New Richmond News
The city of New Richmond has secured a Recreational Boating Facilities grant in the amount of $37,602 towards the reconstruction of the boat launch at Mary Park. The grant is administered through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Starting May 15, the Somerset Pea Soup Days Committee began posting clues for its annual Pea Soup Days Medallion Hunt on its website (peasoupdays.com), Facebook and Twitter pages, and in the New Richmond News. Each clue will be released at 9 a.m. each Wednesday leading up to Pea Soup Days. All participants in the medallion hunt will need a Pea Soup Days button in order to take part in the hunt, which can be purchased for $2.
The Board of Directors for WPPI Energy, which is New Richmond Utilities' wholesale power supplier, resolved during its March 8 meeting to adjust WPPI Energy's wholesale rates for 2018 because the board anticipates WPPI Energy will benefit from a lower federal corporate tax rate. The action is projected to lower wholesale electric costs for the local utility.
When the Cedar Lake Speedway decided to upgrade its lighting system on its race track, which includes replacing 56 lights with 90 high efficiency lights, little did they realize that the upgrades would disrupt an osprey nest which has been located on top of one of the 60 foot poles for many years.
Girl Scouts from Troop 56177 recently completed their Girl Scout Bronze Award by making catnip strawberries that were donated to Bobtown Pet Clinic in Roberts. The fifth grade Junior Level SCC Girl Scout Troop 56177 delivered the strawberries in person. Pictured are: (front row) Grace Dalske, Kayla Schoonover, Kathryn Lane, Emily Collins; (back row) leader Michelle Lane, Hailey Dingmann, Giana Galindo, Alexa Schmitz, veterinarian Dr. Kathryn Otto and leader Jody Dalske. Submitted photo
The Wisconsin Reading Coalition (WRC), a grassroots reading advocacy organization, released an analysis of Wisconsin's 2017 4th Grade Reading Results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). See the full report at wisconsinreadingcoalition.org.
On Tuesday, May 1, the Friends of the Friday Memorial Library donated $1,800 to the Friday Memorial Library. The funds will be used to purchase materials for the library's Lucky Day collection, and will also help fund the Adult Summer Reading Program. The staff of the library wish to thank the Friends for their generous donation. Pictured are: (from left) Sue Keskinen, Linda Thompson, Jerri Rang, Maribeth Driscoll and Katie Marsh. Photo courtesy of the Friday Memorial Library
As we come to the end of the school year, it is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved and look forward to; an even more successful 2018/2019! Our students Our children have actively learned how to learn, how to care, how to share, how to be more independent, learned value of our community, and how to identify one's self-worth. This is our ultimate goal. New to our learning environments We have opened our minds to allowing students to choose where and how they are seated during instruction and learning in the classroom.
The Star Prairie Land Trust has announced the 2018 Medallion Hunt on its McMurtrie Preserve in Star Prairie (2368 County Highway M). The contest will encourage participants to enjoy the St. Croix River watershed by exploring this corner of it on Cedar Lake.
Terri Libensen, nationally syndicated cartoonist and author, visited New Richmond Middle School to share her experiences with a number of sixth grade Language Arts students and NRMS Chapter2 Book Review Crew members. Prior to her visit, students read her first book, "Invisible Emmie," and were able to ask questions about cartooning, illustrating, writing, and publishing during her presentation. Additionally, two students were challenged to draw the main characters from her latest two books alongside Libenson. Chapter2 Book Store in Hudson helped sponsor this event.