Daren Bibeau, Eagle Scout

We sadly report that we lost one of our Troop’s Eagle Scouts, Daren Bibeau, way too early at the age of 23.  A Scout is reverent.  Please pray for the well-being of Daren’s friends and family.  He is now soaring high above us all on the wings of eagles.

Daren M. Bibeau, 23

Born: Tuesday, March 9, 1993 – Died: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Daren Michael Bibeau, age 23, passed away on March 5th, 2017.

He was born March 9, 1993 in New Richmond, Wis. Daren graduated in 2011 from New Richmond Senior High; in 2016 he graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a dual major in Paper Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Daren was an Eagle Scout and he loved being on staff at Tomahawk Scout Camp for 5 years. He also loved reading, camping, biking, playing soccer, hiking, walking the dog, Boy Scouts, jazz and pep band. Daren had recently moved to Milwaukee to start his career as a Processing Engineer for Caraustar Wisconsin Paper.

He was preceded in death by great-grandpa, Bernard Grant, and great-uncles Mark Grant and Glen Ostenson.

Daren is survived by his loving family; parents, Betty and Michael Bibeau; sister, Kelly Bibeau; grandparents, David and Beverly Bibeau, and Clarence and Elenore Kern; great-grandma Ioliene Grant; aunts and uncles, Patti (Rick) LaPorte, Scott (Jean) Bibeau, Tim Bibeau, Joseph (Cary) Kern, Richard (Nora) Kern; cousins, Mitchell and Kevin Kern, Dylan and Chase Kern, Emma Leigh LaPorte, Keely Webster, Cora Bibeau, Abbi, Gabi, Cody, and Brady Bibeau. Also survived by many great-aunts, and uncles, cousins, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, March 11, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 151 S. Washington Ave., New Richmond, WI.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home, 307 S. Arch Ave., New Richmond, and also one hour prior to Mass at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Obituary Link

Boy Scout Troops merge together as of January 1st, 2017

As of January 1st, 2017, both Boy Scout Troops 9464 and 9460 within the City of New Richmond merged into one Boy Scout Troop.  Meeting Sunday nights at the American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80.  Troop 9464 is cosponsored by both the American Legion and the Kiwanis. If you have a boy who is interested in Scouting, please come and check out our Troop.

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout Nicholas Bradish!

Troop 9460 Scout awarded National Certificate of Merit

For his quick thinking and actions to pull a struggling swimmer to safety, Star Scout Adam Kuhlman of Troop 460 was presented with the National Certificate of Merit on April 1.

Certificate of meritIt was a highlight of the troop’s Court of Honor, with Ed Plante, Eagle River Advancement Chair making the presentation.

The rescue occurred in July of 2012 at a hotel in Madison, Wisconsin. An 11 year-old non-swimmer had jumped into the deep end of the pool and his struggles were noticed by Adam’s grandfather, who called to Adam to assist. Although only 11 at the time, Adam had recently completed his Swimming Merit Badge and knew what to do. Using his Scouting training and experience, Adam swam behind the swimmer, grabbed him by the armpits and pushed/swam him to the safety of ladder.

The National Certificate of Merit is awarded “to a youth member or adult leader who has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition.” Only 53 were presented nationwide in 2012.

Congratulations Adam!

Photo Caption: Adam, with his father Jeff  Kuhlman and SPL Mike Medini.