New Richmond News
River Falls Area Hospital, together with United Way St. Croix Valley, is offering a Mental Health First Aid class designed to help students identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. The day-long class will be held Nov. 13, on the River Falls Area Hospital campus.
The Wisconsin 2018 fall election is weeks away and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting. Most persons already have valid identification for voting purposes (driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc.). There is no separate "voter ID." Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check.
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.