New Richmond News
On Friday, Aug. 10, the St. Croix County Deputies Benevolent Association held its second annual "Shop with a Cop" event. The Benevolent Association teams up with Grace Place and the Salvation Army out of New Richmond. The Benevolent Association, with the help of six local school districts were able to nominate children who fit the criteria for the program. Local law enforcement officers volunteered their time to shop with a child for new outfits, a new pair of shoes and other basic items like socks and underwear to get their school year off to a great start.
The Friends of the Hammond Community Library — an established 50 (c)(3) group that advocates and fundraises for the library — is currently raising funds for a new library building and will host several programs throughout the rest of the year. Upcoming events Monday, Sept. 10 Burger night, 5-8 p.m. — Enjoy a burger and fries for $5 at Parkside Restaurant and Bar (555 Davis St.)
Venture Crew 9460, of New Richmond, recently visited Acadia National Park in Maine. On Saturday, July 7, 13 scouts and three leaders flew from Minneapolis to Boston and drove 250 miles north to Boy Scout Camp Roosevelt, Eddington, Maine. The crew spent six nights at Camp Roosevelt sleeping in rustic cabins and one night at a hotel in Boston. The scouts ate breakfast and dinner daily at the camp and were provided lunch-to-go before heading each day into Acadia National Park.
Community members flocked to the Star Prairie Village Park on Friday, Aug. 10, for the Pie & Ice Cream Social, the Queen Coronation and B.I.N.G.O. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia
The New Richmond City Council and Mayor Fred Horne honored the fourth annual Mayor's Reading Challenge recipients during the council's Monday, Aug. 13 board meeting. This year, the Summer Reading Program went through a complete redesign, but that didn't stop Mayor Fred from issuing his challenge! The readers, age 4 through fifth grade, completed the challenge by going above and beyond the requirements of the Summer Reading Program, completing 14 additional reading activities throughout the summer, exploring new titles, authors, subjects and formats.
Janine Kline recently won $1,794.50 during a Somerset Lions bingo session. The Somerset Lions hold bingo events every other week at the Somerset Legion, with all proceeds going toward community causes. Pictured are (from left) Art Rutscher, David Bracht, Janine Kline, Jeff Johnson, Jeanne Vanasse and Chad Bauer. Submitted photo
The final concert of the Heritage Hillside Series will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and will feature Trigger Happy. Pack up your picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy great music from 6:30-8 p.m.
Al Wittstock of Somerset was the winner of $2,085 from the ticket he purchased from the Somerset Community Food Pantry (SCFP) that was drawn June 10, during Somerset Pea Soup Days. Al and his wife, Kellie, in turn donated the amount they received back to the SCFP. The Somerset Community Food Pantry sold tickets on a 50/50 basis. The amount of money sold was divided in half with the winner receiving half the amount of tickets sold. The SCFP sold a total of $4,170 this year. Submitted photo
The 2018 Hammond Heartland Days started with the community appreciation dinner on Friday, Aug. 10, and ended on Sunday, Aug. 12, with several events, including the grand parade.
The Friends of the Friday Memorial Library recently donated $950 to the library, their third donation to the library this year. These funds will be used to sponsor the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, the Mark Moran Antique Appraisal event on Friday, Oct. 12, and an iPad for various technology classes. Some examples of these programs include LEGO EV3 Mindstorms, animation stations and digital escape rooms. The staff would like to thank the Friends for their continued support and generosity.