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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With singing and talent competitions taking up a major part of the TV lineup across all networks, it shouldn't surprise anyone that choirs and bands have been seeing an uptick in enrollment. However, the growth the New Richmond Middle School choirs have seen the last few years goes beyond sheer numbers and to a place where students are seeking out more and more opportunities to sing.
After an extremely successful inaugural Hometown Holiday event, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Director Rob Kreibich is excited to see how many people attend this year on Thursday, Nov. 29. "We are expecting more people to come to the event this year. We are excited the local businesses are really embracing this event. I think last year's turnout caught a lot of people, including ourselves, off guard," Kreibich said. "I think everybody will be a lot more prepared for thousands of people converging on this event."
The New Richmond High School drama department put on a trio of performances of “Sherlock Holmes by Tim Kelly” from Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18, for family, friends and community members.
When Connersville resident Tim Bonngard was forced to leave the truck driving business due to medical conditions, opening a gun shop was one of the first things that came to mind when he tried to think of what else he would like to do with his life.
St. Croix Central sophomore Kaitlyn Holmgren was one of three students from Wisconsin selected to attend the Global Youth Institute from Oct. 17-20, in Des Moines, Iowa. Holmgren was one of 210 students from 27 states and territories and 10 countries to engage with global leaders in science, policy and industry to discuss the world's most pressing challenges in hunger and poverty.
After a successful run as a playwright, and following up on the success of her "Books of Elsewhere series," Jacqueline West's newest series — the Collectors duology — will bring readers into a whole new world with new wonders and mysteries to explore.
After welcoming their eighth child, Mikey, into the world, some might have thought the Langers were done adding members to their family. However, after being blessed with Mikey, who has Down Syndrome, the family felt their lives had been enriched in so many immeasurable ways that they decided to look at adopting another child with Down Syndrome. "About two years ago, we started looking. (Georgiy) was the first one to enter our hearts. And has never left. Our children are ecstatic to have another child and especially at the idea of another Down Syndrome child," said Cassie Langer.
A total of 1,338 voters turned out for the Nov. 6 general election in the Town of Alden, which, according to Town Clerk Wanda Wickerhauser, is a record for the township for a general election. "It was pretty exciting to see that many people turn out for an election. Other than just coordination, we didn't have any issues. Our equipment worked great and we had a great staff," Wickenhauser said. "We just had to do our best to make space for all the people waiting in line so that we could get them inside. People weren't out there that long; we moved them through pretty quickly."
The Somerset High School put on a series of performances of "The Importance of Being Earnest" for friends, family and community members over the Nov. 9-11 weekend.
St. Croix Central High School held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12. The ceremony was followed by the unveiling of the school’s new wall of honor, which was created by SCC student Sam Malecek.