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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Somerset Boy Scout Troop 144 has a big goal for this year’s Pea Soup Days. It wants to fill its troop trailer to overflowing with food and donations to benefit the food shelf at Grace Place. According to Joann Hardegger, a spokesperson for the troop, the food drive was established two years ago by Tyler Kupczak as part of his Eagle Scout project. Hardegger said an Eagle Scout project must benefit the community, not just as a one-time thing, but have a lasting impact.
The potential annexation of a 37-acre agricultural parcel at the corner of County Road I and 60th Street into the Village of Somerset drew so many people to the Somerset Village Board meeting on Tuesday, May 20, that it was standing room only in the Somerset Village Hall. Matt Mithun of the Somerset Amphitheater is in the process of buying the parcel from Donald and Debra Wishard, Daniel and Kaatje Plourde, David and Melinda Marson, and Mark and Cynthia Jackson.
The Somerset Village Board unanimously voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant at its Tuesday, May 20, meeting, which would be used to give Arnold Street residents the option to connect to village utilities. Currently, eight households on Arnold Street, which is east of where Spring Street turns into Sunrise Drive, have private wells and septic systems, said Cedar Corporation engineer Rob Jones.
Zonnie Morrisette can finally check an item off her bucket list after three years of planning and perseverance. Her goal has been to make sure each of the 121 graves in the Hawkins Cemetery between Hammond and Roberts is decorated with colorful flowers for Memorial Day. “It’s been on my bucket list to get flowers on every grave,” Morrisette said. “This is my third year working on it. My family thinks I’m crazy, but hey.”
Imagine the stories, wisdom and insight one could glean from someone who has lived on Earth for 90-plus years. Pairing that with an artist’s interpretation of those years of knowledge makes for a fascinating way to honor elders. Heritage Court Assisted Living Apartments in Hammond is partnering with artists from the Hammond Arts Alliance to create a unique art exhibit that highlights seniors in the community.
People who travel through Roberts on Highway 65 may have noticed that since the Flying J truck stop was built in 2012, traffic congestion at the Highway 65/70th Avenue intersection can be troublesome at times. The main issue seems to be when trucks heading north on Highway 65 want to make a left-hand turn onto 70th Avenue, to turn into the Flying J travel complex.
All Breed Dog Grooming owner and groomer Stephanie Arredondo greets the shop’s live-in cats, Marcel and Prudence, as she balances the cash drawer for another busy day in the pet salon. They glide around the room, swishing their tails and winking their eyes as if to say “Good morning.” “I like coming in in the morning,” Arredondo says at 7 a.m on Thursday, May 15. “It’s quiet.”
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A disorderly conduct charge against a 21-year-old New Richmond man in connection with the Somerset Elementary School lockdown Dec. 19 has been dismissed. At a pretrial conference at the St. Croix County Government Center in Hudson on Wednesday, May 28, St. Croix County Assistant District Attorney Michael Nieskes moved to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge against Andrew J.R. Wallace without prejudice.
The vote was nearly unanimous Monday night with one vote against, one abstention and the overwhelming majority of 20-plus residents voting in support of a resolution authorizing the St. Croix Central School District Board of Education to purchase the property located at 915 Davis St. in Hammond, formerly the Associated Bank Building. The resolution permits the board to spend up to $175,000 for the purchase. That works out to roughly $22 per square foot to provide 7,800 square feet of relief to a crowded middle school.