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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Author and former area school superintendent Dan Woll and his daughter Shelley have stepped into the realm of children’s literature with their new book Sarah Saves Christmas. Dan will appear at the Somerset Public Library, along with his Bernese Mountain Dog and one of the lead characters in the book, Bosko, on Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. “Shelley and I love our big, floppy Bernese Mountain Dogs and we love little kids,” said Woll.
Tom Baker and Tom Walczak are on a mission: they want to find anyone who was stationed at the Nike missile base in Roberts and reconnect at a reunion set for next summer in Roberts. “It’s a struggle,” Baker said. “A lot of people have dropped a landline.” So far the two men have rounded up a few of their former comrades through word of mouth, searches on the computer and going to a local library. A call to the Army for a list of men proved fruitless. “We want to get as many as we can get,” Baker said.
Two St. Croix Central High School students were chosen by faculty and their peers to compete for scholarships: Kayla Boyd was nominated for the Kohl Excellence Scholarship; Janelle Olson was nominated for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. Kayla Boyd Boyd has been active throughout her academic career at SCC. She has been a cheerleader, a member of S.O.S., a theater participant all four years, a soprano and choir leader in the high school choir, an FFA member (reporter last year) and an honors student.
It was a dreary, wet day on Nov. 21 when the Hammond Senior Center celebrated its Thanksgiving dinner, and some seniors’ moods mirrored the weather outside. Brad Beckman, administrator for St. Croix County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center, formally announced to the Hammond senior group before their meal on the 21st that the Center will be closing -- temporarily. “I hope people aren’t going to sit around for six months and just wait,” Beckman said. He encouraged the seniors to go to other sites in Baldwin and Roberts, and spoke highly of activities going on at each. St.
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Children’s author Julie Bowe visited with the kindergarten through fourth-grade classes at St. Croix Central Elementary School Tuesday, Nov. 19. Bowe is author of the popular series Friends for Keeps. According to Library Media Specialist Amanda Olson, the event was organized by music teacher Jeanne Larson and sponsored by the Panther Parent Group. “We are very thankful our students had this amazing opportunity,” Olson said. “She talked with students about her books, the writing process, the tools she needs to help her write and the people that help her create great stories.
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.