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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MADISON -- A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of Jason Simcakoski, the Marine whose death sparked the controversy about the presrcibing of pain medications at the Tomah VA Medical Center.
MADISON-- The Republican lawmaker who represents the state Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County joins Democrats who want a state audit of the facility. Luther Olsen says he also wants to know if another agency should take over the home from state Veterans' Affairs department -- and that's after the Madison Capital Times said employees and residents were among those who say staffing shortages and cost cutting have hurt some of the home's most vulnerable veterans.
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.”
Editor's note: Two boys killed in a crash July 14, 2018 were the sons of Marya Christiansen, who died in 2016 when her car entered the Mississippi River near Hager City. 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 her van were found submerged yesterday.
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.