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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At the New Richmond School District Board of Education’s Oct. 28 meeting, Brian Johnston, director of Fiscal and Building Operations, reported to the board that the district would be able to cut almost $1 million from the 2013-14 tax levy, which brought the final levy amount down to $13,084,601.
After conducting three separate hearings Thursday, Oct. 24, the New Richmond School Board voted to expel three students for cases related to possession of a controlled substance on school grounds.
With 17 candidates scheduled to take part in the fifth annual Crowning Achievements Special Needs pageant, Committee President Kym Lokken couldn’t be happier with the event she and her daughter Shelby put together back in 2009.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, a 19-year-old man driving a manure truck was injured when the truck failed to yield for a train near Glenwood City, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. Anthony Minke, of Deer Park, was driving east on 150th Avenue when the truck was struck by a northbound Canadian National Railway train at the intersection with Sandy Creek Road. Minke was taken to an Eau Claire hospital with undetermined injuries.
For the fifth year in a row, the New Richmond Area Centre will be hosting its annual Halloween Spooktacular Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is once again inviting downtown businesses, as well as parents and children, to participate in its Safe and Happy Trick-or-Treating event, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31.
As the world has grown smaller, more and more students from outside of the United States are coming to America to experience what it is like to live, learn and play in another country. For five St. Croix Central High School foreign exchange students, the choice to come to America was an easy one and has not disappointed.
Although local author Christine Hunt has made about a dozen public appearances with her book The Orchid Murder: Untangling a Web of Unsolved Murders and Legal Malpractice since May 1, Thursday, Oct. 24, will be her first appearance at a library.
WITC President Bob Meyer (right) answers questions asked by community members during a strategic planning forum at the WITC-New Richmond campus on Thursday, Oct. 17. Meyer fielded questions from community members for about an hour on a wide variety of topics in one the schools conference rooms on campus.
On Oct. 3, 1863, a group of seven parishioners from the Hammond Congregational Church began the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ five years after moving from Hammond to Roberts. Now, many years later, the Roberts Congregational Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a special worship service on Sunday, Oct. 27, which will feature a look back at the church's history as well as a look at how things have changed throughout its time in Roberts.