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 February 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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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.
Choral teacher Michelle Schmitt has wanted to direct a musical murder mystery for some time, and Oh Horrors! It’s Murder! was the one chosen for fifth- and sixth-graders at St. Croix Central Middle School to perform for their annual fall play. Schmitt’s co-director, social studies teacher Dawn Mohn, described the production as fun and clever. Schmitt said she likes it because it’s different from anything they’ve ever done. “I think the audience will like the music and choreography best,” Mohn said. “The acting and dialogue is pretty good too and it creates a lot of interest.
It’s nice to give credit where credit is due, and the staff and teachers of St. Anne Catholic School have fashioned an entire recognition program around that concept. A student can receive “halos” whenever a teacher or staff member witnesses him or her doing something admirable, preferably when he or she is unaware of the good deed being seen.
The Hammond Village Board voted to increase the water portion of the utility bill by 32 percent at a rate of return to the village of 5.25 percent at the regular board meeting Monday, Nov. 11. The water part of utility bills will go up roughly $2.68 per 1,000 gallons used, said Trustee Lynn Pabst. This is an increase of 91 cents per 1,000 gallons.
WisDOT presented four alternatives for eventually converting a segment of Highway 64 to a freeway or expressway between 150th Avenue in the Town of St. Joseph and Highway 65 in New Richmond at a public information meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Somerset High School. The purpose of the meeting was to present and collect input from citizens who live, work and travel Highway 64. This project is independent of the St.