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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“Farewell, faithful servant. The bell has tolled.” St. Croix County dispatch announced Spring Valley (retired) Fire Chief Terry Shafer’s end of watch and final page at 1:45 p.m. Friday, March 3 over the scanner as he was being laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in the town of El Paso.
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- An 80-year-old Ellsworth woman suffered undisclosed injuries after a two-vehicle crash early Saturday evening in the town of Trimbelle. At about 5:24 p.m. Feb. 4, police responded to the crash on Highway 63 near 450th Avenue. Wendy M. Khorshed, 39, Hammond, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica northbound on Highway 63. When she slowed down for some animals in the roadway, Phyllis L. Robey, 80, struck her from behind in a 2014 Chevy Cruz.
MADISON -- Childless adults would pay more for Medicaid, take drug tests and have their coverage limited to four years in a request the state will soon make to the Trump administration. State Medicaid director Michael Heifetz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the feds will soon be asked for the okay to let the state charge premiums of $1 to $5 per month for childless adults, with higher premiums for those with risky behaviors like smoking -- and those who don't pass drug tests would get treatment.
MADISON — There's more talk in Wisconsin about a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Republican Gov. Scott Walker was asked about it during a recent telephone town hall meeting.
Wisconsin is going through its second straight morning of bitter cold temperatures, but very few schools are closed. A quick check of TV stations around the Badger State shows that many small town districts in south central Wisconsin are opening two hours late Monday morning.
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Wisconsin is the nation's 20th healthiest state, according to the annual "America's Health Rankings" from the United Health Foundation.
MADISON -- The state Natural Resources Board has voted to allow off road motorcycle riding and model rockets at a nature area, despite a lawsuit to ban those activities. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday for a master plan at the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area, on the site of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant south of Baraboo. The DNR has spent several years working with various interests on the use of the 3,000-acre recreation site.
Unlike Tuesday morning, it's above zero everywhere in Wisconsin. But forecasters say the respite won't last long as another round of arctic air pushes its way into the Badger State Wednesday. By Thursday morning, lows are supposed to get down to 15 below with wind chills as cold as minus 30.
In just a matter of weeks, Wisconsin turns from a September mild to a January deep freeze. The mercury plunged to 13 below by 6 a.m. Tuesday at Cumberland in northwest Wisconsin, with subzero temperatures as far south as Viroqua in the coldest morning of the season by far. Places near Lake Michigan basked in relative warmth in the middle teens. Wind chills were as low as minus 20 in Phillips and Medford.
TOWN OF SALEM -- A 23-year-old Baldwin man was killed Monday night, Nov. 14, after his vehicle struck a tree and started on fire. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to...