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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Even though a few weeks have passed since its publishing, Hammond Village Board members agreed at their Monday, Dec. 22, meeting that a united response is needed to a letter to the editor in the New Richmond News concerning the professional behavior of Hammond Police Chief Rick Coltrain. Not only is a response needed for that specific letter, which was written by Hammond resident Tony Endres about his dissatisfaction with open records requests of the Hammond Police Department, but a stand of support for all village employees is needed, all board members agreed.
I am a rural girl through and through. I grew up on a hobby farm in Pierce County where I mucked out stalls, fed the cows, cared for an army...
Somerset village officials have been working for weeks with DGI-Somerset LLC to bring a Dollar General store to town. At the Dec. 18 Somerset Village Board meeting, a series of steps in that process was approved for the proposed business.
You don’t have to convince New Richmond sophomore Croix Hare that OSI Physical Therapy in Somerset deserves national recognition. Hare and his parents credit the therapists at OSI with getting Hare back on the soccer field in record time after a hamstring injury sidelined him for more than five weeks this fall.
For Star Prairie couple David and Melody Hoffman, seeing that the Roberts Grocery store was up for sale seemed like fate. As David said, it was too coincidental of an opportunity to pass up. “We saw the ad and said ‘let’s go for it,’” Melody said. “Everything just fell into place.”
If you thought 10,000 Christmas lights synced to Christmas music was impressive last year, you haven’t seen anything yet. This year, Town of Star Prairie teen Conner Simon has expanded his light and music show to include 50,000 Christmas lights, with a half-hour show on the odd numbered days of the week, and another half-hour show for even numbered days of the week.
Somerset Amphitheater has announced the inaugural “Northern Invasion” rock tour as part of its spring concert lineup. Northern Invasion is part of the World’s Loudest Month Festival series. The all-day music and camping festival will take place on Saturday, May 9, beginning with a Friday night bonfire on May 8 to kick off festivities.
Santa and Mrs. Claus have been extremely busy the last couple of weeks, making appearances all over St. Croix County. Last week they were spotted at the Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond, at Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Northpole event in New Richmond and at the Roberts Park Bulding with their Trusty Elf.
You could almost hear the gently falling snowflakes as they blanketed the ground and rows of Christmas trees at Mickelson’s Tree Farm on Wednesday, Nov. 26. While it might have been quiet enough to almost hear individual snowflakes swirl to the ground in that winter wonderland, in two days time the farm would be abuzz with families venturing between the rows in trucks, sleds and the Mickelson’s hay wagon as they selected the perfect Christmas tree.
Family and friends of Angel C. Linderman appeared emotional in St. Croix County Circuit Court on Thursday, Dec. 4, when the suspect’s defense team and Circuit Court Judge Eric Lundell agreed to release Linderman’s body after three months of investigation at an arraignment hearing for Linderman’s boyfriend. Tanner J. Rix, 22, of Lake City, Minn., was charged in court on Monday, Sept.