New Richmond News
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year voting ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Votes can be cast at newrichmondchamber.com/citizen-of-the-year. The Citizen of the Year award recognizes a New Richmond area resident who has made a positive and noteworthy contribution to the community this year. The recipient of this prestigious award will be announced at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Gala on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at R & D Catering. All those nominated will be celebrated at the gala. Tickets for the gala will be available soon.
St. Mary Catholic School recently announced its A and B Honor Roll students for grades six to eight for the first quarter. The A Honor Roll includes: Emma Humphrey, Vanessa Kizer and Mary Harrold. The B Honor Roll includes: Anna Fitzgerald, Victoria Anderson, Drew Effertz, Seamus Scanlan, Brady Barlow-Sager, Eva Dalton, Johnny Medini, RJ Amundson, Jack Charbonneau, Grace Mary Wicklem, Reid Naser, Payton Conroy, Shawn Kampa and Jillian Boumeester.
St. Anne Catholic School welcomed five new teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Patsy Bishop — middle school language arts: Bishop has been teaching in Catholic schools since 1990. In addition to her teaching license, Bishop has a K-12 Reading Specialist license and earned an ESL endorsement. Bishop has also been honored as a "KARE-11 Teacher of the Year" in the Twin Cities.
St. Croix Central High School put on three performances of the jukebox musical "All Shook Up" on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17.
Federal Foam Technologies Inc., a leading global supplier in the foam and plastics industry, is expanding its operations at its New Richmond facility — a $7.3 million project expected to create 52 new jobs over the next three years.
The Renew Somerset Library Campaign will host a three-day silent auction at Somerset Public Library from 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, until 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. In addition to the silent auction, the library will host open houses on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served during open house hours and volunteers will be available to answer questions and discuss the campaign details.
The 10th annual Crowning Achievements Special Needs pageant took place on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Faith Community Church in New Richmond. Over 450 people attended that pageant to watch the 22 candidates become the 2018-2019 royalty.
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, New Richmond families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.
New Richmond's Haley Beukema recently competed in the Youth Fitting Contest at the ninth annual World Dairy Expo in Madison. Despite it being her first time competing, Beukema placed first in the Intermediate Female division. A total of 34 contestants from 12 U.S. states, two Canadian provinces and Germany, ranging in age from 14-21 years old competed. The contestants were given one hour to prepare an animal to show-ready quality.
It has become a yearly tradition for St. Croix and Polk counties to combat homelessness together through a silent auction event. R&D Catering/Ready Randy's in New Richmond will open its doors Nov. 17 to host the annual silent auction and wine, beer and spirit tasting event with proceeds going to Grace Place and Serenity Home shelters. Gather some friends and join this group of volunteers on Nov. 17, from 6-9:30 p.m. There will be wine, beer and spirit samples, appetizers, desserts and of course games and music by the KarJackers!