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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Five St. Croix Central High School students were chosen in December by the Roberts Lions Club to travel overseas as part of the Lions Club foreign exchange programin July. Sadie Buckel won a scholarship that will pay for part of her expenses. The other four students, who will be sponsored by the Roberts Lions, are Logan Lipinski, Claire Hueg, Abby Harrington and Dana Queen.
A number of St. Croix Central School District staff agree Justin Nelson’s sentencing on Dec. 20, provides a sense of closure to staff and students. They also agree it’s only one step in the long process of healing from the fire Nelson set on April 30, that destroyed parts of St. Croix Central Elementary. Tim Widiker District administrator Tim Widiker said he agreed with the judge when he said a generation of students no longer has to be afraid that Nelson could do this again.
Sportmans Bar & Grill owners Ed and Missi Fazekas knew their homemade Bloody Mary mix was top-notch. But who knew once they marketed Sportsmans Redneck Juice to the public it would be sold in 31 stores in just five weeks? The Fazekas’ have been making their famous Bloody Marys since Missi and her sister bought the business from Bette Bruette in 1995.
For those of you interested in seeing your school district referendum dollars at work, Somerset School District administrator Randy Rosburg invites the public to join the Somerset Board of Education on tours of completed referendum projects Jan. 14 and 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the middle and high schools. Residents can see new classrooms and music, food service, physical education and athletic areas at the high school and the remodeled gym at the middle school.
Since Andrew J.R. Wallace (AJ to those who know him well) was charged with disorderly conduct Dec. 19, for allegedly threatening a 9-year-old student at Somerset Elementary School, community members, friends and even strangers have come to his defense. Wallace, 20, of New Richmond, pleaded innocent to the disorderly conduct charge Dec. 19. The Wallaces hired attorney Lida Bannink of Remington Law Office in New Richmond. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference at the St. Croix County Government Center at 4 p.m., Jan. 15. Jayme Watters of Somerset is a family friend of the Wallaces.
A 66-year-old Roberts woman died from injuries sustained in a Jan. 7 trailer home fire, and a Wisconsin State Trooper has been recognized for his heroic attempt to save her life. According to a press release from the Roberts Police Department, Roberta Eastman was pulled out of her burning trailer home by Wisconsin State Trooper Robert Unruh on the evening of Jan. 7, taken to Hudson Hospital, and later died at Regions Hospital early on Jan.
Update: All public schools in New Richmond, Somerset and St. Croix Central school districts are closed Tuesday, Jan. 7. --- This is an inclement weather message from the New Richmond School District. This was posted on the New Richmond School District website: "The New Richmond Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Students, please check with your coach/advisor regarding after school activities."
Each town in Wisconsin is required by state law to provide a recycling program for its residents. The Town of Richmond goes above and beyond that requirement. Not only does it provide an extensive program for its residents, but the recycling center is open to people who don’t live in the town as well.
You may hear an air horn blasting across the frozen expanse of Wisconsin tundra come Sunday, Jan. 26. That will be the signal for fishermen to lower their poles for the fifth annual ice fishing contest at Twin Lakes just west of Roberts. The contest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event, sponsored by the Central St. Croix Area Chamber of Commerce, is a family friendly day on the ice, said Chamber president Katie Moll. The contest is open to all ages.
During the holidays, we are all bombarded with different charities asking for donations of money, food, clothing and time -- or all of the above. Debby Geving realizes this. She knows how busy everyone is, as she is herself. She wants people to know their giving in fact does make a difference, not just during the holidays, but year round. And she knows this because she’s been on the receiving end herself -- and has never forgotten it.