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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Staff Commentary When I celebrated my 27th birthday in November, it also marked my eleventh year of having my driver's license. In those 11 years, I have driven in my fair share of bad weather. Sometimes it was because I had to. Other times it was because I was too stubborn to let the weather and road conditions dictate when I could or couldn't drive.
Paperjack Elementary School Music Department was recently awarded a grant from the St. Croix Valley Foundation. Music teacher Jodi Mealey requested the funds to purchase 30 Remo Konga Drums to use during music class. The St. Croix Valley Foundation funded the entire purchase, awarding the school $864. For more information, visit scvfoundation.org.
Somerset Fifth Grade "A" Honor Roll Lindsey Marek Julia Rybacki Fifth Grade "B" Honor Roll Sophia Francis Ava Kopp August Lang Paytton Mattren Ada Schottler Sixth Grade "A" Honor Roll Faith Albert Addie Goeltl Lily Kopp Isabelle Measner Mia Olson Sophia Plourde Madison Raleigh Bob Schmitt Shealyn Struemke Sixth Grade "B" Honor Roll Mac House Will McGurran Ellen Nelson Tristen Patrick Nichols Haley Reger
After approving a short list of consent agenda items, the Hammond Village Board approved a series of agenda items, including the purchase of a replacement tractor, a service agreement for the south water tower and flowers for Davis Street. The first item approved by the board was the service agreement for the south water tower with Corrpro, which it done annually. The only change to the agreement was the removal of the language regarding liability, which will be handled by village attorney Tim Scott.
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Somerset Middle School Somerset Middle School recognizes the December Students of the Month for their strong displays of character. Students selected for December exemplify the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Fifth grade Talon Lane is very organized and clearly wants not just to succeed, but to excel! On numerous occasions Talon has noticed a student who is in need of assistance and he has quickly stepped up to help! Talon is an asset to our class and to Somerset Middle School.
New Richmond High School To the surprise of many of the members of the New Richmond FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Team, the team was able to edge out the second place team for a first place finish at this year's World Dairy Expo in Madison Oct. 5. Along with their first place finish plaque, the team has also been invited to take part in the International Dairy Judging Tour, which includes stops in Scotland, Belgium, England and Germany.
St. Croix Central The St. Croix Central School District is proud to formally invite the community to its New Construction Open House scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16, from 4-8 p.m.
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.