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There were plenty of tears and cheers early Wednesday morning as the men and women of the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry boarded buses at the New Richmond Armory and headed down Knowles Avenue on their way to a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. The reality of "serving" and the bond between service men and women were both on display in the warm morning sun as family members and friends shared hugs and recited contact information in the Armory parking lot.
Trustees for the Village of Star Prairie approved procedures underway by the Clerk's Office to collect on more than $20,000 in past due utility bills. Courtesy letters were sent to customers who owe past due sums informing them they have until the next due date, July 22, to make a minimum payment, pay up or make alternative arrangements through the Clerk's Office. "This is starting the process to get compensation from these late accounts for remedying the balance before we start with shutoff procedures," Board President Rita Keating said.
Following closure of the New Richmond Dog Park on Friday, June 28, for a precautionary inspection for the presence of asbestos, the city reopened the park on Thursday, July 11. The park was closed temporarily while the city inspected the site for evidence of asbestos in conjunction with the Lloyd Robl court case. Robl plead guilty in federal court to wire fraud and violating the Clean Air Act. Robl doctored his abatement license and insurance documents and burned asbestos in New Richmond.
Hammond patrol officer Chris Loos will retire effective Oct. 1, 2019.
MENOMONIE — A stifling hot Johnson Fieldhouse was stuffed to the rafters Sunday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as family and friends prepared to send off the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry on a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.
At their meeting Monday night, June 8, 2019, the New Richmond City Council unanimously approved new Ordinance 534 amending Section 50-289 of the city's municipal code expanding the definition of tobacco products, including "nicotine products" and deleting the requirement for tobacco leaf to be present. "We've had some issues with enforcement with tobacco with the increase in vaping especially with our youth in New Richmond. A review of our old ordinance stated that tobacco leaf had to be present. With vaping, there is no tobacco leaf," Police Chief Craig Yehlik said.
About 400 National Guard members from the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry have been scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan and the Ukraine. Local members are scheduled to depart from the New Richmond Armory at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. Buses will be departing from the Armory and traveling down Knowles Avenue In recognition of their eminent deployment, an event is planned at the UW Stout Johnson Fieldhouse on Sunday, July 14, at noon. A number of Wisconsin dignitaries are invited including Governor Evers. Well wishers are encouraged to attend.
Following closure of the New Richmond Dog Park on Friday, June 28, for a precautionary inspection for the presence of asbestos, the City announced today that the Dog Park will reopen at noon on Thursday, July 11.
The U.S. Army's 652nd Engineer Company operating out of the reserve center in Hammond is set to begin work this summer on a mile and half northern section of the walking trail at Freedom Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the work is scheduled to take place at the Park at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Following a closed session of the Village of Somerset Finance/Personnel Committee on Thursday, June 27, Village Board President John Melvin moved to accept the resignation of Police Chief Tom Sirvotka. Melvin’s motion was accepted at the committee level. Sirvotka has worked in law enforcement for more than 15 years. He was appointed to the position of Chief of the Somerset Police Department in 2015 after serving as a Patrol Officer, Investigator and Sergeant within the department. Chief Sirovatka also serves as the Village’s Emergency Management Director.