Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. 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.
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I've been told multiple times that I should write a book about my life. Some of my friends have equated some of it to a talk show episode. I'm inclined to agree.
Many area schools announced two-hour late starts Monday, April 16 after getting socked with a spring snowstorm over the weekend. Plows are still cleaning up and in some cases, snow is still falling. Schools that will see two-hour delays include (as of 6:20 a.m.):
An elderly man was found dead Friday when firefighters responded to a house fire in Prescott. According to a news release from the Prescott Police Department, police arrived on the scene of 342 Young St. at 12:53 p.m. April 6 to find the south and east portions of the home fully engulfed in flames. Heavy smoke and heat prevented officers from getting into the home right away, who were advised that one resident may be inside.
The unofficial results for local election races are in, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
The unofficial results for local election races are in, as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Screnock 6,076 (St. Croix County); 345,305 (statewide, 70 percent reporting) Rebecca Dallet 6,114 (St. Croix County); 437,579 (statewide, 70 percent reporting)
HUDSON -- The results for the Up, Up & Away 5K Run from Hudson Hot Air Affair Saturday, Jan. 27 are listed below; 168 runners took part. 1 466 Ethan Vargas 15 M Hudson 17:18 2 409 Ryan Soule 26 M Woodbury 18:14 3 461 Paul Shovelain 30 M New Brighton 19:02 4 458 Jan Rybar 56 M Apple Valley 19:35
The Central St. Croix Chamber of Commerce awarded Business of the Year and Chamber Member of the Year at its annual dinner Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Hammond Golf Club. Past president and St. Croix Central business education teacher Nic Haug described Business of the Year winner WESTconsin Credit Union as having "employees who go above and beyond, promoting the chamber and giving to the community." Baldwin branch manager Jason Klopp and Candi Phernetton accepted the award on behalf of the bank.
It's been awhile since I wrote a column, and one of my resolutions in the new year is to connect with our readers more, now that I have my feet under me a bit more solidly since becoming regional editor (at least I think I do!) One way of doing that is helping people get to know me better. I am more than the person sitting behind the computer screen, reading and arranging stories for each week's editions and websites.
If you've been paying attention, you've seen a new byline in RiverTown publications, the Pierce County Herald in particular. She is a member of the RiverTown features, government and transportation reporting teams, based in Ellsworth.
Editor's note: This story is part of a series recapping the top stories of 2017. Read the other top stories here. The New Richmond and Somerset communities have been rocked by tragedy in the year 2017. As tears ran down cheeks, as hearts were aching, as candles were being lit and memories were flowing like dark rivers, something that began so small blossomed into something beautiful in the midst of the darkness: community togetherness and compassion. Those who lost their lives this past year will be listed here.