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 February 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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The village owns seven acres in the industrial park between Loparex’s second building and the village holding ponds, just off Ridgeway. The community gardens are already there, but what if the village used the space for more than that? That was the question Village Trustee and Hammond Lions Club member Wally Graf brought before the board at its meeting Monday, Jan. 12. He said the Lions are interested in using the space, with the village’s permission, to build a clay pulling track, for tractor pulls and the like.
A Roberts couple and their daughter are facing a combined total of 107 felony charges in St. Croix County Circuit Court, including theft, forgery and obtaining prescription drugs by fraud,...
Patty Schachtner has been used to juggling two important jobs for the past seven years: part-time medical examiner for St. Croix County and Somerset High School’s health care provider. But...
It was a bittersweet night in Somerset on Thursday, Dec. 18. That night was Somerset Police Chief Doug Briggs’ last village board meeting before his retirement from the department, effective Dec. 31. As the minutes clicked by the 7 p.m. start time of the regularly scheduled village board meeting, the trustees’ chairs remained conspicuously vacant. Sounds of laughter and well wishes drifted from the chief’s office, where village staff, police officers and board members surprised Briggs with a gun safe as a farewell gift. Briggs was sworn in as Somerset Police Chief in March 2002.
Even though a few weeks have passed since its publishing, Hammond Village Board members agreed at their Monday, Dec. 22, meeting that a united response is needed to a letter to the editor in the New Richmond News concerning the professional behavior of Hammond Police Chief Rick Coltrain. Not only is a response needed for that specific letter, which was written by Hammond resident Tony Endres about his dissatisfaction with open records requests of the Hammond Police Department, but a stand of support for all village employees is needed, all board members agreed.
I am a rural girl through and through. I grew up on a hobby farm in Pierce County where I mucked out stalls, fed the cows, cared for an army...
Somerset village officials have been working for weeks with DGI-Somerset LLC to bring a Dollar General store to town. At the Dec. 18 Somerset Village Board meeting, a series of steps in that process was approved for the proposed business.
You don’t have to convince New Richmond sophomore Croix Hare that OSI Physical Therapy in Somerset deserves national recognition. Hare and his parents credit the therapists at OSI with getting Hare back on the soccer field in record time after a hamstring injury sidelined him for more than five weeks this fall.
For Star Prairie couple David and Melody Hoffman, seeing that the Roberts Grocery store was up for sale seemed like fate. As David said, it was too coincidental of an opportunity to pass up. “We saw the ad and said ‘let’s go for it,’” Melody said. “Everything just fell into place.”
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.