New Richmond News
The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2018-2019 academic year, was presented to Josie Armagost, a senior at St. Croix Central High School. The scholarship was presented at the St. Croix Central High School awards ceremony by Joan Thompson and Kathy Cloutier. Armagost is the daughter of Julie and Cary Rose and James Armagost. She was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter EQ of Hudson.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation has named Heather Logelin as its new president. "After a comprehensive search process, the board is confident it has found the right individual to lead our Foundation," said board chair Steve Schroeder. "Heather brings to us a wonderful background of successfully convening, mobilizing and getting this done with stakeholders around shared concerns. This combined with her deep love for the St. Croix Valley makes Heather uniquely qualified to lead the St. Croix Valley Foundation successfully into the future."
The Somerset Public Library, as part of a Pay It Forward initiative, donated 40 pillowcases in to the Grace Place Shelter in New Richmond. The colorful creations were sewn by patrons of the Somerset Public Library over the past month. Pictured are Interim Grace Place Shelter Manager Kris Anderson (left) and Somerset Library Director Ginny Scheiderer. Submitted photo
Whether you sing or dance, juggle or do magic, all types of amateur talent are invited to participate at the 2018 St. Croix County Fair Talent Show on Sunday, July 22.
On Friday, June 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10818 made history when Commander Jasen Pomroy and Quartermaster Mitch Cline received their "All-State" hats. These covers (known as white-hats) officially recognize the Post as an "All-State" Post for its support of the VFW mission to help veterans, their families and their community. While VFW Post 10818 is no stranger to receiving this designation, what makes this year's accomplishment historic is that Pomroy and Mitch Cline are the first OIF/OEF veterans in the post who have achieved the "All-State" designation.
The Kids From Wisconsin is a Broadway-style touring show made up of talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists. Back by popular demand, and special thanks to the Rotary Club, in cooperation with NR Community Education and the New Richmond Fine Arts Council, the KIDS From Wisconsin will perform at New Richmond High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. In addition to the night-time performance, a free community outreach program, "Realize Your Dream," will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 27 in the NRHS auditorium. The program is geared toward students ages 7-14.
A group of people walked from WITC-New Richmond to the St. Croix County Services Center to raise awareness for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 15.
The Salvation Army in St. Croix County has been actively serving our community for many years. This summer, bell ringers are needed to help Grace Place. Grace Place homeless shelter in New Richmond is probably the most recognized of the services to the county. Grace Place is the only mass homeless shelter in St. Croix County. They can house up to 64 individuals at any given time and house many families with children who have no place to go.
St. Anne Catholic School recently announced its third trimester middle school honor roll. A Honor Roll Fifth Grade Nora Kopp, Addy Neumann, William Schimmel and Ellie Schmitt. Sixth Grade Ava Kopp, Julia Rybacki and Ava Urquhart. Seventh Grade Faith Albert, Adeline Goeltl, Mac House, Lily Kopp, Will McGurran, Isabelle Measner, Ellen Nelson, Mia Olson, Sophia Plourde, Madison Raleigh, Haley Reger, Bob Schmitt and Shealyn Struemke. Eighth Grade
Somerset Elementary students had the opportunity to participate in the Somerset Mileage Club this school year. Students track their laps to build their mileage at recess time. All of the miles completed are run during the school day. The following students ran over 50 miles this year: (front, from left) Ben Kern - 150 miles, Bennett Fuller - 150 miles, Adam Young - 150 miles; (back, from left) Nicholas Linka - 55 miles, Gabbi Linder - 65 miles; and Rowland Mason - 75 miles. Submitted photo