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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Friday Memorial Library The Friday Memorial Library will be one of many libraries and organizations throughout the country to honor the late Ezra Jack Keats on his 100th birthday. Keats' book, "The Snowy Day," is the new feature of the library's StoryWalk through Mary Park and will be on display during a candle lit Snowy Evening Storywalk on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m.
On Dec. 7, the New Richmond School District Skills USA team competed at the District 1 Skills USA competition at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake. The following students represented NRHS: Gavin Brown, Catherine Magler, Tyler Parent, EJ Schauer, Eve Schmit, Nick Sorensen, Isaac Swanson, Josh VanDyk, and Bryan Utecht.
The New Richmond Middle School PAWS Animal Service Project group members recently sponsored a school-wide collection of cat food, dog food, and other pet supplies. Once the group picked up all the collected supplies they delivered the donations to Gregory's Gift of Hope.
VFW Auxiliary to New Richmond/St.Croix County Memorial Post No. 10818 recently held its annual swearing in of new members at its December meeting. Among the new members was Dylan Cordie, a young man who started helping the Auxiliary by filling a care package for the troops, with his own money, during summer vacation. At that time he found out he could join the Auxiliary when he turned sixteen and started saving. On Oct.
The New Richmond High School music department put on its annual holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 19, featuring the high school concert band, Bella Voce choir, orchestra, Kammerchor and wind ensemble.
New Richmond School District After going into closed session to discuss the old middle school site agreement following the completion of the rest of its agenda items for the Dec. 20 New Richmond Board of Education regular meeting, the board came back with very much the same response to the City of New Richmond's master plan for the site as they did at last month's meeting.
St. Croix Central The St. Croix Central School District is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the seventh annual AP® District Honor Roll. "This award is confirmation that the work we have been doing around increasing student achievement through systemic, intentional focus is aligned with our vision and mission," Superintendent Tim Widiker said. "I am proud of the work our students and staff have done to be a districted respected by others as a model of excellence in student achievement."
Area elementary school students got the chance to perform Christmas songs for their family during last week's holiday concerts.
Hammond Community Library Happy Holidays from the staff at the Hammond Community Library! While the kids are on holiday break we are having a full week of fun activities to keep them busy. Monday, Dec. 26, from 12-6 p.m. it is a DIY Day. Come in and create, play, read, and explore the many activities we have planned for the afternoon. Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 1-5 p.m. we are having a Pajama Party. Come dressed in your PJ's and enjoy the party at the library.
Written by Krissa Coleman, library director at the Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts. With Christmas around the corner many kids may have video games or video game systems on their Christmas wish lists (or are planning to buy some with any Christmas money they receive). Here are some helpful tips for parents who just aren’t sure about video games: