New Richmond News
giveBIG St. Croix Valley, an online fundraiser, returns Tuesday, April 24. The event returns to Amery, Osceola and St. Croix Valley but it is also expanding this year to include New Richmond, Somerset and surrounding communities. While giveBIG St. Croix Valley happens in 24 hours, donor investment will have a lasting impact in the communities. In the past five years, Amery, Osceola and St. Croix Falls raised more than $970,000 for 71 nonprofits. Donations help organizations with vital projects and programming that change lives.
Pat Becker, Utility Commission President advocated on behalf of New Richmond Utilities and the over 2,000 public power communities across the U.S. at the American Public Power Association's (APPA) 2018 Legislative Rally, held Feb. 26-28. They joined representatives from other WPPI Energy member communities in Washington, D.C. where they conducted in-person meetings with members of Congress.
Abbie Johnson Grade: 6 Parent(s): Kristy and Andy Johnson Favorite class: Literature Favorite activities: Reading, drawing and dancing. What I like about school: The teachers. Ava Zak Grade: 6 Parent(s): Princess Kent Zak and Jeff Zak Favorite class: I don't have any. Favorite activities: Volleyball, tennis and step dancing. What I like about school: Learning. Kyle Germain Grade: 6 Parent(s): Matt and Tresa Favorite class: Science
Jada Altena Grade: 6 Parents: Sarah and Bradly Altena Favorite class: Extended Lit Favorite activities: Softball, tennis, reading, and drawing What I like about school: Doing all of my subjects that I get to learn. Carli Nygaard Grade: 6 Parents: Ben and Jodi Nygaard Favorite class: spanish and math Favorite activities: dance, baking and art What I like about school: We have really nice teachers. Matt Westmoreland Grade: 6
St. Mary School annual Mardi Gras fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at Ready Randy's banquet facility, 1492 131st St., New Richmond. Grab your saddle shoes, poodle skirt, or that favorite leather jacket for a night of '50s fun. The night will feature a live auction offering a weeklong cabin getaway, a whole hog, or a pontoon rental, and more, as well as a dessert auction with the help of MC John Jarchow. There will also be a silent auction.
Kamryn Brodie Grade: 6 Parent(s) name(s): Kate and Miah Brodie Favorite class: Lit Favorite activities: Ski Club What I like about school: My friends are here with me. Mason Hughs Grade: 6 Parent(s) name(s): Joy & Philip Favorite class: Math Favorite activities: Basketball, baseball, hunting and fishing. What I like about school: Math and Phy Ed. Katelyn Doehrmann Grade: 6 Parent(s) name(s): Carrie Doehrmann and Tony Doehrmann Favorite class: Art
EAU CLAIRE — An internship at the Amery Police Department has turned into a position as a part-time patrol officer for Damien DeRosier. DeRosier, a 2015 graduate of Somerset High School, was among 17 graduates of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Law Enforcement Academy honored at a Dec. 20 ceremony in Eau Claire. "I always wanted to serve the community and give back in some way — to protect and serve, as they say," DeRosier said of his decision to pursue a law enforcement career.
On Dec. 10, the Polk County Sheriff's Department took a report from a rural Amery man regarding his missing vehicle. Chuck Yoak, 80, explained he had driven to downtown St. Paul on Dec. 4 to conduct business. He parked in a parking ramp downtown and walked several blocks to his appointment.
St. Croix Central is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the eighth annual AP District Honor Roll. To be included on the eighth annual Honor Roll, St. Croix Central had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.
Kiwanis judges traveled the streets of New Richmond in search of the best lighting displays Dec. 11. Judges rated the holiday exhibits on the amount of work in designing the displays, originality and creative message. After reconvening to discuss their favorites, the group selected Allen and Lori Patraw's display at 948 Jefferson Road as first place, winning a $125 chamber gift certificate. This amazing holiday display is exciting to see and also includes holiday music for your listening pleasure.