The good old days. Nobody knows exactly when they were except that they were before your time. And as it turns out, each generation has its own good old days, often drawn upon in conversation to teach a lesson, to draw a comparison to how much harder we had it growing up than you have it today. Sometimes it is exactly the toughness, the difficulty and struggle of the old days that made them so good. It was a time when families had to pull together to overcome day-to-day challenges.
High winds, ominous clouds and driving rain threatened to derail Fun Fest Thursday evening, but clear skies returned Friday morning bringing with them heat and humidity that would last the weekend. The crowds could have cared less as they filled the midway, danced to the music of assorted bands each night and cruised between events up and down Knowles Avenue ranging from tractor pulls and water fights to car shows and bean bags. The season's longest parade drew a large crowd armed against the sun with assorted umbrellas and hand fans to fight the heat.
Glenn Coerber, Kendra Castaneda, Haley Walters and Henry Thurber graduated from Somerset High School June 3, 2018. Their graduation marks the end of an era for Somerset Robotics. Coerber, Walters and Thurber have been a part of the team from its inception in 2014, really before that if you count the tech ed courses Coach Eric Olson conducted at the middle school. Castaneda joined the team in time for its second season in 2015. The four seniors leave behind a legacy of learning, sharing, leadership and camaraderie.
Some 20 residents and town officials gathered at the Star Prairie Town Hall Tuesday, June 26, 2018, for an opportunity to question Wisconsin Broadband Director Angie Dickison about improving local service. Dickison's visit was arranged by state Rep.
Fans familiar with the Star Prairie Jam founded by Jerry Ledo and friends and operated out of This Old Store since 2007 have an exciting new venue to look forward to. Just across the river and up County M about two blocks stands The Chapel Theatre at Bethany Lutheran Church. "The idea is this, nowhere around here is there really an arts center, a place where an artist or group of artists working in any genre of the arts, can come to exhibit, perform, rehearse and create. The Chapel Theatre is that place.
A beautiful day for a parade greeted spectators Saturday, June 9 as they lined the streets in Somerset for the Lions Club annual Pea Soup Days Parade. Grand Marshals Kay Walsh and Rita Lawson were able to draw a little added attention to the library expansion project. The Bridge Bible Church float garnered plenty of first place votes while the Somerset Dance Team outworked the combined team from OSI Physical Therapy and The Training Room. Somerset mascot Sparty pumped the crowd up before members of St. Paul's Winter Carnival cooled them down.
As the New Richmond Relay for Life event celebrated 25 years Friday, June 8 into Saturday, June 9 at the New Richmond Middle School track, there were tears, smiles, hope, inspiration, courage and memorable moments all wrapped into one night.
If you've been following the story of the New Richmond Police Department's quest to acquire a K-9 team, you already know it has been several years in the making; the quest has been adopted by hundreds of residents and businesses alike. Well New Richmond, the wait is over, Storm has arrived!
"I want to try it all." So says New Richmond High School senior, Winter Roberts, when it comes to the opportunities she is anticipating as a broadcast journalism major at Arizona State University. What's got her so fired up? The Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Six stories dedicated to the industry, full of studios for students to use to learn everything about on air and online journalism from kids programming to PBS. "It's awesome. After I toured there, I knew this is where I wanted to be.
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."—John Lennon New Richmond High School senior Isabella "Izzy" Adams is a curious mix of confidence, curiosity and compassion. It is likely to make her someone worth watching in the years to come. I offered Izzy three wishes. She spent two of them on her parents and with the other she chose to travel, to study abroad in India to be precise. "My dad was really close to his grandpa, my great-grandpa, and my mom was really close to her grandma, my great-grandma.