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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It's the holiday season again, and with permission from retired Librarian James LaRue, I would like to share with you his annual holiday column, "A Gift Suitable for All Ages:" What we really need is an all-purpose gift that will satisfy everybody. It should be suitable for all ages. It should require no assembly. It shouldn't need batteries. You shouldn't have to feed it. It should last forever. It should be constantly entertaining. The more the recipient uses it, the more he or she should like it. And of course, it should be free.
The St. Croix Central Board of Education discussed many subjects during its Dec. 5 regular school board meeting, but the topic that will have the biggest impact on the students in the district came from a presentation by Superintendent Tim Widiker about visions and ideas for future programs and options for students.
Staff Commentary It has been a while since I last wrote a column for The News' Viewpoints section since my last spot in the column rotation here at The News was skipped to make room for another column that was more timely. So please forgive me if I jump back about month or so to write a column about my last visit to a local apple orchard.
The Wisconsin Department of Instruction recently released its annual state wide report cards for the 2015-2016 school year and all three schools in the News' coverage area were rated "Meets Expectations" or higher, with the New Richmond School District breaking the "Significantly Exceeds Expectations" barrier this year with an 83.7 score as a district.
The Wisconsin Department of Instruction recently released its annual statewide report cards for the 2015-16 school year and all three schools in The News’ coverage area were rated “Meets Expectations”...
St. Croix Central Middle School choir director Michelle Schmitt took her fifth-graders through a series of holiday songs during the group's holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the middle school gym. Dawn Mohn was the accompanist for the concert.
It has been a while since I last wrote a column for The News ’ Viewpoints section since my last spot in the column rotation here at The News was...
Somerset High School Since the very first week of the semester, students in Jennifer Sutton's entrepreneurship class have been hard at work creating a business plan to open a school store at Somerset High School. The students' efforts were rewarded Oct. 20 when representatives from First National Community Bank came to the classroom to present them with a $10,500 check, which is the exact amount the students estimated would be needed to make the store a reality.
Hazel Mackin Community Library Well the stockings are hung, and it's soon time for St. Nicholas to come.
St. Croix Central Middle School named its honor roll for the first quarter. “A” Honor Roll Eighth-grade: Alysha Albright, Joshua Bair, Kendra Benson, Sydney Carlson, Olivia Cleary, Mason Dado, Tarhia...