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Everybody loves a parade, but can they find it? Russ Korpela, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, admits there might be some confusion with this year's Fun Fest parade plans. The annual event has been moved to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, instead of the traditional Sunday time slot. The parade route has also been shifted off of Knowles Avenue, due to road construction issues. The parade will follow a route down East Sixth Street, north on South Arch Avenue, and east of East Third Street.
Russ Korpela paints a promising picture for the future of Fun Fest in New Richmond. As he stands on the new grounds for the annual community festival, the executive director of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically explains the planned lay-out. "Once people see it, they'll come to appreciate how much nicer it sets up than city streets," Korpela says. "Green grass is better than city streets. It will encourage people to come to the festival and stay longer." The midway of rides, provided by Christman Amusements, will sit in the St.
State law changes may force New Richmond to change its park fee policy for new development. In the past, the city has charged about $950 for each new home to help cover the cost of new parks and park development.
So much for trying to do the right thing. Jason Pape, president of New Richmond Transport, wanted to secure financing for his local business but the loan process uncovered a problem with his property. Seems the company's maintenance shop, which has been home to a variety of businesses since the 1970s, was never properly zoned nor was a conditional use permit ever issued. As a result, Pape's attorney Nick Vivian said, the company approached the city to see what could be done about the situation. Their hope was that the city would amend its ordinance to allow for a conditional use permit in
The City of New Richmond is willing to limit potential growth for the next 20 years if surrounding townships will cooperate with its planning goals. For the past year, officials with the city and representatives from the towns of Richmond, Stanton, Star Prairie and Erin Prairie have been meeting periodically to negotiate possible joint boundary agreements. City officials met with the town boards of Richmond and Star Prairie again last week. Significant progress appeared to be made with Star Prairie representatives.
Bosch brought its 100th birthday party to New Richmond on Friday. Bosch, a German-owned company, purchased the local packaging manufacturer Doboy Industries in 2004, making it a part of the $50 billion business. Worldwide, Bosch has been celebrating its centennial at various gatherings. The New Richmond event included information about the local 140-year history of Doboy.
For 27 years, she's been the initial contact person for many residents doing business with the New Richmond Police Department. But as of Friday, June 30, Bonnie McDermott is ending her career as a full-time secretary for the department. "It's all been great," McDermott said about her job during in an interview Friday. "I enjoy working.
John Hackbarth has been counting down the days leading to retirement for months, but the wait is finally over. The interim administrator at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in New Richmond will leave his post on Friday.
You'd think the fastest growing county in Wisconsin has seen it all when it comes to housing. But an unusual proposal for a new 140-acre, 77-unit housing development in Hammond township is inching its way through the necessary approval process in St.
One of New Richmond's unsuspecting foreign exchange students was swept up in the Minnesota-Wisconsin border battle this year. Daniel Silveira, 18, from Dourados, Brazil, has spent the past year in the area honing his English and living the quiet life of a Midwesterner. But after host family Bonnie and Scott Johnston surprised the young man with a trip to a Packer game at Lambeau Field, Vikings fans would have none of it. Previous host family to Daniel, John and Ann Mike, eventually took him to the Metrodome for a game as well. "When I was at Lambeau, I had to cheer for the Packers," he sai