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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PRESCOTT -- Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would plan your meals (healthy ones at that) and do your grocery shopping for you? Sounds like wishful thinking, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. Ptacek’s IGA and Lisa Holtan, owner of Body Works, are teaming up to help people eat healthy by creating meal plans and doing the grocery shopping for you.
Irish eyes were smiling in Elmwood on Saturday, March 14 as a sea of kelly green bedecked marchers made its way down Main Street. “The St. Patrick’s Day parade is bringing back a tradition that had originally started about 30 years ago,” said Terri Brorson, who works at Big Dick’s Bar & Grill.
Two businesses in the 300 block of West Main Street in Ellsworth were evacuated Friday morning as a strong odor of gas was investigated. Crews, including Ellsworth Fire, Ellsworth EMS...
”The goal is just to be able to go another day. That’s just pure honesty. You can do everything right and it may not be good enough.” Kipp Hinz doesn’t sugarcoat or romanticize the hard work of dairy farming. The 25-year-old proprietor of Hinz Registered Holsteins near El Paso is nothing if not a realist. His work ethic and determination is evident as he spreads feed for his 60-cow herd in subzero temperatures.
Keep to a niche you know and go with it. That’s solid advice coming from one of the Eastender Bar’s new owners. The Eastender (252 N. Broadway St., Ellsworth) was taken over Jan. 1 by Paul and Ardeth Andrewson and Richard and Robyn Balanger, all of the Siren area. The Balangers own the Midtown Tavern in Siren. When they heard of the opportunity to buy the Eastender, they couldn’t resist. As Balanger put it, both he and Andrewson love a challenge.
PRESCOTT -- At the Feb. 9 Prescott City Council meeting, board members heard an update from City Engineer David Schofield on the riverfront project, who anticipates engineering and permitting will begin this year. The project is anticipated to not only make the riverfront more accessible to the public, but more aesthetically pleasing as well.
TOWN OF SALEM -- Failure to stop at a stop sign was the reported cause of a crash at the intersection of Hwy. 10 and CTH CC Saturday about 1:30 p.m. All parties involved were taken to the Red Wing hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to a press release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, a red 1999 Ford Expedition, driven by 20-year-old Janice Mannon of Durand, was heading northbound on CTH CC in the Town of Salem near the Ono Methodist Church and failed to stop at the stop sign at Hwy.
PRESCOTT -- Thanks to the sharp eyes of a neighbor, a mobile home blaze in Prescott was quickly contained in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 26. An adult female who lives in the mobile home was not home at the time. According to Prescott Fire Chief Bill Dravis, firefighters were called to 900 Canton St., Lot 55 around 5:15 a.m. for a small fire underneath the skirting of a mobile home at that site.
Many bear hunters dream of bagging a big bear. Some have to wait years to do so thanks to the Wisconsin DNR’s preference point system for bear harvest permits. Eleven-year-old Parker Wright of Ellsworth had no such years-long wait for a bear harvest permit. In fact, thanks to the mentorship of his grandfather and a transferred tag, he shot his first bear, a 475-pounder, on Sunday, Oct. 5. Parker’s grandpa Larry Wright, of River Falls, said Parker’s bear was by far the biggest anyone in his hunting bunch has gotten over the years. That day began by checking baits at 4:30 a.m., said Larry.
A new business has danced its way into downtown Ellsworth and is growing by pliés, leaps and bounds. Plie Dance Company debuted its new studio location at 368 W. Main St. in January, and classes are just about full.