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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Even though St. Croix County can have bitter winters, free-roaming cats abound, and Tanya Borg and the volunteers of Farm, Feral & Stray aim to alleviate the problem. FFS is a nonprofit (501-c3), all-volunteer organization whose goal is to humanely manage free-roaming cat populations by using Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) methods and to educate the public. The organization serves Polk, St. Croix and Washburn counties. Borg said each county has thousands of cats running loose, whether they’re farm, feral, stray or abandoned cats.
A Baldwin man was found dead in the woods just after 8 p.m. Saturday night after his family became concerned when he failed to return from hunting, according to a...
Every year for 20-plus years the Roberts Love Baskets program has given families in need a basket of food and a glimmer of hope during the holiday season This year is no exception. The Roberts Lions, the Hammond Lions and the Hammond Snowdrifters snowmobile club band together each year to fill baskets with turkey or ham, potatoes, fresh and canned vegetables, pie and more, said program volunteer Doreen Kruschke. “It’s more than just a Thanksgiving dinner,” Kruschke said. Volunteers will pack large cardboard grocery boxes full of food at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov.
It’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” said unicycling student Ayrica Jewell. “Don’t be afraid to fall because we all start out by falling.” These words of wisdom come from a unicycling class regular in Paulette Anderson’s Thursday community education class. People of all ages practice various tricks, mounts or just zoom around the SCC Elementary gym, seemingly effortlessly. “Some people like to come before class starts to practice,” Anderson said. “Around 6 p.m.
If you hear the musical tinkling of jingle bells drifting down the streets of Somerset Saturday, Dec. 14, you may think Santa Claus decided to come early this year. In reality, runners decked out in jingle bells will take part in Christ Lutheran Church’s second annual Jingle Run for Missions that day. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Kids ages 5 to 10 can participate in the 1-mile Fun Run. People ages 10 and older can run/walk in the 5K.
:A series of town-hall style meetings meant to inform parents of serious issues their kids may face and how to deal with them begins at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 4, at Somerset High School. “We want to spread awareness and give parents the tools that are available,” said Sarah Colling, the middle and high school health instructor and chemical health prevention specialist in Somerset.
An array of beautiful craftsmanship in the form of quilts lines the pew backs in the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond. This sight has become an annual fall occurrence. This year the group of ladies responsible for these beautiful quilts sewn, tied and stitched their way through 185 blankets. “It’s amazing what a few women can do,” said quilter June Lindquist. According to Lindquist, two ladies began the quilting group 30 years ago when the church was in its infancy and meeting at Hammond Hall above the library. It has grown over the years to include 10 to 12 women.
Rumors have swirled through Hammond lately that the Senior Center may close. Site manager for both the Hammond and Roberts Senior Centers Jordan Pechuman found out almost two weeks ago that it’s true. “I don’t think it’s been handled well,” Pechuman said. “There has been no formal announcement to the people.” Pechuman, who has been the site manager since February, said he found out from a board member after a HSC board meeting two weeks ago, since he had to leave the meeting early. He said he has received no detailed explanation. According to St.
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for the Somerset School District’s referendum projects, reported Tom Walters at the Somerset Board of Education’s Nov. 18 meeting. Walters, chair of the facilities committee, said the lockers will be installed in the high school late this week. The roof is almost finished on the addition, Walters said, and the floor and lights will be done in the wrestling room soon. Middle School principal Sara Eichten reported the basketball backboards and colored bleachers were installed in the middle school gym Monday.