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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Most people are probably familiar with dog shows that highlight the physical characteristics of a specific breed or category of dog, like the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship or the National Dog Show. However, a less known type of dog competition might be even more entertaining and is making a stop at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond from Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9.
The inaugural "A Taste of Hudson" food and drink festival saw hundreds of people gather in Lakefront Park on Thursday, May 23, despite the dreary weather. Visitors were able to sample food, pastries, beer and wine from more than 30 local restaurants, bakeries and breweries. The event was hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Hudson.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that Hudson High School senior Anna Arthur was part of the first group of Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship winners as part of its 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. "I am very proud to be named a National Merit Scholar. It's kind of crazy because this entire thing started in the basement of St. Pat's church at the PSAT, and I never thought I'd get this far," Arthur said. "Receiving a scholarship is just another reason for me to continue my love of learning and my motivation to learn."
A month before he turned 18 on April 16, River Falls High School senior Andrew Schlee was excited about what the future held for him after high school. However, his world came crashing down just a few weeks before his birthday when he was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, with a tumor in his abdomen.
For many people across the region, this past winter was one of the worst in recent memory, both for the record-breaking amounts of snow and extreme cold. Given the issues the weather has already caused many people, it would be easy for those with septic systems to forget to think about maintaining those systems until it is too late.
For the fourth year in a row, the Friday Memorial Library will host the Local Authors Showcase, which will feature readings from Jim Guhl, Gail Wallach Buell and Marilyn Jess. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The event will also include readings from several members of the Willow River Writers group, which was founded five years ago and includes members from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.
For the last 40 years, Kempo-Goju Hudson has been training pharmacists, lawyers, history professors and hundreds of other people who are looking for a way to stay active while also learning discipline and self control.
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: