Katie Mehr, who plays Glinda (center) talks to the munchkins and the four lost St. Mary students — including Ashley Effertz, Hattie Harrold, Josie Smith, Eli Peterson, Ellie Barlow-Sager, Piper Scanlan, Jillian Boumeester — during the school’s dress rehearsal performance of “Bus Oh-Z” on Friday, at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia1 / 5
Students Piper Scanlan, Jillian Boumeester, Lafe Knutson, Maggie Waters and Christopher Bjerklien sing “Welcome To Munchkin Land” as part of Scene 2 of the St. Mary School spring play, “Bus Oh-Z,” during Friday’s dress rehearsal at the Old Gem Theater. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia2 / 5
St. Mary School students Ashley Effertz, Delaney Brown, Ellie Barlow-Sager and Hattie Harrold are pictured in Scene 1 of the school’s spring play “Bus Oh-Z,” during a dress rehearsal on Friday, April 30 at the Old Gem Theater. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia3 / 5
Russel Kilian, who plays the scarecrow, tries to help the lost students during Scene 4 of “Bus Oh-Z” along with little scarecrow Megan Gross and the crows, played by Farrah Nelson, Noah Rud, CJ Burmeister and Sam Utecht. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia4 / 5
Jaida Benish, who plays the Wicked Witch of Temptation, tries to corrupt the St. Mary students — including Ashley Effertz, Delaney Brown, Hattie Harrold, and Ellie Barlow-Sager — as they search for their bus and its driver during a dress rehearsal of “Bus Oh-Z” at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond on Friday. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia5 / 5
St. Mary School students took part in a dress rehearsal for their spring play, "Bus Oh-Z," on Friday, April 28, at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond.
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Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.