New Richmond News
On Wednesday, July 25, the Heritage Hillside Series is pleased to welcome back Pickin' Up Steam. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Fund to Benefit the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond recently announced a patio expansion at the Kitty Rhoades Memorial Care Center, part of the St. Croix Health and Rehab Center, provided by local veterans and business organizations in St. Croix County. The previous outdoor fenced patio at the unit was limited in size and scope. "Residents would benefit from additional texture by including a green grass lawn instead of just the concrete pavers," said SCHC Administrator Sandy Hackenmueller.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held at a new location this year — New Richmond High School — and the Alzheimer's Association invites residents from surrounding Western Wisconsin communities to participate Saturday, Sept. 15. The new will help accommodate the growing walk, which has been increasing in attendance each year. This year's fundraising goal is $95,000. New Richmond Community Education will be a partner with the Alzheimer's Association on the new location. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m.
WITC is now accepting applications for the new hospitality specialist program for the fall semester. The two-semester program is conveniently offered at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses as well as the Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers. It is ideal for those who enjoy working with people and ensuring a positive guest experience.
On Saturday, May 19, a stone dedication ceremony took place at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville, where family — including is daughter Manuela Fox — and friends came to honor Gerald C. Michels, of New Richmond, for his service to our country. Michels started his Army Basic Infantry Training at Fort Carson, Colo., on June 9, 1958. After basic, he was sent to the US Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen, Md., for two classes of fire control training.
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.
On Wednesday, July 18, the Heritage Hillside Series will welcome The Tommy Bentz Band, comprising Tommy Bentz on guitar, Jason McLean on bass and Alex Burgess on drums. The trio has been jamming in the style of members like to call "the Allman Brothers meets Van Morrison" for over 12 years. Pack a picnic supper, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music from 6:30-8 p.m.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Aaron Moore in St Croix and Pierce counties recently announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. "In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," Moore saud.
WITC is now offering a 10-week truck driving diploma that will prepare students to obtain their class A and B Commercial Driver's License. Those interested in the truck driving program can apply anytime on the WITC website. The next class session starts July 30 at the WITC-Rice Lake campus with day or evening/Saturday sessions available.
New Richmond residents got their first look at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 250 Richmond Way on Friday, July 6. Headlining the remodel is the launch of the online grocery pickup service. Online grocery pickup enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up without even leaving their cars. Store improvements include interactive displays, a mother's room, pharmacy consultation room, photo kiosk and the addition of self-checkouts.