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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In August of 2008, Sawyer Joachim, a 9-year-old Starr Elementary student, was diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, a disease which erodes a person’s muscles until they are unable to walk.
The citizens of New Richmond voted, and they decided that resident Stuart Nelson, who passed away on Nov. 7, would be this year’s New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. “We are very honored, on Stuart’s behalf, to receive the Citizen of the Year award,” said Stuart’s brother, Scott Nelson. “Stuart was an extremely good guy and did a lot for the community. The No. 1 thing Stuart loved was preserving habitat for wildlife.”
Once every fall, kindergarten students at Paperjack, Hillside and Starr elementary schools are able to invite their parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents or siblings to join them for breakfast and some reading as part of the Books and Breakfast program.
For the second year in a row, the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce put on its Food Drive Kick Off event and was able to collect more than 3,400 pounds of food, as well as $736 to help the Five Loaves Food Shelf in New Richmond.
Despite what other people might say, to 2013 New Richmond High School graduate Alex Kerber equestrian riding is a sport and yet it is nothing like any other sport out there.
Five years ago, a group of students at New Richmond High School decided that the Arrive Alive program they were a part of wasn’t exactly what they were looking for when it came to promoting an alcohol-free lifestyle for high school students.
The holiday season can be tough on a lot of people, but being a soldier who is stationed overseas can make it even harder. And that is why Mark Struble has put together two Christmas Cards for Veterans events over the next two weekends. “It is always nice to get a card wishing you a happy holidays from someone out of the blue,” Struble said. “That is why I felt like it was a good idea to get some people together to make cards and send them to the people who are stationed overseas.”
It has been 10 years since the first Wine Tasting Benefit was held to help out the Salvation Army’s homeless shelters in St. Croix and Polk Counties. Since then, many things have changed about the event except for one thing: Ready Randy’s owner Randy Calleja has been a part of the Wine Tasting Benefit.
With the amount of success the Windows of Christmas and Windows of Gifts saw last year, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Woletz decided to turn the contests into an annual event to bring more business to New Richmond area businesses.