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Trent and Betsy Schug became 50 percent owners of The Barn Board Grill & Saloon in Roberts on Jan. 3. They currently live in Brainerd, Minn., but commute on the weekends to Roberts. They hope to be settled full time in the area by May. (Submitted photo)

The Barn Board draws restaurateur home

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It took Trent and Betsy Schug more than five hours to commute from their home in Brainerd, Minn., to their new business venture at The Barn Board Grill & Saloon in Roberts last Friday thanks to the wintry weather. Both are excited for the day when they can permanently come home to Wisconsin.


The Schugs bought out Dave and Tricia Kremer’s silent partner at The Barn Board Jan. 3. Their eventual plan is to buy the Kremers’ half in the next year or two.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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