Ruben Willis Ballpark may go up for sale

The New Richmond Village Council has notified the community that the eight-acre Ruben Willis Ballpark may someday be sold for commercial development.

The ballpark has been utilized by youth-oriented sports teams for more than 20 years.

Addressing council at its regular Dec. 12 meeting was president of the New Richmond Knothole Association Aaron Humphries.

“The knothole association received a notification letter from the village regarding the evaluation of the ballpark land that the village holds,” he said. “Kids from the village and the surrounding areas play ball there and we are here to ask questions and hopefully, get answers. We would just like to know what to expect. Is the land up for bid or auction yet? What is the timeline? What is the general plan for the property? Do we need to start looking for other places for the kids to play?”