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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For the third time since the property was completed a few years ago, Croft Apartments management was brought before the New Richmond City Council to discuss issues with the apartment complex.
The biggest change to 2018 Hammond Heartland Days is that almost every event during this year's festival will be moved to the tractor pull site (1800 Ridgeway St.), according to festival coordinator Dusty Anderson. In addition to the site change, the community appreciation dinner and pie/ice cream social will be moved from Thursday night to Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. The dinner will also include the presentation of the 2018 grand marshal and Heartland Awards. The festival runs from Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 12.
The Tschanz family, of Beldenville, has been riding horses for as long as they can remember. However, five years ago the family made the transition to rodeo and haven't looked back since.
Nearly three years after the closing of New Richmond's Brady's Brewhouse, the lights will once again turn on and the doors will be opened when the Muddy Cantina officially opens at 230 S. Knowles Ave. in September. "I decided to purchase the space because I loved it a lot and had been looking at it for about a year or year and a half now. The space was out of my price range for a while, but the price dropped recently and the next thing you know we are in there," said owner Patrick Conroy.
With other communities in the area already home to their own pickleball associations, and as the sport continues to grow in popularity across the country, Randy and Kathy Stanke figured it was time to start an association in New Richmond.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on State Highway 46/Main Street South, north of Front Street in the Village of Deer Park at 4:04 p.m. on Friday, July 27. Preliminary investigation and witness statements indicate a 2008 Kia Sportage Sport Utility vehicle, driven by Stacey A. Robb — 44, Amery — was southbound on Main Street South. A 2005 Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer unit, driven by Chance M. Zasada — 39, Turtle Lake — was northbound on Main Street South. Witnesses report the Kia crossed the centerline and struck the semi unit head-on.
During its July 23 annual meeting the St. Croix Central School District adopted a tax levy of $6,820,521, an .89 percent increase from 2017-2018, to meet the proposed 2018-2019 budget/total expenditures of $25,872,497.30, a 1 percent increase from last year.
The 2018 Ox Cart Days medallion is a silver disk with the Lion's Club logo on it and is located on public property in the Village of Star Prairie. Starting Wednesday, July 25, one clue will be published weekly at oxcartdays.org.and in the New Richmond News . One lucky winner will be awarded $100 on Sunday, Aug.19, at approximately 5 p.m. Please note: The medallion will never be hidden where a person would have to disturb or destroy any Village plant life or property!
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of School Safety has approved a grant in the amount of $121,200 to the New Richmond School District to support the district's School Safety Initiative Program to improve school safety. The grant is being provided by the State of Wisconsin.
For the last 19 years, Glenn Webb has been a fixture in the St. Croix Central School District: from his five years as a teacher, his 12 years as high school principal and his most recent two years as director of teaching and learning. However, Webb will say goodbye to SCC at the end of July when he takes over full-time as the Elmwood School District 4K-5 principal/Superintendent.