Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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Four Somerset Middle School students recently participated in the Northwest Regional Competition Feb. 2, at Delong Middle School in Eau Claire. Of the four students who participated, Jackson Cook was the sole Spartan to advance to state competition, which is set for March 4, in Sheboygan. The goal of this competition is to challenge eighth-grade students to use higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in mathematics and to give recognition for academic effort and achievement.
After bringing several ideas for ways to spend the roughly $995,000 left over from the money allocated to the demolition of the old middle school during the January New Richmond School Board regular meeting, district administrator Patrick Olson came back to the board at the Feb. 20 regular meeting with recommendations and final bids for most of the previously recommended items. The board approved all of the recommendations, including:
After brainstorming ways to help students who are struggling with a variety of issues, Starr Elementary principal Dan McGuire and second grade teacher Jenny Franklin decided that their students could use another adult figure in their life that they can talk to, ask for help with homework and give encouragement.
With a total of 42 copies sold to-date, and just six copies left on the shelves as of Monday, Feb. 13, Bad Wolf the card game is easily one of the Gathering Games' biggest sellers.
St. Croix Central Elementary Assistant Principal Shelly Clay has held her administrative licensure for the past 10 years without knowing for sure if she wanted to pursue a principalship or not because she loved teaching so much. However, when elementary school principal Pete Nusbaum was approved by the school board to take over as the middle school principal this summer, Clay couldn't ignore the outpouring of support she received from the staff and parents at the elementary school.
Before the Hammond Village Board meeting Monday, Feb. 13, was more than a few minutes old, members of the community, as well as members of the Hammond Community Library Board, addressed the board members about their concerns over the repairs needed to the library. The issue
New Richmond High School was filled with students, parents and other community members during the annual STEM Night put on by the different science and foods departments at the school. The night included demonstrations from students, presentations from local businesses and colleges as well as food prepared by the culinary students.
Written by Somerset Public Library director Ginny Scheiderer
Somerset After moving to Somerset in 2007, Laurie Burgess started to think about how she could combine her love of horses and her desire to help people.
The Somerset Elementary Learn 2 Love group spent an hour Friday, Jan. 31, making “We Care Kits” for the local food pantry. Participants brought one brand new pair of adult tube socks and the group provided basic life necessities to go into the socks, including hygiene items, food items, band aids and other necessities people need. This was the group’s second event of the year.