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Members of the New Richmond City Council joined Community Development Director Beth Thompson and City Administrator Mike Darrow Monday night in recognizing the outstanding work done by citizen members of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
Parking spaces were at a premium Wednesday evening, Jan. 31 at Randy Calleja's south side eatery and banquet facility when the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce took over for its Annual Meeting and Awards Gala. "The theme at this event is the Roaring 20's ... and roaring is a good word to describe the state of the New Richmond Chamber. Roaring like a freight train," proclaimed Chamber Executive Director Rob Kreibich.
Village of Somerset trustees voted 5-1 Tuesday night, Jan. 23, to revise the designated ATV UTV route originally approved earlier this year. The goal of the revision, recommended by the Public Safety Committee, is to minimize the portion of route running through residential neighborhoods. Trustee Bartt Palmer reiterated his opposition to the designated route on the basis that no public hearing was held to allow for residents to comment and that neither the police chief nor public works director's concerns were considered.
The New Richmond Fire House was full of fun and laughter Saturday, Jan. 27 as folks flocked to the annual Collin's Community Hero Day event hosted by New Richmond Fire & Rescue. Kids and their parents feasted on cake, hotdogs and sloppy joes as they made their way in and out of fire trucks before watching a live demonstration by the St. Croix County K-9 team. Between face painting, ring-toss and fishing, kids got to try on fire gear and test their water skills with fire extinguishers.
Friends of St. Croix Wetland Management District hosted their annual winter walk Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Oak Ridge Waterfowl Production Area. Twenty-five hardy souls from the area participated in the walk. Participants walked along the north ridge of Oak Ridge Lake through the crunchy snow amid the oak savanna while U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff talked about the prairie and oak savanna habitat restoration efforts, as well as research efforts on the federally endangered Karner Blue Butterfly.
Put your fingers in your ears and slowly close your eyes. What do you hear? Listen closely and you might hear your own heartbeat. Without that rhythmic miracle, nothing else matters. For most of us, the maddening din of daily existence only comes to a halt when something goes wrong. A bloody nose, a broken bone, a heart attack, or something worse and we are yanked off the speeding train of life and into the often bewildering world of health care.
Hammond Lions Club representative Wally Graf took time to catch trustees up on revisions to this summer's Heartland Days Celebration at the Hammond Village Board meeting Monday, Jan, 29.
Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 23, members of the Friday Memorial Library Board joined Friends of the Library members along with Alderpersons Jim Zajkowski and Scottie Ard, City Administrator Mike Darrow and a number of curious residents in a conference room at the Civic Center to hear the eagerly awaited results of the Feasibility Study Report for the new library.