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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The Somerset Spartan baseball team advanced to the WIAA Division 2 Sectional championship game for the third time in four years with a 2-0 shutout win over Hayward early Tuesday afternoon in Altoona. The Spartans will face the winner of the 1:30 p.m. game between Ellsworth and Viroqua at 4 p.m. today in Altoona, for the right to play in the state tournament starting on Wednesday, June 18. Tyler Lueck once again led the Spartans on the mound with six innings of shutout baseball. Lueck allowed just six hits over the six innings he pitched.
The Somerset Spartans baseball team used a six-run fifth-inning to rally past Osceola at Larry Forrest Park in Somerset and claim a 6-5 win in the Section 1 Regional Championship game of the WIAA Division 2 Baseball Tournament. With the win, Somerset advances to the next round of the tournament where they will face Hayward on Tuesday, June 10, at 11 a.m.
A handful of New Richmond Middle School students showed off their many talents during the middle school's talent show on Friday, May 30, in the middle school gym.
Taking part in a foreign exchange program is one way for students across America to get out of the country to see the world, learn about another culture and make new friends across the globe. It is also one of the main ways students from other countries get the chance to live the American dream and find out what it is like to be an American teenager.
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the New Richmond School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable.
The No. 4 seed Somerset girls soccer team was knocked out of the WIAA Division 3 Girls Soccer Tournament in the opening round after losing 3-1 to No. 5 seed Osceola on Thursday, June 5, in Somerset. Osceola took a 1-0 lead just over 10 minutes into the opening half and then followed up that goal with a second a little over half way through the half. Somerset struck first in the second half at the 52:38 mark to cut Osceola's lead in half, but Osceola scored less than a minute later to reclaim its two goal lead. With the win, Osceola moves on to face No.
Third-grade classes from Hillside Elementary put on a performance of "E-I-E-I Oops!” for their families over a three day period from Wednesday, May 21-Friday, May 23. Each third-grade class performed their own show.
On Oct. 18, the Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond will be filled with old toys, paintings, folk art and other antiques brought in by people from around the area. And that’s just the way antiques appraiser Mark Moran, who will be hosting a antique appraisal event at the library, likes it.
Antique appraiser Mark Moran was at the Friday Memorial Library Friday, Oct. 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. appraising objects brought in by area residents who wished to get their items appraised. (Photos by Jordan Willi)
For the last few years, Terrence Lizakowski has been teaching and working as an administrator at various non religious schools throughout the Twin Cities metro area. But one day, while sitting in church, Lizakowski decided that he wanted to get back to teaching at a religious institution, such as St. Mary School in New Richmond. “I was in church one day and there was a children’s choir singing and I thought that I wouldn’t mind helping out the church again,” Lizakowski said. “I wanted to go back to use my skills as an administrator and teacher to develop a community.