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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If Morrie Veilleux has his way, New Richmond could see a partnership between the high school and WITC. That's because WITC could offer extended opportunities to New Richmond students -- something the school board has been hoping to do with a proposed charter school. Joe Huftel, with WITC, met with the school board Monday night to give the board some background and explain the hardships WITC is having. Huftel, who previously worked as a teacher and principal, said schools push kids toward four-year colleges after high school, but after a year almost half those students decide it isn't for th
A two-vehicle accident near Star Prairie sent one woman to the hospital Wednesday morning. The driver of a white Trail Blazer was brought to the hospital after crashing into the brick pillar of a cemetery at the intersection of County Road C and 217th Avenue. Reports of the accident came in at about 10:30 a.m. It doesn't appear anyone else was injured in the crash. No further information was available Wednesday afternoon. New Richmond EMS, New Richmond Fire Department, Star Prairie first responders and St. Croix Sheriff's Department responded to the crash.
New Richmond fifth-graders dressed as famous people and participated in the 2009 Wax Museum at Starr Elementary School on Thursday. Students were required to read a biography about their person as a way to research them. For footage of the wax museum, click the video link below.
Andy Steffen is unconventional when it comes to composing choir pieces, that's because he's a high school student with no music theory training. Steffen's latest piece, "I am Wild," a piece inspired by the poetry of Sara Teasdale, will be featured on the high school's upcoming CD and performed at the May 11 concert. "It's a bunch of trial and error," Steffen said of his musical pieces. "I just take it and make it my own." "I am Wild" is not the first piece Steffen's composed; he also composed pieces his sophomore and junior years. The process is simple.
When you ask Michael Bodsberg, 14, whether he likes fishing, his answer is simple. "Big time." That passion is probably why he landed the Mr. Bass 2008 title, which he was dubbed by the Indianhead Bassers of New Richmond. Bodsberg shrugs off his title, mostly because it was the first competition and he was setting the bar for future competitions.
New Richmond school officials believe they need to start catering to a different type of learner. A charter school focusing on math, science, engineering and technology might be the answer. The state is in the process of changing the regulations in dealing with charter schools, Deb Heyerdahl, district director of instruction and staff development, told school board members on Monday.
The numbers are in. New Richmond Empty Bowls raised more than $10,750 for Five Loaves Food Shelf and the New Richmond Backpack Program. That's $2,550 more than last year's $8,200. "When I saw the early numbers I was very surprised," said Cheryl Emerson, director of Community Ed and co-chair of Empty Bowls.
Sisters Kathy Cody, Mary Olson and Pat Holbrook love everything about their Irish heritage -- including the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The three were selected as grand marshals of New Richmond's 2009 St.
Community Ed director Cheryl Emerson couldn't help but smile as she browsed the tables of Empty Bowls at Hillside Elementary Monday night. The bowls, created by New Richmond students and staff, were sold to help raise money to end hunger locally. The proceeds will benefit Five Loaves Food Shelf and the New Richmond Happy Kids Backpack Program. Last year, $8,200 was raised through New Richmond Empty Bowls.
Who ever heard of cashing a check at school? That's what high school students will get to do when the student credit union opens at the new high school in 2010. New Richmond School Board members approved the new credit union at last week's board meeting. The credit union, which will be manned by student workers, will act as a fully functional credit union. The proposal comes from WESTconsin Credit Union, which has been working through Ann Scharfenberg, who teaches economics at the high school. WESTconsin occasionally helps her students with the personal finances, Scharfenberg said.