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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The Somerset Village Board meeting began on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with a nearly hour-long closed session to consider the discipline of a public employee. Village President Jeff Johnson said it was necessary to convene immediately into closed session due to the urgent nature of the matter.
Do you know how many people have told me I should write a book? Quite a few. I seem to attract sometimes bizarre, sometimes hilarious and always interesting people and circumstances into my life. I’ve long ago let go of my craving to have a “normal” life. I am happy being me. My life is never dull, not even a little bit.
The uproar stemming from a comment allegedly made concerning a citizen in a Sept. 29 closed session meeting of the Hammond Village Board came to a head at Monday night’s meeting during a lengthy, heated public comment time.
After a 45-minute public comment debate concerning alleged comments made in a Sept. 29 closed session meeting about a Hammond citizen, the Hammond Village Board took up the business scheduled...
Rachel’s Challenge, a national, nonprofit organization based on the life and writings of a student killed at Columbine in 1999 who was dedicated to showing compassion to others, will present four programs at the Somerset schools on Thursday, Oct. 30.
The St. Croix Central High School Drama Club will present a show to remember on Saturday, Nov. 1, with its collaboration of “Jazz, Dinner and Drama!” Attendees will enjoy a one-act play, jazz music and an Italian feast. The one-act play, “Check Please,” tells the tales of terrible, horrible, no good blind dates. According to the play description, “It might be a miserable experience while it happens, but it sure makes for a great story!”
“We do what farmers do every day,” said Alexey Rostapshov. “They’re going out into their fields looking around and scouting. We’re scouting too.” Mavrx, a San Francisco-based company specializing in crop imaging using proximal sensing and drone technology, may do what farmers do every day, but on a much larger, more technical scale.
“Welcome to our piece of the American Dream.” 65 Vines Winery and Vineyard is Scott and Julie Andrzejczak’s American dream and proclaimed so on the business’s Facebook page. The county’s first licensed and bonded winery, according to the website, celebrated its grand opening Oct. 17-19. Scott estimated about 75 people came through the winery last weekend.
The Sidetrack Saloon Oktoberfest has been a tradition in Roberts for 16 years now. According to Sidetrack co-owner Nate Stork, it began as a simple fall celebration to liven things up in the quiet village. “It began 16 years ago with Connie Gillis,” Stork said. “There wasn’t really a fall celebration in Roberts, so she hired maybe one accordion and spread leaves on the floor, which was real safe since you could smoke in the bar back then.” Gillis is the mother of Sidetrack co-owner Tricia Dull.
Everyone’s life has meaning and purpose. What if people replaced acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion? Somerset Middle School Principal Sara Eichten is certain Rachel’s Challenge will inspire students, staff and the community to do exactly that. Rachel’s Challenge, according the website rachelschallenge.org, “is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized.”