New Richmond-News Staff
St. Croix County Expanding opportunities for biking and walking for transportation and recreation countywide, St. Croix County will hold an open house to present the final draft and gather comment for the county's Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The open house will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the St. Croix County Government Center, county board room in Hudson, 1101 Carmichael Road, with a short presentation at 7 p.m.
NR United Methodist Church held its annual "Souper" Bowl of Caring food drive between the end of January and Feb. 5. On Feb. 5, Pearl Christensen and her daughter, Vicki Ulrich, counted up all the items and came up with a grand total of 760 items. We also collected an offering Sunday, Feb. 5, and that total was $260. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the food was delivered by our youth group and some awesome volunteers to Five Loaves Food Shelf. The food weighed in at 534 pounds. (Submitted photo)
The New Richmond Fire & Rescue held its annual awards program on Feb. 27. Those honored at this year's event are as follows: • Jeff Rothmeier 5 years of service • Mitch VanderWyst 5 years of service • John Jarchow 5 years of service • Kyle Hinrichs 5 years of service • Josh Bell 5 years of service • Paul Dean 5 years of service • Frank Greer 10 years of service • Robert Wilson 20 years of service
New Richmond One of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce's fastest growing events is now just weeks away. The seventh annual Women's Business Luncheon and Expo will be held at R&D Catering in New Richmond Wednesday, May 3. An expo with more than 30 booths kicks off the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a formal program that runs from 1-4 p.m. This year's keynote address will be presented by Craig Culver, the co-founder of one of Wisconsin's iconic businesses — Culver's.
New Richmond Westfields Hospital & Clinic recently recognized 45 employees representing nearly 600 total cumulative years of service to the organization and the community. Employees recognized for reaching significant milestone anniversaries in 2016 are Lisa Olson, 35 years; Jean Bygd, Kathleen Hansen, Bonnie Howe and Pam Ince, 30 years; Sandy Brinkman and Jean Meier, 25 years; Laurie Harvieux, Paula Andersen, Cynthia Blader, Laura Westmoreland and Gwen Hop, 20 years.
Baldwin Attend the St. Croix County Deer Advisory Council meeting and play a key role in deer management. The council will meet to discuss preliminary antlerless quota recommendations, permit levels and season structure options for the 2017 deer hunting season. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide written or verbal feedback.
St. Mary Catholic School Mary Harrold, a fourth grade student at St. Mary Catholic School in New Richmond, is the St. Croix County winner of the Agriculture in the Classroom essay contest. Wisconsin fourth- and fifth-graders were asked to write a 100- to 300-word essay with the theme, "Tell us about making maple syrup in Wisconsin." Mary is the daughter of Steve and Kate Harrold. Lori Vrchota is her fourth grade teacher at St. Mary.
American Red Cross Heroes are ordinary people whose actions embody the values of the Red Cross and demonstrate the potential that is in all of us. Whether they're stepping up during a medical emergency to provide assistance or helping others through a lifetime of volunteerism, heroes reflect what is best about our community. On Wednesday, March 15, three brothers from Deer Park will be receiving the American Red Cross Military Hero Award at an award breakfast to be held at the Florian Gardens Restaurant in Eau Claire.
New Richmond Beginning with the first small blood drive in December 2007, shortly after the September opening of New Richmond American Legion Post 80's new building, through the January 2017 blood drive, Post 80 has accounted for more than 2,500 units of blood destined for veterans' and civilians' needs. To accomplish this feat it is imperative that a trained staff of Legionnaires and a plan of operations be in place.
Community Voices Last week, the mayor, city council and city staff celebrated our board and commission members during our fourth annual Board and Commission Dinner, held this year at the New Richmond Regional Airport. The purpose of the evening is to recognize the more than 80 members who serve an important role in our local government. Our board and commission members have a wide range of backgrounds and unique skillsets, and include business owners, lifelong residents and active community volunteers.