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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HAMMOND -- A Thursday night house fire at 1075 Ridgeway St. in Hammond left three people, a husband and wife and their daughter, with an unlivable home. “The owner, his wife and their daughter were at home at the time of the fire. They got out right away. Right now, we are leaning toward the cause being an electrical issue, but it is still under investigation,” said United Fire Hammond Station Fire Chief Andy Jensen.
Throughout his life, author and former area school superintendent Dan Woll, of River Falls, has loved to write. As a superintendent, Woll wrote a weekly column which served to stoke the fires of his writing passion. In 1988, Woll decided to write something for fun, so he sent the Eau Claire Leader a story, which was subsequently printed in the paper.
Tips on How You Can Keep a Loved One Safe in Subzero Temperatures As the cold ensues in western Wisconsin, those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia should be on notice that snow, extreme temperatures and early darkness present challenges. Caregivers may be unsure how to best prepare for these conditions when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. However, the Alzheimer’s Association offers a few safety tips for navigating winter as a caregiver. A few tips from the Association include:
The United Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 692 250th St. in Baldwin Township just before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The structure was a small, Amish barn. "When the owner called, he said he was trying to heat water in the barn. That doesn't work too well. It was a total loss, but he was able to get all the cattle and a lot of his supplies out as well, which he was happy about," said Fire Chief Gary Newton.
On July 28, Cole Larrieu — a 1999 River Falls High School graduate — was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident that nearly took his life. The convertible he was in went off the road, hit a driveway, launched into the air, hit a tree and landed upside down. Miraculously he survived but was left with the most severe kind of brain injury. Three months ago, Cole was diagnosed with Diffuse Axonal, which is a brain injury that most likely would leave an individual in a nearly vegetative state. However, Cole has fought back and has been thriving through continued therapy.
With a goal of getting locally sourced produce into the hands of those in need, the United Way of the St. Croix Valley worked with local farmers to start the Farmers Fighting Hunger program.
River Falls High School senior William Tuchtenhagen recently spoke about his experiences as Wisconsin's delegate to the National Youth Leadership Congress in Washington, D. C. during the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) Annual Meeting in La Crosse, from Nov. 14-15.
After a successful run as a playwright, and following up on the success of her "Books of Elsewhere series," Jacqueline West's newest series — the Collectors duology — will bring readers into a whole new world with new wonders and mysteries to explore.
Historian William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, will share his insights into the relevance of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike within the context of today’s issues of economic inequality and workers’ rights during a lecture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center and will be preceded by a reception at 4 p.m.
When Somerset residents Michelle and Scott Beauvais saw smoke and fire coming from a home along Highway 35, the couple immediately called 911 and took a detour to see what they could do to help. "There was not even a thought about if you do or don't stop to help. That is just who we are. There wasn't even a conversation between my husband and I," said Michelle Beauvais. "We pulled up and we could hear the dogs bellowing, which is a sound I will never forget, because they were burning up."