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Members of American Legion Post 80 were thanked by New Richmond High School senior Travis Messer, last summer's Badger Boys State local participant, and Greg Kier, local Badger Boys State coordinator, at the Legion's meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7. Kier thanked the members for their ongoing support of many youth programs including Legion baseball and Badger Boys State. Kier was a past participant of Badger Boys State and continues to support this program 35 years later. Messer shared his heartfelt appreciation for being sponsored by Post 80 to attend Badger Boys State this past June.
Westfields Hospital & Clinic honored 68 active volunteers Nov. 8 at an annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Volunteers donated more than 2,700 hours of their time in 2017.
Westfields Hospital & Clinic is looking for more volunteers to work with patients who are at risk for developing delirium during their hospital stay. Delirium, which can develop in a matter of hours, is a sudden change in mental status or sudden onset of confusion. Delirium is more common among older people who are admitted to hospital. Through the Hospital Elder Life Program, or HELP, volunteers sit and talk with patients, play games and do puzzles, offer magazines and adult coloring books, and help patients order lunch among other activities.
This fall a new approach was developed to plan the future of New Richmond for the next 10 to 20 years through the Community Action Plan process. The resulting committee of New Richmond residents, businesses, commercial property owners and community organizations (known as Forward New Richmond) has been busy researching and developing fresh ideas as part of the city's comprehensive plan.
Here is a listing of area Veterans Day events Nov. 7-11.
Editor’s note: This viewpoint is written by New Richmond resident Scott Grady. This is the original version. The News’ word limit on viewpoints in print is 650 words, so the letter in its entirety did not run in the paper. This is the entire viewpoint. Again, people across America are saddened by the senseless shooting of innocent people in our community. Again, I ask myself why we choose as a population to allow this activity to continue without taking measures to end it.
The 2018 budget season is in full swing and we invite you to participate in this important public process. We will be establishing several ways in which our community can learn more about how our budgets are developed and get involved with the budget process. The City of New Richmond and New Richmond Utilities have a combined $18 million of operating costs. Public participation in the development of our budget assists City staff and local officials with ensuring that community needs are being met.
The annual JohnnyRide’s 16 or 25-mile loop from the Baldwin Township Hall via Glenwood City travels through Wisconsin’s beautiful, rolling countryside that shows its finest mid-September fall colors. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, to raise money for scholarship awards
SHELL LAKE — Andrew Kilibarda performed at the Shell Lake Arts Center's final jazz ensemble and combo concert July 7. This concert was a culmination of a week-long jazz ensemble and combo camp, where participants received instruction from professional jazz musicians from across the nation on improvisation, listening, instrumental masterclasses, jazz history and more. There are three weeks of jazz every summer at the Shell Lake Arts Center, as well as many other camps in art, singing, classical music, music theatre and dance.
MENOMONIE — When Samantha Martell was young, instead of playing house she would play school, an interest that became the root of her studies as a student at University of Wisconsin-Stout and a temporary American teacher in Europe. Martell, a senior majoring in marketing and business education, brought her teaching skills this summer to Daugavpils, Latvia, spending a month in northern Europe mentoring 13 children at the Daugavpils American Camp.