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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Rafael Cavalcanti came to America for one reason -- it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Cavalcanti arrived in Wisconsin in August to spend his senior year at New Richmond High School. The foreign exchange program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Richmond. Although he misses his family, he said the experience is something he couldn't pass up. "My family can wait a little bit," Cavalcanti said.
Preschoolers at First Lutheran Church raised $802 for cancer. The preschoolers completed a cancer walk on Oct.
Thanks to consistent fundraising, an increased enrollment and other financial factors, St. Mary's School has completed another year with a balanced budget. In a letter to parents, Mari Zarcone Patterson, principal of St. Mary's School, said the 2009-10 budget wasn't only balanced, there was a $25,660 surplus. Patterson credits parents, staff and students for St. Mary's School's success: K-8 enrollment was 10 students more than expected. Additional grants were received to cover planned expenses. Medical insurance expenses were much lower than expected. St.
It's that time of year again. The New Richmond School District will host child development screenings Nov. 10-12. Children new to the district and children who have not previously attended are encouraged to get screened. Child Development Days are held at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 1019 S. Knowles Ave., and focus on three areas: Child Development Review Vision and Hearing Screening Community Resources To make an appointment, call the special services department of the New Richmond School District at 715-243-7470. Available times include: Wednesday, Nov.
New Richmond School District residents will see a 4.94 percent increase in the tax levy this year after the New Richmond School Board approved the maximum levy amount at Monday's regular meeting. Originally the board had planned to increase the levy just 3.63 percent, but because of changes to the budget -- additional hires, increased enrollment, changes to the state aid allocation, etc. -- the levy needed to be increased. The total levy amount totals $14,316,687, about $770,000 more than what district residents approved at the Sept.
Occupational Therapy Assistant students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College are promoting healthy living at The Deerfield while completing their college coursework. Michelle Ronnestrand, Jenny Kosal and Abby Swenson are just one of the groups meeting with residents of the senior living facility to perform occupational therapy-based activities.
Mark Lusardi's goal is to give students access to professional artists. This week, he succeeded in that goal when Steven Branfman, a raku potter from Massachusetts, visited New Richmond. Lusardi and Branfman met about a year ago, Lusardi said. Lusardi designs glazes for Continental Clay Co.
Liz Montello believes that a home's interior can calm, sooth and inspire -- just like nature. That's why she decided to start teaching interior design classes through New Richmond Community Education. "I've always loved the idea of being able to help people," she said. "In this economy people can't afford to spend a lot of money designing their homes -- and they don't have to." Montello, who used to operate her own interior design business, said anyone can design a great space -- you just need a plan. "It's important for people to identify their style and pick a color scheme," she said.
Abnormal amounts of rain this summer have thrown a major wrench in road construction plans -- that means Richmond Way will not be open for the start of the school year. The new road, which will extend east to to 140th Street, was scheduled to be completed by Aug. 15. "And we even built in a cushion to account for rain," said Dan Koski, city engineer. "We just didn't know we'd have this much rain." As of Tuesday, the project was still about three weeks away from completion, he said.
American Girl dolls are all the craze with third through fifth grade girls, but it's not just about the dolls and accessories, said Jean Kelley. Kelley teaches the American Girls class through New Richmond's Summer Stretch program. Students are taught lessons about each era including how girls their age lived in that particular era. "They really love learning about how different school was," Kelley said. Lessons about dunce caps, exercise in the schools and a teacher's role outside the classroom draw giggles and wide-eyed stares from the girls, she said. On Friday, June 18, the girls were