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On Tuesday, Feb. 26, members of the New Richmond City Council met with members of the Library Board in a joint session to discuss how to get plans for a "new" library back on track. If you are keeping score, this effort will represent the third attempt since 2013 to get such a project underway although the history of this discussion stretches back more than 20 years. History
It certainly seems like a long way off especially with nearly 2 feet of snow on the ground and temps whistling in from the north at minus-14, but now is the time to think about Spring and begin planning for any habitat restoration you might be contemplating to benefit migratory birds. The good news is, and this might warm you up a little, there is grant money available if you can convince the folks at Tropical Wings, Inc. that your project is worth their investment.
"The New Richmond Way." If you are not familiar with the city's flagship phrase, you soon will be if Friday's State of the City program is any indication of what is to come. City Administrator MIke Darrow emceed the Chamber's annual breakfast dedicated to reviewing the city's recent accomplishments and previewing what to expect next.
There were kids squeezed into every nook and cranny of the Council Chamber at the New Richmond Civic Center Friday afternoon for the Meet an Eagle program sponsored by the Friday Memorial Library. Despite school having been called back into session on Presidents Day to make up for time lost to Old Man Winter, National Eagle Center Spokesman Jarod Lueck found himself and his bald eagle partner Latch toe-to-toe with young audience members eager to get a good look at the 2-year-old raptor.
Questionable weather put a dent in attendance but not enthusiasm at Somerset Robotic's state qualifying tournament Saturday, Feb.2. Even with the foggy conditions, 15 teams showed up at the high school Saturday morning in an effort to qualify to compete in the Wisconsin State Tournament scheduled to take place the first weekend in March at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
A handful of residents joined New Richmond's Planning Director Noah Wiedenfeld, Public Works Director Jeremiah Wendt and MSA Project Engineer Lucas Jones for an open house Jan. 23 at the Civic Center to discuss future plans for Mary Park.
Dispatched • An officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Pheasant Run for a harassment complaint at 4:04 p.m. Jan. 9. • An officer received a truancy complaint from New Richmond High School at 10:32 a.m. Jan. 9. Cited Sharon Askew, 39, 505 W. Eighth St., was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:25 p.m. Jan. 12. Arrested Kara Breci-Holter, 42, 1976 County Road CC, was arrested and charged with OWI - first offense and operator violate red traffic light at 1:50 a.m. Jan. 9.