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 November 2002, Becky Eckman, of Baldwin, was diagnosed with small cell cervical cancer, which is extremely rare. She had a radical hysterectomy, followed by chemo and radiation. "Out of my three Mayo doctors one of them had a patient with this type of cancer and she didn't win her fight," Eckman said in a post on her CaringBridge site. "I was told at that time that making it 18 months was a fight, then I was told three years was the next hurtle and five years out was amazing. I did it. It was 16 years!"
After a short presentation and discussion, the New Richmond Board of Education approved a $1,146,481 contract with Peterson Companies, Inc. to install the new synthetic field turf for its NRHS Stadium Project, during its Monday, Feb. 18 regular board meeting. The bid from Peterson was the lowest of two qualifying bids, even though the bid included several alternates that added nearly $23,000 of extra options to improve the look of the field. The recommendation to accept the Peterson Companies bid came from ATS&R.
Registration is open for Farm and Rural Lobby Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in Madison. The annual event is organized by Wisconsin Farmers Union. WFU President Darin Von Ruden urged family farmers to consider taking a day off the farm to attend. “We’re facing tough times in farm country,” Von Ruden said. “It is more important than ever that farmers and rural citizens have a voice in the decisions being made at the Capitol.”
A fire confined to one set of dryers at the laundromat in Somerset (111 Parent St.) at 6:34 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, closed the laundromat until further notice and also forced the Subway and H&R Block next to the business to close for the evening due to the smoke.
On April 11, residents of western Wisconsin will get the chance to shake hands and get autographs from six former Green Bay Packers, as well as team president Mark Murphy and a half dozen front office executives when the team makes its way across the state as part of its annual Tailgate Tour.
With both of his older brothers making the rank of Eagle Scout, New Richmond High School senior Jordon Lyons wanted nothing more than to follow in their footsteps. He joined them on campouts when he was very young and joined Tiger Cubs when he was in first grade. So when it came time to select what he would do for his final project, Lyons was eager to get to work.
What started as a dare when she was teaching music and band in Nashville turned into a new career path for comedian Mary Mack, who will perform a Valentine Comedy Show at the Old Gem Theater (116 S. Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. "This was after my polka band broke up and I told my roommate I missed performing. It was a way to perform where you didn't need an entire band or even an instrument," Mack said.
HAMMOND -- A Thursday night house fire at 1075 Ridgeway St. in Hammond left three people, a husband and wife and their daughter, with an unlivable home. “The owner, his wife and their daughter were at home at the time of the fire. They got out right away. Right now, we are leaning toward the cause being an electrical issue, but it is still under investigation,” said United Fire Hammond Station Fire Chief Andy Jensen.
The St. Croix Central School Board discussed several different topics during its Jan. 28 regular board meeting, including open enrollment, adding Fund 60 accounts and student enrollment. The board voted to extend the district's administrator contracts for the 2020-2021 school year, while also voting to not limit the number of open seats for both special education and regular education students.
The New Richmond Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Gala on Wednesday, Jan. 30, with over 400 community members and business owners in attendance, despite the sub-zero temperatures outside.