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Sunday will be a trip down memory lane for two Catholic priests who serve at Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond. That day the church will help Father James Brinkman and Father Leonard Fraher celebrate their 25th and 50th year of priesthood, respectively. "The last 25 years has gone by very fast," admitted Brinkman, who spent time last weekend creating a collage of pictures representing his priesthood. "All the people who enter into your life, that's the miracle of what we do.
Steve Miller has been keeping an eye on the weather since Sunday night. "I hope the weather stays good," said the coordinator of the 2006 Hammond Heartland Days celebration. "It can kill your weekend." Such is the focus of the organizing committee for the annual gathering, set for Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 10-13, this year.
Businesses within walking distance of the Lakeside Foods migrant camp see some economic impact from the temporary residents. "Not all the money goes to Mexico," said Alfonso Portillo, migrant camp leader at Lakeside. "We're part of the economy. We're spending a lot of money here." Portillo buys much of the food required to stock the migrant camp dining hall from local stores.
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.
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.
"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.
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.