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New Richmond's newly formed Urban Forestry Board is looking for help. The nine-member volunteer group is charged with developing a long-term plan for the community's trees. Now that they've completed four initial meetings, the board wants to gather the opinions of local residents about the current state of trees in the community. New Richmond Park Director Joe Kerlin said a simple questionnaire has been posted on the city's website that people may print out and complete. Copies of the survey may also be picked up at the city office. Residents can find the survey at ci.new-richmond.wi.us.
Del Magsam expected to retire and fade away from the local business scene. It didn't take long for him to change his mind. Magsam has opened Wisconsin Outdoor Products at the site of the old Warner's Dock building, 928 Knowles Ave., New Richmond. Magsam has been a fixture in the New Richmond business community for years. He owned and operated Fireplace Design and Sharp Rite, Inc.
Students and staff at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College are in the midst of a two-year effort to treat others more kindly. The New Richmond college developed the theme of "Civility" for its facility last year in hopes of spurring on everyone to foster more appropriate personal relationships. The educational institution had struggled with some internal conflicts previously, and administrators were interested in promoting healing and greater respect among individuals. Oprah Winfrey and radio's "Satellite sisters" had both taken up the mantra of civility in recent months.
Two local residents want addicts to get SMART when giving up drugs, alcohol or gambling. Beth Anez and Monae Johnson have started a new support and training group for those recovering from any form of addiction. SMART Recovery, which uses an abstinence-based approach to kicking a habit, uses a system of training one's mind to make better choices in life.
The millions of dollars spent to lure jobs to town are a misplaced governmental priority and the money would be better spent educating children at a younger age and helping adults become better parents. That's the message Arthur Rolnick brought to a United Way of the St. Croix Valley luncheon in New Richmond Sept. 13. It's an unconventional message from Rolnick, who is senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Ahead of the official opening of Highway 64 from 110th Street to the Highway 65 intersection in New Richmond (slated for Sept. 28), the city's Pathways Committee is planning a community celebration on the roadway. The "Cruising the Corridor 64" party is slated for Saturday, Sept.
When Deina Shirmer arrived at work Thursday, she couldn't believe her eyes. Along the outside of the Town of Warren Town Hall building were several piles of burned material. The town clerk and treasurer was disappointed by the sight. "When I left yesterday, everything was fine," Schirmer said. "When I came in this morning, this is what I found." Three plastic Waste Management trash bins were used to contain the initial fires set by arsonists.
Domain, Inc. was profiled in the September issue of Corporate Report Wisconsin. The one-page piece outlined the history of the local feed processor. An interesting note was that, while feed was always part of the Domain business, the company branched out through the years. After World War II, Domain started divisions dealing in turkey products, packaging, swimming pools and children's inflatable toys. If you get a chance, check out the story in the "Small Business Profile" section. *** Plans are under way for a 100-year anniversary celebration at the Sts.
Forget about your parents' warning about playing in the road. City officials want you to do just that Saturday, Sept. 23. Ahead of the official opening of Highway 64 from 110th Street to the Highway 65 intersection in New Richmond (slated for Sept. 28), the city's Pathways Committee is planning a community celebration on the roadway. The "Cruising the Corridor 64" party comes about 10 years since the first land in New Richmond was purchased to make the highway expansion possible.
Vandals have been causing problems in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery all summer. But what buildings and grounds director Mike Bernd discovered last week was the last straw. "It started with family urns," Bernd said of the vandalism spree during an interview Thursday. "They (the vandals) would pick them up and throw them against the stones. It was a mess." That was bad enough, Bernd said, but then the vandals started messing with the flags posted near the graves of veterans. At first vandals stole or hid the flags.