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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Every day for Somerset resident and Carpeting by Mike owner Mike Faust is a gift and he is making the most of each day. Faust, who has owned Carpeting by Mike for 44 years, was diagnosed with colon cancer last year and was given just a few months to live.
The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation proudly announces the accreditation of St. Mary School in New Richmond. St. Mary School complies with WRISA educational standards and are members in good standing. "We applaud the accomplishments of the St. Mary School community and its commitment to ongoing school improvement and high standards of excellence," said WRISA's executive director Beatrice Weiland.
Every year, New Richmond K-8 Gifted and Talented Coordinator Jodi Markowski works on bringing new opportunities to students at every grade level to expand their knowledge base and learn something new. For the 2017-2018 school year, Markowski has already implemented three new clubs at the middle school level, including Coding Club, the Chapter 2 Review Crew and Tiger TV. Coding Club
After many years of use as a school, community education building and as the Community Commons, the New Richmond School District not only demolished the old middle school located at 421 S. Green Ave., but closed on the sale of the property to the City of New Richmond to be used as the future location of the community library as well as public space.
The storm system that charged through New Richmond and surrounding areas on Sunday, June 11, 2017, brought with it torrential downpours, hail, thunder, lightning and wind. Houses, cars and other items that weren't covered or brought in doors were damaged to one degree or another from the hail and wind, causing damage at homes and businesses. According to the National Weather Service, New Richmond received .32 inches of rain at the airport, while there were several reports of hail anywhere from 1-2 inches in the New Richmond and Somerset areas, according to stormersite.com.
Based on the events of the past couple weeks, New Richmond School District Administrator Patrick Olson decided to outline the district's mental health programming during the New Richmond Board of Education's Dec. 19 regular board meeting. "First of all, I'd like to say that our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected," Olson said. "I thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss with the board, No. 1, from a standpoint of mental health within our district, what we do and how we are trying to improve upon what we already do."
For the first time since the 1870s, a business other than the Hammond Hotel is open at the main intersection of highways 12 and T in the Village of Hammond. Cheap Andy's Saloon, a bar and restaurant, held its grand opening event on Saturday, Sept. 9, after holding a soft opening earlier in the week. Although the old structure might have been demolished in April, Cheap Andy's owner Andrew Schmitz made a point to incorporate as much of the old building into the new restaurant as possible.
New Richmond High School held its annual holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 18, in the high school auditorium.
Ever since she was a little girl, Amery resident Kelly Lathrop, 30, has been taught that giving back to others is just what you should do as a decent person.
After spending 16 years as the Community Education director for the New Richmond School District, Cheryl Emerson has many things to be proud of about her time educating the community. "The things I am most proud of are our STEP program, our Starr mentor program and Empty Bowls as well as our Community Commons project. Growing the program over the last 16.5 years has also been a pleasure," Emerson said.