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An idea, some three years in the making, was realized last weekend in New Richmond when family members and colleagues from across the country participated in a series of events to immortalize the life and work of legendary civil rights attorney and New Richmond native son, John Doar.
Friday, Aug. 25, folks lucky enough to nab a seat in Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's conference center were treated to electrifying first-hand accounts of behind the scenes legal battles and street level strategy told by a handful of lawyers, researchers and activists who had the privilege to work side by side with revered civil rights attorney and New Richmond native son John Doar during the 1960's legal battles to secure voting rights for black citizens in the Deep South.
Last November, the St. Croix County Health Center unveiled a new construction, 50-bed skilled nursing facility, the first of a more than $20 million, three-phase new construction and remodel program which began in 2015. In July 2017, eight months later, phases two and three, a remodeled 40-bed assisted living facility called Orchard View Terrace, and a 10-bed dementia crisis unit named the Kitty Rhoades Memorial Memory Care Center, both began accepting resident applications.
A year ago at 2:34 p.m. Feb. 15, fire departments from nine communities responded to a fire at 128 Main St. in Somerset, General Sam's Sports Bar & Grill. The fire closed Main Street for five hours and when the last truck departed at 10:30 p.m., Somerset Fire chief Travis Belisle declared the building a total loss.
Exciting new opportunity for paddlers Word that the New Richmond Pathways Committee, in conjunction with the DNR, was considering a project that would strategically “clear” a water trail for canoeists...
Deer hunting in Wisconsin is big business. According to a survey completed in 2006, hunters spent $665 million directly on hunting-related expenditures including items such as licenses, firearms, ammo, gas...
I n 1987, Michael Blue walked out of a concert by The Rockin’ Hollywoods with an idea in his head that would change the course of his rock ’n’ roll...
With board member Peter Tharp dissenting, the Roberts Village Board approved rezoning a piece of property from ag-residential to a B-5 highway business district, moving the Flying J truck stop project one step closer to reality. Tharp expressed reservations that the process is moving forward too quickly and that there haven't been enough opportunities to properly scrutinize the project with regard to green space, road configuration and environmental issues.