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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For the fifth year in a row, Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson will bring in a musical act for a family friendly and affordable holiday concert over Thanksgiving weekend. This year, the church has selected Twin Cities singer, songwriter and storyteller Sara Groves to perform for the holiday concert, which will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the church's Bethel - Highlands Campus (504 Frontage Road).
With Hudson High School being without a true library while expansion construction continues, students might not have had the same access to books as they did in the past. Especially when it comes to books they could read for pleasure. But with the nearly 1,000 titles English teacher and Young Adults' Choices Project district coordinator Kimberly Powers has collected and distributed throughout the district over the last eight years, students shouldn't have a problem finding a book or two that might interest them.
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.
Hudson High School German teacher Charles Bublitz has taught at Hudson for 12 years, and of all things he is most proud of about his time at HHS, his students receiving the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship is one his favorites.
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.
May 12 was supposed to be a normal day for the Fellrath family of Hudson. The only difference between May 12 and the day before was that the family's contractor had torn up their driveway, which was being replaced for the first time since the house was built 49 years ago. Something that, according to their contractor friends, should have taken no more than a day or two, ended up becoming a two-and-a-half month ordeal that saw their driveway sit uncompleted.
A 25-year-old man was taken into custody Friday morning, Sept. 29, after New Richmond police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance involving a firearm in the 1600 block of Gunston Drive, according to a news release. The call came in around 8:35 a.m.
The third annual Apple Splash Festival will not only include the annual 5K run, bingo, music and food, but it will also be the first year of the festival's chalk art experience and competition, as well as a car show and a makers market.
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."