New Richmond News
For the month of February, artZ Gallery proudly features four area artists. Roxanne Dear Roxanne Dear's dot art journey began in 2015. Her fiance had to go back to England that April to start the visa process, so they could get married. This process took 10 months, and Dear found herself with a lot of time on her hands and a lot of anxiety. During those months she started dot painting on stones to ease that anxiety, and as a meditation process. By the end of 2016, Dear had started painting on canvas.
The Hazel Mackin Community Library recently held its first ever Hotdish Cook Off on Tuesday, Jan. 22, with Hailey Schultz taking home first place with her risotto hotdish. "We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to our fundraiser! We had 12 amazing entries and surprisingly no one brought the traditional tater tot hotdish," said library director Krissa Coleman. Schultz was the grand champion and won dinner for two at the BarnBoard.
A team of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) students placed first and won a $3,000 cash prize at the Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition organized by Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) earlier this month in Wisconsin Dells. First place team members representing Northwest Wisconsin AHEC were WITC-New Richmond ADN students Gina Henton, Cerrita Houston, Sophia Lucas, Kimberly Schadt and Allison Mork.
The New Richmond High School Academic Decathlon team defended its regional title for the seventh year in a row on Friday, Jan. 11 at the UW-Eau Claire/Barron County campus. "It is always quite impressive to see our students compete against other schools," said co-coach Jarrod Hamdorf. This year's team includes Teresa Tenner, Katey Eickhoff, Cole Brathol, Tyler Sippl, Kadie Steiner, Tony Graham, Erik Mober, Collin Campbell, Liam Hoban, Logan Lammers, David Postma and Peter Auvin.
The New Richmond Middle School Math Masters and Math Counts teams competed on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The Math Masters team (sixth graders) competed against Hudson, Somerset and River Falls, while the Math Counts team (seventh and eighth grade) took on Menomonie and Rice Lake.
The city of New Richmond will host its second public involvement meeting — discussing the Knowles Avenue corridor study (State Highway 54/North Shore Drive - Richmond Way) — from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Greaton Room at Champs Sports Bar & Grill (220 S. Knowles Ave.) Light appetizers will be available.
The seventh annual Special Olympics basketball tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27. The opening ceremonies will be held at 9:45 a.m. in the West Gym at Baldwin-Woodville High School. Games start on the hour in the four gyms between Greenfield and the high school.
The New Richmond School District is encouraging parents of 4-year-old children — or who will be 4 by Sept. 1, 2019 — to attend one of two NR4K informational meetings, as there have been changes to the registration procedure.
People in western Wisconsin who would like to improve their English language speaking and writing skills can take advantage of a free English Language Learning class at Chippewa Valley Technical College's River Falls campus. The class is meant for people of any native tongue and is open to people of all English skill levels, from beginners with virtually no English skills to those who would like to improve skills they already have, according to instructor Holly Hassemer.
New Richmond Utilities, a WPPI member community, recently delivered a $2,500 Technical Study Grant to Phillips-Medisize. The grant was awarded in support of Phillips-Medisize's Energy, Environmental and Safety Intern, Scott Froelich. Pictured are Scott Froelich (Phillips-Medisize), Stacie Running (New Richmond Utilities) and Megan Navarre (Phillips-Medisize). Submitted photo