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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During its Dec. 18 meeting, the New Richmond School District Board of Education discussed several topics, including the Community Commons and the list of goals the board has been working on.
Students at Starr, St. Mary's and Paperjack Elementary schools put on holiday concerts for their parents on Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20.
New students enroll all year long at most schools throughout the country. But, unlike most schools, the New Richmond Middle School has seen a 41-student bump in its population through the end of the first semester.
After much deliberation and discussion after their citywide search for the best Christmas light display in New Richmond, the panel of Kiwanis Club Christmas Lighting Contest judges decided the Dennis Family, at 1914 W. Seventh St., are the winners of this year’s contest. Coming in second was last year’s winner, the Smallidge Family, at 315 Greaton Rd., while Earl and Mary Andersen, at 1463 Wooduck Lane, took third.
New Richmond students at every grade-level took to the stage, and music room, to celebrate the holidays with songs performed by bands, choirs and orchestras, as well as elementary school students. Student performances included Hillside Elementary, Starr Elementary, New Richmond Middle School and the New Richmond High School.
More than 1,000 students in physical education classes throughout New Richmond took part in the eighth annual World Sports Stacking Association Guinness World Records Day event on Nov. 14. The New Richmond students helped the WSSA break the world record for “Most People Sports Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day” with a total of 555,932 people stacking cups on Nov. 14 around the world.
At the start of this school year, New Richmond High School counselor Shannon Bartlett was approached by a small group of students who expressed a desire to put together a club or group that helped create positive peer connections and to create a safe, accepting and open environment for anyone who wanted to join. That is how the LOTUS group was formed at the high school.
The Friday Memorial Library hosted a holiday celebration Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the library which featured a photo op with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as reindeer.
Residents at the Deerfield in New Richmond came together Tuesday, Dec. 10, to celebrate the holidays with one another.
After his father’s death in November, Eric Nelson, 40-year-old son of Citizen of the Year award winner Stuart Nelson, felt like doing something in his memory while also helping to raise money for one of his dad’s biggest passions.