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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A Somerset man escaped serious injury when his 2008 Chevrolet Impala struck the endcap of a guardrail, launched into the air, rolled and landed in a pond on its wheels on Thursday, Oct. 30. According to the accident report, Scott M. Blaisdell, 34, was heading north on County Road I in the Town of Somerset near 160th Avenue when he fell asleep on his way home from work, veered to the right off the road and struck a guardrail at about 6:50 a.m.
St. Croix Central Elementary October Students of the Month were honored Friday, Nov. 7 during a CARES assembly. SCC CARES, and it showed in the faces and applause of the students as their classmates made their to the stage for their certificates. What does CARES stand for? Cooperation, acceptance, responsibility, empathy and self-control are the character traits students focus on each month as part of a positive behavior intervention process. October’s focus was acceptance.
Pastor Van Bredeson, who had led the congregation at Christ Lutheran Church in Somerset since March when he was called to serve as interim pastor, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., due to complications from a brain aneurysm suffered while at home the previous day.
A capacity improvement project through the Highway 65 and 70th Avenue intersection near the Flying J truck stop in Roberts is in the works, according to WisDOT project manager Tara Weiss. Proposed improvements to the intersection include adding two lanes in each direction, and left- and right-turn lanes, all of which will improve traffic movements through the intersection.
It’s official. Pampered Pet Place is Somerset’s newest kenneling and grooming business. What makes it stand out from other similar businesses? The tender loving care and homey environment, said owner Stephanie Swanson. “I call it my ‘un-kennel philosophy,’” Swanson said. “Where you are getting your dog watched and taken care of 24/7 in a home environment. My clients are those who want us to mimic their home environment as much as possible.”
“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.