New Richmond News
The New Richmond Happy Kids Backpack program recently received a $600 donation from the St. Croix County American Legion. St. Croix County American Legion hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds to benefit youth in the county. The 2019 date is set for June 12, 2019 at Hammond Golf Course. This event is open to the public. Not interested in golfing? There are hole sponsors, raffles and silent auction. Contact St. Croix County Veterans Service office at 715-368-4758 with any questions.
WITC is bringing back the Promise Scholarship for the fourth consecutive year. Funded by the WITC Foundation, the Promise Scholarship provides free college tuition for area high school graduates who meet program eligibility requirements. The WITC Promise Scholarship provides an opportunity for individuals in the WITC district to go to college who otherwise might not have been able to afford to enroll. The scholarship will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants are applied.
Holiday celebrations are often joyous occasions that families look forward to all year, but they can be challenging for the millions of people living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 5.7 million people in the U.S., and more than nearly 16 million people care for someone with the disease.
Cheap Andy's Saloon is the December Business of the Month for the Central St. Croix Area Chamber. They celebrated with a Business After 5 on Monday, Dec. 10. They have been a member of the Chamber for over a year. "I love the small town feel", is what owner Andrew Schmitz said about owning and running Cheap Andy's Saloon on Davis Street in Hammond. Schmitz built the new building on the foundation of the old Hammond Hotel site over 20 months ago. His interest in owning a restaurant was a lifelong dream.
The New Richmond Middle School recently hosted its 2018-19 NRMS National Geographic Geography Bee. This year's winner was Elva Crist, while second place went to Cal Eckardt and third place to Matthew Chrisco. Crist participated in the finals three years in a row. Other participants in this year's competition include: Maggie Heinecke, Nehemiah Zappetta, George Schroeder, Gavin Massey, Luke Stuedemann, Ella Bauer and Andrew Blattner.
The New Richmond Police Department will host a new session of its Citizens Academy starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. The seven-week program cover various aspects of law enforcement and will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with graduation taking place on Thursday, March 14.
As full-fat diets continue an upward trend, Americans are embracing butter more than they have in nearly five decades. With butter sales doubling in November and December, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is encouraging state residents to "bake local this holiday season with Wisconsin butter."
The Kiwanis Club of New Richmond judges traveled the streets of New Richmond in search of the best lighting displays on Monday evening, Dec. 10. In the spirit of giving, this year winners were given the opportunity to make a donation to a local nonprofit of their choice. First place could chose where to donate $150, second place $100, third place $75 and fourth place $50.
All are invited and welcome to the 2018 Community Christmas Dinner sponsored by the New Richmond High School National Honor Society and Key Club and the NR United Methodist Church (UMC). The mission of the dinner is to warm up the holidays by serving the community, so come enjoy live music and entertainment, great company and a delicious ham dinner with all the fixings.
The New Richmond Middle School Science Olympiad team competed in the Boyceville Invite on Saturday, Dec. 1.