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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Every year on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2, students across the country participate in Read Across America Day, including at Paperjack Elementary.
Following last week’s events in south Florida, the School District of New Richmond, along with the New Richmond Police Department and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, sent out a joint letter to parents of children within the district in the hopes of easing the increased anxiety and and answer questions about active shooters within a school setting.
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The St. Croix Central School Board was busy during its Feb. 19 school board regular meeting, with discussions held about a petition to attach a property to the school district and the designation of an official newspaper. The board designated a pair of academic excellence scholarships as well. The petition to attach a property to the St. Croix Central School District came from Barbara Casey, who wished to detach her property in the Baldwin-Woodville School District.
The residents of the Somerset School District came out to vote for the four people they feel should represent the community on the Somerset Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The top eight vote getters from Tuesday's primary will move on to the spring election in April. Voters were allowed to vote for four candidates The top vote getter was Lorri Baillargeon, who had 287 votes, according to St. Croix County's unofficial results summary report, which was updated at 9:01 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The Friday Memorial Library and the City of New Richmond announced the hiring Katie Marsh as the next library director. Marsh will begin her new position on March 6.
The 10 Somerset School Board candidates running for four open positions on the board assembled for a candidate forum hosted by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Feb. 8, in the high school multi-purpose room. With 10 candidates running for four positions, a primary election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, to narrow down the field to eight candidates who will be on the April 3 election ballot.
The Somerset Chamber of Commerce and business community celebrated their successes and heralded annual awards at the Chamber's Excellence in Business Awards Dinner & Gala at the St. Croix National Golf & Event Center Tuesday, Feb. 6. The 2017 Business of the Year award went to David Bracht Realty of Property Executives Realty. Nominees for the award included Amy McCune & Associates, Carpeting by Mike and Somerset Amphitheater. "I didn't really expect this, but thank you very much for the honor," said owner David Bracht.
When New Richmond Middle School eighth grader Olivia Burns first heard about the VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Contest it sounded like a fun way to test her writing skills; the grand prize of $5,000 wasn't anything to sneeze at either. "I entered this year after my teacher held up the poster and that there was a money prize because the contest sounded like a good idea and I figured there would be no harm in entering," Burns said.
With 10 candidates running for four Somerset School Board positions, a primary election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20 to narrow down the field to eight candidates for inclusion on the April 3 election ballot.