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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New Richmond High School choir, band and orchestra students performed at the 2013 Fall Concerts Monday, Oct. 21 (Choir/Orchestra Concert) and Tuesday, Oct. 22 (Symphonic Band/Indoor Marching Band Concert). The choir and orchestra combined to perform a piece from Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria at the Oct. 21 concert, while the orchestra played three selections of its own, including Concerto for Strings, themes from the Moldau and Pyramids for String Ochestra. The Bella Voce group performed Sing dem Herrn, Shule Arron and Korobushka.
Antique appraiser Mark Moran was at the Friday Memorial Library Friday, Oct. 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. appraising objects brought in by area residents who wished to get their items appraised. (Photos by Jordan Willi)
The Somerset School District Disabilities Awareness Committee, which recently changed its name from the Autism Awareness Committee, is hosting the first DAC Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Somerset Elementary School campus. The idea for the event came from a Halloween celebration DAC Co-Chair Beckah Whitlock experienced when she lived out west and was something she felt the DAC could adapt to fit its needs.
On most days, it is rare to see students at St. Croix Central High School spontaneously break into song in the middle of the hallways or cafeteria. However, that will not be the case come Oct. 26, 27, and 28, when the high school brings <I>Disney’s High School Musical<I> to life on the small stage of the commons area in the commons area for this year’s musical.
Being around for 100 years might seem like a long time, but that’s only because it is. Long time New Richmond resident Martin Germain has lived through the terms of 17 presidents in his 100 years of life and he still hasn’t given up taking care of his garden or exercising every day of the week.
After a short period of discussion at its Oct. 14, regular meeting, the Hammond Village Board passed a motion to change the village’s probationary period for employees from six months to 90 days. “In the union negotiations, we agreed to go down to 90 days and I think we should go down to 90 days across the board,” Board President Tony Bibeau said.
In an attempt to increase the number of women who come in for their annual exams, the Baldwin Area Medical Center is holding a Women’s Cancer Prevention Event on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in its Mattison Conference Room.
Bullying is still a hot topic throughout the country, but the actors/educators of CLIMB Theatre hope to do their part in preventing bullying when they perform a series of bullying prevention plays at the Somerset Elementary and Middle Schools Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The first concert of the Somerset 2013-14 school year will be the grade 7-12 Fall Concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. next Monday in the Somerset High School multi-purpose room. Performing groups include the high school choir, the newly-formed “Spartan Choir” comprised of ninth grade girls, the seventh/eighth grade choir, and the high school show choir “The Dynamics.” The Dynamics will be performing an entertaining Halloween-themed set.
After 16 long months of working together on their new book "My Grandparent: A Life and Times Journal for Grandchildren of All Ages,” Dick Edwards, of Menomonie, and Korrin Hawkins, of Roberts, have finally been able to get the word out about their latest work. However, the book might never have been written without a chance conversation Edwards had with Hawkins’ husband, co-owner of the River Valley Ford dealership in Baldwin, Corey Hawkins, while filling out paperwork after purchasing a new car. “[The book] was an idea that I had had for several years,” Edwards said.