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.
- Member for
- 1 year 1 week
The suspicious man in Somerset Township who was thought to try to abduct three children has been identified as a neighbor. Last week, the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was called after a man in a green Ford pickup truck tried to pickup three elementary students, ages 11, 10 and 5, as they walked home from school after exiting their bus in the 800 block of 160th Ave.
A New Richmond school bus driver is accused of driving drunk and crashing a school bus into a parked car. Billie Jeanne O'Keefe, 35, of New Richmond, was driving 43 students to school on Thursday when the accident happened, according to a release from Mark Samelstad, New Richmond police chief. No one was injured in the crash. O'Keefe, who is employed with New Richmond Bus Service, was driving students to school when she crashed into a unoccupied, parked vehicle. Three years ago, New Richmond School District signed a five-year contract with New Richmond Bus Service to fulfill the District'
Everyone grieves differently, but the outcome is always the same - it will be OK. That's what Brian Burns, a therapist with FamilyMeans, told some New Richmond High School students and parents Monday night at the grief seminar. The grief seminar was scheduled by the high school's counseling staff to help area families deal with forms of grief.
On Monday Dec. 8, police were alerted to a situation in Somerset Township. Three elementary students, ages 11, 10 and 5, were approached by a man in a green pickup truck after exiting their school bus in the 800 block of 160th Avenue. The middle-aged man, who was driving a green Ford pickup, told the kids to get in his truck and he would drive them home. When they responded "no," the man became irritated, according to a released from the St.
Patrick and Sally Gogerty lost a daughter to leukemia in 1994. Now, 14 years later, their other daughter has been diagnosed with stage II Hodgkins lymphoma. Fortunately, Stadler's odds are better than her sister's were. "I do feel very fortunate in that aspect," said Sarah Stadler, 29.
If the Riverview School Committee has its way, Riverview School could be restored to its original beauty after more than 40 years without students. Mary Higgins, who was the last person to teach in the building, couldn't be more delighted. "The students that went to school here were the generation that put man on the moon," she said. The school closed in the 1960s and was converted into the Star Prairie Town Hall.
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.
Bob Goodlad and Bennie Matthys haven't missed a hunting season since they first picked up their rifles more than 50 years ago. The two Star Prairie men have been hunting since the 1940s and said each year brings new challenges and adjustments. In the 1940s, hunters had to travel north of U.S.
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.