Raymond T. Rivard
A two-vehicle accident on Highway 63/64 in the area of 240th Street in the town of Cylon Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4:41 p.m., sent two to the hospital with injuries. According to St. Croix County Chief Deputy Scott Knudson, Paul A. Belisle, 56, New Richmond, was westbound in a 1998 Dodge Intrepid when he is believed to have lost control on the ice- and slush-covered roads and crossed into the path of Dana J. DeSmith, 43, Glenwood City, who was eastbound in a 2002 Toyota RAV4. The airbags deployed in both vehicles and both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Where else can you rub elbows with fellow New Richmond-area business friends, enjoy great food and drink, and watch as the bids for cakes rise into the thousands of dollars? This year's New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and awards gala will offer even more — the announcement of several business awards, including the prestigious Citizen of the Year Award. The annual event is the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce's biggest gathering of the year, providing some interesting twists and plenty of reasons to attend.
Spring Election The deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers to their local municipal clerk expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, as the names of candidates to be included on the April General Election ballot are now being set. Yes, just when we thought it was safe to come out from under the election process completed this past November, the gears for the start of yet another political season has begun.
New Richmond Parker Nerby is a sixth grade student in New Richmond; he's a typical youngster who goes about his life absorbing all he can and learning important lessons along the way. If you asked Parker to describe himself, you would most likely get an answer that was short, but honest — he's a normal kid who likes to do things with his family and friends. He loves sports and growing up in New Richmond. He is the son of Allen and Katie Nerby and has one sibling, Nola. But for Greg Kier, a fifth-grade teacher at Starr Elementary, Parker Nerby is a hero.