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MSA Professional Services Branch Manager Dave Rasmussen presented the details of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at a public hearing Tuesday night preceding the village board’s regular meeting. Rasmussen told trustees and residents the main purpose of this application is to obtain a matching funds grant to pay for the new well at site #5, but he encouraged citizens to help identify additional community development needs at the meeting.
Whether you are frustrated with the direction the country is headed in or still celebrating the unexpected victory and ensuing unorthodox leadership, the place you can make the biggest difference day-to-day is in your own backyard. You can impact one of those opportunities, a need right here in New Richmond, by volunteering one hour of your time each week. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) matches adult volunteers with kids who need a mentor for one hour a week.
There was a bittersweet bite to the air Saturday as folks from near and far gathered at Henk and Bonnie Van Dyk’s Willows Edge dairy farm just south of New Richmond to place individual bids on more than one-hundred dairy cows marking the end of an era at the 960-acre farm split by the Willow River.
New Richmond It would be fitting if she slipped her hand into his and together they walked one last time through the waiting room, past the concierge's and through the doors into the embrace of an early spring evening and the unfamiliar air of freedom. They would no doubt appreciate the irony of such a movie-like ending to careers that have been anything but free. Careers of service rarely are.
Just in time to be serenaded by the calls of returning Canada geese and sandhill cranes, Bridget Olson takes over as the new project leader of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) St. Croix Wetlands Management District (SCWMD). Olson steps into a position grown under the guidance of her predecessor, Tom Kerr, who left to take on the responsibilities of a regional refuge supervisor last fall.
Somerset Good ideas have a way of finding their way around different school districts. Such is the case with the new mentoring program started this past spring at Somerset High School by school counselor Jenna Evenson. School Board member Patty Schachtner, a participant in a mentoring program related to STEM curriculum in the Hudson School District, suggested Evenson look into the program as a possibility for the Somerset district.
Somerset Community members young and old alike gathered at the Somerset Middle School for the Annual Somerset Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, Feb. 23. The evening featured an inspired assortment of 2D and 3D art along with live musical performances by all of the district's choirs and bands.
A year ago, if you wanted to add ink to your collection, you had to travel elsewhere. Then in June, Youth Gone Wild opened and now tattoo artist Austin Krauss has opened InkJunki at 223 S. Knowles Ave. Friends since high school, Krauss and piercer Derrick Madaris decided it was the right time and New Richmond was the right place to hang their shingle. "I've always wanted to own my own shop. I just needed the experience and to be able to save up enough money," said Krauss.
New Richmond Community members young and old alike gathered at the New Richmond High School art/ceramics studio last Saturday for what has become an annual tradition, the Empty Bowls Community Bowl Building Day.