New Richmond News
The Somerset Elementary Learn 2 Love service learning group recently made 610 sandwiches for the 363 Sandwich Project. Submitted photo
Imagine not being able to see what is on your plate. On Feb. 16, the Roberts Lions Club held its third annual Dinner in the Dark at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ. Participants were blindfolded in the entryway and escorted to their seats. Once there, they were served a four-course meal. The challenge was to eat the meal blindfolded.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the 2019 Business Woman of the Year, from now until Friday, March 29. The Chamber is looking for citizens to nominate a deserving friend, co-worker, boss or employee who has impacted the business community in a significant and compelling way. The annual award has a rich history of honoring female business leaders who contribute beyond their job duties to make the New Richmond area an inviting place to live and work.
For the month of March, artZ Gallery proudly features five area artists. Joyce Halvorson Joyce Halvorson is the blacksmith at Johnson Creek Forge near Barron. Her love for blacksmithing began 30-plus years ago at a farriers class. Now, instead of forging horseshoes she makes decorative hooks, bottle openers, candle holders and many other items for the home, along with unique sculptural pieces. Wendy Frank
The following St. Croix Central High School students were recently named to the A and B honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2018/2019 school year. A Honor Roll Seniors
Trinity Lutheran Church of Hammond will host its fourth annual fundraiser supporting St. Croix Central School District in its efforts to provide activities and programs regarding suicide awareness and prevention. Join the Trinity team and other volunteers in the high school commons 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 for a great breakfast prepared by Dad's Belgian Waffles and served by at least 50 volunteers from both Trinity and the high school. There will also be an opportunity to buy chances to win a SCC memory quilt created and made by team member, Betty Johnson.
Ryland Hjelmen Grade: 6 Parent(s): Lance Hjelmen, Melissa Stanek and Kristen Hjelmen Favorite class: Social studies Favorite activities: Piano, reading, chess, and writing What I like about school: The opportunities Gavin Peterson Grade: 6 Parent(s): Katie Peterson Favorite class: Literature Favorite activities: Games in phy ed and debates in all classes What I like about school: I get to be with my friends to learn and play Amalia Engstrom Grade: 6
The Evangel University Sinfonia will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at Cornerstone Church in New Richmond. The Sinfonia is on a nine-day tour, during which it will perform eight concerts in Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri. The repertoire of the Sinfonia includes classical, sacred and contemporary Christian arrangements for orchestra, as well as various arrangements for voices with orchestral accompaniment.
Westfields Hospital & Clinic Foundation has opened its Spring 2019 grant cycle for non-profit organizations located in the geographic service area of the hospital and clinic. These grants are available to organizations whose programs and activities advance the mission of Westfields Hospital & Clinic — to improve health and well-being in partnership with its board members, patients and community. Grants will be awarded up to $5,000 and must be used for the purpose requested.
New Richmond FFA members were among more than 200 high school students who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's FFA Farm Forum in Wisconsin Rapids Feb. 15-16. "This event is a great partnership between Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Wisconsin FFA," said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President. "Young ag leaders who attend this event participate in professional development activities and are able to network with their peers and Farm Bureau staff."