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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On Saturday, Jan. 25, New Richmond Community Choir Director Bill Leahy watched as members of his newly created community choir continued to pour into the New Richmond High School choir room for the group’s inaugural rehearsal. Leahy had hoped to see around 25 people sitting in the chairs in front of him at that rehearsal, but the number of community members who filled the chairs was even more than he could have dreamed of.
For many people, listening to certain songs brings back fond memories of the past, like our high school prom, our first kiss or the day our children were born. According...
A large crowd of concerned citizens sat among a group of interested parties at the Feb. 19 Community Commons Committee meeting to hear a presentation led by Chad Clow and...
The New Richmond Tigers boys' hockey team rallied from an early 3-1 deficit to claim a 6-4 win over the Somerset Spartans on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in New Richmond. The Tigers Kole Hallmark lead the team with five points on the night, including a hat trick. With the win, the Tigers advance to the WIAA Boys Hockey Sectional Final where they will face the Superior Spartans, who defeated the Hudson Raiders 7-3 in Hudson on Tuesday night. The game will be held on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m.
Barbecuing is, for the most part, a summer activity, but that is not stopping the Boardman Bypass and owner Mary Glieden from putting on a BBQ Bash on Saturday, Feb. 22, to help raise money for the New Richmond Fire Department. “The winters are long here and anyone can barbecue in the summer when it is easier to do and warmer,” Glieden said. “Every year we try to do something to help raise money for a local organization and this year we just happened to pick the New Richmond Fire Department.” The barbecuing starts at 6 a.m.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the New Richmond United Methodist Church Youth Group went out into the community to collect food and money donations as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring program, which it later delivered to the Five Loaves Food Shelf in New Richmond. “We laid out bags for people to pick up for the last two Sundays and had them numbered so we knew who had a bag and where to pick them up,” said UMC Pastor Cathy Hamblin. “People filled those bags with groceries and then on Wednesday [Feb.
When the New Richmond Squirt B hockey team got the chance to sell tickets to a Minnesota Wild game as part of a fundraiser, it did such a good job that the promotional department decided to give four skaters from the team the chance of a lifetime. It just so happened that the Wild were holding an Olympic ceremony during the pre-game of the team’s Feb. 6 game against the Nashville Predators and the organization needed four players to skate out onto the ice and hold the American, Canadian, Finnish and Swiss flags.
The New Richmond High School Forensics is off to a great start to the 2014 season. With more than 40 active members participating in 15 Forensics speech categories the team was pleased to place seventh out of 16 teams at the UW-Eau Claire Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1. The team moved up in standing at the Menomonie Invitational last Saturday, Feb.
The New Richmond High School hosted the District Speaking Contest for FFA on Tuesday, Feb. 4, and the New Richmond FFA team came away with first-place finishes in the Parliamentary Procedures competition and the Prepared Speech. “Everybody who entered from the New Richmond FFA teams advanced, so that was awesome,” Sauvola said. The District competition featured six schools from New Richmond’s district and the top two finishers in each contest advanced to Sectionals.
It took about an hour to crown a Spelling Bee winner out of the 27 students who competed in the event on Feb.