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Hundreds of high school students learned the lesson of service on Thursday. New Richmond High School had its third annual "Service Learning Day" May 18. Students were assigned to 26 different projects in and around New Richmond and Star Prairie for the morning. "It was awesome weather and an awesome day," said high school teacher Jarrod Hamdorf, one of the organizers for the event. "We got a ton done." After last year's weather dampened the day's events, this year's sunny weather was a welcome change.
A hastily called meeting by New Richmond High School staff members Monday night was filled with passionate pleas for change. Front and center on the evening's agenda was the group's desire to convince Principal Jeff Moberg to stay on the job as the school's top administrator. The meeting's organizers had hoped the entire New Richmond School Board would attend the evening's gathering to hear people's concerns. Worries about proper notice of an official meeting of the board and prior commitments kept some of the elected officials away. The 90-plus employees and community members in attendanc
Businesses and communities responsible for polluted groundwater near the old New Richmond landfill may hire a private firm to handle the environmental issue. Dennis Horner, New Richmond city administrator, confirmed that those involved in the clean-up are considering a contract with Environmental Risk Services, Inc.
A mother-son lending team is striving to better serve mortgage clients in the fastest growing county in Wisconsin. Beth Stenzel and Roger Stenzel recently joined the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office at 228 Paperjack Dr.
Despite occasional rain showers, more than 20 block parties in and around New Richmond were held Saturday. More than a few groups were forced to move indoors, dampening the spirits of some. But most of the parties I stopped at were filled with folks who were thrilled to have the chance to get to know their neighbors better. One party had a potluck spread that could have fed a small army, and the aroma wafting out of the protective canopy was incredibly inviting. Another group had a short neighborhood parade, and participants dressed for the weather or carried an umbrella. Organizers for t
The biggest group of New Richmond Middle School students ever to take part in the annual trip to Washington, D.C. returned home with memories to last a lifetime. Fifty students, along with three teacher-chaperones and the mothers of three students, returned from their April 22-23 adventure. Middle School teacher Vicki Cobian, who has now planned seven trips for eighth graders, said this year's group was the best behaved and respectful group to travel to the nation's capitol. The group of travelers encountered a few problems on the trip, however.
New Richmond neighborhoods are ready to party. Families and individuals across New Richmond will gather Saturday at several dozen block parties in the community. The parties come on the heels of Mayor David Schnitzler's proclamation designating May 13 as "Get to know your neighbor" Day.
Fun Fest is on the move. The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce and its executive director Russ Korpela are working on plans to revitalize what they feel is a dying community celebration. At Monday's New Richmond City Council meeting, Korpela outlined some of the proposed changes to the annual mid-July gathering. Korpela reported that Fun Fest is in a "significant life cycle downswing" after 50 years of existence. The celebration, which has been held downtown for many years, lacks cohesiveness, he said.
Soft music plays in the background while the sound of water cascading down a garden sculpture fills the room. The scent of fresh flowers gathers at your nose. In the back, Patti Richardson completes a flower arrangement ordered by a customer. A month into her foray into the flower shop business, Richardson of Somerset is enjoying her new job, yet struggling to educate herself. She purchased Dena's Wildflowers at 250 Paperjack Dr. in New Richmond on April 3. "Right now I'm just trying to drink it all in," she said, admitting that she feels a little overwhelmed at times.
A decade can fly by in a heartbeat. If you don't believe it, ask Pat Doyle, owner of Farm & Home in New Richmond. He and his wife, Tammy, celebrated their 10th anniversary in business last week. "It's kind of surprising, but 10-year blocks can go by pretty fast," he said. "Thing is, I don't know how many 10-year blocks a guy has. They ratchet off fast." The Doyles' most recent decade began with the purchase of Farm & Home in 1996. Pat Doyle worked for the previous owners of the business, U.S.