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Last November, the St. Croix County Health Center unveiled a new construction, 50-bed skilled nursing facility, the first of a more than $20 million, three-phase new construction and remodel program which began in 2015. In July 2017, eight months later, phases two and three, a remodeled 40-bed assisted living facility called Orchard View Terrace, and a 10-bed dementia crisis unit named the Kitty Rhoades Memorial Memory Care Center, both began accepting resident applications.
At their meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 15, Somerset Village trustees unanimously approved a proposal from GIS Services worth $28,300 to provide software and build a database to enable public works to remotely monitor and manage stormwater and water treatment utilities. GIS Technician Jeff Powell walked trustees through an overview of the proposed system.
When you look back over your life, there are likely to be at least a few cornerstone moments, experiences of which the full meaning it may not be realized until many years later. Olivia Carpenter and her father, John, are living one of those moments right now. The duo left Golden Gardens on Puget Sound in Seattle, Wash., Saturday, June 24, intent on biking 3,400 miles across the countRy to their final destination of Green Harbor, south of Boston. Their plan is to arrive in Boston in time to celebrate Olivia's 15th birthday on Aug. 25.
Fifty-two members of the New Richmond High School Class of 1967 gathered at the American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80 banquet hall to celebrate their 50th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 5. "We would like to thank American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80 for hosting the event and New Richmond School District staff for tours of the middle school (Roger Reuvers) and high school (Casey Eckhardt). Also, a big thanks to our teachers (J. Henry Gingras, Bill and Betty Komula, and Chuck Mehls) for joining us."
Possibly one of the most interesting and popular selections ever as Grand Marshal for the 2017 Ox Cart Days Parade, Bette Stephens, is sure to draw a big crowd of family and friends at this year's event Sunday, Aug. 20. Apparently Stephens has already signed several autographs and has been advised to practice her wave by her children. Mother, bus driver, limo driver, business owner, bookkeeper, bowler, golfer, dancer and poker player, where should we begin?
An audience of better than 40 people filled the New Richmond Civic Center Council Chambers Thursday, Aug. 10 with excited participants in the first public engagement session for the new library, conducted by staff from MSR. Attendees were greeted by tables covered with large sheets of white paper accompanied with markers and sprinkled with candy.
Speaking on behalf of New Richmond/St. Croix County VFW Post 10818, Veteran Ken House presented a proposal to permit the post to construct a new 10,000 square foot veteran's center on a 5-acre plot located in Freedom Park.
Star Prairie's 2017 version of Ox Cart Days kicks off Thursday evening, Aug. 17, at the ball field with a 5K Walk/Run to benefit the St. Croix County Sheriff's K-9 Unit. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. followed by the run at 6 p.m. You can load up before the race at the Chicken & Corn Feed sponsored by Deer's Bar & Grill and Southern Imports Catering beginning at 5 p.m. Restock your freezer with meat from the meat raffle at 6 p.m.
This is a story about one woman's struggle to be listened to, her fight to remain independent, and her courage in the face of a vicious disease that threatens to steal away any opportunity to live her life in a meaningful way. It is also the story of her family, friends, and community and their spiritual and financial commitment in support of her fight.
At its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 2, Star Prairie Village Board trustees discussed village policy with regard to how long residents should be given to repair leaking water service laterals on their property once a problem is discovered.