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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Each year, more than 1,300 high school and around 1,200 middle level students audition for roughly 730 spots in the high school and middle level Honors State Music Project. The few who are selected to be part of the middle or high school band, orchestra, jazz ensemble or choir get the opportunity to perform at the Wisconsin State Music Conference in the fall. The conductor of this year's high school honors band is none other than composer, University of Wisconsin - River Falls adjunct professor and Hudson resident Jack Stamp.
To say that Esther Scott (Ard) Wentz had a large impact on the people around her doesn't give her enough credit for all the things she did with her life, or the people who were better for knowing her.
Consecutive failures of a pistol to discharge saved the life of a New Richmond resident following a confrontation with her son, according to the New Richmond Police Department. He was allegedly set on killing her, because “the only way he could move forward in his life was to end hers,” officers said.
The John Doar History Trail will open with the reveal of the interpretive panels along the trail, on Saturday, Aug. 26 following the grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. "I want to say how grateful we are for all the people of New Richmond did for our family and for Dad. We are very lucky to be from New Richmond," said Robert Doar. "Dad was very loyal to New Richmond and much of what made him good came from New Richmond. The trail tells a story and people who walk it will come away with a better understanding of our history. That's a good thing."
There have been many stories and articles written about how an individual had a passion ever since they were a little kid and how they were finally able to reach that goal years later. However, Mei Mei's Cookies & Creamery (pronounced Mimi) owner Melissa Abdouch came to find her passion for baked goods, specifically cookies, through a more roundabout way than most.
When recent retirees Greg and JoAnn Parks first thought about selling their blue ceramic seated spaniel, the couple thought that they might be able to get a few hundred dollars for it. However, after taking the spaniel to an antique shop — and being offered just $50 for the item — the couple decided to get it appraised.
An UniFirst box truck crashed through the west side wall of the Somerset Pizza Planet (253 Main Street) approximately 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 29.
The 2017 Hudson Booster Days celebration is almost upon us. This year's festivities will span four days from Thursday, June 29-Sunday, July 2, with the fireworks display going off over the St. Croix River at dusk on Sunday. The festival will kick off with the opening of the carnival (5 p.m.-close) on Thursday, along with the Hudson Ambassadors coronation, which starts at 7 p.m. at Willow River Elementary.
The last year or so haven't been easy for River Falls High School junior Mariah Kittleson and her family. The Kittlesons were homeless for about a year and are just getting settled into their new home and school district. But all the hard times make the good even better, especially when Kittleson found out she had been nominated by her school counselors to be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Mass., June 25-27.
The Hammond Hotel, the iconic business and structure that has been standing at the main intersection of highways 12 and T in the Village of Hammond since the 1870s, was demolished Tuesday morning (April 18) with a crowd of people watching from all sides as the landmark was torn down. Hotel owner Andrew Schmitz plans on replacing the building with a new bar/restaurant facility, which was approved by Village of Hammond officials in February.