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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When the New Richmond Squirt B hockey team got the chance to sell tickets to a Minnesota Wild game as part of a fundraiser, it did such a good job that the promotional department decided to give four skaters from the team the chance of a lifetime. It just so happened that the Wild were holding an Olympic ceremony during the pre-game of the team’s Feb. 6 game against the Nashville Predators and the organization needed four players to skate out onto the ice and hold the American, Canadian, Finnish and Swiss flags.
The New Richmond High School Forensics is off to a great start to the 2014 season. With more than 40 active members participating in 15 Forensics speech categories the team was pleased to place seventh out of 16 teams at the UW-Eau Claire Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1. The team moved up in standing at the Menomonie Invitational last Saturday, Feb.
The New Richmond High School hosted the District Speaking Contest for FFA on Tuesday, Feb. 4, and the New Richmond FFA team came away with first-place finishes in the Parliamentary Procedures competition and the Prepared Speech. “Everybody who entered from the New Richmond FFA teams advanced, so that was awesome,” Sauvola said. The District competition featured six schools from New Richmond’s district and the top two finishers in each contest advanced to Sectionals.
It took about an hour to crown a Spelling Bee winner out of the 27 students who competed in the event on Feb.
New Richmond High School named Mitch Giannini and Ali Utgaard as Ice Court King and Queen for 2014 at a pep fest on Monday, Feb. 10. The school celebrated Ice Fest throughout the week with a variety of different events.
With the WIAA playoffs looming, the New Richmond boys hockey team is close to where it wants to be. The Tigers took one step closer to their ultimate goal by receiving the second seed in the WIAA sectional hockey seeding process on Sunday. By getting the second seed, the Tigers have the possibility of playing two home playoff games before the sectional championship game. This year’s sectional championship game will be played in Amery on March 1. The opening opponent for the Tigers will be the WSFLG co-op team out of Burnett County or Amery.
Creating bowls out of clay was a popular pastime for many people on Saturday, Feb. 8, in one of the New Richmond High School art rooms. This year’s Empty Bowl fundraiser enticed more than 55 people to spend a cold Saturday at the high school creating bowls to help raise money. “The first year I did this, we had 25 people show up for the bowl making portion and it has just grown bigger and bigger since then,” said Mark Lusardi, who teaches art in Minneapolis and is also a clay glaze chemist.
Anyone who has driven down Charleston Drive in the last month has most likely seen the giant wolf snow sculpture in the front yard of one of the houses. But very few people know that the person behind the piece of snow art is none other than New Richmond eighth-grader Morgan Meskill. “It took me at least three hours to build the big wolf,” Meskill said. “I built a smaller wolf as well, but that one only took me about one-and-a-half hours to put together.
Thomas Koop, Sr., a resident of New Richmond and an instrumental person in bringing WITC to New Richmond, passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 91. “He was...
After a long discussion at its Feb. 4 Library Board Meeting, it was clear how the Friday Memorial Library Board felt about the preliminary designs presented using the Community Commons...