New Richmond News
Michael Gleason received his Eagle Scout rank on May 12, at a court of honor in Hudson. Gleason is the son of Keith and Michelle Gleason of New Richmond and is a member of Troop 905 sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His family moved to Wisconsin in December 2016 in the middle of his junior year.
The West Immanuel Lutheran Church recently confirmed the Class of 2018, on Sunday, April 29. Pictured are (front) Lilly Backes, Amanda Steffen, Tia Foster, Chloe Hermansen, Erik Fansler, Emily DeMoe; (back) Lisa Martinson, Pastor Rexford Brandt, Matthew Rud, Raeann Lehman, Victoria Greene and Zachary Mork. Photo courtesy of Daniel Newby, Falls PortraitArt Studio
This year, as in the past, the New Richmond American Legion Post 80 and the VFW Post 10818 will be holding Memorial Day services Monday, May 28.. The schedule of services for New Richmond Team One is: • Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, 9 a.m. • Oakland Cemetery, 9:45 a.m. • New Richmond Public Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. • Knowles Avenue Bridge, 11 a.m. The schedule of services for New Richmond Team Two is: • Cylon Methodist Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. • St. Bridget's Cemetery at Stanton, 10 a.m. • Calvary Cemetery at Deer Park, 10:30 a.m.
This year's Good Neighbor Days Royal Ambassador Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. June 2 at the St. Croix Central Elementary School. This year's candidates include: Elizabeth Anderson, Emma Knospe, Ellie Fraser, Liz Brandvold and Morgan Siler. Elizabeth Anderson Parents: George and Darlene Andersen Age: 17 Siblings: Leah Larson, Marah Larson, Rachel Lind, and Obadiah Campbell Interests in and out of school: Write music, sing and cosmetology Good Neighbor Days memories: Going to the parades
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College welding and power sports students attended the SkillsUSA 45th annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held April 24-25 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. WITC's power sports students Andy Janes (Grantsburg), took first place in Motorcycle Technology and John Peterson (Beldenville) took first place in Marine Technology. Both students will move on to nationals in Louisville in June. Kyle Drinken (St. Croix Falls) won third place in Marine Technology.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting art enthusiasts to celebrate 51 years of the Park Art Fair with help from a $22,347 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. As one of the oldest running art fairs in Western Wisconsin, the Park Art Fair features over 125 arts and crafts vendors selling pottery, furniture, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, wood crafts and more. The 2018 Park Art Fair will take place June 1-2 at Mary Park in New Richmond.
Members of the New Richmond High School fishing team — including: Colleen Rogers, Olivia Bartlett, Dawson Minke, Micheal Doriott and Spencer Holmes — recently helped the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources stock local streams with Brown and Rainbow Trout. Pictured are Olivia Bartlett and Micheal Doriott. Photo courtesy of the New Richmond High School fishing team
St. Croix County held its Law Enforcement Memorial on Wednesday, May 16, in the St. Croix Central High School auditorium.
The city of New Richmond has secured a Recreational Boating Facilities grant in the amount of $37,602 towards the reconstruction of the boat launch at Mary Park. The grant is administered through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Starting May 15, the Somerset Pea Soup Days Committee began posting clues for its annual Pea Soup Days Medallion Hunt on its website (peasoupdays.com), Facebook and Twitter pages, and in the New Richmond News. Each clue will be released at 9 a.m. each Wednesday leading up to Pea Soup Days. All participants in the medallion hunt will need a Pea Soup Days button in order to take part in the hunt, which can be purchased for $2.