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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The River City Chorale will kick off its tenth season by presenting “Awake My Soul and Sing,” a summer concert series at the end of July. Over 150 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will share a blend of vocal music with the community.
After graduating from New Richmond High School in 2014, Lydia Armbruster had no idea that her life would change so drastically just a few short years later and force her to leave college and her jobs behind to start her battle with cancer. "When I got the diagnosis, I was in disbelief. Everything I planned for my future, travel, marriage, kids, all flashed through my mind," Armbruster said.
Although last year's New Richmond Fun Fest set records for attendance on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Chamber Director Rob Kreibich feels that the 2018 Fun Fest has the potential to top that.
With so many social issues taking center stage on the nightly news, homelessness can sometimes be overlooked by the majority of people. However, that doesn’t make homelessness, especially for school age children, any less of an issue.
After just three months on the job, Friday Memorial Library director Katie Marsh tendered her resignation to the library board last week. According to the New Richmond Finance director, Marsh’s final day with the library will be July 13.
According to St. Croix County jail logs, Roberts Municipal Judge Peter Conrad Tharp was booked on Thursday, June 21, on suspicion of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice following an incident in Roberts. Roberts Police Chief Aaron McWilliams said the investigation is ongoing and that a report on the incident would be made available after the investigation was over. He also said the charges were forwarded to the St. Croix County District Attorney's Office.
The start of every school year brings changes, with new students and teachers coming into the school. But the 2018-2019 school year at Somerset High School will also bring a change to the master schedule. "The best way to explain it is that it is very non-traditional and for many schools it might not be the right fit. For here, and frankly it starts with my educational philosophy, I have a hard time with traditional," said principal Shannon Donnelly. "School cannot look like it did 100 years ago. And right now, for the most part, it still does."
The New Richmond School Board approved a motion for non-extension of the extra-curricular contract for 2018-2019 for Ryan Schradle, who has been the girls head basketball coach at the high school for the last several years. The motion, according to District Administrator Patrick Olson, carried 7-0.
With approval of the School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding with the city of New Richmond, pending legal review, at the New Richmond Board of Education's Monday, June 18 regular meeting, the timeline to have an SRO in the district by next school year has begun.
As New Richmond continues to grow, with new restaurants and businesses opening in every part of the city, Tiger Nutrition health club owners Trina Bleifus, Cory Rush and Josh Trotterchaud hope to educate the community on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.