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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Area schools started back up again on Tuesday, Sept. 2, including New Richmond, Somerset and St. Croix Central.
For new St. Mary School Principal Terrence Lizakowski, this coming school year holds many firsts, but he knows the first day of school also brings a lot of excitement. “With the new school year coming up, we have a new excitement for building a solid, faith-based, academic excellence community,” Lizakowski said. “We are really excited that our class sizes are small and that we have a great focus on family and community.”
At the beginning of last school year, the New Richmond School District started to refocus its efforts on the subjects of math and reading. Even though the work the district did to meet its goals was good, District Administrator Jeff Moberg said the district is looking to keep math and reading its top focuses for this school year as well.
Local band Trigger Happy performed at the final Heritage Hillside Series event last Wednesday at the New Richmond Heritage Center.
Many people made their way to New Richmond's Glover Park Saturday to enjoy corn and the other festivities that were a part of this year's Corn Fest.
Over the last 15 years, the Deerfield has been helping its residents live their lives to the fullest for as long as possible. “We get to create relationships with a lot of people working here,” said Campus Administrator JoAnn Wrich. “People will say ‘Isn’t it depressing?’ But it isn’t depressing at all. It is rewarding that we are able to be part of the last journey in their life. And we get the opportunity to make that part of our residents’ lives as meaningful and comfortable as possible.” On Sept.
Ruth Earley McCabe, a New Richmond resident, respected community leader and business owner, passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul...
On Monday, Aug. 11, the City of New Richmond was informed by letter that it was being awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for its public facilities project of rehabilitating the Community Commons property. The grant comes from the Wisconsin Department of Administration Division of Housing. “We were really excited to find out the news that we had been awarded that grant and we made sure to let the school board and the council know right away,” said City Administrator Mike Darrow.
For the fourth year in a row, the New Richmond Area Centre will host Corn Fest at Glover Park from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and Centre Executive Director Darian Blattner expects the event to draw at least as many people if not more than it did last year. “Any time you offer food and entertainment for families you’ll get people coming to your event,” Blattner said. “The event is essentially free and there is corn as well, so that draws a lot of people too.
From Aug. 14-17, Star Prairie celebrated Ox Cart Days with a wide variety of events, from train rides and face painting to a classic car show and canoe race. The festival also included a 5K or 10K walk/run and a demonstration by members of the St. Croix County K-9 unit as well as music by Trigger Happy and a fastpitch softball tournament.