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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PLUM CITY -- The Plum City Blue Devils varsity baseball team lost their first game to Prairie Farm 6-0 at the Boys Varsity Triangular on Saturday, April 11 at Plum City Legion Park, said head coach Brent Blegen. “Wyatt Holt got the loss in game 1 although he pitched great, giving up only one ER in five innings,” Blegen said. “He also struck out five batters.”
PRESCOTT -- The Cardinals’ softball team played a double-header in Lake City, Minn. vs. Goodhue and Columbia Heights on Saturday, April 11, where they earned a double victory: 6-3 over Goodhue and 10-6 over Columbia Heights. Pictured is Kaili Wescott, who pitched both games. The Lady Cards also were victorious in Amery last night (25-0), while JV played shortened game. Next game is at home this Thursday against Somerset.
PLUM CITY -- Izzy may look like an ordinary, 10-month-old black Lab. Ears flopping and tail wagging, she’s running around the Karshbaum house and yard, romping and playing with 4-year-old Gabe and 2-year-old Greta. They are having a grand time, which is obvious by the kids’ squeals of delight. But the reality is, Izzy is a very special dog and the Karshbaums waited for her arrival for months. She is a diabetes alert dog and she could save their son’s life.
The Herald has compiled a list of Election Night results, which are unofficial. Listed below are the most recent results of all contested races and noncontested in the Herald's core coverage area. Information will be updated as it is received.
What is the goal of the Aging and Disability Resource Center? Simply put, it’s to keep the elderly and those with disabilities in their homes and communities by providing information and assistance. Programs that make that possible may be cut in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 state budget. The proposed budget includes many policy changes related to aging and disability programs across the state, said Heather Conway, Aging and ADRC Manager of the Pierce County Wisconsin Department of Human Services.
Easter egg hunts were plentiful across Pierce County in the last couple of weeks, stretching from Spring Valley to Maiden Rock. Following are photos from the Funsters' Easter Egg Hunt in Ellsworth on Saturday, April 4 at the Pierce County Fairgrounds and the Maiden Rock Rockets 4-H Club Easter Egg Hunt in Maiden Rock the same day.
Tuesday night's preliminary results showed the Ellsworth Community School District operational referendum has passed. According to ECSD Superintendent Barry Cain, the operational referendum preliminary results are: Yes: 1813 No: 1000 (Oak Grove Township still to report) This means that the Ellsworth Community School District (for the 2015-16 school year through the 2017-18 school year) is authorized to exceed the revenue limit by $1.3 million per year for non-recurring purposes consisting of maintaining educational programming, technology and facilities.
The Ellsworth Village Board election results have been tabulated with a total of 751 voters and are as follows: Village President Jerry DeWolfe: 649 votes Village Trustee Neil Gulbranson: 552 votes Kenny Manfred: 407 votes Curtis Wandmacher: 423 votes Lance Austin: 358 votes Incumbent Jerry DeWolfe ran unopposed for Village President and was reelected.
PRESCOTT -- Imagine a 1970s-themed treehouse with leather sofas, a cozy fireplace, shining woodwork, a place where you can play games and feel at home. That is the vision Matt Bronk had for his new coffee house in Prescott, called the Twisted Oak. The unique name comes from the big, twisted oak in his front yard in Hastings, Minn.
The Pierce County Herald sent questionnaires to candidates in all contested and non-contested village president, trustee and alderperson races in the April 7 election for the villages of Ellsworth, Bay City, Maiden Rock, Plum City, Elmwood, Spring Valley and the city of Prescott. Incumbent candidates are noted with (i). Their responses follow: Ellsworth Village President Ellsworth village president Jerry DeWolfe (i) is running unopposed.