterans Benefits for Veterans was held at the National Guard Armory Friday and Saturday. Organizers had hoped that several hundred western Wisconsin veterans attend the event and have their questions answered. Andrew Schuster, retired brigadier general, U.S.
Friday was a somber day at New Richmond High School. Junior Erik F. Ness, 17, of New Richmond, was killed the afternoon prior in a tragic accident in the Town of Richmond. His fellow students, teachers and staff struggled to make sense of the tragedy throughout the day. According to Principal Jeff Moberg, grief counselors and clergy members were on hand right away in the morning to meet with any kids having a tough time with the news. A temporary grief center was established in the school's media center. "This has deeply impacted our building," Moberg admitted.
The news on the national level has been anything but rosy for banks. But when you visit local financial institutions in western Wisconsin, there's not the panic that's being shown in New York. For many banking customers, their worries were addressed with the upper limit of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation coverage was extended to $250,000 in deposits. The previous limit was $100,000. And most banks operating in the St.
The City of New Richmond may try to recover payments made to Pape Taxi Service for service provided in 2005. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently completed an audit of the taxi service's books for 2005, 2006 and 2007. At a special City Council meeting Monday night, WisDOT auditor Linda Thompson reported that Pape Taxi Service's accounting records for those three years showed numerous expenses charged that are not allowed under state guidelines. In 2005, the City paid Pape Taxi to provide service to New Richmond residents based on actual expenses incurred for providing taxi ri
No matter how tough the current economic times get, they'll likely never compare to the Great Depression. Sure, the Federal Government has had to step in to rescue banks and shore up the monetary system, just like the 1930s. But Americans still have it pretty good. You just have to talk to a few Depression-era survivors to realize how lucky we still are. Mildred Livingston, 95, a resident at The Deerfield assisted living apartments in New Richmond, was a teenager when the Stock Market crashed in 1929. "I was young and ignorant," she said.
The New Richmond School District has some significant class offering changes in the works. At Monday's regular School Board meeting, Director of Instruction Deb Heyerdahl reported on the five-year curriculum plan for the District. Among the new classes in the works: Spanish language instruction for grades kindergarten through second grade. A second foreign language offering for High School students (possibly an Asian language). Accelerated language arts for Middle School students. A required personal finance course for ninth or 10th graders. Several new Advanced Placement cour
A bride and her photographer made the rounds last week getting a few extra wedding pictures. But instead of finding gardens and beautiful scenes for picture backdrops, the pair was looking for some unique settings. Tom Ward, a New Richmond professional photographer, is making inroads into the newest trend in wedding photography. "Trash the Dress" is the label given to the latest fad.
Several local establishments are asking for permission to try something new to boost business in these trying economic times. Kent Rebeck, owner of the New Richmond 8 Theater, approached the City Council Monday with a request for a beer and wine license for his business. Rebeck said a party room, which is used often on Saturdays and Sundays for parties and gatherings, sits empty most of the week. He said he'd like to convert the space into a "bistro" from 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The bistro would offer wine, beer and snacks for patrons of the movie theater.
When Kent Muschinske began recruiting a possible Republican candidate to run for the Assembly District 28 seat, little did he know the road would lead him home. Party officials were looking for a candidate who had a diverse professional background, a military record and leadership experience, and not someone who was ingrained in the political system. "The list got shorter and shorter," Muschinske remembers.
Ann Hraychuck never imagined that she would represent her home area in the Wisconsin Legislature. "But this was really a natural progression for me," she said.