Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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Heidi Weisert-Peatow officially began her duties as principal of St. Croix Central Elementary School on July 1, working from a temporary office in the high school building. She is located in the high school while fire reconstruction is being completed at the elementary school. Due to the extent of the damage caused by the April 30 fire at SCC Elementary, the principal's office is being almost completely rebuilt. But while she can't occupy the space, Weisert-Peatow said she did get some input as to how it will look when it's complete.
A dispute over when the Star Prairie police officers should be on duty boiled over at last week's regular village board meeting. Village Board Trustee Bruce Johnson presented a proposed schedule of hours that officers should be on duty in the coming weeks. The schedule allows for a total of 70 hours a week of coverage during any pay period. About the only week that remained open on the schedule was Ox Cart Days week in August.
The St. Croix Central High School varsity cheer and stunt squad was pleasantly surprised when they heard they had secured a bid for cheerleading nationals at an awards ceremony at the conclusion of cheer camp Wednesday, July 10. "One of our seniors was sitting next to me," said assistant cheerleading coach Marion Standaert, "and I had to kind of push her to go get it. It took them a second before they were all excited and ran out to get the certificate."
New Richmond boys going into fifth and sixth grade, get ready to play football. The New Richmond Area Youth Sports Association has scheduled registration dates for fifth and sixth grade football. The dates are: Thursday, July 25: 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, July 27: 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 30: 5:30-8 p.m. The registrations will be held at the middle school near the football field. This is a full-contact tackle football program. Participants will wear full pads and will be coached on the fundamentals of tackle football, through practices and games.
With its wide variety of activities, food and performances, the 2013 St. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account if you are...
It's on to Plan B for a proposed skatepark in the City of New Richmond. Joe Kerlin, the city's parks, recreation and forestry director, originally proposed using land just south of Cyclone Park for the new skatepark; however, after investigating the site, skatepark supporters learned that the land fell in a road right-of-way and would not be allowed to house the skatepark. Plan B is an area just north of the Starr Elementary Ice Rink, near the northern ball field, District Administrator Jeff Moberg told the New Richmond Board of Education at Monday's regular meeting.
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At 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, the Baldwin Fire Department was dispatched to a structural fire at the Coachman Supper Club. According to the St. Croix County Dispatch, eight...
This year's Fun Fest was the first Lisa Woletz has planned and she said it's only going to get bigger and better from here. Woletz, who recently took over as director of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce, said perfect weather and great crowds made this year's Fun Fest an outstanding event. The festival, which was held July 11-14, drew average crowds, Woletz said.
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