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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It has only been three months since Officer Aaron Anderson took on the position of School Resource Officer, but both the New Richmond Police Department and the school district couldn't be happier with how things are going.
After holding a building-wide blood drive at the high school this fall, New Richmond High School is looking to hold a community-wide drive starting at 3 p.m on Friday, Jan. 4. "These have come about as students have become more involved and wanted to take more of a leadership role. They are coordinated through the Red Cross," said high school biology/life science teacher Jeff Albarado. "We've done about three or four of these community drives. They are after school, which is what makes them mostly different than what we do with our building drives."
For almost eight years, hairstylist Trisha Zezza ran her Studio One Salon out of a small space on the north side of New Richmond. "I've loved the personal, one-on-one experience I have been able to provide, but I wanted to offer more," Zezza said. "I wanted to be able to offer the same experience to like-minded practitioners, and in return have more services to offer my clients."
St. Mary School held its annual Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 21.
Somerset kindergarteners belted out a series of holiday classics for their friends and family during the kindergarten annual program on Thursday, Dec. 20.
The Somerset School Board's Dec. 17 regular board meeting was highlighted by School Perceptions' presentation of data from the district's recent district-wide referendum survey.
The New Richmond Police Department on Wednesday, Dec. 12, found “a couple” violations during routine K-9 sweeps of the high school building and the parking lot.
On July 1, Mike Kappers and his family officially took over the Everyday Cafe in downtown Somerset from Clint and Shontel Parnell and renamed it Kennedy's Cafe. "The Parnells owned the cafe for 10 years. We had looked at purchasing the cafe 10 years ago but didn't act quick enough," Kappers said. "Our local real estate friend said that the cafe was possibly going up for sale since the Parnells had bought a campground near Cambridge, Minn., and moved their family there. The rest is history."
Hillside Elementary first grade students in Mr. Schroeder's class took part in one of the school's annual holiday concerts on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Although New Richmond High School has had an athletics hall of fame since 2012, the school hasn't had a way of recognizing graduates, teachers and staff who have excelled in their professions and/or made significant contributions to their communities. To remedy that situation, the district approved a new award program, the New Richmond Distinguished Alumni Award.