New Richmond News
Roberts United Church of Christ is hosting Park-It Market each month this summer. On the second Wednesday of each month, vendors will be invited to set up a stand. The event is open from 5-7:30 p.m. rain or shine. In June, attendees enjoyed shopping for products like honey, doll clothing and fairy garden supplies. July will include homemade wooden toys, a Wildtree vendor, custom T-shirts, produce and more. Vendor spots are available for a suggested $25 donation to the church. Concessions are served at each event and proceeds support a local mission.
Lamplight, a concert to benefit T.H.U.G (Truly Humble Under God) Life Ministry, will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ in Roberts. The Lamplight concert features vocalist Kate Jennings and pianist Judith Permann. The popular songs in the program have been selected with the theme of the love and comforts of home, both to entertain and inspire the audience. Lamplight was designed with the idea of helping a community raise money for its local homeless charity.
The closing ceremony of the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Conference in Louisville, Ky., was an exciting night for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond graduate Dan Scheeringa of Star Prairie. He placed eighth in the nation in the skills category Power Equipment Technology. More than 16,000 students, teachers, education leaders and representatives from more than 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated in 100 hands-on skill and leadership competitions.
On July 12, The Heritage Hillside Series is pleased to present local musician Steve Meyer and his band True Heat. They'll be playing a great variety of classic blues songs, performed originally by legendary artists such as Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon and other famous godfathers of the blues.
The Heritage Hillside Series begins its 13th summer of great music outside at the New Richmond Heritage Center on Wednesday, July 5. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of local favorite, Jodi Mealey, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Visit unique works of art, explore natural and historic sites, and experience small towns through the Art Bench Trail of the scenic St. Croix River Valley. Eight community art projects are located in parks and other special sites, adjacent to trails, paths, playgrounds and river towns with local shops, restaurants and cultural venues. The Art Bench Trail is presented by the Phipps Center for the Arts in partnership with the National Park Service and St. Croix Valley Foundation.
In 2015, the City of New Richmond received a grant from Bosch Community Fund to construct a gravel bed nursery at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Gravel bed nurseries use pea gravel contained in a large wooden box (bed) and irrigation to grow bare-root trees without using soil.
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the New Richmond School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.
In April, the Friday Memorial Library held a bookmark coloring contest for fourth-graders in the New Richmond area in honor of Children's Book Week, May 1-7. The winning bookmark will be distributed to all of the library's summer reading participants. "In addition to the honor of having their bookmarks printed professionally, the winner also received $20 and 10 bookmarks to keep and share with their family," library director Kim Hennings said.
APPLETON, Wis. — Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman Herb Kohl awarded Wisconsin Connections Academy student Andrew Turner, a New Richmond native, a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2017 Initiative Scholarship during a recent luncheon. Scholarship recipients were informed in March that they would receive a $5,000 scholarship, but in a surprise announcement, Kohl revealed that he decided to double the scholarship amount from $5,000 to $10,000 per scholar.