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Fast food choices just expanded in Roberts. A new Subway restaurant was set to open Wednesday. Jackie and Robert Armstrong, owners of two New Richmond and one Baldwin Subway restaurant, are thrilled to be part of an expanding business base in the village. The restaurant is located in the strip mall on the northern edge of town on Highway 12. "We just saw a need for this with the volume of traffic on Highway 12," Jackie said. "We wanted to expand our business a little bit further and cover a little bit greater area." The Armstrong's New Richmond Subway at N.
Mile by mile, Jim Bednar has been watching over the forward progress of Highway 64 toward New Richmond for five years. With the final stages of construction approaching completion, Bednar is anxious for the work to be done. "When we started this project, it seemed like we'd never get done," he said. "That was five years ago, and now we're getting close.
"Crude men who feel themselves insulted tend to assess the degree of insult as high as possible, and talk about the offense in greatly exaggerated language, only so they can revel to their heart's content in the aroused feelings of hatred and revenge." Friedrich Nietzsche In today's world, it seems, things often escalate well beyond what might be considered an appropriate response. A military power bombs civilian neighborhoods in the name of destroying terrorist strongholds. A communist government jails religious converts who want nothing more than freedom to worship God.
A new home-based company in the St.
Carol Paulus graduated from technical college in May with high hopes of landing a good paying job. But unlike many of her classmates who have since collected their first paychecks, Paulus is still waiting at home for phone calls from prospective employers. She's convinced that her age, 57, is the reason she remains unemployed while the 20-somethings get the jobs. "I'm sending out six or eight resumes and cover letters per week," she said. "I've had two responses and one interview. I'm extremely frustrated.
The new campus administrator at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in New Richmond spent much of his first day on the job at the golf course. Joseph Huftel wasn't slacking off. It just so happened that last week's annual WITC golf fund raiser landed on that day. "I'm not a golfer," he said, "but it was a real neat way to start and to meet a lot of people." Thanks to the event, Huftel said he was able to greet a number of college campus supporters and area movers-and-shakers.
A couple angels get the credit for a new consignment shop in downtown Roberts. Granny's Nook officially opened for business on Tuesday.
The fact that Scott Ross was able to travel to New Richmond on Friday was a small miracle in itself. Five years ago, Ross weighed 500 pounds and smoked a pack of cigarettes every day. Today he's touring the state, stopping at community celebrations and entering area running races, to promote his unlikely campaign to become Wisconsin next Secretary of State. "I was truly blessed with a second chance," Ross said in an interview with The News.
Well after the final event wrapped up at this weekend's Fun Fest celebration, the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce was still feeling the heat. A fair number of complaints were registered during the four-day celebration. Some of the problems could be attributed to the wholesale changes implemented for this year's gathering.
The St. Croix County Fair promises to be even bigger and better this year. The annual gathering, slated for July 20-23, has continually evolved over the years. "We try to improve the offerings at the fair by discontinuing those things that don't work and trying new things," said Dick Sullwold, president of the Fair Board. "It seems to be working because the attendance continues to increase and the revenue generated by the fair continues to increase. "Our goal is to have plenty of events to attend while at the fair," he continued.