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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St. Croix County The St. Croix County Farmers Union recently announced that they will be granting two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, or technical college. All majors will be considered. The applicant and/or his or her parent(s) must be current members of St. Croix County Farmers Union.
WITC WITC Ag Mechanic students traveled to Madison this week to compete against the state's other ag mechanic programs (total of five colleges and 21 teams) at PAS' (Postsecondary Agriculture Students, a national organization) annual event. WITC scored big with first place and second place in team competition, and first and third in individual competition.
Staff Commentary It feels really good to know that my wife and I are finished with our taxes for this year, especially since we are both rather new to doing our own taxes and can use as much help as we can get in order to not make any mistakes.
New Richmond High School When New Richmond High School agriscience teacher Rachel Sauvola and culinary arts teacher Laura Feyma wanted to collaborate on getting a compost system set up at the school, senior Travis Newham jumped at the chance to help the pair out with the research study into how much food waste the school produces on a daily basis.
New Richmond High School After finishing in second place at last year's state tournament, the New Richmond High School Ice Fishing team was hoping to place in the top 10 again this year. And despite not being able to catch three bass and a walleye, the team was still able to bring home a trophy with a 10th place finish.
Somerset Middle School Four Somerset Middle School students recently participated in the Northwest Regional Competition Feb. 2, at Delong Middle School in Eau Claire. Of the four students who participated, Jackson Cook was the sole Spartan to advance to state competition, which is set for March 4, in Sheboygan. The goal of this competition is to challenge eighth-grade students to use higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in mathematics and to give recognition for academic effort and achievement.
Friday Memorial Library As a new mom, I couldn't wait to share my love of reading with my child. Our friends and family gave dozens of books to build a library for my little one. As frantic and frazzled as I am as a first-time parent, reading gives us some good one-on-one snuggle time at the end of a long day. So when the library introduced an app that I could track my child's reading as part of the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative, I downloaded it right away — and I love it.
New Richmond Middle school Tyler Lewis Grade: 6 Parent (s) Name (s): Andrea Lewis & Ken Lewis Favorite Class: Gym Favorite activities: Hockey, guitar, music and video games. What I like about school... All the people because they are usually really nice. Elli Coulter Grade: 6 Parent (s) Name (s): Amy & Fred Coulter Favorite Class: Science or Literature Favorite activities: Reading and playing my piano. What I like about school... I like the teachers and how all 3 elementary schools are combined.
New Richmond Middle School The New Richmond Middle School Math Counts team recently took part in the regional competition in Eau Claire where they competed against 16 other teams. The New Richmond squad will be sending five students — four as part of a team, with the fifth student moving on as an individual. Those moving on as a team are Tyler Dennis, Sam LaPean, Zach Larkin and Zach Johnson. The individual student moving on is Alex Jarchow. The state competition will be held in Sheboygan on Saturday, March 4.
Somerset Middle School Somerset Middle School recognizes the January Students of the Month for their strong displays of character. Students selected for January exemplify the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Fifth grade Josie Sanchez demonstrates all of the tenets of good character. Josie is firmly dedicated in her pursuit of education. Josie has a tremendous sense of how to help others and goes about it quietly.