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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The Somerset Board of Education approved its 2017-2018 budget at $17,506,063.82, with a tax levy set at $5,445,345 at its Monday, Oct. 23 board meeting.
Nominations for the 2017 New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year may now be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce through the Chamber's website and Facebook page, as well as in person or by email. "In the past, the newspaper has done the voting, but this year, we will keep track of the ballots and let the paper make the announcement that nominations and voting are open," said Membership Coordinator and Events Planner Michelle Scanlan.
Given New Richmond's proximity to the Twin Cities, it was just a matter of time before the high school found a way to bring Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts to the stage. "I was really excited when I heard we were doing the Peanuts for our musical, with the Twin Cities being so close and the ties we have to the source material," high school English teacher and theater director Ashley Steiner said. "It is just a really good musical. The small cast makes it easy to work with the kids and really connect and develop the musical with them."
The transition from middle school to high school can be a tough one for any incoming freshman, especially with the recent renovations that have taken place at St. Croix Central High School. That is one of the reasons why principal Kurt Soderberg and his staff decided to create the Pathfinders group, which is made up of 28 juniors and seniors.
The No. 1 seeded New Richmond Tiger boys soccer team scored three goals in both halves to top the visiting No. 2 Holmen Vikings 6-2 to advance to Saturday's Division 2 sectional final at 4 p.m. in Merrill. The game was played at the New Richmond High School soccer field on Thursday, Oct. 26. The Tigers scored 11:32 into the first half and were able to go up 2-0 at the 18:44 mark of the first half. New Richmond rounded out its first half scoring at the 35:28 mark to go up 3-0. Holmen came back to notch its first goal of the game at 43:29.
People from all over the county stop at the St. Croix County Public Health building in New Richmond for a variety of reasons. Since 2015, visitors have also been able to get fresh produce, while in season, from a garden put together by Public Health Supervisor/WIC Director and Master Gardener Sharon Reyzer.
Each year, more than 1,300 high school and around 1,200 middle level students audition for roughly 730 spots in the high school and middle level Honors State Music Project. The few who are selected to be part of the middle or high school band, orchestra, jazz ensemble or choir get the opportunity to perform at the Wisconsin State Music Conference in the fall. The conductor of this year's high school honors band is none other than composer, University of Wisconsin - River Falls adjunct professor and Hudson resident Jack Stamp.
Midwest Auto Mall's group owner and operator Mila Cooper recently announced the group is expanding with the addition of the New Richmond Auto Mall on North Knowles Avenue. Opposite Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The auto mall hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the new location at 1243 N. Knowles Ave. The New Richmond Auto Mall will offer pre-owned vehicles with low miles that can be purchased by cash or financed by major lenders that are accessible on site, Cooper said.
The New Richmond Board of Education approved the old middle school closing resolution to officially transfer ownership of the property over to the City of New Richmond in hopes that a new library can be built there in the near future.
Friday Memorial Library director Kimberly Hennings announced this week that she will be resigning her post at the library effective Nov. 3.