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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Several longtime teachers in area school districts retired at the end of the school year, including three staff members from New Richmond and one from St. Croix Central. Teachers were asked to fill out a questionnaire highlighting their careers in their respective districts. James Kelly Stephens What was your position? Tutor at the Bridge program. Did you coach or advise a club?
New Richmond resident Jillian Kemmet found herself at a crossroads in high school: there were issues at home and she was trying to figure out who she wanted to be and what she wanted to do.
By this time next year, the Best Western Plus New Richmond Inn & Suites will be open for business, according to Community Development Director Beth Thompson and Hoeft Builders Inc., who are in charge of the construction of the new hotel. “We are very excited that you guys are here...We are glad you will be part of our community and we wish you the best,” said New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne.
The storm system that charged through the New Richmond and surrounding areas on Sunday, June 11, brought with it torrential downpours, hail, thunder and lightning and wind.
For the last 10 years, Jody and Mike Lenz have been running the Threshing Table Farm in Star Prairie. The couple have had their ups and downs as a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, but they have maintained the quality and availability of their fresh produce.
A two car accident at the intersection of S. Knowles Avenue and 4th Street in New Richmond temporarily shut down the southbound lane of Knowles at the intersection around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9. New Richmond police and fire departments responded to the scene. Fire fighters used sand and shovels to clean up fluids that were leaking from a white four-door sedan, which received damage to the front and front right sides of the vehicle. Fire department and police officers worked together to divert traffic around the accident.
New Richmond High School 2017 graduate Isaac Karpenske's path to the ministry could not be clearer than it is right now. God has been with him since he was little, through the good times and the bad, so it just makes sense that he would end up going into the ministry and want to be there for others as God has been there for him. But it was not until the last year or so that Karpenske realized that becoming a pastor was what he was meant to do.
In just three short years, Starr Elementary principal Dan McGuire has created a strong bond with his students, staff and the families of Starr. "I am very privileged to have worked with the students and families of Starr Elementary," McGuire said. "The Starr staff is an amazing group of professionals to work with and truly care for the students who walk through our doors every morning. I am a better educator for the time I have spent with them. Without such wonderful students, staff, and families, Starr Elementary would not be the great school it is today."
In their first year of entering the Whipping Up Wellness Student Chef Culinary Competition, the St. Croix Central High School culinary team brought home first place with their stuffed pepper with a tomatillo sauce. The culinary team, which is made up of four seniors from Courtney Hawkins' Advanced Foods course, consists of Noah Carlson, Raini Denny-Broker, Luke Jensen and Nick Jones. The team had to create an original recipe using the guidelines set by the Department of Public Instruction Nutrition Program.
Starting on June 9, the Friday Memorial Library will host a new, unconventional book club twice a month for two different age groups. The group is called Chat & Chew and will be held at the library over lunch.