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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To a passerby, the new shed near the playground at St. Croix Central Elementary may look like an ordinary, yet nice shed. But to principal Peter Nusbaum that shed represents more than just a place to store hula hoops and basketballs. It’s about the community coming together to build something for the good of the school and the community as a whole.
An 18-year-old Delano, Minn., man is facing charges, including a felony and up to six years in prison if convicted, for allegedly stealing a River’s Edge Campground bus on Aug. 1 in the Town of Star Prairie. Cody R. Roskowiak was charged Sept. 22 in St. Croix County Circuit Court with felony operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, misdemeanor theft and obstructing an officer. He posted a $2,500 signature bond and was released from St. Croix County Jail.
While he’s not exactly sure what type of building he envisions for his taxidermy school and studio, Rick Holm is hopeful his dream will reach fruition on the corner of Second and Davis streets in Hammond. The Hammond Village Board unanimously approved a conditional use permit application for Holm’s Northwest Wisconsin Institute of Taxidermy, contingent on village building inspector Brian Wert approving a site plan with parking requirements. A public hearing for the business is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27.
Hammond Community Library director Michelle Johnson and several members of the newly formed Friends of the Library group were thrilled Monday night when the Hammond Village Board unanimously voted to give the group the green light to begin planning and fundraising for the library renovation. Johnson reported that a structural engineer with GEC reported the building as structurally sound, “giving it two thumbs up,” Johnson said.
After hearing comments from Hammond Police Review Board Chairperson Erin McComb and resident Tony Endres Monday night, the Hammond Village Board unanimously approved authorizing the hiring of an attorney to advise the police board in regards to an open records request complaint filed by Endres on Sept. 5.
Making the transition from middle school to high school can be daunting for many students. It’s a big step on the ladder to the “real world.” But it’s also a chance to start a student’s high school career with a clean slate and a positive attitude. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Somerset High School hosted its fourth annual freshman retreat for incoming ninth-graders, titled “The Ninth Grade Respect Retreat.” The emphasis was respecting yourself, respecting others and respecting the school.
There is nothing I love to do more than to laugh -- the until I can’t breathe, spit my coffee across the desk and cry all my eye liner off kind of laugh. But this was a little extreme. I opened my work email about a month ago like I do every morning. My eyes bugged out at the number 200 in my inbox. Really? I doubted that many story contacts wanted to reach me. When I clicked on it, it was something I never expected.
As a busy summer destination for tubing, camping and concerts, the Village of Somerset has sometimes gotten a bad rap for the crime these events may bring to town. That is especially true for the Summer Set Music Festival that occurs in mid-August. But Village President Jeff Johnson admires how far the concert venues, village, emergency services and law enforcement agencies have come in the last few years in working together to maintain peace while fostering economic vitality within the community.
Somerset High School is gearing up for its Homecoming Week festivities, scheduled for Sept. 29 through Oct. 4. Highlights of the week include the following:
“Every time I drive through town I am just waiting to see a police car in my rearview mirror, and getting pulled over and harassed,” said Hammond resident Tony Endres.