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Costs continue to mount as the village of Hammond works to rebuild its IT infrastructure, a project started in May 2018.
Monday night's New Richmond City Council meeting began with the ceremonial swearing in of Officer Matthew Feeney, the most recent addition to the New Richmond Police Department.
Cameras were clicking and video was rolling as friends and family members captured the priceless moments of the New Richmond High School 2019 Promenade as 346 students strolled across the Enchanted Forest stage Saturday afternoon. Emcee Amanda Erickson once again gave a fabulous performance at the mic skillfully mixing humor with insight and advice. Couples brandishing everything from lightsabers and watermelon socks to cowboy hats and crutches made the most of their moment when the lights were the brightest much to the delight of the crowd.
Trustees welcomed newly elected President Rita Keating and Trustee Greg Gibson to the Star Prairie Board Village Board on Wednesday, May 1. Keating is serving for the first time on the board while Gibson has served previously as board president. Trustee Dan Scheeringa reported on behalf of the Park Committee that, as part of ongoing efforts to improve the ballfield, the New Richmond Baseball Club has proposed to purchase and install a new LED scoreboard to replace the existing scoreboard.
Friends and family members packed the seats at Somerset High School Saturday night for a chance to glimpse the glamour of the Enchanted Garden, the Junior Class 2019 Promenade. Cameras were flashing and video was rolling as couples dressed to the nines took to the runway to enjoy their moment in the spotlight accompanied by the cheers from the crowd.
It's hard to believe that just two weeks ago, the community was rocked by Winter Storm Wesley, a blizzard so intense it seemed destined to derail New Richmond's biggest fundraising event ever, the Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour and Chris Kroeze concert.
The New Richmond Area Centre celebrated its 11th year of Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 13, 2019. With over 650 in attendance, participants enjoyed crafts, games, an egg hunt, face painting and a petting zoo with animals from the New Richmond FFA. The Easter Bunny was also on hand for photos.
Take a step back in time to see what New Richmondites went through during flood seasons in 1934 and 1965. The News is indebted to the New Richmond Heritage Center for use of their photos.
Following a brief public hearing Tuesday, April 16, to discuss updates to the village of Somerset wastewater treatment facility and a facility plan amendment, trustees listened to a presentation by MSA Professional Services representatives Bill Chang and Tom Dye. "The purpose of the public hearing is to inform the public of why the project is needed, what alternatives have been considered, how much it will cost and how it would impact the sewer rate," said Chang.
The New Richmond City Council welcomed two new aldermen to its work session Monday, April 22, Kirk Lindell representig District 2 and Thomas Weinmeyer representing District 3. Council members devoted most of their deliberation to three personnel policies. All three came about as a result of the city's focus on family first policies which it contends will help it retain and recruit quality employees, facilitate more productive and engaged employees and contribute toward making the city a destination employer.