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.
When recent retirees Greg and JoAnn Parks first thought about selling their blue ceramic seated spaniel, the couple thought that they might be able to get a few hundred dollars for it. However, after taking the spaniel to an antique shop — and being offered just $50 for the item — the couple decided to get it appraised.
A two-car accident involving an Afton man took place at the intersection of Sunrise Drive and Oak Street in the Village of Somerset on Aug. 12. A 1999 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Andrew Williams, 18, Hudson, was struck by a 1998 Chevy coupe driven by Michael Bauer, 39, Afton, Minn., while making a left turn/U-turn while heading south on Sunrise Drive. Before attempting the U-turn, Williams pulled off onto the right shoulder of the road and then made a left turn to head back north on Sunrise. The Beetle was struck while Williams was attempting the left/U-turn from the right shoulder.