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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A new partnership between industry and education was forged last week when, after months of planning, Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), of New Richmond, signed the contracts to begin a new joint apprenticeship program. “What appealed to us about WITC was that they are a very professional college and have all the resources we needed for the program,” Human Resources Manager Chris Jehle said. “They also had the programs and classes in place to meet our needs for the apprenticeship. They came highly recommended by the state as well.
Ecumen Boardman Meadows residents celebrate the buildings’ 10th anniversary with friends and family at a dinner party Friday, Sept. 20. The residents and their guests were treated to a meal and live entertainment by a barbershop quartet and a harpist. Boardman Meadows, located on W. Eighth St. in New Richmond, almost never opened its doors 10 years ago after a fire burned the original building to the ground just two months before the scheduled grand opening.
After receiving multiple reports of deer causing problems throughout New Richmond, Mayor Fred Horne and the New Richmond Common Council met with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource employees and community members to discuss what can be done about the problem on Tuesday, Sept.17, in the Council Chambers at the New Richmond Civic Center. Representing the WDNR at the meeting were Area Wildlife Supervisor and biologist Harvey Halvorsen and Conservation Warden Supervisor David Hausman, who started off the meeting by discussing some of the issues a community faces wh
Music has always been a huge part of New Richmond native Ginger Close’s life ever since she was little. Now that she has grown up, Close wants to use her musical talents to educate area children by starting her own Kindermusik program in New Richmond and Baldwin.
Throughout her life, Barbara Krueger has spent a lot of time inside of libraries, but over the last few years, she has been spending more and more time there while she helps library visitors with their computer and technology problems.
After finishing in third place at last year's Running of the Llamas, Kyhia and handler Nick Meyer beat out the rest of the field to claim the title and take home the largest basket of veggies. "I was so excited to come across the line and take first place," Meyer, of Sun Prairie, Wis., said. "I was also really excited for [Kyhia], too. I think she understood what she was doing."
Losing weight is never easy, but Ideal Weigh to B founder Breanna Ludeman and her staff, including registered nurse Mikella Thompson, hope to make the weight loss process a little less stressful by giving patients as much support as they possibly can. "The thing that sets us most apart from other weight loss methods is that, one, we are medically supervised, and, two, we educate people and help maintain their weight loss," Thompson said. "We do that so they are not using our product forever, because that is not realistic.
A large crowd takes in the sights and sounds of the 17the annual Running of the Llamas on Saturday, Sept. 14, in Hammond, Wisc. For more pictures and a write up on the event, see the Sept. 19th edition of the New Richmond News when it comes out later this week.
The sight of a llama running through the streets may seem strange to some, but to Hammond residents, seeing the camel-like animal roaming the streets signals the arrival of the annual Running of the Llamas. The event, which takes place Saturday,Sept. 14, started off as a customer appreciation dinner many years ago, but grew into an annual event featuring the tall, wooly creatures known for their fluffy coat running down Davis Street.
The St. Croix Central School District Board of Education met for the first time this school year during a special meeting Monday, Sept. 9, which gave new Superintendent Tim Widiker the chance to acclimate himself with the board as a whole. The board discussed many topics during the special meeting, including the uses and merits of the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) system during a presentation given by Director of Teaching and Learning Shirley Arneson and Middle School Principal Scott Woodington.