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Barb Rohl loved animals, especially her Sheltie dogs. Here she is pictured with Caley (a blue merle Sheltie) and Brady (a tri-colored Sheltie). (Submitted photo)

A Tribute to Barb Rohl

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The surname Rohl is almost synonymous with the term “library” in the Village of Roberts and its surrounding towns. That’s because the Rohl sisters, Barb and Dora, and their mother Harriet were instrumental in the formation of the Hazel Mackin Community Library.


Barb died on April 4 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond after a seven-year battle with cancer.

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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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