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High-speed internet, or broadband, has become a vital utility in our lives. One that could arguably be grouped with electricity, water and sewer; however, if you live in a rural area, this near necessity isn't available. Broadband access is a topic I avidly follow. I raise goats for meat for the cultural and local foods markets.
Everyone is invited to visit downtown Roberts 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for the annual Christmas on Main. This will be the second year of the revamped event celebrating small town business in the heart of St. Croix County.
The communications committee of a private capital campaign to raise $2.5 million to expand Somerset Public Library has chosen the theme for the campaign: Renew Somerset Library — Help Write the Next Chapter.
Insurance CAN be affordable and no longer are those with pre-existing conditions shut out of the system. Unfortunately, it has been difficult to get the word out. Funding for advertising has been reduced
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.