The bitter cold outside was no match for the generosity, friendship and fun inside Saturday, Jan. 19, at the annual gathering at the New Richmond Fire House that has come to be known as Collin's Community Hero Day. The event commemorates the life of Collin John Fitzgerald who died in a tragic accident in 2012 just shy of his fifth birthday.
Springbrook 4-H Club member Emma Trautmiller imagined an ingenious way to combine two of her favorite things, ice cream and s'mores, and it won her first place in the annual statewide contest to come up with a new flavor sponsored by Cedar Crest Ice Cream. "I like all the things in s'mores, like graham crackers and marshmallows, so I made them a little bit smaller than a whole s'more so they would be able to fit in ice cream and into one bite. I never tested it, but it seems like it could work. I love s'mores in the summer so that's what I named it, Wisconsin Campfire S'more.
In 1993, Tennessean Jack Davidson had a chance encounter with a priest from Haiti at his church in Signal Mountain, Tenn. The priest invited him, he thought, on a trip to visit Tahiti to which Davidson responded, "Well sure." Turns out the one week visit turned into a five-year mission to raise $400,000 to build a school overlooking the Caribbean Ocean in the town of Petite Riviere De Nippes. On Nov. 10, 2018, Dr.
The 2019 robotics competition season is underway with Somerset looking to build on last season's success which saw one of its teams qualify and compete for the first time at nationals. The parking lot was packed as the Somerset High School gym hosted a day-long basketball tournament while the multipurpose room was home to an arena filled with battling robots.
The controversial closing of the Lowrey Hotel in 2018 sparked heated debates and posed big questions with regard to affordable housing in New Richmond.
If you were looking for a more traditional Christmas school performance, St. Anne's was the place to be. Miracle on Bethlehem Street, employed as many students as possible filling roles ranging from angels and wisemen to donkeys and sheep. The Star of Bethlehem really lived the role with support from the shepherds, sheep, wisemen and angels. Even the donkey did his part. The finale produced a panoramic manger scene spreading from one end of the gym to the other with voices from K - 8 belting out Joy to the World. It was well worth your shekel!
A steady stream of kids made their way to Santa's lap at the Santa on Main Street event in Somerset last Monday night, Dec. 17, 2018. Hosts Pizza Planet, Kennedy's Cafe, My Happy Place, Rendezvous, and Sportsman's turned Main St. into the North Pole with plenty of lights and decorations. Parents enjoyed the ever popular holiday hot dog while kids fueled up on Christmas cookies and s'mores while they waited for their turn to share their list with Santa.
2018 saw New Richmond's north side begin to garner some attention as the pace of development picked up. The city's purchase of the old Dairy Queen building in May 2017 appeared to have caught northside residents by surprise and jump started a series of listening sessions facilitated by the city to solicit input from residents.