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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.
The Kiwanis Club of New Richmond made a donation to Starr Elementary School's Early Literacy Program in the name of one of its instructors, Greg Kier. The donation was part of an honorarium presented to Kier at a meeting June 26 at Ready Randy's in New Richmond.
Listed below are the 2017 St. Croix County Fair Champions Dairy Holstein Jr. Champion Registered Rachel Skinner, Riverside Jr. Champion Grade Mark McNamara, Rustic Renegades Sr. Champion Registered Tyler VanDyk, North Country Sr. Champion Grade Gabrielle Henry, Roberts Ribbon Reapers GRAND CHAMPION Tyler VanDyk, North Country RES GRAND CHAMPION Derek Utecht, Baldwin Wide Awake Guernsey Jr. Champion Registered Gabriel Schommer, Lone Pine
A memorial service for Tini Gill-Soderberg, who passed away on January 16, 2017, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Stone Lake Lions Club (Main Street and Stubbins, Stone Lake, WI; phone 715-699-0893).
Madison, Wis. – Jeffrey M. Anderson, acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Pao Hang, 30, Menomonie, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 40 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine. This term of imprisonment will be followed by five years of supervised release. Hang pleaded guilty to this offense Jan. 12, 2017.
MADISON, Wis. – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, has announced that Mark Scott, 60, Centuria, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 17 years in federal prison for two counts of possession of child pornography. Following his prison term, Scott will be on supervised release for his lifetime. Scott pleaded guilty to these charges Nov. 2, 2016.