New Richmond News
Thrivent Financial of New Richmond's Jesse Kvitek and his wife, Krista, recently returned from a service mission in Budapest, Hungary. The Kviteks worked with Habitat for Humanity Hungary as part of a week-long trip with the Thrivent Builds Worldwide program, a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.
The city of New Richmond recently announced that it secured a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant in the amount of $777,529 towards the construction of an off-street trail facility along a section of County Road A from West Richmond Way to Somerset Road, located in the southwest limits of New Richmond.
WITC garnered national attention recently when Forbes Magazine placed the college in the top 25 two-year trade schools nationally. In its second annual ranking of the Top Two-Year Trade Schools, Forbes placed WITC 22nd in the nation. Rankings were determined based on four categories including post-graduate success, affordability, completion success and student experience.
The St. Croix Tavern League of Wisconsin recently donated $500 — with a matching grant from the Wisconsin State Tavern League Charity fund for a total of $1,000 — to the Western Wisconsin Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk will be held at the New Richmond High School on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting with a ceremony at 9 a.m. Pictured (from left) are Cassie Cook and Julene Bowe from the Western Wisconsin Walk to End Alzheimer's and Randy Calleja from the St. Croix Tavern League. Submitted photo
The New Richmond Heritage Center held its annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23, with more than 120 attendees packed into the pavilion. The event is a celebration of the Center's volunteers and members. The highlight of the evening was the recognition of the many contributions that Irv and Mary Sather have made to the Heritage Center and the New Richmond community.
The Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation has given a $200,000 gift to the Renew Somerset Library Campaign. To date, this gift is the second largest pledge received. This announcement propels the campaign pledges and gifts secured to $1,585,000 and includes approximately 200 pledges and gifts secured since January 2018.
The PowerUp in the Parks Rx program was recognized at the State Government Innovation Awards at the Minnesota History Center on Aug. 9. The program is a partnership between the Minnesota and Wisconsin state parks and the HealthPartners PowerUp program in the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin.
For the month of September, the artZ Gallery presents: Dan Flory, Nancy Viebrock and the Artistic Innovations Group. Of his art, Florey states, "Working with wood has been something I have done throughout much of my life; my first recorded effort being at age 4. In recent years I have taken to turning wooden bowls especially bark-edged bowls. I find it a fascinating challenge to take what would otherwise be a piece of firewood and turn it into something of interest and beauty." Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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.
The Friends of the Hammond Community Library — an established 50 (c)(3) group that advocates and fundraises for the library — is currently raising funds for a new library building and will host several programs throughout the rest of the year. Upcoming events Monday, Sept. 10 Burger night, 5-8 p.m. — Enjoy a burger and fries for $5 at Parkside Restaurant and Bar (555 Davis St.)