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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The Somerset Village Board at its Nov. 19 regular board meeting agreed to annex a three-acre parcel that Matt Mithun of the Somerset Amphitheater is in the process of buying. The owners of the amphitheater are buying what is known as the Scott Knutson property, located currently in the Town of Somerset across from the Public Works waste treatment plant. The property includes a house and a couple of barns.
When Shelley Wallander took over as the Somerset Senior Center site manager in June, she knew one thing she wanted to accomplish was getting more people to attend and bringing more publicity to the center. “Slowly but surely we’re trying to make people aware the center is here,” Wallander said. “I’d like to get more people involved. This is a very fun, very welcoming, social group of people.” As Wallander talked, a bingo caller echoed in the background. About 20 seniors studied bingo cards and listened intently for numbers.
The Holiday Angels program is as much a tradition in Roberts and Hammond during the holiday season as is decorating a tree or visiting Santa Claus. The program, which has existed for more than 20 years, is again collecting donations to help financially struggling families in the St. Croix Central School District. Committee Chair Sandy Goulette said last year the Angels helped 47 families, which included 126 children. The Roberts Lions, Hammond Lions, school organizations, businesses and individuals come together every year to make Christmas wishes come true for these families.
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.