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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When Annastasia Martell came down the stairs early Tuesday morning on Oct. 29, she wondered why her mom’s car was still in the driveway and why she was sitting alone in the dark. Her mother, Robin Martell, is a special education aide at Somerset High School and usually out the door by 7 a.m. every morning, Annastasia said. Robin seemed confused and didn’t know what day it was, Annastasia said. She was swaying and shaking. When Annastasia went to get her brother Ambrose, they came downstairs to find their mom trying to clean something in the sink.
According to Roberts Lions Club member Marv Flettre, the demolition derby pit expansion in Roberts Village Park approved by the Roberts Village Board in October will have to wait until spring. “Unfortunately, we ran out of good weather,” Flettre said. The pit expansion will begin in the spring, increasing the size of the pit from 110-by-93-feet to 130-by-130-feet, Flettre said.
According to Love Baskets committee member Kay Brooks, volunteers have been busy packing gift boxes for children in need in the New Richmond and Somerset school districts. The gifts will be distributed at a party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Somerset Middle School, Brooks said. “Volunteers from the community will come together to provide a variety of activities, including craft projects, food, pictures with Santa and the gifting of hats and mittens,” Brooks said.
Carl Hemenway, 1210 Thayer St., told Hammond Village Board members at their regular board meeting Monday night that Muldoon and Bushnell Streets have been maintained and plowed by the village for more than 100 years, and it shouldn’t change now. Hemenway, his wife Mary, Jules Pettis, Scott Rock and Mike John all gave board members a piece of their minds concerning the village’s talk of vacating Muldoon, Belshazzar, Bushnell and part of Third streets. Belshazzar, Bushnell and Muldoon are short, dead-end streets south of the railroad tracks near the water treatment plant.
With the recent arctic blast of frigid temperatures, most people aren’t thinking of pig roasts right now. But Adam Nash has that and barbecue on his mind. Nash and his brother Chris plan to open Somerset Swine, a catering business dedicated to pig roasts, barbecued ribs, roasted whole turkeys and all the fixings in June. Nash, who is a chef at Crystal Lake Country Club in Lakeville, Minn., said he has been in the restaurant business since he was 14. His brother-in-law used to call him “Chef Adam.” He and his family have been roasting pigs in their spare time for many years, Nash said.
At least one Hammond resident was up in arms about the possibility of the Village of Hammond continuing to maintain Muldoon, Bushnell and Belshazzar Streets near the railroad tracks at the regular Village Board meeting Monday, Nov. 25.
Jim Reger is sincerely hoping weatherman Dave Dahl of KSTP is right when he predicts 70 inches of snowfall this winter for the region. Without snow, the Somerset Sno-Sports snowmobiling club’s 50-plus members would not enjoy winter very much. The Sno-Sports are one of 12 snowmobiling clubs in St. Croix County. Reger, the newly elected president of the club, said most of the trails the club uses run through town and farm fields on private land.
It was a chilly, windy day in Roberts and Hammond on Veterans Day. But that didn’t stop Jean Bringgold from showing her appreciation for our country, flag and veterans in her own unique way: a patriot run. She ran from her home in rural Roberts to the St.
What do you think of when you think of home? The scent of dinner cooking in the air? Loved ones and friends in a cozy house, all together? Or do you think of sleeping in a car, or moving from couch to couch every few nights? “Couch-surfing,” sleeping in cars and wondering where they’re going to sleep from one night to the next is a reality for many teens in the Somerset, Osceola and Stillwater area, Sara Rank said. “It was kind of a shock to us there were so many homeless teens in Osceola, Somerset and Stillwater,” Rank said.