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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.
What do you get when you combine beautiful wood with spare parts from old typewriters and adding machines? The answer: A piece of folk art that has found a permanent home at the New Richmond Heritage Center. Bill Driscoll, New Richmond, recently completed an "assemblage" depicting a weeping willow tree using parts from antique business machines. The idea for the project originated from New Richmond's former official logo, which included a depiction of a green weeping willow and the words "The City Beautiful." Driscoll started the project by salvaging the trunk of a local weeping willow tha
A conservative offensive approach came back to cost the New Richmond football team in their Middle Border Conference finale last Friday. The Tigers scored on their first possession, then never found the end zone again, losing to Baldwin-Woodville 14-7. The loss leaves the Tigers tied with B-W and Ellsworth for third place in the MBC final standings. The Tigers now move onto the WIAA playoffs, where they will be playing in Division 2.
A suggestion from New Richmond Council member Jane Hansen was rejected at Monday's regular meeting. Hansen offered a plan for the city's finance committee to meet twice a month with the police chief, fire chief and city administrator. She said the idea is to open communication between the council and the supervisors that report directly to the elected officials.
School and city officials don't agree on whether a parking lot exit at New Richmond High School should remain as it is or be changed to allow for left-hand turns. At Monday's regular New Richmond City Council meeting, District Superintendent Morrie Veilleux requested the city reconsider its stance that the exit to the east of the main high school entrance on Richmond Way remain right-turn only. The road's median is closed at that spot, forcing motorists to head to the east.
New Richmond is now among 5,000 cities worldwide that have adopted resolutions advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons. New Richmond High School social studies teacher Ann Scharfenberg, who traveled to Japan this summer to participate in an educational program at the Keizai Koho Center, brought a sample resolution to the New Richmond City Council on Monday night. Scharfenberg was one of 10 U.S. educators to participate in this year's Keizai Koho Center Fellowships Program.