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.
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After growing a small plot of pumpkins on his family's land last year, 10-year-old Roberts resident and fifth grade St. Croix Central Elementary student Thomas Iverson wanted to go bigger for his second foray into pumpkin growing. "We planted 1,500 seeds by hand, which was actually pretty fun. Then about 1,300 came up," Iverson said. "This is the first year with the actual business. I decided that I wanted to do it because I thought growing pumpkins was fun. Once we got the house, we had an acre of land and had nothing to put in it, so I decided 'let's put in pumpkins!"
Members of the St. Croix Central administration team did their best to answer questions from concerned community members during the district's community discussion Monday, Nov. 13, regarding the change to a new grading system throughout the district.
Somerset Elementary students were honored for being kind during the month of October during a recent Spartan Way Assembly held at the school. Kindergarten students honored included: William LaRoue, Rylan Henke, Hadley Lawrence, Madden Hart and Riley Mickus. First grade students: Audrey Dalzell, Delainey Kirchner, Cooper Gilewski, Austin Settem and Jane Fohrenkamm.
Over the last few years, the Somerset High School drama department has performed many classic musicals that have been fun, light hearted and entertaining. This year, the department is tackling a much deeper musical in "Fiddler On The Roof," which has the cast and crew excited to take on a bigger challenge.
According to a news release from the City of New Richmond, the city will be conducting a siren test on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. as part of a noise audit of the siren system. The following the news release from the City of New Richmond:
Author Kristina Boucher didn't set out to write a book about the agricultural history of the St. Croix River Valley between approximately 1850 and 1970, but there are many people in the area who are glad she did.
In its first year, the St. Croix Central High School Panther Construction program is building hunting blinds they plan to sell to local hunters for upcoming hunting seasons.
Most of us have seen a music video from one band or artist at some point in our lives, but have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a music video? New Richmond teen Samantha Cook, 18, found out after entering an email contest to be part of rapper NF's latest music video, "Outcast," which was released on Oct. 5. "This was probably one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had! During the process, I don't think it officially sunk in that I was actually filming with NF," Cook said. "It was so worthwhile!
Anyone who enjoyed this year's St. Croix Central Homecoming festivities has the newly formed Student Senate to thank for pulling the event together despite being a brand new organization at the high school. "We want to get more students involved in student government and we wanted to try to model something after our own senate," principal Kurt Soderberg said. "With some changes being made and things shifting a little around the district, it just seemed like the right time to do that and make that change."
New Richmond will soon have one more event to look forward to every year with the addition of the Hometown Holidays to the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce's calendar.