New Richmond News
How about those Panthers? I just want to congratulate the SCC football team for a tremendous season as they prepare to head back to state in Madison this Thursday to defend their state championship title. Our high school has produced some amazing results in the cross country team, the volleyball team and football team this fall.
St. Mary School held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The New Richmond High School drama department recently put on three performances of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," for family, friends and community members.
It is time for an update on the library funding. I know many of you voiced concerns over the budget cuts and I appreciate your outpouring support of our community library! It really provided affirmation to our programs and services that we currently provide. I want to clear up the unfortunate rumor that the library doors were possibly going to be closed because of budget cuts. That information was completely false and was never stated as such. I have no idea how it started, but I was shocked when I was informed that people thought it was a possibility.
Over the last two years, a lot has happened in the development of the New Richmond School District SOAR Education Center, which is currently located at 2032 County Road CC. "I shared a dream and a vision for this hands on learning opportunity and for them to really execute the daily tasks to make it happen is amazing," said high school agriscience teacher Rachel Sauvola. "They have to do everything from finding the farmers to contribute the animals, spread the word about the project. It has truly been a fantastic experience working with the kids."
New Richmond Finance Director RaeAnn Ailts and Police Chief Craig Yehlik have been making the rounds with the City's 2018 Budget Tour. Unfortunately, inviting the public to participate in budget planning and discussion at city council meetings and workshops often results in city employees "hearing crickets," Ailts said at the News' tour stop Wednesday, Oct. 18. That is a shame. However, the City has found a way around that by bringing the budget to community organizations and businesses. Now is your chance to be heard. You even get brightly colored stickers to do it.
Were you among the brave souls who visited Star Prairie's haunted house Friday, Oct. 27? Or maybe you and your little ones went trick-or-treating downtown New Richmond or Somerset. At any rate, the cold weather did not deter Halloween spooks, goblins, fairies and parents from Halloween festivities in 2017.
Julia Salmon consistently demonstrates the qualities needed to be a highly successful student. Julia is a role model and leader among her peers. She comes to school every day with a positive attitude, which she shares with everyone. Julia is always ready to take on the day with a smile on her face. She is someone who can always be trusted to do the right thing. Julia cares for our school and everyone in this building. She is an excellent student, and an asset to Somerset Middle School.
Wednesday, 10/25 Trunk or Treat event Faith Community Church of New Richmond will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6-8 p.m. The church will also host a pillow drive for Grace Place. Participants and attendees are being encouraged to bring a new pillow to the event. The event will also feature games for kids and a spaghetti dinner. Thursday, 10/26 Halloween Extravaganza
Cumberland High School Band Director Dan Hopkins, a 1986 New Richmond High School graduate, was recently inducted into the Wisconsin School Music Association Marching Band Hall of Fame at the WSMA State Marching Championships. Hopkins, who is married to St. Croix Central Middle School Band Director Kimberly Hopkins, is just the third inductee into the Marching Band Hall of Fame. Under his direction, the Cumberland High School marching band has appeared at the WSMA State Marching Band Championships for 20 consecutive years.