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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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.
Dr. David Florence, 88, hasn't let age stop him from continuing to write books about his life, which has been filled with excitement making for interesting stories.
No parent is ever prepared to hear their child has cancer. Plum City parents of a loving, energetic girl who loves music and school were no exception. Although having Down Syndrome put Kaelyn Nevland at a higher risk of getting Leukemia, her parents — Heather and Chad Nevland — were still shocked when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia B-Cell on June 13.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, the Kinnickinnic Historical Association will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Kinnickinnic Historic Church with a two-day event. "Celebrating the 150th anniversary goes beyond the celebration of the building itself. It is the celebration for all the people in the community who cared enough to get that church and maintain it for all these years," said KHA president Amy Thurston. "These were very hardworking people and I'd like to acknowledge those people."
It is often said that you can't judge a book by its cover. The same thing can be said, according to Autism Support Group of St. Croix Valley founder Peg Scott, about people with disabilities. To help reinforce that notion, as well as help raise funds for the organization, Scott gathered several of her friends with disabilities to put together a music video to enter a national contest.
The biggest change to 2018 Hammond Heartland Days is that almost every event during this year's festival will be moved to the tractor pull site (1800 Ridgeway St.), according to festival coordinator Dusty Anderson. In addition to the site change, the community appreciation dinner and pie/ice cream social will be moved from Thursday night to Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. The dinner will also include the presentation of the 2018 grand marshal and Heartland Awards. The festival runs from Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 12.
The Tschanz family, of Beldenville, has been riding horses for as long as they can remember. However, five years ago the family made the transition to rodeo and haven't looked back since.
The River City Chorale will kick off its tenth season by presenting “Awake My Soul and Sing,” a summer concert series at the end of July. Over 150 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will share a blend of vocal music with the community.