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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Catherine C. Olson has been serving youth and families as a counselor for over 20 years. Residents in the Central St. Croix area can now count her as one of their own, not only as a resident, but as a business owner too. After years of doing agency work and then having her own private practice in Lakeland, Minn., for two years, she decided to move her practice to Hammond Jan.
Although snowmobilers are lamenting the lack of snow this winter for their sport, ice fishing enthusiasts can rest assured there is plenty of ice for the 11th annual Somerset Youth Athletic Association Bass Lake Ice Fishing Contest, which is set for Saturday, Feb. 21, from noon to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The Adult Division costs $30 per hole; Youth Division (15 years old and younger) is $10 per hole. Online pre-registration is now open at basslakecontest. com. Register by Feb.
A primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 17 is a certainty for the Hammond Village Board races. Three residents turned in candidacy papers for village president. Eight residents declared their candidacy for the three open village trustee positions. Deadline for declaring candidacy was Tuesday, Jan. 6. Three incumbents are running, along with several familiar faces and newcomers.
The Central St. Croix Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored their sixth annual Ice Fishing Tournament last Saturday, Jan. 31, at Twin Lakes in the Town of Warren west of Roberts. The weather cooperated with this year’s event and the turnout for fishing was spectacular. Organizers said that even though it was a bit chilly on the lake, there was no blizzard or sub-zero temperatures to deter folks from coming out and having some fun.
Looking for a reliable, honest, not to mention affordable, mechanic can be stressful, and John and Mandie DeVries realize that. The newlywed couple is hoping you’ll give their brand new hometown auto service center in downtown Roberts a call. Automan Auto Repair opened for business in its new location (117 W. Main St.) a couple of weeks ago after extensive renovations to the building were completed.
Since beginning as principal at Somerset Elementary this past summer, one of Christopher Kamrath’s goals has been to get to know his students for positive reasons. As Kamrath said, principals...
Newly appointed Somerset Police Chief Tom Sirovatka is certainly a familiar face around town. After all, he has been with the Somerset Police Department since 2001. On Dec. 31 he was sworn in as Somerset’s newest police chief, taking the place of Doug Briggs, who retired that same day.
If you’ve driven down Somerset’s Main Street lately, you may have noticed a big change. The building that once housed the American Legion, and later Standi Toys Inc., has undergone a complete overhaul, complete with large, wide windows and a welcoming front porch.
Residents packed the Hammond Village Hall for Monday night’s board meeting, many of whom wanted answers as to the reasons for the police department employees’ recent wage increases and bonuses. Another question asked by residents was: How is the village going to pay for those raises, bonuses and benefits package increases?
A St. Croix Falls man had to be tased after allegedly lunging at a St. Croix County deputy and grabbing him around the throat outside of Ready Randy’s in the...