New Richmond News
On Friday, Aug. 10, the St. Croix County Deputies Benevolent Association held its second annual "Shop with a Cop" event. The Benevolent Association teams up with Grace Place and the Salvation Army out of New Richmond. The Benevolent Association, with the help of six local school districts were able to nominate children who fit the criteria for the program. Local law enforcement officers volunteered their time to shop with a child for new outfits, a new pair of shoes and other basic items like socks and underwear to get their school year off to a great start.
A kick-off event will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Champs Sports Bar & Grill (Greaton Room) for individuals interested in being involved with or learning more about the Willow River Water Trail Initiative. This citizen-led effort seeks to bring together stakeholders to promote and enhance the Willow River for the enjoyment of paddlers and silent sport enthusiasts.
The St. Croix County Fair will be remembered by many as an exemplary year. See the memories in our photo gallery.
The 7th Congressional District Candidate Forum will be 7 p.m. July, 26 at the New Richmond Civic Center (156 E. First St.). This public event will present candidates Margaret Engebretson and Brian Ewert. Incumbent Sean Duffy will not be attending due to the congressional schedule. Engebretson and Ewert will vie for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on Aug. 14.
Sheep herding with dogs is an ancient art and the pinnacle of dog intelligence. Come see some of the best shepherds and sheepdogs in the country compete at the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association's Sheepdog Trials on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Badlands Sno-Park in Hudson. The trials will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and wrap up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Double-Lift Final at the Badlands Sno-Park site, 772 Kinney Road. The cost is $8 per person. Children under 10 enter free.
The Kids From Wisconsin is a Broadway-style touring show made up of talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists. Back by popular demand, and special thanks to the Rotary Club, in cooperation with NR Community Education and the New Richmond Fine Arts Council, the KIDS From Wisconsin will perform at New Richmond High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. In addition to the night-time performance, a free community outreach program, "Realize Your Dream," will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 27 in the NRHS auditorium. The program is geared toward students ages 7-14.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region in Eau Claire will host a public involvement meeting to discuss the proposed project improvements for the rehabilitation of US 12 in St. Croix County. The meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m.Tuesday, June 19 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1350 Florence St., Baldwin.
Registration is now open for the River City Chorale's summer season as the Chorale begins celebrating its 10th year of bringing beautiful choral music to the St. Croix River Valley. All singers age 16 and over are invited to join and no audition is necessary, though previous choral experience (church, high school, community choir) is desired.
The New Richmond Area Community Foundation has released its 2018 Spring grant application instructions and guidelines. The NRACF's mission is to improve the fabric of the community. The New Richmond area community is generally defined as the area within the School District of New Richmond. The foundation recognizes that there are services/programs that originate and are provided outside of this school district area that also benefit the community. The benefit of the services/programs to the community should be reflected in the grant application.
Students from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician program traveled to Wisconsin Dells to demonstrate their skills during the annual Wisconsin Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) competitions. WITC scored well against the other 31 teams during the three-day competition with several students earning the opportunity to advance to nationals in Louisville, Kentucky March 13-16.