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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After spending 38 straight years on the Hammond Town Board, Greg Gillis said goodbye to his position. “It was the right time to step down because I want to retire some day, real quick and I don’t want to be tied down to a monthly meeting,” Gillis said. “I’ll go fishing and hunting and take longer trips, a lot more of them. Maybe to Alaska and the mountains there. I just put in for my first mountain deer hunt.”
When Britany LaRoue was little, she would sit by her mother, a seamstress by trade, and watch her sew. Years later when LaRoue had children of her own, she decided to start making items for her own children. "Then I started to have friends and family ask me to make them some of the stuff I had made," LaRoue said. "I just kept on making more and more and it started to turn into attending craft shows and selling online and all of that jazz."
St. Croix Central has found its new assistant principal in former New Richmond first grade teacher and current elementary principal in Mauston, Lindsay Jacobs.
Author, speaker and advocate for seniors Charles Schoenfeld will give a presentation at WITC-New Richmond at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2. "I never had any aspirations about becoming a writer, and certainly not a speaker. I did dabble with writing around the house, usually something with humor, an annual Christmas letter for example," Schoenfeld said. "My family was always saying, 'You should write a book.' Personally I had no idea what I might write about until my life took a profound turn.
If you are looking for a chance to get out of the house Saturday, April 29, and help the community at the same time, look no further than the New Richmond Community Trash Pickup Day. The trash pickup day is the brainchild of New Richmond High School freshman Teresa Tenner and is part of her Genius Hour project for English 9. "For English class, we had to do something called a genius hour project, which is something that we do that betters the community or someone else's life," Tenner said. "It has to be based on something that inspires us."
The following message was sent out by New Richmond School District Administrator Patrick Olson on Friday, April 21, regarding an incident in the high school parking lot. "Good Afternoon,
On Tuesday, April 11, the St. Croix County Tavern League made a $500 donation to the New Richmond Police Department K-9 Fund. This donation will be matched by the State Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation. "The league likes to raise funds and give money to these kinds of community programs and have given to other organizations in New Richmond in the past," said SCCTL president Nathan Stork. "The Tavern League of Wisconsin is the strongest and largest in the United States. It is over 5,000 members strong. The St. Croix County Tavern League has 70 members itself."
A trip to the University of Wisconsin - Madison will determine if the St. Croix Central Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition team's spicy stuffed pepper with a creamy tomatillo sauce is good enough to be the top dish in this year's competition. "These guys definitely set the bar and I hope other students in the near future will want to take on this adventure," said family and consumer science teacher Courtney Hawkins. "It is a lot of fun, but you have to be willing to experiment and be creative and accept failure."
Food trucks are everywhere these days. You can find them at state, county and other fairs throughout the country. You can find them downtown near the hottest spots in the big cities. You can also find food trucks, such as New Richmond's own Bee's Ice Cream truck, on the streets of some small towns.
The Village of Hammond Board of Trustees met April 10 for its first scheduled meeting for the month to discuss several topics from the 2016 audit to the need for a new siren on Eulaine Circle. According to Brock Geyen with Clifton, Larson and Allen, the village's general fund is in decent shape as is the water fund. The one area where the village's finances aren't in great shape is the sewer fund, which is due to the ongoing litigation. But Geyen said the village's finances are overall in good order.