New Richmond News
Sue Orfield and her band AcoustiHoo return to the Heritage Hillside Series on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the New Richmond Heritage Center bandstand. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy great music.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. recently announced VFW New Richmond/St. Croix County Memorial Post 10818 and its Auxiliary in New Richmond has been selected as a 2018 National Outstanding Community Service Post. The National Outstanding Community Service Post award is given in recognition of the dedication, service and support a VFW Post shows for its community.
A kick-off event will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Champs Sports Bar & Grill (Greaton Room) for individuals interested in being involved with or learning more about the Willow River Water Trail Initiative. This citizen-led effort seeks to bring together stakeholders to promote and enhance the Willow River for the enjoyment of paddlers and silent sport enthusiasts.
The Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties recently received a $20,000 grant from the United Way St. Croix Valley. United Way St. Croix Valley provides funding to local nonprofits who are working to ensure the health, educational and financial well being in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix xounties. They have partnered with the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties to make quality health care available to those with no health care alternative.
The 2018 Ox Cart Days medallion hunt is underway. Starting July 25, one clue will be published weekly at oxcartdays.org.and in the New Richmond News. One lucky winner will be awarded $100 on Sunday, Aug. 19, at approximately 5 p.m. The medallion is a silver disk with the Star Prairie Lion's Club logo on it. It is located on public property in the Village of Star Prairie. The medallion will never be hidden where a person would have to disturb or destroy any village plant life or property. Clue No. 1 Calling all people, young & old,
Douglas Belisle and Bob Simpson recently took the New Richmond News with them when they visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas recently. They didn't find their lovely wives any diamonds but had a good time searching. Submitted photo
Students from the New Richmond Area Centre recently visited the Works Museum for a morning of hands-on engineering. More than 70 kindergarten through second graders from the Centre visited the museum's experience gallery, experimenting with with simple machines, structures and shapes, sensors, and imaging and optical technologies. The students also participated in a 30-minute private workshop called "Glow-in-the-Dark Slime" with educators from The Works Museum. The students explored what happens in chemical reactions while making gooey polymer slime to take home.
The St. Croix County Fair will be remembered by many as an exemplary year. See the memories in our photo gallery.
New Richmond High School recognizes the fine scholastic effort of its students during the second semester of the 2017-18 school year. NRHSl is honoring students in three categories based on their grade point average (GPA). The three categories are as follows: Academic Excellence—4.0 GPA (on a 4.00 scale); Academic Honors—3.70-3.999; Academic Merit—3.00-3.699. The administration and staff congratulate the following students and encourage them to continue to strive for the standard of excellence they have set. Academic Excellence
The Heritage Hillside Series is pleased to welcome local band Lehto & Wright to the stage on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the trio's music from 6:30-8 p.m.. Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock.