New Richmond News
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.
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.
The Heritage Hillside Series begins its 14th summer of great music outside at the New Richmond Heritage Center next Wednesday evening, July 11. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of local favorite, Jodi Mealey, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Somerset on Saturday, July 14. The circus will set up its tent in Village Park at Spring and Francis streets for performances at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Now in its 33rd edition, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. The authentic one-ring, big top circus's visit is sponsorship by the Somerset Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce,.
WITC is now accepting students for the new nonprofit leadership program for the fall 2018 semester. This associate degree program is offered at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses and fully online. Classes for the fall semester start on Aug. 27. Never before have nonprofit organizations been as important as they are today.
For the Month of July, artZ Gallery presents three regional artists in "Expressions."