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Cody Olson of Baldwin got top dollar for his pig at the St. Croix County Fair. When the bidding was finished, Cody's pig brought $12.50 per pound. It was a huge price to pay at the annual meat auction, but it was not totally unexpected. Seems a team of bidders pooled their money to jack up the price of the prize swine. Cody was diagnosed with melanoma cancer and was scheduled to begin his year-long treatment Monday, Aug. 6.
Not to be an alarmist, but Jessa Nelson can see bigger tax bills on the horizon if the area's housing market doesn't pick up soon. Nelson, New Richmond's housing program director, said as construction begins on new schools and the District borrows money, the community's continued growth is important to spread the cost across more taxpayers. Projections used to compute the cost of new schools to individual homeowners assumed that the area would keep growing at high rates, Nelson said. The growth rate has slowed considerably in recent months, however, and an end to the housing slump doesn't a
Since the New Richmond Regional Airport opened its extended runway earlier this summer, Robert Brenner and his neighbors can't believe the noise. That's why Brenner and Allan and Susan Seidling have filed a civil suit in St.
The city has survived a cyclone, floods and economically challenging times. But through its 150-year history, New Richmond has remained a force in St. Croix County despite the odds. Mary Sather, curator of the New Richmond Heritage Center, couldn't quite put her finger on why the community has continued to thrive. Nearby towns like Stanton and Cylon got their start around the mid-1800s just like New Richmond, but they have essentially dropped off the map. "Why did New Richmond survive while others didn't?
The image of a huge mushroom cloud forming in front of him is something Roland Brinkman will never forget. As a witness to an atomic bomb test, Brinkman remembers that July 5 day like it was yesterday. He can't believe the detonation occurred 50 years ago in a Nevada desert. "Talk about pretty. Every color you could imagine was in that mushroom cloud," Brinkman said in an interview Monday.
The New Richmond Golf Club is considering a plan to start a "tree farm" on the land where the current driving range is located. The club is near completion on a new, upgraded driving range and some additional land will be available for development or sale. Club officials are worried about several tree diseases which are inching their way in this direction, particularly the emerald ash borer. According to Ross Johnson, golf pro, the trees in the farm could be available if the course and other city properties suffer significant tree losses. *** St.
The New Richmond Tigers lost in the opening round of the state summer baseball tournament at Steven's Point Wednesday afternoon. Marquette High School downed the Tigers 9-3 in a game that sapped players' energy due to 90-plus degree temperatures and high humidity. The Tigers struggled on the mound and in the field in the tough contest with Marquette.
The New Richmond Tigers lost in the opening round of the state summer baseball tournament at Steven's Point Wednesday afternoon. Marquette High School downed the Tigers 9-3 in a game that sapped players' energy due to 90-plus degree temperatures and high humidity. The Tigers struggled on the mound and in the field in the tough contest with Marquette. New Richmond scored two quick runs in the first inning and were optimistic at the start.
After months of work, the New Richmond News has released its historic picture book, "New Richmond, Wisconsin: The First 150 Years." Early reviews of the book have been positive. We tried to include a lot of interesting photographs and information about the city's history. Variety was the key to a lot of our editorial decisions. A crew of amateur researchers spent weeks looking through old copies of the local newspaper to come up with stories from New Richmond's past. We were happy with the end results. If you'd like to pick up a book, stop by the News office.