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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Last year when The Salvation Army Bell Ringers Jeremy and Derek officially retired from their six years of 30 Hour Marathon Bell Ringing, many wondered if the efforts would cease. Our local Salvation Army was concerned about a shortfall in their Red Kettle Campaign without the duo ringing for their annual 30 hours which brought in an incredible amount of support from St. Croix County residents.
Just a few years after partnering to bring area students the Welding Academy at New Richmond High School, WITC-New Richmond and the New Richmond School District have partnered to offer local students a chance to earn certification and credit toward a degree. This time around, students have the the opportunity to become certified as a personal care worker.
Over 750 students from across Wisconsin and from the Chicago area took part in the UW-Whitewater Creative Writing Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Among them were a large number New Richmond High School students, with six of those students receiving second place awards for their submissions.
The frenzy of Christmas is upon us! With so many things on your to do list I want to make sure you have our annual Christmas event on your calendar! Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. we will have pictures with Santa, live Christmas music provided by Camille Budrow and accompanied by Carl Sones. We will even get to hear some of their original music! Cider, coffee, cookies and crafts will round out this special family night. This is our seventh year of celebrating during the holiday season.
The Friday Memorial Library will host a "Make n' Take a Holiday Gift" event from 3-4 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, with visitors getting the chance to make a holiday gift with Covet owner, Devon Driscoll.
The following is a press release sent out to local media by the Salvation Army of St. Croix and Polk County: "Grace Place and Serenity Home Homeless Shelters, which are operated by the local Salvation Army in St. Croix and Polk County Wisconsin, are struggling. Donations are down significantly and programs are at risk. The Salvation Army will be holding a press conference at the Osceola Medical Center Thursday December 7, at 3 p.m. Further details will be shared at the press conference.
For the first time in 16 years, newly installed Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ pastor Burt Williams is back in Wisconsin, after growing up in Merrill. "It feels good to be home again," Williams said. "It is a great time to be here and there is a lot of potential in the area with all the growth going on." Williams started at Roberts Congregational on Sept. 1, after spending almost nine years as a pastor in Iowa. He was installed by the church Nov. 19.
During its Nov. 27 regular board meeting, the New Richmond School Board approved the addition of one Tiger Pack staff member at both Paperjack and Starr elementaries in order to assure the program meets the new compliance rules set by the Department of Children and Families. The new compliance rules were put in place to allow the DCF to monitor school age care programs run under a school district.
Written by Jessica LaPean, Youth Services Librarian at the Friday Memorial Library
The St. Croix Central Middle School drama department will bring the silliness and fun of “Elf” the movie to the stage when they put on three performances of “Elf the Musical, Jr.” from Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3.