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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Paperjack Elementary first through fifth graders started school on Thursday, Sept. 6.
An early morning fire Tuesday, Sept. 5 at a town of Hammond residence destroyed most of a garage and caused smoke and water damage to the rest of the home. The entire United Fire Department responded to 1687 100th Ave. at about 5:24 a.m. The fire caused smoke and water damage to the easternmost part of the home, according to Hammond Station Chief Andy Jensen.
New Richmond Middle Schoolers were one of the first groups of students to start school throughout the district on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, the Kinnickinnic Historical Association will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Kinnickinnic Historic Church with a two-day event. "Celebrating the 150th anniversary goes beyond the celebration of the building itself. It is the celebration for all the people in the community who cared enough to get that church and maintain it for all these years," said KHA president Amy Thurston. "These were very hardworking people and I'd like to acknowledge those people."
The Somerset School District will add 10 new staff members and teachers to its roster for the 2018-19 school year. To help you identify the new faces out and about in the community, the following are brief profiles and photographs of each of the new Somerset School District staff members who submitted their information. Cody Waalen Age: 25 Family: Father, Tim Waalen; mother, Traci Waalen; sister: Hayley Waalen Position: High school social studies teacher Education: Bachelor's Degree from UW-River Falls
St. Croix Central School District will add 30 new staff members and teachers to its roster for the 2018-19 school year. To help you identify the new faces out and about in the community, the following are brief profiles and photographs of each of the new St. Croix Central staff members who submitted their information. Nic Been Position: Director of teaching and learning Previous work experience: Farmer, Spring Green, Wis.; assistant principal, River Falls; teacher, coach, athletic director, Barron, Wis.; teacher, athletic director, SCC
It is often said that you can't judge a book by its cover. The same thing can be said, according to Autism Support Group of St. Croix Valley founder Peg Scott, about people with disabilities. To help reinforce that notion, as well as help raise funds for the organization, Scott gathered several of her friends with disabilities to put together a music video to enter a national contest.
A structure fire at 452 Fox Way in New Richmond was just one of the five calls the New Richmond Fire Department responded to throughout the early evening hours of Monday, Aug. 27, as a strong storm rolled through the area. The Fox Run structure fire was the result of a lightning strike, said New Richmond Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst. The department got the call for the fire at 7:54 p.m.
The New Richmond Board of Education met to discuss several topics at its Monday, Aug. 20 regular meeting, including a pair of agreements with Derrick Investments, the City of New Richmond and Bakken-Young Properties, LLC, as well as several personnel requests, the new coaching evaluation form and an update on the high school fire sprinkler system. Agreements
Four fire departments from the surrounding area converged on an apartment building located at 2695 Highway 64 in the Town of Forest to put out a fire that started in Thursday, Aug. 23, around 8:50 a.m. The building is located just west of County Road D in the Forest Township and is owned by Randell Olson, according to St. Croix County land records. The property used to be home to Theresa’s Bar before it was renovated into apartments.