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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Pierce County bow and youth hunters share their trophies in a photo gallery.
Aaron Moore hopes area farmers will stop into the Farm Service Agency office in the Pierce County Office Building in Ellsworth and introduce themselves. After all, the new county executive director thrives on his ability to help people. Moore took over the position Sept. 5 from Robert Forrest, who retired at the end of August. His job involves working with farmers to sign them up for programs administered through the FSA, although that's just the tip of the iceberg. Before coming to Pierce, he held that position managing the Balsam Lake Service Center.
As a part of its Veterans Day celebration Thursday, Nov. 9, the Elmwood School District honored James Baier, who received a Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War. "First of all, it's not just for me," Baier said to the Herald in October. "It's for the Village, the people who've served." Congressional aide for Ron Kind Mark Aumann presented Baier with the Bronze Star. During his speech, Baier honored Bronze Star recipient Don Schmitz and Double Bronze Star recipient Danny Weyer, along with his family, many of whom were in attendance.
The flyer reads "Little by Little, Day by Day, Helping Tonya Climb the Steps to Recovery." A benefit will be held for Tonya Shaw-Brunner noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at The Pickle Factory (205 First St., Pepin), including a DJ, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and three auctions: silent, live and Chinese. Broasted chicken dinners will be sold for $10 per plate.
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- A woman and her two children were taken to the hospital after their vehicle rolled over into a field Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the town of Trimbelle. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, police responded to the crash scene about 4:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 63 near the County Road KK intersection.
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.