On December 18, the swimming pool at the Babbitt-Embarrass High School was dedicated as the Richard J. Niss Natatorium in honor of long-time swimming coach-teacher-business manager Richard Niss. In addition to his many other accomplishments and services to his community, Mr. Niss has been a member of the Babbitt City Council and the Babbitt Public Library Board, and he served on the Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Governing Board from 1997-2007, serving most of those years as the Board’s treasurer. Mr. Niss returned to ALS Board again in 2009 where he serves as a representative of the Upper St. Louis County library boards. Congratulations, Richard!