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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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.
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.
For the last 21 years, Hudson High School physical education teacher Molly Dado has been following her passion by teaching physical education to Hudson students. "I love being active and I love the art of teaching skills and activities to other people to inspire them in some way to become movers," Dado said. "As you know, encouraging students to be active has become more important as we have been in the technology age. I enjoy seeking out new and innovative ways to inspire students to move instead of choosing to be behind a screen."
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."
Last November, Harvestime Outreach Church in Hudson became the charter organization for a Trail Life USA chapter, a Christ-based scouting organization for boys.
Five New Richmond Fire & Rescue units responded to a single home fire at 1430 Meadowlark Lane at 12:43 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. The New Richmond Fire & Rescue team arrived on the scene less than three minutes after the fire was reported.
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.
Did you grow up with Harry Potter and his friends as they navigated the halls of Hogwarts and fought against the Dark Lord and his minions? If so, the upcoming Hogwarts After Hours fundraiser at the Hudson Area Library might just be up your alley.