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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St. Croix Central High School students Claire Hueg, Sadie Buckel, Abby Harrington, Dana Queen and Logan Lipinski were chosen last December by the Roberts Lions Club to travel overseas this summer for one month as part of the Lions club foreign exchange program. Students stayed with host families for the majority of their visit, followed by attendance at a Lions Camp. The Lions camps focused on sightseeing, culture and areas such as sports, the arts, architecture and the environment.
A fundraiser has been established at Citizens State Bank in Roberts for Roberts resident and retired Air Force Tech Sgt. Eric Fisher. Money raised will go toward the cost of a service dog for Fisher. The following is a submission by the Fishers’ family friend, Carol Morgen.
“What’s to stop individuals from jumping over fences?” resident Don Kern asked Somerset Plan Commission members Monday night. “We got two little kids in town. There’s other individuals in town. The safety of the children and the drugs. Those are the two biggest concerns and they happen within 10 feet of my property during this event. I know it’s only three days but it’s three days I can’t deal with anymore.
Heritage Court Assisted Living will host its inaugural Classic Car Show from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, behind the facility, near Hammond’s Village Park. “It will be our first car show as well as our kickoff to National Assisted Living Week,” said Noelle Klund, assisted living manager at Heritage Court. “We’re always trying to think of new ideas for our residents and the community.
“I’m amazed that this much is still here,” said Lt. Col. Dan Petrosky as he walked into the former bachelors’ officers’ quarters at the Nike missile base north of Roberts. As he carefully made his way into the dark, old building, he stopped in surprise before a faded door coated with chipped, white paint. Faint, but still legible, was the name “Petrosky” in black block letters. “This was my old room,” Petrosky said as his wife and two friends looked on. “My name is still on the door.”
The 29th annual St. Croix Valley Collectors Association Barn Dance and Threshing Bee drew a crowd of around 300 people, according to Pete Lubich, one of the event organizers. The public was invited to sample homemade ice cream made by Jerry Van Heukelom of River Falls, admire row after row of antique tractors and farm equipment, observe how old-time threshers and sawmills work, watch the parade, or take part in the slow tractor race.
The cultural experiences they had in Italy, Switzerland and Finland won’t soon be forgotten. New worlds, lifelong friendships and valuable lessons in the art of independence are a small sliver of what five St. Croix Central High School Lions Club foreign exchange participants brought home with them. Not to mention the bags of souvenirs and photos expected from any overseas trip.
It all came to him one fateful winter night while watching an episode of “Cops.” At least that’s what Somerset High School English teacher Cory Lindenberg told school board members Monday night as he explained how he and his colleagues, Susie Kadlec and Carolyn Spoerl, have implemented ideas to help students improve their reading and English ACT scores.
Somerset School District officials are optimistic their new partnership with RMM Solutions will make this year’s IT experience run more smoothly for students and staff. At Monday night’s meeting the board unanimously voted to approve RMM Solutions of Wausau as the contracted IT manager service provider for the 2014-15 school year.
Craft beer lovers will rejoice at the news that Oliphant Brewing will open its doors in Somerset at 4 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 28. The new brewery, located at 350 Main St. adjacent to the Liquor Depot, will occupy the southwest corner of the warehouse facing Depot Street. The taproom will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-9 p.m., Saturdays noon-9 p.m. and Sundays noon-7 p.m.