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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The New Richmond School District approved a projected tax levy of $15,642,277 for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as a 9.963 mill rate, during the district's annual meeting Monday, Sept. 17. The 2018-2019 tax levy sees a .62 percent increase from the 2017-2018 budget, but the district's mill rate decreased by .632 from the previous year. For every $100,000 of assessed property value, tax payers will pay $996, which is a decrease of $63 from last year.
On a small family dairy farm just north of River Falls, people from throughout the area can be found taking part in yoga classes six times a weekend in the Lubich family's yard. However, the humans aren't the only ones taking part in the Have Ya Herd Goat Yoga classes.
New Richmond High School's 2018 Homecoming Queen and King are Amanda Johnson and Talon Seckora. The rest of the court included: Phillip Neblich, Christian Germain, Nick Cheslock and Max Fore; and queen candidates Amelia Feuerer, Anna Hop, Ashley Swiggum and Michaela Kappos. The New Richmond High School held its annual Varsity Show on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the high school auditorium.
New Richmond High School recently announced the 2018 homecoming court, which includes king candidates Phillip Neblich, Christian Germain, Talon Seckora, Nick Cheslock and Max Fore; and queen candidates Amelia Feuerer, Anna Hop, Ashley Swiggum, Michaela Kappos and Amanda Johnson. The 2018 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the school's Varsity Show on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The 2018 Western Wisconsin Walk to End Alzheimer's was held at the New Richmond High School on Saturday, Sept. 15.
After spending the last 25 years of her teaching and educational career with ISD 622 in Minnesota — which includes North St. Paul, Oakdale and Maplewood schools — new Somerset Elementary Principal Pamela Phillippi is excited to take on her first principal position.
From 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, more than 2,000 volunteers will welcome new Cub Scouts in more than 700 joining events at elementary schools throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area and western Wisconsin, part of the North Star Council. That will include St. Croix Central Elementary, where Cub Scout Pack 161 Cubmaster Chris Koss and his volunteers will greet both boys and, for the first time ever, girls ages 5 to 10 into the fold as Cub Scouts.
The Somerset School District approved a tentative total tax levy of $7,776,660 for the 2018-2019 school year, with a projected mill rate set at $9.35 per $1,000 value. The tax levy is up by 1.63 percent from the 2017-2018 school year, while the mill rate is down from $9.73. The district broke up the tax levy between the general operations portion of the levy and the debt service portion, which comes out to $5,601,729 and $2,174,931, respectively.
Even though the Mullikin family was familiar with Alzheimer's and dementia prior to Carol Mullikin's diagnosis — Carol's mother died from Alzheimer's — it was still a shock to find out that the matriarch of their family had developed the disease.
New Richmond students will notice a new face walking the halls this school year as Officer Aaron Anderson — the district's new Student Resource Officer — familiarizes himself with students and staff members.