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The Heritage Center is once again ready to celebrate our community's past. The 22nd annual Heritage Day festivities are scheduled for this weekend, Sept. 28-30, at the Heritage Center grounds, off South Knowles next to the AmericInn. The family-friendly weekend kicks off Friday with the popular spaghetti feed, which runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The Street Department in the City of New Richmond has addressed safety violations cited recently by the Department of Commerce. Following an inspection July 3, the city was told to correct numerous problems within its streets operations. Among the problems were damaged or worn tools, a malfunctioning Skil saw, a damaged welding screen, improperly stored chemicals, a defective water dispenser, poorly secured fire extinguishers and out-of-date first aid kits. The city was also ordered to provide safety training to all of its employees that operate in hazardous environments, and upgrade its tr
Star Prairie Township will soon become a popular destination for motorcycle and ATV racers from across the nation. The new Amsoil Sandbox Arena adjacent to Cedar Lake Speedway opened Monday, Oct. 1. "It's crunch time," said Donnie Vincent, co-owner of the motor sports arena, as workers scurried to put the finishing touches on the building. Tons of dirt have been moved inside the motocross facility, which is as big as Wal-Mart and touting 116,800 square feet of space.
A new family practice doctor has joined the New Richmond Clinic's family. Joe Dietzler began his new duties Sept. 4 following a brief search for a job, shortly after completion of medical school and his residency in Eau Claire. "I have a son (Zach) in Roberts, so I wanted to be close to him," Dietzler said of his decision to sign on with the New Richmond group. "This group seems to be a good group, and the clinic is attached to the hospital. Right away, my search was over.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Historic Home Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The first-ever event will feature about six homes in the community. The organizing committee is recuriting homeowners to showcase their historic homes. Call Anne Schmiege at 246-2211 if you wish to be included on the tour. Cost of touring the homes will be $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Counseling program helps victims forgive, heal The wounds of war run deep. That's why a New Richmond couple has invested their time and money to help the people of northern Uganda. Carl and Julie Gaede recently returned from a two-week missions trip to the war-torn African country. While in Uganda, July 5-20, the Gaedes worked with the Favor of God Ministries and its founder, Carole Vezey, which operates an orphanage and conducts Christian counseling services in the country. Carl Gaede, who works as a therapist with St.
A low-income housing idea for city-owned property on 140th Street was laid to rest Monday. The New Richmond City Council voted 5-0 to end discussions about the idea, which was initiated by Housing Director Jessa Nelson.
When eight people in Wisconsin were charged with criminal racketeering in early 2006, the story was splashed across the front page of newspapers and led television news broadcasts for days. It was, afterall, an interesting story. Several Wisconsin-based charities had apparently been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, officials claimed. Two of the charities (Veterans Assistance Council, Inc.
Consider yourself warned. Motorists along County Road GG are being targeted by New Richmond police due to high speeds in that particular school zone. Police have placed their new speed trailer along the roadway in recent weeks to collect data on the perceived problem. "We've had complaints about the speeds on GG," said Police Chief Mark Samelstad.
A budding author has chosen the storied 1899 cyclone as a backdrop for her first novel. Cassandra Lokker of Baldwin was born in New Richmond 23 years ago. But her connection to the community was limited until two years ago when a tornado ripped through Hammond. "I watched that storm from my house," she recalled. "But then I heard that over 100 years ago, something much worse happened in New Richmond.