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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For the first time in 16 years, newly installed Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ pastor Burt Williams is back in Wisconsin, after growing up in Merrill. "It feels good to be home again," Williams said. "It is a great time to be here and there is a lot of potential in the area with all the growth going on." Williams started at Roberts Congregational on Sept. 1, after spending almost nine years as a pastor in Iowa. He was installed by the church Nov. 19.
During its Nov. 27 regular board meeting, the New Richmond School Board approved the addition of one Tiger Pack staff member at both Paperjack and Starr elementaries in order to assure the program meets the new compliance rules set by the Department of Children and Families. The new compliance rules were put in place to allow the DCF to monitor school age care programs run under a school district.
Written by Jessica LaPean, Youth Services Librarian at the Friday Memorial Library
The St. Croix Central Middle School drama department will bring the silliness and fun of “Elf” the movie to the stage when they put on three performances of “Elf the Musical, Jr.” from Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3.
For St. Mary eighth grader Hattie Harrold, math comes easy. Although she is an eighth grader, she is already taking Algebra 2 and feels like the class is still pretty easy for her. So, when Harrold's Hometown Holidays button design was selected to represent the newly created New Richmond holiday celebration, she was surprised to say the least.
After growing a small plot of pumpkins on his family's land last year, 10-year-old Roberts resident and fifth grade St. Croix Central Elementary student Thomas Iverson wanted to go bigger for his second foray into pumpkin growing. "We planted 1,500 seeds by hand, which was actually pretty fun. Then about 1,300 came up," Iverson said. "This is the first year with the actual business. I decided that I wanted to do it because I thought growing pumpkins was fun. Once we got the house, we had an acre of land and had nothing to put in it, so I decided 'let's put in pumpkins!"
Members of the St. Croix Central administration team did their best to answer questions from concerned community members during the district's community discussion Monday, Nov. 13, regarding the change to a new grading system throughout the district.
Somerset Elementary students were honored for being kind during the month of October during a recent Spartan Way Assembly held at the school. Kindergarten students honored included: William LaRoue, Rylan Henke, Hadley Lawrence, Madden Hart and Riley Mickus. First grade students: Audrey Dalzell, Delainey Kirchner, Cooper Gilewski, Austin Settem and Jane Fohrenkamm.
Over the last few years, the Somerset High School drama department has performed many classic musicals that have been fun, light hearted and entertaining. This year, the department is tackling a much deeper musical in "Fiddler On The Roof," which has the cast and crew excited to take on a bigger challenge.
According to a news release from the City of New Richmond, the city will be conducting a siren test on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. as part of a noise audit of the siren system. The following the news release from the City of New Richmond: