New Richmond News
The 32nd annual Fun Fest softball tournament was held over the weekend, with NextGen Power Sports claiming first place in the Upper Division, Jerry's Nuggets taking first place in the middle division and Fusion Metal taking first place in the recreational division. A total of 37 teams took part in this year's tournament. Upper division
New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehilk honored his commitment to don a tactical kilt for a week — and wear it while walking in the Fun Fest parade — after the New Richmond Police Department was able to reach its fundraising goal of $50,000 for the department's new K-9 program. "It kind of started as a tongue-in-cheek silly thing. I said to Lt. Veronica Koehler, who's been doing a great job fundraising for the new K-9 addition to our department, 'If you can reach our $50,000 goal, I'll wear a tactical kilt for one week and one special event,'" Yehlik said.
The 2017 New Richmond Fun Fest took place from July 13-16, and included events such as the water battle at the fire department, a car show, a carnival, the Fun Fest parade and several other events and activities.
As the culmination of the Old Gem's first 2017 Summer Theater Camp session, the Young Performers Ensemble will present "Robin Hood." The Old Gem's first summer session focused on stage combat and this original adaptation of "Robin Hood," written especially for this production, provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the students' swashbuckling moves. Times are hard in Sherwood forest. Good King Richard has been kidnapped and his greedy brother, Prince John, is cruel to the poor starving peasants. Fortunately, a band of noble outlaws lead by Robin Hood saves the day.
Based on its assessment of existing and future library needs, the Somerset Library Board of Trustees hired the consulting firm Crescendo Fundraising Professionals, LLC during a recent meeting to study the feasibility and community support for expanding the Somerset Public Library.
Summer Reads: Well let's pretend it's warm enough to go to the beach or maybe it's a vacation. You might have seen my Facebook post about summer reads this week. We are having a hard time keeping these books on the shelf so we keep ordering more in. I've decided to share about two books because one newspaper column is NOT enough room to highlight all of the fantastic lits out there!
New Richmond High School It is with great pleasure that New Richmond High School recognizes the fine scholastic effort of its students during the second semester of the 2016-17 school year. While schools recognize many different kinds of achievement, New Richmond High School believes that scholastic achievement is the basic purpose of higher education and would like to recognize distinction in this area.
Life changing moments TO THE EDITOR The last seven months have been life changing for our family. There have been scary, sad and challenging moments. But there have been so many moments of grace, compassion, love and kindness. It is difficult to find the words to adequately express our appreciation for the support we’ve received from family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers.
The Friends of the Friday Memorial Library recently donated $3,614 to the New Richmond library for Lucky Day books and DVDs, the summer reading program, and many other library needs.
Piano students from the Nina DeKock Music Studio performed in their spring recital at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College on May 22.