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 River City Chorale will kick off its tenth season by presenting “Awake My Soul and Sing,” a summer concert series at the end of July. Over 150 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will share a blend of vocal music with the community.
When Dr. Chris Kamrath attended the May 21 River Falls Board of Education meeting, he had thought he was just there to introduce himself to the school board after they approved his hiring as the new principal at Westside Elementary. "While I waited for them to get to my part of the agenda, I was amazed to hear all the things they had going on. They are such a proactive district with some of the work and the things that they have going on," Kamrath said. "I walked out smiling knowing that it was going to be a wonderful opportunity."
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.
St. Croix Central High School students will be among students across the country who will walk out of school on Wednesday, March 14, in support of the 17 slain Florida high school students and to draw attention to the need for change that will better safeguard their schools. "This is not a political event. This is about the safety of all our schools and the latest 17 victims," said SCC HS principal Kurt Soderberg. "It is an individual choice to participate or not participate. We support their right to gather peacefully."
The St. Croix Valley Fusion have been a busy group of skaters over the last week, with four games in five days. But the Fusion were able to fight through the gauntlet of games and pick up four straight wins. When the Fusion hosted North St. Paul/Tartan on Tuesday, Jan. 16, they were able to pick up a two-goal victory over the Minnesota team, winning 3-1.
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.