New Richmond News
The Somerset Community Foundation has made two recent grants to local programs, including an $800 grant to the St. Croix Valley Assault Response Team (SART) to fund a 24-hour call center.
The New Richmond Middle School Math Counts team has been busy competing at area pre-regional competitions, including a Jan. 9 meet at Hudson and a Jan. 17 meet at Rice Lake. Coaches Maria Miller and Liz Rasmussen helped prepare the students to compete in this year's meets. The team participated in the Hudson pre-regional meet with 80-plus students from surrounding area school districts.
When you stop by to make your donation to Food for Fines, an opportunity to benefit Five Loaves Food Shelf while reducing or eliminating any fines on your library account Feb. 5-17, consider staying for one of this month's many classes as well. Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. - Books & Brews: Meet us at Table 65. We'll be discussing Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The New Richmond Middle School Math Masters hosted a pre-regional meet on Wednesday, Jan. 10, which included teams from Somerset and Hudson middle schools. Participants worked in teams and also competed individually. Individually, Nick Salmon took second place, while Andy Johnson finished in third place in the Fact Drill Rounds. A team of Nick Jarchow, Salmon, Annabella French and Alexandra Johnson finished third in the Team Round.
The New Richmond High School Academic Decathlon went to the UW-Barron County regional competition on Friday, Jan. 12, and came home with its record-tying sixth straight regional championship.
On Jan. 4, the American Legion Honor Guard provided a special tribute and plaque to John Ball, Sr. at his home honoring 60 continuous years of membership in the New Richmond American Legion Post 80.
The New Richmond Middle School has made it a focus this year to give back. In the fall, the school raised $2,700 to donate to the hurricane relief funds in Texas and Florida. Students were so gracious in their donations and the winning class was able to enjoy a movie and popcorn to celebrate. This winter, the school decided to make fleece blankets to donate to the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin in New Richmond. This was organized by Karen Stellrecht and her goal was to have each homeroom make one blanket, which would equal 48 blankets donated.
Is a health or business career right for you? WITC will hold a Health & Business Career Expo from 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 6, at the New Richmond campus. This event will benefit current and potential students and local businesses with careers in health and/or business fields.
Wow, January just flew by and now we are looking at February, a great month to think about "loving" your library. Love is in the air and the library is just one more thing to love. We love our patrons, good books, great movies, and fun and educational programs! Did you know that we love our patrons so much that we are a Fine Free Library! Yes, that means that any items you check out from the Hammond Community Library, if they are a day late, you will not be charged a fine for those items.
Cross country skiers and snowshoers of all ages and abilities can join the Centre's first Snowshoe/Ski Club beginning in January. Hikes will depart from the Centre at noon on scheduled Saturdays or Sundays.