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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Once New Richmond High School senior Hailey Jones graduates this spring, her main focus will be gaining the knowledge she needs to help people in as many ways as possible. "I enjoy helping people and I'm currently a person care worker at Family Pathways," Jones said. "I work with a girl who has muscular dystrophy, so I'm kind of interested in working in that area when I go into nursing." In addition to pursuing a degree in nursing, Jones has applied for a position as a volunteer firefighter with the NR Fire Department.
The New Richmond district office conference room was packed with community members who came out to support high school girls basketball coach Ryan Schradle, who started the open forum portion of the board's Monday, May 21 regular meeting by speaking about the process by which he was informed he would not coach next fall.
Somerset High School technical education teacher Mark Barron has been with the district since he was hired in 1980. "At the time, I was getting married and my wife was going to keep going to Stout to get her masters degree. So I put a 75-mile circle around Menomonie and sent resumes to every single school district in that radius," Barron said, who is originally from De Pere.
Thanksgiving morning is usually spent relaxing with family and eating way too much food. However, for a group of East Fourth Street, New Richmond residents, Thanksgiving Day 2017 will always be remembered as the day sewage backed up into their basements. What followed was a months-long process of cleaning and negotiating with the City of New Richmond.
The 2018 Roberts Good Neighbor Days festival will kick off with the Community Appreciation Dinner and Good Neighbor Award presentation at Roberts Community Park at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31. The festival goes through Sunday, June 3. "What to look forward to: great food, drink, music, seeing the new royalty crowned and who will be the Good Neighbor of the Year. Most of all, taking time to reconnect with your friends and family at the Roberts Community Park," said Good Neighbor Days co-chair Geno Hanson.
According to a statement released by St. Croix Central math teacher Zach Turpin on Thursday, May 10, Turpin has decided to stay on as SCC head boys basketball coach.
Soul food with a touch of magic. That's the way Christian Orosz describes the food at his new restaurant, Vudu Street Food, which opened on Friday, April 28, in New Richmond. "We serve street food, since that is a culture and type of food I really enjoy. It is something you would find while walking down the streets of Mexico or Peru. To me, that is the real food," Orosz said. "The menu was really carried over from our two food trucks in Minneapolis, so kind of like bringing the food truck inside."
Coaches at every level know they will hear from parents and athletes if they disagree with decisions a coach makes during games. In most cases, those coaches feel like their district and administration will be there to support them if they need it.
New Richmond High School held its 2018 Grand March and Prom on Saturday, April 28.
For author/illustrator Peter Brown, drawing has always been part of his life. As a child, Brown drew scenes of monsters eating lunch, alien rock bands on stage and monkey detectives wearing trench coats and sunglasses. "And I realized that if I added words to my drawings I could tell stories. So in high school and college I took creative writing classes, and pretty quickly I fell in love with writing," Brown said.