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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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
Ellsworth Community School District parents received notification of a power outage at Hillcrest Elementary and Ellsworth High School at about 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2. The automated message stated that an electrical pole north of the high school caught fire, causing an outage to those two schools. Crews are on the scene; power is expected to be restored within an hour.
St. Francis Catholic School in Ellsworth has welcomed a new principal and teacher to its staff this year. Head teacher Mary Gardas, who served in the principal role last year, has taken a position in the Elmwood School District. The Herald asks new school staff to fill out a questionnaire each fall in order to introduce them to the community. Here are their responses: Chuck Buckel Position: Principal, St. Francis Catholic School Hometown: Nashua, Iowa
Records released from the Prescott Police Department and City Administrator Jayne Brand document months of alleged insubordination and policy violations by three employees who were fired in August. Brand released the records to RiverTown Multimedia Thursday, Sept. 28, which contain detailed reports about former probationary police officers Bryan Massman and Ryan Most, as well as former administrative assistant Erin Most — Ryan Most's wife — and the actions leading up to their dismissals. Erin Most
Two vehicles overturned into a corn field Wednesday, Sept. 26 after a collision in the town of Trimbelle. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash at 9:48 a.m. at the intersection of 750th Street and 450th Avenue.