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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Not many people can say they’ve been on an “eco-adventure.” From June 15-21, eight Somerset High School students, two parents and two teachers travelled to Costa Rica as part of a WorldStrides educational tour. Somerset High School science instructor Erin Gehring and Spanish teacher Sara Turner took the kids on an “eco-adventure trip,” which took the group from San José, Costa Rica, through the central region of the country.
Andrew Williams of Somerset Boy Scout Troop 144 was selected to attend this year’s Grey Wolf program at Fred. C. Andersen Scout Camp in Houlton June 15-21. According to Peter Leyden, committee chairman of Troop 144, Grey Wolf is the Boy Scouts Northern Star Council’s home for national youth leadership training.
Bob Mecl’s dad gave him two World War II-era Japanese flags when he was 5 years old. Now in his 60s, he has held onto them ever since. But now he says it’s time for them to go home. Mecl’s dad worked at Allis-Chalmers (a U.S. machinery manufacturer) in West Allis, when he was given the two Japanese flags by a co-worker friend who was a U.S. Marine, Mecl said.
Country Lovin’ Daycare in Baldwin is not your typical daycare facility, and owner Jennifer O’Bryan is proud of that fact. The facility at 2750 Gracie Dr. in Baldwin (just south of Interstate-94) feels more like a magical home inside than a daycare center. While O’Bryan’s clients are mostly from the Baldwin area, she wants to let parents in the communities of Hudson, Hammond and Roberts along the I-94 corridor know she is there, especially since so many commute on a daily basis, probably right past Country Lovin’.
The Somerset Lions Club will host the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus in Somerset’s Village Park with shows at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21.
Most people are familiar with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Unfortunately like many things in life, granting those wishes takes money. Roberts resident Justin Gustafson knows this, and he wants to do something about it. Gustafson, a New Richmond native, has put together a fundraiser event for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, which will be held Friday, July 11, at JJ’s Sports Bar in Hammond.
It’s always good to see a business go into an empty building on Main Street. It’s especially good when the business is familiar to the community and moving to a more visible location. Stitchin’ Post Embroidery owner Carol Smith said the opportunity to move into the former Hazel Mackin Community Library building at 107 W. Main St. across from the Roberts Grocery store kind of fell into her lap. It certainly wasn’t something she was anticipating.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is working on a project to add a northbound lane on Highway 65 from the Interstate 94 interchange through the 70th Avenue intersection near Roberts. According to WisDOT project manager Tara Weiss, construction is anticipated for the summer of 2016. The intersection is expected to remain open to all traffic during the construction.
Imagine you’re having a rough day. You just want a place to get away from it all, to think, recharge, take a deep breath. A place where you can listen to rushing water, leaves rustling in the breeze, or a deer creeping through the forest undergrowth. This type of restful place is what Bill Buell envisions on the Doughboy Trail, which will be completed in August with lighting and paving. The trail will connect Mill Pond Walk to High Street and serve as a key north-south trail for the community.
Despite seemingly neverending snow and rain this spring and early summer, progress on the Highway 35 overpass near Houlton is right on target. “We are on schedule and will have the overpass open to traffic by July 3, in time for July Fourth holiday weekend,” said WisDOT Northwest Region communications manager Chris Ouellette. “After that work is completed, crews will continue grading and making their way to the new interchange until winter.”