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Exchange student adjusts to life on the go

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It's Christmas card time, and pictured among the members of Peggy and Mike Nickel's family is an unfamiliar face.

Fruzsina Kavas arrived in the United States in August with limited English skills and a wish to experience life in a typical Wisconsin family.


To say it's been a bit of a culture shock for Kavas this school year would be a serious understatement.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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