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Mild temperatures and the lure of s'mores, a parade and fireworks was enough to lure hundreds of community members, young and old alike, down to Knowles Avenue Thursday evening, Nov. 30 for the inaugural Hometown Holidays Parade presented by the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce. More than a dozen floats decked out in holiday cheer paraded down Knowles while s'mores and hot cider stations kept families smiling on the sidewalks.
Many kids whispered their wish lists into Santa's ears at the Deer Park Holiday Fair Saturday, Dec. 2.
Ever wonder if that Salvation Army bell is still ringing at 3 a.m. outside the entrance to the grocery store? Is it like the proverbial tree falling in the forest? Does it make a sound if no one is around to hear it? Here is your chance to find out.
Following a 15-minute public hearing Monday night, members of the New Richmond City Council unanimously approved the 2018 budget worth $6,039,740 including a levy of $5,527,208 up 7.94 percent or $406,570 from 2017. For the average homeowner, that translates into $8.92 per $1,000 of assessed home value. For a home valued at $150,000, taxes will increase by $82.33 annually to $1,337.92. More detailed information about the budget can be found on the City's web site at www.newrichmondwi.gov
A sliding glass door is all that separates the men and their memories. On the other side, birds made of metal and glass stand guard over their pilots' stories, a primal partnership forged in the heat of war. For men and women who have served their country, and particularly those who have fought and lost friends in combat, it is an experience that none of us who have not fought will ever truly understand. Those sometimes unspeakable experiences, are the dues paid to a sacred fraternity of sacrifice.
More than 200 Thanksgiving meals were delivered to New Richmond area residents and another 150 more guests enjoyed a community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday, Nov. 23. Working with a skimpier than usual crew of volunteers, organizer Rhonda Bierbrauer began meal preparations at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening peeling more than 240 pounds of potatoes and roasting 20, 20-pound turkeys.
New Richmond Middle School seventh grade science teacher Erin Baillargeon was presented with the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist and Volunteer Coordinator Chris Trosen during a brief ceremony Thursday afternoon, Nov. 16.
Following a seven-minute public hearing at their meeting Monday night, Nov. 13, the Village of Hammond Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a budget for 2018 worth $1,735,480. The new budget calls for $26,951.40 less than the 2017 budget but raises property taxes by $4,440 to $828,136. The budget also projects substantial increases of $5,500 in interest from temporary investments, $2,300 in insurance dividends, more than $10,000 from the water utility and $6,000 from a water utility transfer.
Picture a 10-year-old decked out from head to toe like an Indy car driver in flashy protective gear including helmet, knee pads, chest protector, gloves, shoulder pads, pants, boots and goggles.
In what promises to become a staple amongst Veterans Day programs celebrated around the City of New Richmond, Friday Memorial Library presented its third annual Veteran's Round Table on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the New Richmond Civic Center. Veterans Chuck Mehls, Sam King, Ron Ramos and Russ Donaghue along with Dennis Handrahan, brother of MIA Eugene Handrahan, and Dennis' wife, Mary, took time to discuss their perspective as veterans (or family) in front of a live audience at the civic center. New Richmond News reporter Tom Lindfors moderated the evening's discussion.