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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Wisconsin 7th Congressional District Rep. Sean Duffy will be in New Richmond Monday, Feb. 27, 10-11a.m., to hold a town hall meeting, the eighth in-person town hall he has held this year. The town hall will be held at Ready Randy's Bar and Grill, 1490 131st St., New Richmond, WI 54017.
Part of “Eggs and Issues” informational sessions The third annual New Richmond Chamber of Commerce- City of New Richmond-sponsored “State of the City” forum focusing on the year ahead will take place Friday, Feb. 24, at WITC’s Cashman Center in New Richmond. Infrastructure projects, economic development, and more will be discussed at the “Eggs and Issues” breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m.
A primary election for the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21. The candidates who will appear on this Primary Election's ballot are as follows: Tony Evers, Madison; Lowell E. Holtz, Beloit; and John Humphries, Mount Horeb. The candidates A brief description of each candidate as provided online by Ballotpedia ...
New Richmond Police Department officers on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at approximately 11:30 a.m., observed a man enter an address in the 200 block of East 2nd Street. According to New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehlik, the officer had prior knowledge of the male subject, Shad Kindt, 29, and that he had a warrant for his arrest.
Representative Stafsholt To Host District Listening Sessions State Rep. Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) will be hosting two listening sessions Tuesday, Feb. 21, on the UW-Stout Campus in Menomonie and at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in New Richmond. Rep. Rob Stafsholt represents the 29th Assembly District, which includes much of the eastern half of St. Croix County and the western portion of Dunn County – including the city of Menomonie.
The Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts hosted a watercolor painting class taught by local artist Gloria Adrian Friday, Feb. 10. By the looks of the children and adults in the pictures above, the event was a huge success with much learned about watercolor painting. For more information about programs at Hazel Mackin, call (715) 749-3849 . All photos submitted by Brittany Fahrenkamp, youth services/programming director.
New Richmond city council The New Richmond city council voted Monday night to put an updated master plan for a new library on hold for at least a couple of more weeks to give aldermen time to digest the language in the revised document. Because the delivery of the new document was delayed, aldermen hadn't seen it until about 24 hours prior to Monday night's meeting. The revised master plan emerged from a recent meeting Mayor Fred Horne and aldermen Craig Kittel and Jim Zajkowski had with some of the members of the school board, including board president Rick Hinz.
Have you wondered if you’re taking too many medicines? Maybe you’ve seen numerous specialists, each prescribing medications. Do you wonder if the medications you’re taking interact well with each other? Join a pharmacist from Westfields Hospital & Clinic to learn about common drug interactions, questions you should ask your pharmacist and how to maximize your medicine’s effectiveness at a free seminar, “Rx checkup: Do my prescriptions play well together?” The class is on Wednesday, March 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Westfields Hospital & Clinic.
Dave Newman, the New Richmond News' sports reporter and photographer, as well as other photographers, was busy as usual last week covering and recording the games and matches from the New Richmond, Somerset and St. Croix Central schools. Here you will find a selection of some of the best photos taken this past week. Enjoy ... and get out to support the youth sports in the area.
State budget tour On the heels of his announcement of the state of Wisconsin's biennial budget last week, Gov. Scott Walker stopped in New Richmond Friday afternoon to tout said budget and its impact on the taxpayers of the state. Walker's budget includes $11.5 billion for K-12 education, which includes increases for both 2018 and 2019 in per-pupil student aid. The budget includes new money for rural school aid, school social workers, early college credit costs and performance-based funding for Milwaukee public schools.