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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Starting on Thursday, July 10, and going through Sunday, July 13, New Richmond Fun Fest will bring food, fun and music to the New Richmond community. “We have a great music lineup this year and we are adding a few new things in order to keep things fresh and exciting for everyone,” said Fun Fest Event Coordinator Russ Korpela. “The kiddie parade is back this year and we are adding the Bean Bag Tournament as well as bringing in the Royalty of Rock Tour to perform on Saturday night.”
Although the New Richmond Area Centre started Family Fun Movie Nights back in March, Centre Youth Development Coordinator Julie Griepentrog feels that moving the movie night from Saturday to Friday and adding an inflatable bouncer to the mix will make the the summer events even better. “We switched nights because Saturdays during the summer seem to be the night when a lot of people have something going on,” Griepentrog said.
At its June 16 school board meeting, the New Richmond School District Board of Education discussed and approved the installation of a new security system at all of the schools within the district.
The Friday Memorial Library held its Carnival Day event on Wednesday, June 11, in Glover Park. Children got to play a variety of carnival games, blow bubbles and jump around a bounce castle while enjoying a sunny day.
Anyone who visited the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., June 14-15 would have seen the annual Government on Display Exposition taking place throughout the country’s biggest mall.
On June 2, John Soderberg, who turned 80 in March, celebrated 50 years with First National Community Bank. “A lot of different factors led into me getting into banking and...
Seven eighth-graders, including Lauren Chrisco, Kelly Paulsen, Madelyn Mehr, Emma Borgstrom, Bryan Utecht, Elizabeth Lee and Monica Edaburn, graduated from St. Mary School in New Richmond on Wednesday, June 4, during a Graduation Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church.
On Thursday, June 5, fourth-grade students at Hillside Elementary participated in a live mini-auction, called the Nelson Buck Auction, to help teach the students about money and how to spend it wisely. “I suggested the idea for an auction about six years ago when I started working with Bill (Knutson) in his classroom,” said volunteer and auctioneer Phil Nelson.
On Thursday, June 5, Starr Elementary Principal Andy Hoeppner stepped away from being in charge of the school for a day so fourth-grader Sawyer Joachim could take his place. “Sawyer won the right to be principal for a day from a raffle we had at the school art fair a while back,” Hoeppner said. “Being principal for a day means Sawyer can do what he wants pretty much, be it adding more recess for the students or getting extra snacks for the kids.
Though Mike Walsh and Jane Walsh, who are not related, had heard about the Relay for Life of New Richmond before this year, neither of them have ever taken part or attended a relay before. This year, Mike and Jane will be the Honorary Co-Chairs for the Relay, and they are both excited to experience the festivities for the first time. “I’m really looking forward to the Relay for Life and being a part of that,” Jane said. “The support and kindness of people has amazed me.