Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D.
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New Richmond native Susan Maia McNamara has been using pedal power to visit her hometown every summer for the past 14 years. McNamara, who lives in Madison, began visiting her...
When Robert Catlow-Price was given the opportunity to open his own cafe, he immediately knew he wanted to bring a little bit of the big city to New Richmond. “I...
Just when the New Richmond Board of Education thought they were making progress in negotiations related to the continued operation of the Community Commons building, the door was slammed shut on them. "Part of my recommendation was for the board to consider providing the long-term operational costs for that facility if, in fact, we can find a grant to improve the infrastructure at no cost to the local taxpayers," Veilleux said. A legislative proposal to freeze Community Education funding has thrown a wrench in that recommendation.
Morrie Veilleux thought he was looking retirement in the face in 2005 when his wife died and he was left with two of his grandchildren — then, in the midst...
Five Loaves Food Shelf is hoping to recruit new volunteers and make it easier to help. Shanta Mortimore, food shelf coordinator, said she hopes to create different volunteer opportunities for people that touch on their skills and make expectations very clear. "We need to get very specific for the volunteers so they know exactly what they're signing up for," she said.
New Richmond’s Summer Stretch program began last week and continues to be as popular as ever. Nine hundred and eleven students, grades pre-kindergarten through seventh, signed up for the various...
The Coins for Cans food drive, co-hosted by the three St. Croix Casinos, has lent a helping hand to food pantries in northwest Wisconsin since 1993. This year's drive, held June 3-8, was no exception. Thanks to 4,818 guests and casino employees, the three casinos (the St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, the St. Croix Casino Danbury and the St. Croix Casino Hertel) collected 8,000 pounds of food donations.
Students at Starr Elementary donated $267 to St. Croix Central Elementary School after an arson fire forced school officials to close the building and move the students to "Panther Camp" at Rolling Ridges Girl Scout Camp. A coin drive was organized by Rachel Minch, kindergarten teacher at Starr Elementary. Andy Hoeppner, Starr Elementary principal, agreed to dress as a farmer if the students could collect $150. He told the kids he would kiss a farm animal if they were able to raise $200 and he'd kiss two farm animals if they could reach $250.
New Richmond seventh-graders took to the streets on Thursday, June 6, in the fourth annual New Richmond Amazing Race. The race, launched in 2010 by a few of the district's teachers, is designed as a fun way for students to use the skills they've learned all year in the classroom. The middle school teachers came up with the idea after hearing about Wausau's race. New Richmond's race is broken up into two routes - north and south.
After leaving a business career to become a teacher 27 years ago, Brent Aukema said he has no regrets. The New Richmond High School business teacher said that he's enjoyed teaching because the field is always changing and evolving. "There was a time when I was teaching all computer classes," he said.