New Richmond-News Staff
Bob Swanda, community friend TO THE EDITOR I was saddened to learn of Bob Swanda's passing. I'll remember him best by paraphrasing the Boyce and Hart lyrics from the age when we were schoolmates, neighbors and buddies: "A friend will never leave you, If you're wrong or if you're right; Now I(don't) wonder What he's doing tonight."
You thought wrong TO THE EDITOR After "13 Reasons Why" was first published in 2007 by Jay Asher, its content was spread like wildfire. Teens across the country couldn't stop talking about Hannah Baker, Clay, Justin, and the other unforgettable characters.
Preventing dog bites TO THE EDITOR In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this "National Dog Bite Prevention Year." Pet owners' efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 — more than 200 higher than the year before.
Thank you Jerry! TO THE EDITOR As the 2017 slow pitch softball season gets underway at Hatfield Park, the New Richmond Softball Association will be without the services of Jerry Frey for the first time since 1983. Due to health concerns, Jerry has decided after 34 years to step away from the sport that he helped bring to New Richmond and has so passionately supported.
Appreciation from BBBS TO THE EDITOR Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Croix Valley would like to extend a huge measure of appreciation to the New Richmond community and Gibby's Lanes for its support of their Bowl for Kids' Sake event. With full lanes of bowling teams, generous sponsors and tables of prizes, we were able to conduct a fun-filled event for participants. Raising $10,906 will enable us to provide life-changing services to families in the New Richmond area.
The library is happy to be partnering with the Holiday Angels for this Easter season. We have a display of Easter baskets that you can register to try to win. There are six adorable baskets for different age groups: ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8 and up. Drawings will take place Saturday, April 8, after Lego Club. The Holiday Angels is a program for children living in the SCC School District whose families are experiencing financial struggles. This program is sponsored by the Lions Club of Roberts and Hammond.
Hudson The St. Croix County Community Development and Transportation committees will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the St. Croix County Government Center County Board Room, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson, to consider the St. Croix County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. County staff will start the meeting by providing a short presentation and answer questions before public comments are heard.
The Saint Croix County Public Health Department aligned with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a major campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage them to take action to identify and fix radon problems in their homes. The Saint Croix County Public Health Department is collecting local data to map areas of high radon. Saint Croix County is in Zone 1 in the United States for radon results, which means there is a high chance for elevated radon levels.
St. Croix County Attention all St. Croix County residents: Do you have a passion for community outreach, working with county youth, and a love for the fair? If so, consider becoming a candidate for the 2017 St. Croix County Fairest of the Fair. The position of St. Croix County Fairest of the Fair is a scholarship program that's purpose is to be the public relations professional of the fair as well as an ambassador for the agriculture and fair industry.
New Richmond NP Design & Photography, New Richmond, hosted its fourth annual 'Girls Night Out' Friday, Feb. 26. This event featured many boutique businesses showcasing what they do best. Ladies received hair and makeup touch-ups, massages, food tasting, champagne, shopping, mini-photo session and more. Ticket sales from this event went to the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin in New Richmond. Together, the businesses raised $500. Since 2013, this event has donated $3,450 to the Cancer Center.