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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Prairieview Covenant Church's new interim pastor Tim Coyer has been serving in churches for the last 15 years in a variety of positions. For the first few years of service in the church, he was a youth pastor before becoming a worship pastor at two different churches in the Twin Cities.
When Earth Day comes around this year on Sunday, April 22, people across the country might be wearing a T-shirt designed by Hillside Elementary fifth-grade student Paige Hanson.
The WITC-New Richmond Foundation is inviting the community to support students by attending the ninth annual (saVor) Event. All proceeds from this event fund WITC-New Richmond scholarships. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5-8 p.m. in the newly remodeled Commons on the New Richmond Campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of white, red and dessert wines. Along with the new date and location, this year’s event will also feature more local brews and hors d’oeuvres for a true community experience.
For the last five years, Collin's Community Hero Day has brought joy to youngsters throughout the area with public service departments showing off their equipment and vehicles. "We let the kids shoot some of our water extinguishers and use our thermal imaging cameras to try and find heat sources. So it is interactive for them and more than just showing them the equipment and our rigs," said New Richmond volunteer firefighter Jeff Rothmeier. "I'm just looking forward to having everyone one come out and have a good time this year."
After approving Hazel Reinhardt to conduct an enrollment study projection model for the New Richmond School District last fall, the board of education was presented with the completed study while district administrator Patrick Olson outlined its highlights at the Jan. 15 school board meeting.
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.