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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MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing UW tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package next February. The governor says it's "on the table," but he's not proposing it right now.
A possible cougar sighting a few blocks from Prescott Middle School was reported last week and video of the animal is making the rounds on social media. Prescott resident Mike Weiland showed police video footage of what appears to be a cougar walking along Locust Street at about 11:40 p.m. Monday, July 25. See the video on Facebook at
HAYWARD -- An elected official in northwest Wisconsin has been killed in an apparent murder/suicide. Sawyer County sheriff's deputies say 56-year-old Claudia Burgan, the county clerk of courts, was shot in the chest Wednesday night at her home about 12 miles east of Hayward -- and she died later at a hospital. Fifty-eight-year-old Dennis Meyer, who lived with Burgan, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The state Justice Department is helping Sawyer County sheriff's officials investigate.
Members of the Prescott community are mourning the loss of a loving mother, vibrant friend and motivated business owner killed in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning just south of...
The chiropractic business is all about adjusting. Dr. Gregory W. Bernard, a chiropractor with over two decades of experience, is taking a crack at a new market. His latest venture is expanding Spine Pro Chiropractic to Ellsworth’s main drag. Dr. Bernard is a Hudson resident and has an office in New Richmond.
BAY CITY -- Two Wisconsin legislators held a press conference Wednesday morning in Bay City on the property of a man who’s afraid he’ll lose his piece of paradise to the village through eminent domain. Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) rolled out an initiative called the “Homeowners’ Bill of Rights,” a call for reform that protects and defends homeowners from the “creep of overbearing government at all levels.”
HAGER CITY -- Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove said Thursday morning that 23-year-old Marya Christiansen missed a curve in the road and drove straight into the water, where she and...
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash involving two motorcycles at 8:55 p.m. Sunday night in Spring Valley and an Elmwood man was airlifted to Regions Hospital for his injuries. According to a press release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred on Highway 29 at Wagon Trail Road between two motorcycles with a single occupant on each machine.
The Somerset Community Food Pantry, operating out of the former Grace Place location in Somerset behind St. Anne Catholic Church (203 Church Hill Rd.), is seeking volunteers. According to an email, the pantry needs volunteers for approximately 75 hours of assistance per month. The volunteer needs include: -- Staffing the pantry (two people per shift): Mondays 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.; Thursdays 4-6 p.m.
All it takes is one great idea. Community member Eric Smith had one of those great ideas last winter, according to St. Croix Central High School physical education teacher Matthew...