New Richmond News
Written by Krissa Coleman, executive director of the Hazel Mackin Community Library
As we are nearing the end of April and approaching the next few months we are excited about the program offerings at the library. The staff of the library is excited about the upcoming summer library camps we have planned starting the week of June 5, remember your registration for the camps is important to us. We will also be having a reading challenge and a chance to win some great prizes this summer. Come on in and check out the details during the week of May 22 and you may even win a prize during the week of May 22.
Somerset Middle School held their spelling bee finals Friday, April 7. Winning first place was seventh-grader Emily Driscoll. Second place went to sixth-grader Libbie Churchich. The winning words were indulgent and outrageous.
The New Richmond Middle School recently announced its third quarter Honor Roll and Honor Roll with Distinction for the 2016-2017 school year. Honor Roll with Distinction 8th Grade: Madelyn R. Gess, Barbara L. Kling, Piper A. Leeson, Kacie M. Malone, Kialie L. Malone, Benjamin G. Wacker, Addison J. Zinck, Megan M. Andersen, Aine G. Connolly, Tyler R. Dennis, Isabel E. Johnson, Chloe M. Jones, Allison R. Kolbeck, Avery N. Krumm, Gabrielle H. Langer, Brady A. Lease, Jada Y. Nygaard, Ashley M. Patten, Madelyn G. Strahlman, Sullivan T. Weiss.
A final pre-construction open house meeting relating to the North 4th Street project will be held on Wednesday, May 3, from 5:30–7 p.m. at the City Street Shop (1006 North Dakota Avenue, one block north of the intersection of North Dakota Avenue and North 4th Street). The purpose of the open house is to provide more details and answer any questions that residents have about the upcoming North 4th Street project, such as questions related to the construction schedule, removal of lawn decorations and landscaping, delivery of mail, etc.
The Library Book Sale is coming soon! Friday, May 5, 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. We will be taking donations for the sale starting this week. Please do not drop items in the back book drop for the sale. Donations need to be brought into the library. Mark the date and plan on getting some great books, DVDs and lots more for your personal library at home.
Spring cleaning is here and at Friday Memorial Library we want to help you clean up your library account. That's why we're teaming up with Family Fresh to bring you "Clean Up Your Fines," a paper and personal care item drive in exchange for library fines, May 1-13.
Eighth-grade students at the Somerset Middle School had the opportunity to hear a firsthand account of life in France during World War II from Holocaust survivor Louise Dillery. Students have been studying about World War II and the Holocaust in English and social studies classes this spring, and Mrs. Dillery agreed to come and meet with the students, relating to them the memories of the Nazis taking over her hometown of Paris and how life quickly changed, especially for Jews.
The New Richmond Empty Bowls event drew a large crowd of people who wanted to help raise money for the Happy Kids Backpack program, which works to reduce/eliminate food insecurity for school-aged children during school year weekends. The event was held at the New Richmond Middle School on April 20.
New Richmond Varsity Science Olympiad participated in the Wisconsin State Science Olympiad Tournament this past week. Out of the top 50 teams in the state, New Richmond was able to place 24th overall. Caleb Medchill and Aaron Tenner took the bronze medal in Game On, a computer science event. Other notable finishes include: • Kasee Meyer and Katey Eickhoff took seventh place in Write It, Do It • Emily Stoner and Jacob Medchill took 10th place in Material Science • Darian Garrett and Taylor Porter took 11th place in Anatomy and Physiology