Raymond T. Rivard joined the New Richmond News as editor in August 2015. With 26 years of experience in journalism, Rivard spent 10 years with THE-BEE in Phillips and the past 15 years with The Lakeland Times in Minocqua.
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How the city council proceeds with the building of a new library was the focus of a portion of Monday night's regular monthly meeting. However, exactly where and how a new facility gets built is still an unknown. That's because the city and the New Richmond School Board have been at odds on whether any type of project should include "commercialization" at a potential site.
Gov. Scott Walker issued a proclamation declaring today, January 13, 2017, as “Green and Gold Day” across Wisconsin in anticipation of the Green Bay Packers playoff game versus the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
The Green Bay Packers hosted the New York Giants in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs Sunday, Jan. 8. With sterling play by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a Hail Mary completion to Randall Cobb as the clock expired for the first half, the Packers then exploded in the second half to overtake the Eli Manning-led Giants, 38-13. It's now on to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in the second round of the playoffs. All photos and video in this piece by Raymond T. Rivard.
The Wisconsin State of the State Address is an annual speech given by the governor to a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. This year's address will be held today, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m., in the Assembly Chambers at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Gov. Walker is expected to discuss the condition and outlook of the state, with comments on Wisconsin's economy, finances, and budget as well as 2017 initiatives. To watch and listen to the governor's 2017 State of the State, click here: https://walker.wi.gov/wiworking
When Ol’ Man Winter blows through St. Croix County and the city of New Richmond, he usually leaves behind a mess that needs cleaning up — especially for those city residents with sidewalks running in front of their homes. And if you don’t clean it up, you will most likely get a note from city officials telling you to do so. If you don’t follow the city’s directions, it will cost $50 the first time and as much as $100 each subsequent time.
If there was a more welcomed change in the calendar, it has to have occurred with the changing of 2016 to 2017 this past weekend. We’re not saying 2016 was a bad year by any stretch of the imagination ... it was just another of those presidential election years that tends to put more of the populace on edge. In this edition of the New Richmond News you will find our compilation of the top stories that dominated the local scene. Yes, there were a high number of police reports that were included in our weekly community reports.
“Cool Hand Luke” is one of those films that lives on as a classic -- and like that film’s most memorable line first uttered by the prison warden and reiterated by Paul Newman’s character, we are reliving the meaning behind “what we have here is a lack of communication.” We have no intention of attempting to point fingers, but we wonder aloud just how the City of New Richmond and the School District of New Richmond can be so far apart in their attempts to utilize the old school property as a potential site for a new city library.
Laurel Hay, a 2006 New Richmond High School graduate, has been performing on stage since she was four and will take the next step in her performance career with the release of a brand new CD, “Oh, the Places I’d Go,” set to be officially unveiled tomorrow night, Friday, Dec. 30, at a special release party at Big Guys BBQ Roadhouse. But it’s been a long and winding road for Hay who spends her days as a special education teacher in Woodbury.
Unless school board defines specific conditions, site is off the table City council aldermen last week expressed disappointment and were “mystified” by the New Richmond School Board’s decision not to sign off on a master plan for the potential construction of a new library complex at the site of the Commons — a site currently owned by the school district. For months the school board and city council have attempted to find common ground on a master plan that both say will be for the benefit of city and area township residents.
Karen Behl’s mother collected hundreds that are now at Hillside Karen Behl isn’t one to forget and she isn’t one to forget about the importance of reading and teaching the fine art to students. Thirty-six years of teaching the subject of reading has brought her to that point. And because of her love of education and students, this past summer Behl decided to make a donation to Hillside Elementary School in New Richmond to help area youth, but also as a way to remember her mother.