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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“Close your eyes and picture the people you love most in the world. Go to them in the next three days and tell them how much you love and care about them. Your hands are an extension of Rachel’s, continuing the chain reaction.” These were the words spoken by Rachel’s Challenge presenter Peter DeAnello as an assembly drew to a close at Somerset High School on Thursday, Oct. 30.
t has been tradition for 25 years for second-graders at St. Croix Central Elementary to decorate pumpkins as their favorite book characters. According to second-grade teacher Megan Johnson, teachers Ann DiSalvo, Gloria Willert and Vicki Siebold began the beloved tradition in 1989. “Kids are asked to choose a character from a book,” Johnson said. “They get a pumpkin and decorate it to make it look like that character. Kids may do the project independently or with the help of family members.”
Halloween events abounded in New Richmond and the surrounding communities on Friday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters went from business to business in New Richmond, collecting candy and goodies Halloween afternoon. The Somerset Old Town Hall hosted a "Haunted on Halloween" event, which featured a fortune teller, digging through piles of hay for treats and other spooky games. Senior citizens were invited to partake in a chili luncheon, polka dancing and costume contest at the Monster Mash Bash at the Roberts Park Building Halloween afternoon.
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.