New Richmond News
Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber continues the most important campaign of his life when he visits American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80 (1260 Wall St.) in New Richmond on Friday, March 29, at 9 a.m. to talk about the challenges of being an Alzheimer's caregiver. Registration is recommended. The first 20 households who register will receive a free copy of the book.
Efforts to extend broadband internet services to northern Wisconsin face challenges, beyond the task of installing the fiber optic and other infrastructure technology that makes broadband possible. There's also the servicing of the system and the customer service at the home and office, which now involves a higher level of technical training at a time of declining numbers of people seeking the training.
The brand new Wisconsin 4-H license plate is now available for your car, truck or motorhome. The specialty plate is now available through the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles and bears the message "4-H Empowering Youth." The sale of each license plate will include a monetary contribution to the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.
Hazel Mackin Community Library held a Youth Art Month Open House event on Thursday, March 7, which featured artwork from students in the St. Croix Central School District.
New Richmond High School students recently showed off what they are learning in their classes during the NRHS Showcase event on Monday, March 4. Students from all departments highlighted different subjects through demonstrations.
Members of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's New Richmond and Rice Lake Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapters earned multiple awards at the State Leadership Conference.
The Somerset Elementary Learn 2 Love service learning group recently made 610 sandwiches for the 363 Sandwich Project. Submitted photo
Imagine not being able to see what is on your plate. On Feb. 16, the Roberts Lions Club held its third annual Dinner in the Dark at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ. Participants were blindfolded in the entryway and escorted to their seats. Once there, they were served a four-course meal. The challenge was to eat the meal blindfolded.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the 2019 Business Woman of the Year, from now until Friday, March 29. The Chamber is looking for citizens to nominate a deserving friend, co-worker, boss or employee who has impacted the business community in a significant and compelling way. The annual award has a rich history of honoring female business leaders who contribute beyond their job duties to make the New Richmond area an inviting place to live and work.
For the month of March, artZ Gallery proudly features five area artists. Joyce Halvorson Joyce Halvorson is the blacksmith at Johnson Creek Forge near Barron. Her love for blacksmithing began 30-plus years ago at a farriers class. Now, instead of forging horseshoes she makes decorative hooks, bottle openers, candle holders and many other items for the home, along with unique sculptural pieces. Wendy Frank