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In a surprising turn of events, Village of Star Prairie trustees announced at their Oct. 4 meeting their request for bids to repair hail damage to buildings and structures at the ballpark, River Island Park, the Community Center, Village Shops and Well House failed to receive any bids.
Residents interested in contributing ideas and feedback to the new library project in New Richmond met for a second time with Library Director Kim Hennings and MSR Design team members Traci Lesneski, Susan Olmsted and Ian Ford Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Civic Center.
Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Girl Scout Troops of all ages joined parents and Venturing Crews along with hundreds of other volunteers on the Star Prairie Waterfowl Production Area last Saturday to collect milkweed seed as part of the Boy Scouts of America Eagle River District's fifth annual Conservation Day on the WPA. Early rain did not deter the ambitious efforts of the volunteers who received instruction and assistance from students from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Stout campuses. US Fish & Wildlife Service staff from the St.
New Richmond City Administrator Mike Darrow and Finance Director Rae Ann Ailts presented council members with a schedule for community engagement regarding the 2018 proposed budget at their meeting Monday , Oct. 9. The budget is central to the operation of city government and both Darrow and Ailts believe transparency and gathering citizen feedback is essential to proposing and passing a budget responsibly.
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Barb Rivard returned home from Puebla City, Mexico, after receiving stem cell treatment for her multiple sclerosis (MS). At age 25, Rivard began suffering from the symptoms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). MS is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). Symptoms include loss of vision, pain, fatigue, muscle spasms, impaired coordination, and numbness in the limbs. In severe cases, the patient can become paralyzed or blind.
At their work session Monday night, New Richmond City Council members spent the majority of the evening discussing items related to the 2018 proposed budget and capital Improvement plan. Having already heard from Fire Department Chief Jim VanderWyst at their last work session in September, council members heard from remaining department heads who highlighted key items in each of their proposed budgets and answered questions. Priority items for several departments focused on hiring more personnel.
At their meeting Monday night, Village of Hammond trustees unanimously approved the issuance, sale and delivery of $905,000 in General Obligation Refunding Bonds to refinance the Village's existing debt. Elhers, Inc. Principal Brian Reilly presented the board with a sale day report confirming the interest rate for the sale at 2.1 percent.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, The Bridge Bible Church will once again celebrate BridgeFest, a free, community-wide, family friendly event featuring a chili cook-off, free food, a bounce house and games. Festivities will take place in the parking lot and grounds adjacent to the church at 701 Rivard St. starting at 5 p.m. BridgeFest will also serve as an opportunity for community members to meet The Bridge's new lead pastor, Rob Kaczmarek.
At their meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 19, Somerset Village trustees received updates on several public works projects. Water samples from test Well #5 at the Vanasse site are being processed. A number of samples have already been completed and so far the water quality is looking good. The Public Works Department will need to revisit funding for the new well since the Community Development Block Grant intended to help pay for the well failed. Total cost for the development of a new well is estimated at more than $70,000.
Had you been driving past 415 Bridge Ave. in Star Prairie on Saturday, June 16, around 7:30 p.m., you most surely would have experienced one of those "come to God" moments. From the street, it sounded like a good old-fashioned, raise-the-roof, revival complete with spirits.