New Richmond News
The annual St. Mary School Mardi Gras fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ready Randy's Banquet Facility, with festivities kicking off at 5 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Grab your favorite football, St. Mary's Saints or New Richmond Tigers jersey and join the Mardi Gras Committee for a night of "Fan-tastic Fun." This annual event celebrates St. Mary School, which has been a part of the community since 1891 and is the only parochial school in New Richmond. The Mardi Gras serves as the school's largest fundraiser.
The New Richmond Science Olympiad team placed fourth in the Small School division — 16th overall out of 58 teams — at the UW-River Falls "Border Battle" Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26. The tournament included schools of all sizes from Minnesota and Wisconsin. "Our team had a strong performance lead by our medalists. Overall, we have a strong team that enjoys competing with each other," said coach Terrence Neumann.
The city of New Richmond will host a public involvement meeting in the party room of the New Richmond 8 Theater (1261 Heritage Drive) from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 to discuss the Knowles Avenue corridor study.
On Monday, Jan. 21, the New Richmond Board of Education approved the "Elementary Attendance Area Revision Recommendation." Discussions regarding the revisions have been taking place since September 2018. "This process has typically taken place in our district every four to five years. The district last addressed boundary changes back in February 2013," said District Administrator Patrick Olson. The reasons the school district gave for revising the attendance areas include: • The process allows the district to balance out enrollment at each elementary building
The New Richmond kindergarten parent information and registration meetings will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. This year, all elementary schools will be offering online registration for kindergarten. This new process will replace the paper version of registering your child for kindergarten. Parents are required to attend the meeting where your child will be entering school in the fall of 2019. • Hillside Elementary - 636 E. Richmond Way • Paperjack Elementary - 1011 E. 11th St. • Starr Elementary - 967 S Starr Ave. Items to bring with you:
New Richmond High School students and staff battled the elements and each other during a series of challenges and activities throughout the week of Ice Fest, which took place during the week of Feb. 4-8.
The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recently recognized Joe Simon, of New Richmond, for 23 years of outstanding service and contributions to the Wisconsin Apprenticeship System while serving on the Eau Claire Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. The award was presented at the Wisconsin Chapter, NECA annual winter conference held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the largest gathering of electrical contractors in the state.
The following were selected as St. Croix Central Middle School December Students of the Month. Fifth grade Barrett Eggen Parent(s): Dan and Hilary Eggen Favorite class: Math and S.T.E.M. Favorite activities: My favorite activities are drawing, running, eating and playing with friends. Favorite book: "Harry Potter" What I want to be when I grow up: Comedian or comic book writer What I like about school: Lunch, teen night and acting in the plays Ella Waltz
For the month of February, artZ Gallery proudly features four area artists. Roxanne Dear Roxanne Dear's dot art journey began in 2015. Her fiance had to go back to England that April to start the visa process, so they could get married. This process took 10 months, and Dear found herself with a lot of time on her hands and a lot of anxiety. During those months she started dot painting on stones to ease that anxiety, and as a meditation process. By the end of 2016, Dear had started painting on canvas.
The Hazel Mackin Community Library recently held its first ever Hotdish Cook Off on Tuesday, Jan. 22, with Hailey Schultz taking home first place with her risotto hotdish. "We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to our fundraiser! We had 12 amazing entries and surprisingly no one brought the traditional tater tot hotdish," said library director Krissa Coleman. Schultz was the grand champion and won dinner for two at the BarnBoard.