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John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, has announced that Fallon Witherspoon, 27, Chicago, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to two years of probation for participating in a counterfeit gift card fraud scheme. Witherspoon pleaded guilty to this charge Nov. 4, 2016. Witherspoon and his co-conspirator, Julian Harris, 34, also of Chicago, obtained prepaid gift cards encoded with stolen credit card or bank account information.
New Richmond The first month of the year is fairy tale month at the Old Gem Theater. This year's feature is "Little Red Riding Hood" playing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. This audience participation comedy will captivate kids ages 3 years old and up.
Deadline to apply is March 12 The Wisconsin State Patrol is recruiting for troopers and inspectors for its next recruit class, which will begin training on Sept. 24, 2017, and graduate on March 30, 2018.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) would like to remind motorists to be cautious if traveling in what could be hazardous conditions. Snow and a mix of snow and rain is expected to make driving very difficult Tuesday evening through Wednesday, especially to the south of New Richmond.
Judy Carlson, a representative of Ruby's Pantry in New Richmond, has announced that the next distribution in the area won't be held until Thursday, Feb. 16. Last week, she announced the distribution that had been scheduled for earlier in January had been changed to Jan. 26. However, that date did not work and the January distribution had to be cancelled.
Healthy forests are the centerpiece of the RGS/AWS mission, and this important mission is shared by many other conservation organizations. By engaging with our conservation partners, we can therefore pool "time, talent and treasure" to have a synergistic impact on our forest resources — an impact far greater than would be possible when acting independently.
Western Wisconsin Health is excited to announce the arrival of the 2017 New Year baby. Dominic Jambois Sprader made his arrival on January 2, 2017 at 6:34 am.
Every year, the third Saturday and Sunday in January is designated as Free Fishing Weekends across the state of Wisconsin. Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a fishing license (and trout stamps) over these two days. However, all other fishing regulations (length limits, bag limits, etc.) apply. No ice is safe ice, so plan accordingly. For more information, call Conservation Warden Paul Sickman at 715-684-2914, ext. 120.
St. Croix County recently announced that they had selected and awarded a contract to RACOM Corporation of Marshalltown, Iowa, for improvements to the county’s public safety radio communications system. The action follows the county’s Request for Proposals (RFP) issued in August 2016. The county received five proposals from four vendors in response to its RFP.
The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded $70,000 in grants to eight programs in the New Richmond and Shell Lake communities. The grants provide support for various science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and environmental sustainability programs and activities including curriculum, internships and FIRST Robotics. “I am excited that Bosch Packaging Technology Inc. can continue to support our communities in New Richmond and Shell Lake to get access to grants from the Bosch Community Fund,” said Alexander Schmitz, general manager of Bosch Packaging Technology Inc.