New Richmond News
On Saturday, May 19, a stone dedication ceremony took place at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville, where family — including is daughter Manuela Fox — and friends came to honor Gerald C. Michels, of New Richmond, for his service to our country. Michels started his Army Basic Infantry Training at Fort Carson, Colo., on June 9, 1958. After basic, he was sent to the US Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen, Md., for two classes of fire control training.
The 7th Congressional District Candidate Forum will be 7 p.m. July, 26 at the New Richmond Civic Center (156 E. First St.). This public event will present candidates Margaret Engebretson and Brian Ewert. Incumbent Sean Duffy will not be attending due to the congressional schedule. Engebretson and Ewert will vie for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on Aug. 14.
On Wednesday, July 18, the Heritage Hillside Series will welcome The Tommy Bentz Band, comprising Tommy Bentz on guitar, Jason McLean on bass and Alex Burgess on drums. The trio has been jamming in the style of members like to call "the Allman Brothers meets Van Morrison" for over 12 years. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music from 6:30-8 p.m.
WITC is now offering a 10-week truck driving diploma that will prepare students to obtain their class A and B Commercial Driver's License. Those interested in the truck driving program can apply anytime on the WITC website. The next class session starts July 30 at the WITC-Rice Lake campus with day or evening/Saturday sessions available.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Aaron Moore in St Croix and Pierce counties recently announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. "In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," Moore saud.
New Richmond residents got their first look at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 250 Richmond Way on Friday, July 6. Headlining the remodel is the launch of the online grocery pickup service. Online grocery pickup enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up without even leaving their cars. Store improvements include interactive displays, a mother's room, pharmacy consultation room, photo kiosk and the addition of self-checkouts.
A great blue heron perches alert in the peace and calm of the early morning hours Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at New Richmond's Mary Park. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia
Sheep herding with dogs is an ancient art and the pinnacle of dog intelligence. Come see some of the best shepherds and sheepdogs in the country compete at the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association's Sheepdog Trials on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Badlands Sno-Park in Hudson. The trials will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and wrap up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Double-Lift Final at the Badlands Sno-Park site, 772 Kinney Road. The cost is $8 per person. Children under 10 enter free.
The Royal Credit Union Foundation has given a $150,000 gift to name the proposed Somerset Community Library's Community Room. This announcement propels the Renew Somerset Library fundraising campaign over the halfway mark, with the total pledged and given coming to $1,273,347.00.
Nationally known accordion player and children’s polka musician Mike Schneider, of Clinton, Wis., will perform his Pint Size Polkas program on Thursday, July 12, at the Deer Park Village Park from 12:30-1:15pm.