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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The New Richmond School District will add 18 new staff members and teachers to its roster for the 2016-17 school year. St. Mary Catholic School will also add three new staff members this school year. To help you identify the new faces out and about in the community, the following are brief profiles and photographs of each of the new New Richmond and St. Mary staff members.
St. Croix Central School District will add 15 new staff members and teachers to its roster, and also had three staff members change positions, for the 2017-18 school year. To help you identify the new faces out and about in the community, the following are brief profiles and photographs of each new SCC staff member.
A crowd of community members, as well as current and former WITC-New Richmond employees, gathered at WITC-New Richmond to celebrate the college's 50th anniversary. The event was held on Thursday, Aug. 24.
Patrick William McGurran, of Amery, formerly of New Richmond, died Monday, Aug. 14l; he will be remembered by many for his service to the City of New Richmond and the Knights of Columbus, as well as being a good friend and family member.
New Richmond resident Allisa Hare has been a pet groomer for the last 18 years and has owned a grooming business in New Brighton, Minn., for the last 13 years. However, she has had a dream of working with animals closer to home, which is why she opened the Paw Spa Groomery at her home on Fox Way.
After months of planning and discussion, the New Richmond Board of Education approved the final old middle school purchase agreement between the City of New Richmond and the school district at its Aug. 21 regular meeting.
Pastor Jason Taylor, who has been a pastor in Wheeler for the last nine years, started preaching at Solid Rock Fellowship in New Richmond Aug. 6. "I became a Christian at 10 when I was at camp. That was where I found that I had a desire to teach the Bible," Taylor said. "I went to college at UW-Stout for construction management, which is where I got involved with the Calvary Chapel. They went through the Bible verse by verse and that was how I decided I wanted to teach the Bible."
The John Doar History Trail will open with the reveal of the interpretive panels along the trail, on Saturday, Aug. 26 following the grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. "I want to say how grateful we are for all the people of New Richmond did for our family and for Dad. We are very lucky to be from New Richmond," said Robert Doar. "Dad was very loyal to New Richmond and much of what made him good came from New Richmond. The trail tells a story and people who walk it will come away with a better understanding of our history. That's a good thing."
The New Richmond Heritage Center has found its new executive director and they couldn't be happier with the choice. "Stephanie (Cooke) is a great fit for the Heritage Center," said Paul Mayer, president of the Heritage Center Board of Directors. "A long-time resident of New Richmond with many years' experience at the Chamber of Commerce, Stephanie will be a critical link between the Heritage Board, our volunteers and our community."
Almost as soon as he and his family came to New Richmond for the interview for lead pastor at Faith Community Church, Josh Maciel knew he was in a special place that he wouldn't mind calling home.