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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Four years ago, Buena Farrell started shooting Santa sessions at her Buena Farrell Photography studio in Ellsworth. After her first year of assembling setups for the shoot, Farrell felt like she could get more out of them before tearing them down. So, instead of tearing down the backdrops and holiday setups, Farrell decided to use them again for a charity photo shoot.
After attending the FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C., Ellsworth High School students Kailey Brenner and Roslind Anderson are both working on Living to Serve Plans with the goal of helping the local community in some way. Hat and mitten drive For her project, Anderson created a plan to collect winter clothes for students who can't afford them.
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.
Over the past seven years, the Somerset School District has made significant reductions to balance its operating budget, according to a survey sent out to district residents. Those reductions have included: • Reducing classroom budgets • Reducing the technology budget and delaying computer replacement/upgrades • Shifting health and dental insurance to employees • Delaying building maintenance as well as safety and security updates • Eliminating a bus route • Reviewing vendor contracts for reductions and efficiency.
Nearly four years ago, the Hudson High School marching band was wearing 20-year-old uniforms, using a rusty trailer to lug around their percussion equipment and was in need of several new instruments.
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.
After welcoming their eighth child, Mikey, into the world, some might have thought the Langers were done adding members to their family. However, after being blessed with Mikey, who has Down Syndrome, the family felt their lives had been enriched in so many immeasurable ways that they decided to look at adopting another child with Down Syndrome. "About two years ago, we started looking. (Georgiy) was the first one to enter our hearts. And has never left. Our children are ecstatic to have another child and especially at the idea of another Down Syndrome child," said Cassie Langer.
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."
Last November, Harvestime Outreach Church in Hudson became the charter organization for a Trail Life USA chapter, a Christ-based scouting organization for boys.
According to a statement released by the North Hudson Police Department, a suspicious package was found at Village Hall (400 Seventh St. N.) at approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8. After calling in the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department and the Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad, the package was cleared and the scene rendered safe at 1:36 p.m.