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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TOWN OF GILMAN -- A rural mail carrier was injured in a one-vehicle crash late Monday morning in the town of Gilman. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the crash at 11:15 a.m. July 16 at 450th Street and 825th Avenue. Mail carrier Ernest Thompson, 54, Menomonie, was heading southbound on 450th Street when he crossed the center of the road, entered the east ditch and struck a culvert.
Spring Valley Community Safety Day drew visitors to Syverson Field Friday, June 15, where tykes could climb in a fire truck, escape a smoke house, try on bike helmets, visits with law enforcement officers and emergency personnel, climb in a tank and tour an ambulance.
A 68-year-old Pierce County woman died Wednesday after an ATV rolled on top of her in a cow pasture. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, a family member found the woman and called police at 6 p.m. June 6 from a rural Pierce County residence.
As the Ellsworth High School Class of 2018 gathered as one full group for one last time at their Friday, May 25 commencement ceremony, the messages from speakers were uplifting. Superintendent Barry Cain made special note of the 10, 780 hours of community service performed by the class. “That represents making others’ lives better,” Cain said.
Multiple agencies responded to a barn and silo fire in the town of Baldwin late Friday afternoon, in which United Fire Baldwin Station Chief Gary Newton said 30 cows weren't able to be saved. "They got out as many as they could," said St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson on the scene at 2467 90th Ave., Baldwin. "We estimate 25 were left in there we couldn't get to." A neighbor confirmed she called 911 about 4 p.m. when she saw smoke.
Ellsworth High School honored its graduating seniors with scholarships and academic accolades Sunday, May 20 at the EHS cafetorium.
Multiple agencies responded to a barn and silo fire in the town of Baldwin late Friday afternoon, in which police estimate 25 cows died. “They got out as many as they could,” said St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson on the scene at 2467 90th Ave., Baldwin. “We estimate 25 were left in there we couldn’t get to.” A neighbor confirmed she called 911 about 4 p.m. when she saw smoke.
A rural Ellsworth man has been charged with felony repeated sexual assault of a child. David A. Ehman, 45, is accused of repeated sexual assaults involving a juvenile girl between Sept. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013 at a town of Trimbelle home. If convicted, Ehman faces up to 60 years in prison. According to the complaint:
An alleged Hudson theft was solved after a St. Paul man led police on a short chase through the streets of Spring Valley stemming from a complaint for what appeared to be a domestic violence incident occurring in a car. Dustin M. McLeod, 25, was charged with felony charges of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, concealing stolen property and possession of THC (second and subsequent offense) April 18 in Pierce County Circuit Court. If convicted, McLeod could face up to three years and six months in prison and a $10,000 fine for each offense.
Spring Valley prom-goers stepped out in high style, no doubt emulating their 2018 theme "A Touch of Class" Saturday, April 28. Kathryn Franzen became the newest prom queen, while Lance McMurrin took the title of prom king. Other prom court members dressed to the nines included Dakota Brooke, Taylor Huntress, Lydia Wittmer, Dylan Bosshart, Kenny Fesenmaier and Josh Hannack. After parents had their fill snapping photos, the teens headed to Afton Alps for a night of dinner and dancing.