New Richmond News
Third and fourth grade student council members from St. Croix Central — along with facility advisors, Roberts food pantry volunteers Mary and David Thorsen and Allina Health employee Miranda Thorsen — are pictured with a check for $196 which Allina Health will be donating to the Roberts Food Pantry as part of its Halloween Candy collection event. Every year, Allina Health coordinates a Halloween Candy collection event where it contacts local elementary schools to see if they are interested.
First grade students at Starr Elementary put on a holiday concert for their friends and family on Friday, Dec. 7.
New Richmond Middle School PAWS (Peers Achieve with Service) members recently concluded their Animal Service Project. The group worked on making "Adopt Me" vests for animals up for adoption, baked dog and cat treats, made cat toys and dog/cat blankets, collected donations for Gregory's Gift of Hope and delivered them to the facility. The vests will go to Second Chance Rescue.
The 2018 New Richmond Hometown Holidays parade float awards went to: Westfields Hospital & Clinic - Kids' Choice; First National Community Bank - Judges' Choice; and WITC - Community Choice. New Richmond Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rob Kreibich said an estimated 3,500 people attended the event this year, up from about 3,000 attendees last year, making it the fastest growing chamber event and on the fast track to become the most popular chamber event of the year.
Last year, the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department volunteered to continue the 30-hour bell ringing tradition at County Market in Hudson to help The Salvation Army of St. Croix County/Grace Place raise the needed funds to help the homeless and others in need. This year, they plan to do it again!
In December, artZ Gallery presents a mixed media gallery, "Over the Edge." Julie Adams
Tyler Carlson takes his responsibility for his education seriously. He is focused, hard-working, and asks questions. Tyler is also a caring member of the classroom community. Carson Gullickson is a kind, conscientious, hard working, caring person. He is always willing to listen to and accept the ideas of others. Carson sets a great example for his peers. He is responsible in his behavior and school work. He can always be counted on to do the right thing. He does his best in all areas, is there for others and makes our world a better place.
Just like everyone and everywhere else, the Friday Memorial Library and its staff are in a fit of full festive frenzy. Over 300 people stopped in at the library to share some cookies and hot cider at the end of the Hometown Holiday Parade and tree lighting on the Thursday, Nov. 29. Going into December, the library will not be easing up on the holiday fun.
Fifth grade Kennedy Christensen Parent(s): Bethany and Justin Christensen Favorite class: Reading and writing Favorite activities: Drawing, reading and volleyball Favorite book: "Number the Stars" What I want to be when I grow up: A daycare provider What I like about school: Is that I can see my friends and teachers. I like to read and I like that you can read almost all the time. But the most important part is the learning. I like that I can learn new things almost every day. Maxwell Brown
The NRMS Math Counts team recently hosted a pre-regional event for 130 participants from six different schools, including New Richmond, Hudson, Somerset, River Falls, Rice Lake and Osceola. The competition consists of an individual problem-solving round, a team problem-solving round and a head-to-head challenge called the countdown round featuring the top three scorers from each school. NRMS results Qualifiers for the Countdown Round included Luke Stuedemann, Andrew Blattner and Andy Johnson.