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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New Richmond A couple of weeks ago, about 50 City of New Richmond residents descended upon the fire department for a kickoff meeting of a year-long process to incorporate ideas and develop a comprehensive plan that will be utilized for the coming years. To get to a rewrite of the city's comprehensive plan, several initial steps were taken to ensure there was plenty of guidance, as well as enough resident involvement to lend credibility to the final document that will be unveiled at the end of the year.
Two individuals were transported by ambulance, one with suspected serious injuries, after a truck and car collision Tuesday evening at the intersection of county highways I and E. According to Jeff Klatt, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office field services captain, Amber L. Shellito, 21, Osceola was driving her 2004 Oldsmobile Alero southbound on Highway I and stopped at the intersection.
Following a lengthy legal discussion Monday evening, trustees tabled a proposal presented by Municipal Judge Peter Tharp to formally extend his power to amend citations prior to a pretrial hearing. Judge Tharp attempted to make the case that by increasing his discretion to amend specific types of citations prior to a pretrial hearing, he could bypass any involvement by the village attorney and save the village considerable expense.
Wisconsin Farmers Unions will host its traditional spring meeting series with several gatherings planned around the state in the next few weeks. Farmers are encouraged to attend any or all of the four meetings, which will offer time for networking, a complimentary meal and an update from Wisconsin Farmers Union staff on farm policy and the impact of the proposed state budget on rural Wisconsin.
Two vehicles, a pickup truck and a small four-door sedan, collided at the intersection of highways I and E just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, sending two to the hospital with significant injuries. The crash particulars have not been released yet, but St. Croix County Sheriff's deputies were overseeing the scene. Responding to the call was Somerset Fire & Rescue and St. Joseph Fire & Rescue. More about the accident will be posted here when information becomes available.
By Reuters The United States reported an outbreak of avian flu on a farm in Wisconsin, the second in the country in less than a week although the virus found this time is considered less virulent, the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Tuesday.
Two citizens, two journalists, one fired government worker and one small but gutsy Wisconsin newspaper, the New Richmond News , are among the recipients of the 2016-17 Openness Awards, or Opees, bestowed annually by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. The awards, announced in advance of national Sunshine Week (sunshineweek.org), March 12-18, recognize extraordinary achievement in the cause of open government. This is the 11th consecutive year that awards have been given.
The past couple of weeks have been busy for the parents, students and fans who have been participants in area high school athletic contests. Tournaments have come an gone and with it the joy and heartache that comes with winning and losing. Following the local teams, photographers from the New Richmond News captured many of the highlights of recent games through their viewfinders. We bring you some of the best images captured during this time. Enjoy the slideshow.
Transparency seems to have become the catchword of this young year. But don’t tell that to the politicians, though they are the ones who need some tutoring on the definition: “Viewed by light shining through it or by projection.” If there is a segment of our human population that should abide by the need to be transparent, it’s the politician in a democratic political system. But let’s be specific today. This past Sunday just after the dinner hour we received a press notification from Representative Sean Duffy’s camp.
Useful magazine To the Editor: For only the second time in its history, the Birkebeiner, our nation's largest cross country ski race, was cancelled due to lack of snow. Considering the fact that 2016 was the warmest year on record, we shouldn't be surprised. What is surprising is that so many of our GOP politicians have managed to maintain a head-in-the-sand, do-nothing attitude toward climate change, of which the Birkie may be a recent casualty.