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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Following a mental health roundtable in February that brought together businesses, ministers, legislators, WITC, Westfields Hospital and the New Richmond School District, the idea for a community-wide initiative that would educate and provide more discussions on difficult topics came together.
The Salvation Army of St. Croix County will participate in the Balance of State Continuum of Care Point in Time Count on Wednesday, July 25, beginning at midnight.
After a short presentation by District Administrator Patrick Olson, the New Richmond Board of Education approved the behavior coach memorandum of understanding/grant agreement with Westfields Hospital & Clinic along with the transfer of Alicia Kirkman to the newly formed position. "The position fulfils a variety of needs for us as we look to this partnership and what fits the mission statement of Westfields Hospital & Clinic, but also our district, especially when we talk about RTI on the behavioral side of things," said Olson.
Over the last several years, Liz Beukema and her 15-year-old son Garrett have spent many early mornings together in their backyard, on the road in their family car and at ice cream shops throughout the St. Croix Valley. Those long hours have been spent bonding over their mutual love for pigeons, which the pair race and breed at their home southeast of New Richmond.
The River City Chorale will kick off its tenth season by presenting “Awake My Soul and Sing,” a summer concert series at the end of July. Over 150 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will share a blend of vocal music with the community.
After graduating from New Richmond High School in 2014, Lydia Armbruster had no idea that her life would change so drastically just a few short years later and force her to leave college and her jobs behind to start her battle with cancer. "When I got the diagnosis, I was in disbelief. Everything I planned for my future, travel, marriage, kids, all flashed through my mind," Armbruster said.
Although last year's New Richmond Fun Fest set records for attendance on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Chamber Director Rob Kreibich feels that the 2018 Fun Fest has the potential to top that.
With so many social issues taking center stage on the nightly news, homelessness can sometimes be overlooked by the majority of people. However, that doesn’t make homelessness, especially for school age children, any less of an issue.
After just three months on the job, Friday Memorial Library director Katie Marsh tendered her resignation to the library board last week. According to the New Richmond Finance director, Marsh’s final day with the library will be July 13.
According to St. Croix County jail logs, Roberts Municipal Judge Peter Conrad Tharp was booked on Thursday, June 21, on suspicion of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice following an incident in Roberts. Roberts Police Chief Aaron McWilliams said the investigation is ongoing and that a report on the incident would be made available after the investigation was over. He also said the charges were forwarded to the St. Croix County District Attorney's Office.