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Children young and old alike took advantage of fair weather last Saturday, Dec. 9 to do a little Christmas shopping and make sure Santa understood everything on their lists at the Christmas on Main event in Roberts. Members of the Roberts Lions Club assisted by Roberts Royal Ambassadors provided refreshments and help with Christmas crafts and letters to Santa during the jolly old elf's visit to the Park Building. Businesses along Main Street provided additional holiday craft opportunities for kids including gingerbread houses and ornaments.
Following a quiet public hearing last Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Village of Star Prairie Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tax levy for the 2018 budget of $234,435. The levy represents a roughly 1 percent increase from the 2017 levy and contributes to a total budget worth $354,267. For questions regarding the budget, contact the village hall. The Village finds itself looking to fill the considerable shoes of two of its most valued employees following the resignation of Police Chief Steve Lewis at Wednesday night's board meeting.
Following a brief public budget hearing Tuesday evening, Nov. 28, the Village of Somerset Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 2018 budget worth $1,991,017.39. Trustees also approved Resolution 2017-07 establishing a tax levy of $1,424,107, an increase of 2.49 percent. The new mill rate will be .009496, roughly $9.50 per $1,000 in property value.
Santa was a busy man this past weekend. Not only did he kick of the holiday season at New Richmond's Hometown Holidays Thursday, stopped in at Deer Park's Holiday Fair Saturday, but he also made time to visit little tykes in Star Prairie on Saturday, Dec. 2 also.
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.