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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Despite what other people might say, to 2013 New Richmond High School graduate Alex Kerber equestrian riding is a sport and yet it is nothing like any other sport out there.
Five years ago, a group of students at New Richmond High School decided that the Arrive Alive program they were a part of wasn’t exactly what they were looking for when it came to promoting an alcohol-free lifestyle for high school students.
The holiday season can be tough on a lot of people, but being a soldier who is stationed overseas can make it even harder. And that is why Mark Struble has put together two Christmas Cards for Veterans events over the next two weekends. “It is always nice to get a card wishing you a happy holidays from someone out of the blue,” Struble said. “That is why I felt like it was a good idea to get some people together to make cards and send them to the people who are stationed overseas.”
It has been 10 years since the first Wine Tasting Benefit was held to help out the Salvation Army’s homeless shelters in St. Croix and Polk Counties. Since then, many things have changed about the event except for one thing: Ready Randy’s owner Randy Calleja has been a part of the Wine Tasting Benefit.
With the amount of success the Windows of Christmas and Windows of Gifts saw last year, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Woletz decided to turn the contests into an annual event to bring more business to New Richmond area businesses.
Science is part of everything we do, touch, feel or eat, and the students at the New Richmond Middle School got the chance to learn about a few more areas where science is a part of everyday life after making trips to Bosch and Target field.
Even though there are just two weeks left before the New Richmond High School’s production of <I>Irving Berlin’s White Christmas<I> hits the stage for opening night, Drama Director Katelyn Peterson and her cast are staying calm.
After a long discussion Monday evening, New Richmond School Board members agreed that they, in principle, support the city library moving to the Community Commons and getting a quote from service providers to evaluate the Commons site. Board members also agreed that the Community Commons is a good home for the district’s Community Education program.
A New Richmond teenager was transported directly to a St. Paul hospital Friday morning, Nov. 15, after the sport utility vehicle she was driving struck a disk implement pulled by a tractor along County Road C near 118th Street. Caitlyn Cheaney, 17, was taken to Regions Hospital from the scene by New Richmond Ambulance personnel once firefighters had extricated her from the 2001 Ford Expedition she'd been driving.
For the last 15 years, Ronda Bierbrauer has been helping prepare and organize the Immaculate Conception Church’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Despite the huge amount of planning and work that goes into the dinner, Bierbrauer has no regrets about getting involved with the event all those years ago.