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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 was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in 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. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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