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 year since 2011 (the Class of 2015), the St. Croix Central Middle School eighth graders have painted a mural to represent their class in one of the long hallways on the south side of the building. The murals feature a wide variety of designs and levels of complexity.
The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Park Art Fair on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2.
For the last 10 years, Somerset Township resident Tom Reinke has been asked over and over again what happened to his house — which used to be located on 5.6 acres at 1664 Highway 65, New Richmond, just north of where Culver's currently sits. "It is a wonderful old house and had many amenities that were used in the late Victorian era. It has hardwood flooring throughout, stain glass windows, pocket doors between some of the rooms and all of those other classic Queen Anne features," Reinke said.
The NRHS Class of 2018 took part in the 132 Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 25, in the high school gymnasium.
St. Croix EDC joined community leaders in New Richmond, Hudson, Hammond and Somerset to recognize businesses during U.S. Small Business Week, April 29-May 5.
When the next Somerset School District referendum comes up for vote in the near future, there will be many items which will benefit both the schools themselves and the community as a whole. One such item will be funding for a one-to-one technology initiative which the district hopes to bring to fruition in the next few years. Each student from ninth through 12th grade would receive a device that would allow them to connect with their teachers, fellow students, and further enhance their educational opportunities.
In all the books St. Croix Central fifth grader Lydia Hubbard reads, bullying is a common subject that most protagonists face at some point. However, in Hubbard's mind, those books rarely touch base with how the main character should deal with bullying. When Hubbard got the chance to write on the subject as part of the National Sandy Hook Student Voices Written Essay contest, she jumped at the opportunity to share her feelings about how bullying can be stopped/avoided.
After celebrating its 50th anniversary last summer, the New Richmond Park Art Fair has upped its offerings as well as the level of entertainment for its 51st annual event. This year, the fair will feature over 100 vendors in addition to 13 food vendors, live music and two new events: the Battle of the Bands and New Richmond's Got Talent.
Surviving high school is one thing. Surviving the real world is another. That is why the New Richmond School District created one of its newest classes, "Survivor." "In recent years there have been many news stories about young people and their inability to deal with adult situations. Most people think that this type of training is taking place in the home, but for some students it is not," said Family Consumer Science Education teacher Laura Feyma. "Some students have received some training and are looking for a refresher before they head out to live on their own."
The 2018 Pea Soup Days festival will feature several new events, but will also bring back many events and activities loved by one and all. "It's Somerse's annual celebration and the beginning of the summer season. Pea soup is a French dish that was popular with the French Canadians," said Pea Soup Days committee member David Bracht. "If you like a small hometown festival and like to mingle with a carnival and good old fashioned hometown food and fun, you should attend."