New Richmond News
A total of 10 St. Croix Central Forensics team members will be taking part in the state competition on Friday, April 20, in Madison. "SCC Forensics this year has been full of drama and excitement! It's been an exciting year thus far seeing the students progress and improve themselves and their craft. Most of the seniors are 4-year forensics participants and will be missed!" said coach Heather Jourdeans. "A number of the students were also part of the 'Oliver' musical, so they had a lot on their plates in recent months, and have performed in both arenas beautifully."
The Hammond Community Library partnered with Hammond Health Services to host an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2-8 on Saturday, March 24 at Hammond Health Services.
The New Richmond High School Academic Decathlon team finished third in Division 2 and seventh overall at the state competition. The team took home seven individual medals, with Kadie Steiner taking gold in Essay, as the top overall scorer in the state. "State went really well. The kids were high class throughout and we did very well competitively," said coach Jarrod Hamdorf. "This truly was one of the most enjoyable teams I've brought down, great kids." The team was also the state champion in interview and finished second in the state in mathematics.
According to New Richmond City Administrator/Utility Manager Mike Darrow, on Thanksgiving Day, residents on East Fourth Street were awakened by a significant sewage backup. In total, four homes within this neighborhood were impacted. The backup occurred in the early morning and members of New Richmond Utilities responded promptly. In the following days, elected officials, the city administrator, public works staff and members of New Richmond Utility Commission visited with residents to assess the damage and discuss next steps.
On March 7, fourth graders from Hillside, Paperjack, and Starr Elementary School traveled together to Minneapolis on a field trip focused on the fine arts. Over 275 students spent time visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where they inspected artwork by artists such as: Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Chihuly, Close, Rembrandt and more. Students toured the museum and many were greatly inspired by what they saw.
The City of New Richmond will host an open house 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Civic Center (156 E. First St.) to discuss the development of Freedom Park.
New Richmond Middle School recently sent a group of students to take part in the Regional History Fair at UW-Eau Claire. The theme for 2017-18 was Conflict and Compromise in History. Nora Harris and Katelyn Doehrmann took fourth place in the Performance category for their depiction of Women in NASA. They are state alternates as well. Additionally, Elizabeth Perry won the American Labor History Award, receiving a medal and a cash prize for her exhibit on the 1916 Mining Strike.
The St. Croix Central High School drama department put on three performances of "Oliver" for friends, family and the community from Thursday, March 15-Saturday, March 18.
Eighth grader Emmaly Fitch was selected as the first place winner of the fourth annual Somerset Middle School Poetry Slam, which was held on March 8. Emily Driscoll and Samantha Santos created a poem together and took the second place spot, followed in third place by Zianna Rivard, Ella Odell and Isa Fagan, who collaborated on their poem. Eighth grade students wrote and performed original poems in their language arts classes, and the top poems from each class were selected to go on to perform for the whole grade. There were 13 poems that advanced to the all-grade performance.
The St. Croix Central Middle School held its first student talent show in years on Tuesday, March 13, in the middle school multipurpose room. The students put on two shows: one for their fellow students and one for their family, friends and the community.