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Fun Fest: NR Tennis Open draws 96 entrants

Stuart Pearson was the champion in the men's 18-39 division at the New Richmond Tennis Open. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 7
Olivia Tyvoll is shown returning a volley as her partner Rose Allwood looks good during the 2019 New Richmond Tennis Open. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 7
Gage Fox hits an overhead shot with his partner Ben Hahn in the background during action on Friday in the New Richmond Tennis Open. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 7
Dave Thompson was the champion in the men's 50-plus division in the 2019 New Richmond Tennis Open. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 7
Jeff Peplau returns a volley in a doubles match during Friday's action in the New Richmond Tennis Open. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 7
Lily Brinkman makes a play on a ball at the net in a doubles match during the New Richmond Tennis Open. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 7
Matt Dunn of Hudson gets ready to return a serve during Friday's action in the New Richmond Tennis Open. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 7
The New Richmond Tennis Open continues to be one of the biggest tennis tournaments played in western Wisconsin. This year’s Open was played on Thursday through Sunday as part of ...
Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

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Wisconsin roundup: E-cig prices prompt gun threat at Wis. Walgreens store; more state news stories

Employees at a Walgreens store in Madison say they felt like a customer was threatening to shoot them when he got mad last Friday. When he heard the prices for ...

Baseball: New Richmond Junior Legion unable to advance; NR Seniors, SCC Juniors have tourneys this weekend

New Richmond's Jaxon Altena (16) made an alert play, tagging out a Hudson runner who was trying to advance to third base behind him during Junior Legion action in their games last Wednesday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia
It’s tournament season in the American Legion baseball world. The New Richmond Junior Legion team hosted its regional tournament this weekend, but was unable to advance to state. The New ...
Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

Baseball: Millers get badly needed pitching help

Before Friday's Fun Fest game against Hudson, the New Richmond Millers dedicated a bench in the memory of Vernon Conrad, their number one fan. Conrad died in December. A moment of silence was also held in his memory. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia
Just when the New Richmond Millers’ pitching staff was stretched to its limit, Dante LaDuke supplied exactly what the team needed. On Sunday, LaDuke pitched a complete game in leading ...
Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

Wisconsin roundup: Wis. National Guard troops step toward deployment; more state news stories

About 400 soldiers in the Wisconsin National Guard departed Menomonie Monday on a journey that will take them to Afghanistan. The guard held a ceremony Sunday to bid farewell to ...

Fun Fest: Pickleball tournament shows sport's increasing popularity

Jason Driscoll was the second place finisher in the advanced division of the Fun Fest pickleball tournament played at Mary Park on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
Marty Engel follows through on a shot during Thursday's action in the pickleball tournament that was held during New Richmond's Fun Fest celebration. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Teri Anderson was the top finisher among the women competing in the advanced division of the Fun Fest pickleball tournament on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
Rand Stanke returns a volley in the fast-paced action at the pickleball tournament on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4
The growing popularity of pickleball in New Richmond was shown during the second annual “Pickleball In The Park” tournament played at Mary Park on Thursday and Saturday. The New Richmond ...
Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

Wisconsin roundup: Legislative Fiscal Bureau shows state’s general fund $651M short; more state news stories

As it stands now, Wisconsin's general revenue fund is projected to be about $651 million short of covering the spending commitments in the two-year state budget. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau ...

Willow River Run completed under ideal conditions, Wilson is champion

Bailey Wilson took the lead from the start to win the 2019 Willow River Run in New Richmond on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 5
Ann Grahovac receives a high five from J Evans after completing her race on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 5
A foot injury was going to stop Angela King from completing the race on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 5
Rob Davenport was pumped up to be running in the 2019 Willow River Run on Saturday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 5
A number of young runners performed well in the race. Jack Gifford (519) is 12 but he placed sixth in the race in 19:59. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 5
Ideal weather conditions greeted the runners for the 2019 Willow River Run on Thursday, a year after torrential storms forced cancellation of the race. Bailey Wilson of New Richmond broke ...
Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

Baseball: New Richmond hosting American Legion Juniors regional tournament

Dominic LaDuke of the New Richmond American Legion Juniors team is shown delivering a pitch during a game on Wednesday against Hudson. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia
New Richmond is the site for the six-team American Legion Juniors regional tournament this weekend. The games are being played at Citizens Field in New Richmond, with one game being ...
Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

(651) 301-7848

Wisconsin roundup: Evers doubts Foxconn will hire 13,000 at factory; more state news stories

Gov. Tony Evers again raised doubts that Foxconn would make good on its original bid to hire 13,000 employees for its Mt. Pleasant factory. He expected the figure to be about 1,500 workers. RiverTown Multimedia file photo
Gov. Tony Evers says he thinks Foxconn will hire hundreds of people at its factory complex in Mount Pleasant, but tells CNBC he doubts it will be as many as 13,000.

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