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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At its March 17 meeting the New Richmond School District Board of Education voted to move forward with a natural playground partnership with the City of New Richmond, and it approved the school year calendars for the next two years.
For two hardworking, multi-activity, New Richmond High School student athletes, being named valedictorian and salutatorian didn’t exactly come as a surprise, but it wasn’t something either Alex Wheeler or Emily Kukacka were really expecting either. “It was always a goal of mine to be at the top of my class, but I wasn’t expecting it,” Wheeler said. “I was more so just trying to work my hardest and trying to do as well as I could in all my classes. It is really rewarding to know that all my hard work has paid off.
Rural Star Prairie artist Judy Anderson got into making assemblage art more than 30 years ago after lightning hit her home and fried everything inside. When she went to see what was left of the house and its contents, Anderson saw that the various pieces of objects that were melted or destroyed by the lightning made interesting shapes and thought they might look good if she put them together. “After the lightning hit the house, I found that there were some really interesting parts that looked cool,” Anderson said.
For New Richmond resident Tim Armstrong, martial arts has been a huge part of his life since he saw his first Bruce Lee film when he was 7. Now, 40...
Third- through fifthgraders at all three New Richmond elementary schools, as well as St. Mary School, took part in a PowerUp School Challenge assembly this week, which was led by the Twin Cities Radio Disney team. PowerUp is supported by a designated fund of the Lakeview Foundation in partnership with HealthPartners. On Monday, March 10, the Radio Disney team was at Paperjack Elementary and Hillside Elementary and then led another set of assemblies on Wednesday, March 12, at Starr Elementary and St.
On Wednesday, March 5, a group of middle school students gathered in the New Richmond Middle School media center to give presentations for the school’s annual History Fair.
Students at New Richmond Middle School got the chance to hear about a wide variety of career paths during the middle school's annual Career Fair held on Thursday, March 6.
At its March 4 school board work session, the New Richmond School District Board of Education decided to schedule Monday, April 21, as a makeup day for the district, according to District Administrator Jeff Moberg. “Given that we are still in March, there is a high possibility of snow or bad weather since March tends to see a lot more precipitation,” Moberg said.
With Spring appearing to finally be on its way, Mary Jo Johnson and her staff of 11 volunteers at the Five Loaves Clothing Center are looking for donations of spring and summer wear items, such as Tshirts, shorts and shoes. “One of the reasons this year has been really slow so far this year for donations, I think, is that everybody is really depressed this year with all the snow and the long winter,” said Johnson, who manages the day-to-day operations at the Five Loaves Clothing Center.
One of the many things Starr Elementary Principal Andrew Hoeppner and his wife have talked about doing for years was taking the chance to teach outside the United States and expose their children to other cultures and places. However, the timing was never right for them to take the leap and accept a job in some far away place. That is until now.