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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Science is part of everything we do, touch, feel or eat, and the students at the New Richmond Middle School got the chance to learn about a few more areas where science is a part of everyday life after making trips to Bosch and Target field.
Even though there are just two weeks left before the New Richmond High School’s production of <I>Irving Berlin’s White Christmas<I> hits the stage for opening night, Drama Director Katelyn Peterson and her cast are staying calm.
After a long discussion Monday evening, New Richmond School Board members agreed that they, in principle, support the city library moving to the Community Commons and getting a quote from service providers to evaluate the Commons site. Board members also agreed that the Community Commons is a good home for the district’s Community Education program.
A New Richmond teenager was transported directly to a St. Paul hospital Friday morning, Nov. 15, after the sport utility vehicle she was driving struck a disk implement pulled by a tractor along County Road C near 118th Street. Caitlyn Cheaney, 17, was taken to Regions Hospital from the scene by New Richmond Ambulance personnel once firefighters had extricated her from the 2001 Ford Expedition she'd been driving.
For the last 15 years, Ronda Bierbrauer has been helping prepare and organize the Immaculate Conception Church’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Despite the huge amount of planning and work that goes into the dinner, Bierbrauer has no regrets about getting involved with the event all those years ago.
All families with children whose birthdays fall between Feb. 10, 2010, and Feb. 9, 2011, living in the New Richmond School District were invited to take part in the two-day Child Development Days event at the WITC New Richmond campus Nov. 7-8.
When Jacqueline West was growing up, she enjoyed nothing more than parading around her family's house dressed up while pretending to be one of her favorite characters from the books she was reading or the movies she had seen. But the idea of becoming an author was the furthest thing from her mind.
On Feb. 10, 1944, 2nd Lt. Ellen Ainsworth, a 24-year-old nurse from Glenwood City, was hit by enemy fire while attempting to save her patients during heavy artillery shelling at the 56th Evacuation Hospital in Anzio, Italy. Ainsworth died six days later from her wounds and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart and the Red Cross Bronze medals.
The Salvation Army officially closed on the purchase of its new Grace Place location at 505 W. 8th St. in New Richmond on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Duana Bremer, director of Social Services for the Salvation Army in the St. Croix Valley, hopes to have the building up and running by next spring.
The New Richmond American Legion Post 80 celebrated Veterans Day with a special ceremony at the American Legion building, Monday, Nov. 11. The New Richmond Middle School and St. Mary's School also celebrated Veterans Day with their own ceremonies on Thursday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Nov. 8, respectively. (Photos by Jordan Willi)