New Richmond For the 12th straight year, the St. Croix Art and Culinary Show, set to be held 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at R&D Catering, will feature artists, food and entertainment. The event, which is coordinated by the Rotary Club of New Richmond, has plenty of sponsors that offer funds to help support scholarships set to go to students in the community. Rotary President Jo Wrich said, "It's not just Rotary ... there's so much support from so many people ... the whole event wouldn't be possible without people like Randy Calleja, who opens up his kitchen."
New Richmond Vern Loehr knew exactly what he was doing. But when one considers that this 70-something New Richmond resident knew he would be spending time strapping plates to a dinner table, hanging tightly onto a ship's railings while trying not to throw up, sleeping on a sheet of ice and climbing a 3,000-foot mountain at the bottom of the world, many would consider him crazy. In fact, he wondered more than once just exactly what prompted him to take a trip to Antarctica when he could have spent those two weeks in the comforts of his home with his family.
When two entities, especially those who are working for government institutions, attempt to complete a deal, many factors play into getting a final approval for said deal. Such has been the case between the City and the School District of New Richmond. Over the course of the past several months, the city and the school district have been like two ships passing in the night when the subject of a master plan for the old school was brought to the floor.
New Richmond Over the course of the past few years, the City of New Richmond council has been working to design streets, sidewalks and trails so that they meet the needs of residents and visitors today and well into the future. To do that, there has been a concerted effort to engage the residents directly through public planning meetings for specific projects, bringing in the ideas and comments of those most directly affected.
Wisconsin Newspaper Association The New Richmond News and RiverTown Multimedia were well represented at the annual convention of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, in Madison. In total, The News was presented nine awards at the annual dinner and reception held Friday, Feb. 24. RiverTown Multimedia, which includes The News, along with the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star Observer and Pierce County Herald, was presented 24 awards in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest at Friday's honors presentation.
New Richmond Efforts to bring a K-9 dog to the city of New Richmond's Police Department kicked up a notch this week when the department announced that officer Katie Chevrier was selected to become the local office's canine handler. But there is some distance to travel for the program to be established. In all, the department is hoping to raise $50,000 over the course of the next several months to cover the initial start-up costs for a program in New Richmond. The department, without any type of promotion, has already had nearly $7,000 donated.
The growth within and around the city of New Richmond is being reflected in the growth of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce. That fact was on display last Wednesday, Jan. 25, when a record number of member business owners, employees, friends and acquaintances filled Ready Randy's banquet hall for the annual chamber dinner and awards ceremony. A total of 355 members attended the event to enjoy the networking, the food, drinks, auctions and the announcement of several major awards, including the Citizen of the Year.
New Richmond Rotary For the twelfth year, the St. Croix Art & Culinary Show will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Richmond and is scheduled for April 30, 5-8 p.m., at R&D Banquet Hall in New Richmond. And while that date seems far in the future, Lisa Woletz and Jo Wrich, Rotary representatives for the event, said that it's now time put an all-call out to area artist, sponsors and restaurants to apply for inclusion in this unique event. In addition, sponsorships are also available.
New Richmond Saturday, Jan. 21, will be a special day for heroes in the City of New Richmond. In fact, one "hero," the late Collin Fitzgerald, will be remembered and celebrated when the fifth annual Collin's Community Hero Day is held at the New Richmond Fire Department, 106 N. Arch St. Collin was the son of Rachel and Dan Fitzgerald and was four years old when he died in a snowplowing accident. But it's his memory that organizers of the event want to carry on.
New Richmond Norbert Nilsson, a resident of The Deerfield in New Richmond, has been a farmer and a furniture mover; he served our country in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was employed as a policeman with the St. Paul Police Department for 25 years. But of all the things he has done over the years, woodworking has been a constant for much of his 91 years on this planet, keeping his hands busy and his mind sharp, all the while helping to create a niche that brings a smile to his lips as well as a sense of accomplishment.