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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One of the New Richmond Chamber's fastest growing events is less than a month away. Tickets are still available for the May 2 Women's Business Luncheon and Expo, which includes:an expo, an extreme makeover reveal and a short program culminating with the selection of the Business Woman of the Year. The Business Woman of the Year award, now in its seventh year, is one of the most prestigious chamber honors given every year. The event will take place at R&D Catering.
While most students spent their spring break having fun, Somerset Middle School sixth-graders Brooke Olson and Izzy Eskierka worked on a project they hope will brighten their classmates' day.
The local River Valley Agency 3-15 Special Olympics Team Basketball recently participated in the state competition on April 7 and 8, in Oshkosh. The River Valley Athletes placed first, bringing home gold medals for all. This is the team’s first year competing in Team Basketball. The team went undefeated this season. The team is made up of members from Roberts, River Falls and Hudson.
New Richmond was recently selected as the roll-out site for the 60 Forward initiative. WITC-New Richmond will host the first 60 Forward Partner Briefing on Friday, April 13.
On Thursday, April 19, the Willow River Writers will present its third annual author showcase at the Friday Memorial Library, which will feature three local authors and readings from members of the group.
New Richmond High School has announced its Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian: Cole Birch as valedictorian, while Katelyn Bailey is salutatorian. Cole Birch Birch will attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this fall to study molecular biology with the plan of going to medical school after he finishes his undergraduate work.
In the hopes of increasing attendance and donations, the New Richmond Empty Bowls event committee has made a series of changes to the 11th annual event. The 2018 Empty Bowls event will be held in the New Richmond High School commons, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 12.
On Jan. 25, 12 community members started their six-session journey through the New Richmond Police Department Citizens Academy.
After realizing he had no room to advance at his last job before joining the United State Postal Service, New Richmond's new Postmaster Ron Neumann decided to take the postal service exam in 1995. Two years later, his postal service career began with a city carrier position in Marshfield, Wis. "It's been a good career for me. I would recommend it to other people if you are looking for, not just promotion, but a steady, good paying job," Neumann said. "I knew that the postal service promotes from within, so there would be opportunities for advancement."
Although the Somerset High School Drama Department will once again have two casts for its upcoming performances of "Peter & Wendy," the students feel like each cast's chemistry has been the best they have seen. "I feel like this cast is a really good fit and I think this is the most solid I have felt about a play or musical while I've been at school," said senior Blaine Cavett, who plays Peter Pan in cast B. "They work really hard and they all have put in a lot of effort into it."