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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Warren Park's six-acre park addition passed a hurdle Nov. 20 when the St. Croix Board of Adjustment approved its land use. The addition is a crucial asset to the already 24 acres owned by the Town, said Rich Meyer, Town Board chairman and the driving force behind the park. When it's all said and done, the park will cost the Town about $500,000, Meyer said. Currently, Warren Park sits on 24 acres of land and includes the Town Hall building, about a mile and a half of walking trails, a playground area and shelter. The addition will be built east of the current park.
It takes too long for most New Richmond bus riders to get home -- at least that's what District Administrator Morrie Veilleux thinks.
The amount of food collected at Paperjack Elementary School outweighs some of the staff. Students have collected more than 150 pounds of food as part of The Giving Chain Food Drive. "They've been really good about remembering (to bring food)," said Angie Brown, school counselor and food drive organizer. "I think we've done pretty well for a school our size." Each day more food trickles through the door, Brown said.
Courtney Jenderny never thought she'd be admired by adults, but after her speech at the Healthy Communities and Healthy Youth Conference in Minneapolis Nov.
Jen and Steve Clark want to honor their late daughter, Lilie -- and they're doing that with Christmas presents. Lilie died Sept. 3 after a 22-month battle with congenital heart disease and a rare genetic enzyme deficiency. The conditions had Lilie in and out of the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital in St. Paul.