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 Craig Yehlik took over as New Richmond Police Chief last year, the most pressing question in his mind, and that of the community, was how the police department was going to handle the drug problem in the City of New Richmond.
St. Mary School students took part in a dress rehearsal for their spring play, "Bus Oh-Z," on Friday, April 28, at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond.
The inaugural K-9 Classic will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13 starting at the New Richmond Police Station. The event is a 2-mile fun run/walk with your dog, with proceeds going to support the New Richmond Police Department K-9 Unit. "The idea behind this was to try a different way to get the public involved with the fundraiser," said NRPD Lt. Veronica Koehler. "There are a lot of different 5Ks and 10Ks in the city, but they don't necessarily say you can bring your dog along on the fun run."
A New Richmond police officer was dispatched to the scene of a hit and run which occurred at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, on West Fifth Street at South Knowles Avenue.
The following message was sent to parents throughout the New Richmond School District concerning an email barrage scam that is happening to school districts across the state of Wisconsin. The district is advising anyone receiving an email from school district staff that you are not expecting and originates from the email host "mailinator.com" to not allow access to your email and delete the emails right away.
The City of New Richmond announces Tuesday, May 2, that a Best Western Plus & Suites will be moving into town north of the Goodwill retail store in the City's Business and Technical Park. The following message was posted on the City of New Richmond Facebook page regarding the announcement:
After spending 38 straight years on the Hammond Town Board, Greg Gillis said goodbye to his position. “It was the right time to step down because I want to retire some day, real quick and I don’t want to be tied down to a monthly meeting,” Gillis said. “I’ll go fishing and hunting and take longer trips, a lot more of them. Maybe to Alaska and the mountains there. I just put in for my first mountain deer hunt.”
When Britany LaRoue was little, she would sit by her mother, a seamstress by trade, and watch her sew. Years later when LaRoue had children of her own, she decided to start making items for her own children. "Then I started to have friends and family ask me to make them some of the stuff I had made," LaRoue said. "I just kept on making more and more and it started to turn into attending craft shows and selling online and all of that jazz."
St. Croix Central has found its new assistant principal in former New Richmond first grade teacher and current elementary principal in Mauston, Lindsay Jacobs.
Author, speaker and advocate for seniors Charles Schoenfeld will give a presentation at WITC-New Richmond at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2. "I never had any aspirations about becoming a writer, and certainly not a speaker. I did dabble with writing around the house, usually something with humor, an annual Christmas letter for example," Schoenfeld said. "My family was always saying, 'You should write a book.' Personally I had no idea what I might write about until my life took a profound turn.