New Richmond News
The Central St. Croix Chamber will host the Yellowstone Trail Road Race on Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at 9 a.m. at the Hazel Mackin Community Library. From 2010-2015, Tera Busker and Lisa Christensen organized and directed the Yellowstone Trail Road Race in celebration of the Yellowstone Trail that originally ran through St. Croix County. This year, the chamber will give the race a reboot in conjunction with other events being held throughout St. Croix County.
The Reading for Charity program began in 2017 as a part of the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Friday Memorial Library. The program challenged teens to read and support their peers through the New Richmond School District Gap Fund. For each book read, $1 was donated to the Gap Fund.
The Willow River Writers, a group of local writers and poets, recently published an anthology comprised of essays, short stories and poems written by the groups' members. The public is invited to attend a book launch on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Table 65 in New Richmond. The event will include music, readings and refreshments. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase books, meet and greet the authors, enjoy music and stories, and celebrate the first publication by New Richmond's Willow River Writers.
Cold temperatures and blowing snow is a given where in Wisconsin. So when it's too cold to take your regular walk outside, head to the Centre. From October through March, Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m., the Centre gymnasium is a warm and free place to walk. All are welcome, we just need you to fill out a day pass form and we will give you a wristband to come in and walk. So bring a friend and your walking shoes, we guarantee it will always be above freezing at the Centre. For additional information contact the Centre at 715-246-2252.
On Monday, Oct. 8, the New Richmond Fire and Rescue held its annual Fire Prevention Open House in which hundreds of children, parents and grandparents enjoyed meeting local firefighters and learning about fire prevention. Fire truck rides were also provided to those who brought a non-perishable food donation. As a result, a total of 606 pounds of food and a $10 cash donation were delivered to Five Loaves Food Shelf. Two fire extinguishers were given away, with 508 entries received. Winners were Sydney Ericson and Monica Nusser.
The Somerset School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly constructed outdoor classroom, the Spartan Lodge, on Thursday, Sept. 13. Submitted photo
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recognized five individual and 14 local government recipients of the Local Government Excellence Awards at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference, the largest annual event in the world for local government managers and staff, held Sept. 23-26 in Baltimore, Md. The city of New Richmond had the distinct honor this year of being the only local government to be recognized with two of these prestigious awards.
Friday Memorial Library will host its sixth annual antique appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran on Oct. 12, starting at 1 p.m. All items to be appraised must be registered in advance for this free event. To register, contact the library help desk or call 715-243-0431. Moran is available to make home visits for people with big or fragile things (or a lot of things). To arrange, call 715-281-5060 or email email@example.com . Categories of acceptable objects may include: • Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.
Jeffery Vogt a Firefighter2/EMT with Roberts — Warren Fire & Rescue Department, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 30 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. This distinction is an honor held by few EMS professionals. To maintain his status as a Nationally Registered EMT, Vogt completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for EMS professional in America.
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. — Attorney General Brad Schimel recently announced the launch of the DOJ Office of School Safety (OSS) Technology Advisory Committee, on national "If You See Something, Say Something" Awareness Day. Schimel also announced 55 schools and school districts will receive $4,469,377 from the second round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, which focuses on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health.