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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St. Joseph Parish School in Prescott welcomed a new principal at the beginning of this school year: Chris Magee. He filled out a questionnaire sent by the Herald, allowing community members to learn a few things about him. Chris Magee Position/school: Principal, St. Joseph Parish School Hometown: Prescott Education: B.A. University of St. Thomas; M.A. University of Notre Dame.
A little snow didn't put a damper on the Ellsworth Funsters Pumpkins in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ellsworth's East End Park. Brave souls warmed their fingers on cups of hot chocolate, froze beneath the glittery spray to get crazy hair, and donated boxes of good to the food shelf. Winners of the annual costume parade contest were Maggie Pechacek, Keira Aufderhar, Isabelle Nichols and Tobey Anderson.
Each year, the Herald asks new staff at area schools to fill out a questionnaire in order to introduce them to the community. There are seven new staffers in the Elmwood School District. Here are their responses. Alaina de Werd Position/school: Teacher assistant, Elmwood Early Learning Center Hometown: Chetek Education: UW-Stout, human development and family studies Previous experience: The Bridge to Hope in Menomonie
She dove into the Pierce County sports scene with both feet and from her writing, you can tell she loves what she does. Pierce County Herald/RiverTown Multimedia sports and education reporter Katie Davidson began her new role with the company in September, after reporter Jalen Knuteson took a job closer to his hometown in southern Wisconsin. You may have seen her on the sidelines of Pierce County games, and she's already putting her stamp on telling the stories of local athletes.
This time of year I get antsy. Old feelings flair up and I feel the urge to be in the woods. With frost sparkling on the ground, leaves turning brilliant hues, woodsmoke in the air and the shrill cry of birds migrating south. To me, it's wood cutting weather.
Water patrol and dive units were summoned to search beneath the U.S. Highway 10 bridge connecting Prescott to Point Douglas, Minn., when a jacket and glasses were found on the bridge Sunday, Oct. 22.
Turningpoint's Walk to Empower was held Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. Participants marched in support of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The march began at Glen Park and looped down Main Street and back. For more information about Turningpoint's services, visit www.turningpoint-wi.org .
For the 18th consecutive year a group of Prescott High School Students traveled to the Lac Du Flambeau Indian Reservation to learn about the history, government and culture of the Ojibwa community located in Vilas County in north central Wisconsin. Since the fall of 2000, social studies teacher Jeff Ryan has organized this trip providing students an opportunity to learn first hand about lifeways of this native community.
Authorities allege a River Falls man charged with felony business setting theft received more than $200,000 in kickbacks and gifts for a period of three years while working for a Hager City-based company. Daniel W. Briese, 48, was charged Sept. 26 in Pierce County Circuit Court with felony theft—business setting over $10,000 and agent accept commission/bonus in relation to alleged incidents on and between Aug. 18, 2014 and April 19, 2016. If convicted of the felony, he could face up to 10 years in prison and at maximum a $25,000 fine. According to the complaint:
Each year, the Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce and Prescott Kiwanis team up to welcome new staff to the Prescott School District and St. Joseph Parish School. This year 11 people began new positions in the public school system. The Herald asked them to fill out a questionnaire in order to introduce them to the community. Nine responded: Wendi Busscher Position/school: Guidance office secretary, Prescott High School Hometown: Rosemount, Minnesota, but live in Hudson now Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato, M.A. in urban planning