New Richmond News
The Friday Memorial Library will host — in collaboration with Westfields Hospital & Clinic — a women's health discussion on Monday, Oct. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. Registered dietician Caryn Myhre will talk about diet and breast cancer prevention. Myhre will highlight the latest research for cancer prevention and review applicable recipes that participants can take home to make and try in their own kitchens.
When three local surgeons learned a fundraising event had just fallen short of its goal to raise $40,000 for local youth mental health resources, they stepped up to the challenge. Lynnelle Gabriel, DPM, podiatry; Michael Melby, MD, general surgery; and Nicholas Weiss, MD, orthopedics, Twin Cities Orthopedics are all alumni of New Richmond High School's class of 1988.
The public is invited to get up close and personal with llamas and their fabulous fiber at the Shady Ridge Farm open house Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, in New Richmond. Free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the event will spotlight the many uses and incredible versatility of llamas. Therapy llamas from the Lazy P Ranch at Ellsworth will be special guests for the weekend, and visitors can take them through a simple obstacle course.
The St. Croix Central High School recently announced its fall 2018 academic letter winners. Criteria for the academic letter includes: • Participating students must be in Grades 9-12. • A student must have a 3.33/ 4.0 GPA (B+) or better for each semester of an academic year. • Students must take six classes per semester with the exception of students enrolled in youth options. • Students who wish to study abroad will not be eligible for an academic letter while abroad. • Home schooled students are not eligible. Seniors
On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Vallee de Croix Chorus will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a "Trip Down Memory Lane" show. Join the chorus as it re-lives favorite songs of yesteryear and today. The performance will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (1616 Olive St. W., Stillwater) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. No tickets are required; there will be a free-will offering, raffle prizes, and treats.
Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a New Richmond-based heating and cooling contractor, and Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems have teamed up to honor a person in the St. Croix Valley area that does "whatever it takes" to make a difference through the Bryant Community Heroes program.
St. Croix County will hold a "Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection" on Friday, Sept. 28, at the county highway shop located at 666 E. Highway 12 in the Town of Hudson. Household hazardous waste will be collected from 12—6 p.m. Hazardous waste from farms and businesses who qualify as a Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) will be collected on Friday, Sept. 28, from 9-11 a.m. A business or farm qualifies as a VSQG if it generates less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month and has less than 2,205 pounds of hazardous waste in storage.
Thrivent Financial of New Richmond's Jesse Kvitek and his wife, Krista, recently returned from a service mission in Budapest, Hungary. The Kviteks worked with Habitat for Humanity Hungary as part of a week-long trip with the Thrivent Builds Worldwide program, a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.
The city of New Richmond recently announced that it secured a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant in the amount of $777,529 towards the construction of an off-street trail facility along a section of County Road A from West Richmond Way to Somerset Road, located in the southwest limits of New Richmond.
WITC garnered national attention recently when Forbes Magazine placed the college in the top 25 two-year trade schools nationally. In its second annual ranking of the Top Two-Year Trade Schools, Forbes placed WITC 22nd in the nation. Rankings were determined based on four categories including post-graduate success, affordability, completion success and student experience.