New Richmond News
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College supported its students with an Employer Panel on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Employer Panel gave students access to a variety of local industries by way of five panelists. Panelists were invited to give the students insight as to what employers are looking for when hiring. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions ranging from cover letter creation, resume building, interview questions and follow up. The event was moderated by Dr. Julie Buckman.
When a mentally ill family member committed a non-violent crime we were lucky to be living in California. There, the court considered the underlying mental illness first and provided an integrated rehabilitation program through its STAR Court (Support and Treatment After Release). Had STAR Court not been available, our family member would likely have faced prosecution and prison.
Love Baskets is starting their 2017 Christmas season. Love Baskets is a joint effort of area churches in the New Richmond and Somerset area, paired with the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots. It provides gifts for families that otherwise would not be able to afford them for their children. Families are referred by schools, human service agencies, churches, friends and neighbors. Applications are available through the schools as well as food shelves, libraries and human services.
The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Promise Scholarship, funded by the WITC Foundation, provides free college tuition for area high school graduates who meet program eligibility requirements. The WITC Promise Scholarship will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants are applied. Tuition will be covered up to four terms (pending eligibility requirements each term).
The New Richmond Fire and Rescue Department is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to receive funding from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forest Fire Protection Grant Program. The grant funds will be used in the upcoming months towards the purchase of personal protective equipment valued at $18,426 that will be used when responding to wildland fire incidents. The equipment purchased with the funds from this grant will increase the safety of firefighters and their ability to protect the public.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College was named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. WITC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize.
The Old Gem Theater's Young Performers Ensemble presents an original adaptation of "Aladdin" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 26-27, and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The show is a "By Kids, For Kids" production and stars an all-student cast.
Calling all ghouls, goblins, witches, princesses and pirates! Whatever your costume this year, you and your family are invited to the Centre's ninth annual Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event is free.
Ras' on Main, located at 855 Davis St., Hammond, was established in 1996 by local man Glen Rasmussen. Rasmussen was born and raised in Hammond and graduated from St. Croix Central. He started young in the hospitality business at fast-food joints then moved up to sit-down restaurants. Ras' On Main was the result and Rasmussen's first goal — have great food.
The New Richmond Area Community is accepting applications for its fall grant cycle. NRAC recognizes that there are services and programs that originate and are provided outside of the school district that also benefit the community. The benefit of the services or programs to the community should be reflected in the grant application. All grant applications must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27. Applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 96, New Richmond, WI 54017. Please email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org .