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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Five New Richmond Fire & Rescue units responded to a single home fire at 1430 Meadowlark Lane at 12:43 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. The New Richmond Fire & Rescue team arrived on the scene less than three minutes after the fire was reported.
According to a statement released by the North Hudson Police Department, a suspicious package was found at Village Hall (400 Seventh St. N.) at approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8. After calling in the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department and the Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad, the package was cleared and the scene rendered safe at 1:36 p.m.
Long-time Roberts resident Lois Hall has seen and taken part in many things throughout her years living in Roberts. The 2000 Roberts Good Neighbor was part of the group that worked to open the Hazel Mackin Community Library in addition to being a member of the Warren Homemakers for 74 years. "I am not as active in Homemakers as I was, but I still go when I can," Hall said. "Coming out of the war, my family moved into the community and I didn't know anybody. Homemakers was a good way to get acquainted and I've enjoyed it ever since."
The 2018 Somerset High School Homecoming court members include: Brennan Sheridan, Ben Schmitt, Jack Peterson, David Ortega, Nick Bushinger, Zoe Rivard, Jessica Headlee, Bethanie Mangine, Cora Atkins, Christine Popp, Eli Anderson and Karah Wink. The court was announced during the district's all-schools pep rally on Monday, Oct. 1, in the high school gym. King and queen of the 2018 court will be crowned at halftime of Friday's football game.
An official state historical marker in honor of the late John Doar will be formally dedicated on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. in downtown New Richmond, near the start of the John Doar History Trail (150 W. First St.) overlooking the mill pond. The event is open to the public. "The award we are receiving typically goes to a library, museum or a municipality that has done a big event in the past year that really did a good job of recognizing our state or national history while making history come alive for the community," said management analyst Noah Wiedenfeld.
New Richmond High School graduate Josh Neumann has had a problem with dry lips ever since he was a young man. Although his mother would give him Vaseline to help with the constant dryness, Neumann was always in search of a lip balm that would keep his lips from cracking. Eventually, after the ups and downs of several decades, Neumann created his own lip balm, called Kind Lips, to heal not only lips, but souls — one kind word at a time.
It's hard to think about something built just after the Civil War still standing in 2018, but the newly renovated and repurposed Ti Voglio Bene bed and breakfast, built in 1870 — five years after the war ended — has stood the test of time.
The New Richmond High School held its homecoming festivities for the 2018-2019 school year from Monday, Sept. 17-Friday, Sept. 21.
SCC High School Homecoming week started off with a pep rally on Monday, Sept. 24, and featured the crowning of homecoming king and queen as well as several other games and activities pitting the different grades against one another.
The New Richmond School District approved a projected tax levy of $15,642,277 for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as a 9.963 mill rate, during the district's annual meeting Monday, Sept. 17. The 2018-2019 tax levy sees a .62 percent increase from the 2017-2018 budget, but the district's mill rate decreased by .632 from the previous year. For every $100,000 of assessed property value, tax payers will pay $996, which is a decrease of $63 from last year.