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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Nothing embodies small-town America like a summer festival on a beautiful, warm day. Somerset Pea Soup Days, held June 7-9, had many offerings for visitors, including a pancake breakfast at the fire hall, a parade, carnival, bingo, live music, softball tourneys and of course, the Somerset Boy Scouts' famous festival namesake pea soup. While the secret ingredient yet remains a mystery, the thick, ham-laden pea soup was a hit with taste-testers.
St. Croix Animal Friends founder and president Diana Neubarth left the St. Croix County board room in tears Thursday, May 23, but they were not tears of sorrow. She and more than a dozen supporters applauded when the St. Croix County Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a pivotal variance that will allow SCAF to build an animal shelter-boarding facility in the town of Warren. "Thirteen years of my life," Neubarth said while wiping away tears in the hall. "It's finally over."
Ellen Kennedy, founder of World Without Genocide, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Monday, Feb. 11. She will present “Statelessness and the Refugee Crisis Today,” from noon-1 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UWRF Political Science Department.
MADISON -- Madison police have taken a suspect in the beating of a student at the University of Wisconsin into custody. Twenty-two-year-old Jerome Winslow was picked up on a probation hold Wednesday night. Police Chief Mike Koval says there was a greater sense of urgency to get the suspect off the streets because the weekend attack was brutal and unprovoked. The victim suffered serious facial injuries, but she is expected to survive. Her name hasn't been released. -----
Due to expected air temperatures reaching -29 degrees with a possible wind-chill of -45 degrees, there will be no school for students on Thursday, Jan.31, 2019. TigerPack will also be closed. The North America Central Bus Company has taken every precaution including cold starts each day this week, but buses are not able to start or run properly at these extreme temperatures. Due to a rapid warm up in the afternoon hours, the following events will run as scheduled: • New Richmond Boys Hockey @ Somerset
River Falls firefighters battled blazes at two houses that went up in flames immediately behind Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls early Saturday. River Falls Fire Department was dispatched at 1 a.m. jJn. 26 to a structure fire at 222 E. Walnut St., an older two-story home just across the alley from the entrance to Jacob's Ladder Preschool. According to a news release from RF Fire Chief Scott Nelson, Pierce County Dispatch received multiple calls reporting flames could be seen from several blocks away, and that residents were seen evacuating the building.
The Central St. Croix Chamber of Commerce honored its "Best of 2018" award winners at its annual meeting Monday, Jan. 14 at Parkside Restaurant in Hammond. More than 60 attendees showed off their flannel and showed their lumberjack fashion sense for the 2019 party's theme. The award winners are as follows • Chamber Member of the Year: Pam Deutsch, Helmer Printing • Business of the Year: Trent Schug, BarnBoard Grill & Saloon (Roberts) and Schuggy's American Taphouse & Grill (Hammond)
HUDSON -- The Taste of Hot Air Affair “Pirates Fly’n the Croix-ribbean” will feature the largest selection of local tastings in the seven-year history of the charity event. The annual wine, beer and spirits tasting will take place 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. The recipient of the fundraising will be the Hudson Relay For Life/American Cancer Society.
The deadline has passed and the names are in for those who chose to run for village boards, school boards and city councils across the state on the April 2, 2019 ballot.
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA -- Authorities in the Central European nation of Slovenia say human remains found near a popular hiking place have been confirmed as those of a missing American man from Wisconsin.