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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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.
Throughout his life, author and former area school superintendent Dan Woll, of River Falls, has loved to write. As a superintendent, Woll wrote a weekly column which served to stoke the fires of his writing passion. In 1988, Woll decided to write something for fun, so he sent the Eau Claire Leader a story, which was subsequently printed in the paper.
New Richmond native Chuck Olson was named the Citizen of the Year during the 2019 New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Awards Gala on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Tips on How You Can Keep a Loved One Safe in Subzero Temperatures As the cold ensues in western Wisconsin, those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia should be on notice that snow, extreme temperatures and early darkness present challenges. Caregivers may be unsure how to best prepare for these conditions when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. However, the Alzheimer’s Association offers a few safety tips for navigating winter as a caregiver. A few tips from the Association include:
The United Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 692 250th St. in Baldwin Township just before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The structure was a small, Amish barn. "When the owner called, he said he was trying to heat water in the barn. That doesn't work too well. It was a total loss, but he was able to get all the cattle and a lot of his supplies out as well, which he was happy about," said Fire Chief Gary Newton.
Owning a sports bar and restaurant has always been a lifelong dream for Vince Wilhelm. So, when the restaurant at 1847 County Road T in rural New Richmond came on the market, Wilhelm's family jumped at the chance to make their father's dreams come true. That is when Vinny's Sports Bar and Grill became a reality.