New Richmond News
The St. Croix Central High School recently announced its fall 2018 academic letter winners. Criteria for the academic letter includes: • Participating students must be in Grades 9-12. • A student must have a 3.33/ 4.0 GPA (B+) or better for each semester of an academic year. • Students must take six classes per semester with the exception of students enrolled in youth options. • Students who wish to study abroad will not be eligible for an academic letter while abroad. • Home schooled students are not eligible. Seniors
On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Vallee de Croix Chorus will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a "Trip Down Memory Lane" show. Join the chorus as it re-lives favorite songs of yesteryear and today. The performance will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (1616 Olive St. W., Stillwater) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. No tickets are required; there will be a free-will offering, raffle prizes, and treats.
Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a New Richmond-based heating and cooling contractor, and Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems have teamed up to honor a person in the St. Croix Valley area that does "whatever it takes" to make a difference through the Bryant Community Heroes program.
St. Croix County will hold a "Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection" on Friday, Sept. 28, at the county highway shop located at 666 E. Highway 12 in the Town of Hudson. Household hazardous waste will be collected from 12—6 p.m. Hazardous waste from farms and businesses who qualify as a Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) will be collected on Friday, Sept. 28, from 9-11 a.m. A business or farm qualifies as a VSQG if it generates less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month and has less than 2,205 pounds of hazardous waste in storage.
Thrivent Financial of New Richmond's Jesse Kvitek and his wife, Krista, recently returned from a service mission in Budapest, Hungary. The Kviteks worked with Habitat for Humanity Hungary as part of a week-long trip with the Thrivent Builds Worldwide program, a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.
The city of New Richmond recently announced that it secured a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant in the amount of $777,529 towards the construction of an off-street trail facility along a section of County Road A from West Richmond Way to Somerset Road, located in the southwest limits of New Richmond.
WITC garnered national attention recently when Forbes Magazine placed the college in the top 25 two-year trade schools nationally. In its second annual ranking of the Top Two-Year Trade Schools, Forbes placed WITC 22nd in the nation. Rankings were determined based on four categories including post-graduate success, affordability, completion success and student experience.
The St. Croix Tavern League of Wisconsin recently donated $500 — with a matching grant from the Wisconsin State Tavern League Charity fund for a total of $1,000 — to the Western Wisconsin Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk will be held at the New Richmond High School on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting with a ceremony at 9 a.m. Pictured (from left) are Cassie Cook and Julene Bowe from the Western Wisconsin Walk to End Alzheimer's and Randy Calleja from the St. Croix Tavern League. Submitted photo
The New Richmond Heritage Center held its annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23, with more than 120 attendees packed into the pavilion. The event is a celebration of the Center's volunteers and members. The highlight of the evening was the recognition of the many contributions that Irv and Mary Sather have made to the Heritage Center and the New Richmond community.
The Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation has given a $200,000 gift to the Renew Somerset Library Campaign. To date, this gift is the second largest pledge received. This announcement propels the campaign pledges and gifts secured to $1,585,000 and includes approximately 200 pledges and gifts secured since January 2018.