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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If you thought 10,000 Christmas lights synced to Christmas music was impressive last year, you haven’t seen anything yet. This year, Town of Star Prairie teen Conner Simon has expanded his light and music show to include 50,000 Christmas lights, with a half-hour show on the odd numbered days of the week, and another half-hour show for even numbered days of the week.
Somerset Amphitheater has announced the inaugural “Northern Invasion” rock tour as part of its spring concert lineup. Northern Invasion is part of the World’s Loudest Month Festival series. The all-day music and camping festival will take place on Saturday, May 9, beginning with a Friday night bonfire on May 8 to kick off festivities.
Santa and Mrs. Claus have been extremely busy the last couple of weeks, making appearances all over St. Croix County. Last week they were spotted at the Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond, at Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Northpole event in New Richmond and at the Roberts Park Bulding with their Trusty Elf.
You could almost hear the gently falling snowflakes as they blanketed the ground and rows of Christmas trees at Mickelson’s Tree Farm on Wednesday, Nov. 26. While it might have been quiet enough to almost hear individual snowflakes swirl to the ground in that winter wonderland, in two days time the farm would be abuzz with families venturing between the rows in trucks, sleds and the Mickelson’s hay wagon as they selected the perfect Christmas tree.
Family and friends of Angel C. Linderman appeared emotional in St. Croix County Circuit Court on Thursday, Dec. 4, when the suspect’s defense team and Circuit Court Judge Eric Lundell agreed to release Linderman’s body after three months of investigation at an arraignment hearing for Linderman’s boyfriend. Tanner J. Rix, 22, of Lake City, Minn., was charged in court on Monday, Sept.
Ten-year-old Alexa Singer had been sitting in a ladder double tree stand all day near Somerset with her father. It was nearing dark and she was a little disappointed. It had been a long nine hours in the stand with not much activity, and the first day of the youth mentor hunt (Nov. 22) was drawing to a close. As they were getting ready to call it a day, the Hillside Elementary fourth-grader saw something that makes every hunter’s pulse race: deer movement.
The Hammond Village Board must find a way to pay Lead Buildings, Grounds, Streets and Parks employee Bob Trudell $3,019.20 in back overtime pay for 90.5 hours of Village Board meetings he was required to attend from May 2012 through July 2013. The board voted 3-1 at its meeting Monday, Nov. 24, to pay Trudell the back pay. Trustee Wally Graf cast the dissenting vote. Trustees Rob Ward, Stan Kolakowski and Laurie Gruber were absent.
The enthusiasm of Datka Mimbaeva as she talked about experiencing life as a typical American teenager was contagious. It was refreshing to see America through the eyes of a girl who embraces everything, from the exciting to the ordinary.
It will be the end of an era when Greaton’s Designing Jewelers closes its doors for the last time in the coming weeks. Though no firm closing date is set, Karen Greaton and her family are in the process of going out of business and selling off stock, preparing to close their downtown New Richmond shop that has been a mainstay in the community for 65 years. While Greaton is planning to retire and will spend winters in Florida with her husband Bill Gillespie, she has mixed feelings about closing her store.
According to Wikipedia, “Sisu is a Finnish word generally meaning determination, bravery and resilience.” Urban Dictionary describes Sisu as a uniquely Finnish quality, the word used to typify the Finnish spirit, a concept that is at the heart of how all Finns and Americans of Finnish descent view themselves.