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 Roberts interchange at Interstate 94 and Highway 65 was completed Friday, Nov.1, according to a press release from the WisDOT’s Northwest Region. The $24.8 million project began in April 2012, and was finished on schedule and on budget, said project manager Tara Weiss. “We were actually fairly ahead of schedule for quite a period of time this summer, but fell a little behind with the weather this fall,” Weiss said. “We have no final numbers yet budgetwise, but we’re about 95 percent paid.” A diamond interchange was built with rounadabouts at the ramp terminals.
The smiles on the faces of Amanda Olson and Connie Mueller were contagious as they unpacked new supplies in the rebuilt St. Croix Central Elementary School library Monday, Nov. 4. According to Olson, the library media specialist for the district, the library will be ready for students to use Monday, Nov. 11. “Everyone is excited to get in here and see this awesome new space,” Olson said. This week workers are finishing touch-ups, installing electrical components and getting the computers set up.
The Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular at Somerset Elementary School was a huge success, said event coordinator Beckah Whitlock. Whitlock is co-chair of the Disabilities Awareness Committee (DAC) for the Somerset School District, which hosted the fundraising event. Almost 650 people attended, which is way more than expected, Whitlock said. They raised almost $1,300 in ticket sales. “We expected anywhere between 100 and 400 people,” she said.
This is the fourth year the Somerset Lions have orchestrated a haunted hayride in Village Park, and it just keeps growing every year, David Bracht said. “It amazes me every year all the people that volunteer,” Bracht said. “The volunteers are great.” Lions member Bartt Palmer was quick to heap praise on Bracht as well. “He’s a mover and a shaker, “ Palmer said. “He gives a lot of time and effort and gets community members to volunteer.” Palmer brought his food stand wagon for the second year in a row, serving tacos, elephant ears and warm beverages to people waiting in line.
Megan Frye of the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ hopes enough donations come pouring in that they can fill 200, even 300, boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Frye is part of a group at the church collecting toys, school supplies, toiletries, stuffed animals, clothing and other nonperishable items to fill Christmas boxes to send to children through the OCC program. The group will be packing and wrapping the Christmas boxes at 1 p.m.,Nov.
Hammond residents who miss seeing Sandi Hazer’s familiar, friendly face from when she worked at Associated Bank as the branch manager for 12 years can find her at a new desk in town. She can be found in the village clerk’s office at Hammond Village Hall. Hazer began her new position as the Village of Hammond’s clerk/treasurer Oct. 7.
After weeks of deliberating, the Hammond Village Board appointed the current clerk/treasurer position to become the clerk/administrator position effective Nov. 12 at Monday night’s board meeting. Newly hired clerk/treasurer Sandi Hazer will take on more administrative responsibilities after the 60-day waiting period is over for the charter ordinance that was passed allowing the board time to hear resident input on the topic. Board president Tony Bibeau and trustee Laurie Gruber both voted against changing the position.
”The theme through it all was the value of growing together as a team and making something happen to make it a show to remember,” said co-director Roxi Wakeen of the St. Croix Central High School’s production of <I>Disney’s High School Musical.<I> Shows took place Oct. 26 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. This was the first year a show was performed in the open commons area at the high school.
Pat Johnson’s and Bryan Dalzell’s dream of operating a distillery is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Somerset Village Board voted unanimously at its meeting Oct. 22 to approve a conditional use permit for the operation and to rezone a parcel from Highway Commercial to Industrial where the distillery is to be located. The parcel in question is located at 599 County Road VV next to Somerset Sales and Leasing. It’s part of the Kramer Family Limited Partnership.
The Roberts interchange at Interstate 94/Highway 65 was completed today, according to a press release from the WisDOT’s Northwest Region. The $24.8 million project began in April 2012 and was finished on schedule. A diamond interchange was built with rounadabouts at the ramp terminals. Two miles of I-94 was also reconstructed toward Hudson. “Motorists will now find a nicer driving surface, as well as a safer interchange with longer off-ramps and roundabouts to keep traffic flowing smoother at the ramp terminals,” Northwest Region Director Don Gutkowski said in a press release.