Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. 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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ELMWOOD -- A Spring Valley man was trapped in a vehicle early Thursday morning after it rolled over in Elmwood. Pierce County Sheriff’s Department responded to the one-vehicle rollover crash at 12:31 a.m. on County Road P at Partridge Drive. When deputies arrived on scene, they found 21-year-old Jesse Schmitt of Spring Valley trapped in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier he had been operating.
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A car crash late Wednesday in the town of Clifton sent two women to the hospital. According to reports, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle crash at 9:16 p.m. near State Highway 29 and County Road F.
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 3.4 percent, the lowest in 17 years. The seasonally adjusted rate for March dropped by 3 tenths-of-one-percent from February. A survey of almost 1,000 households estimates that total employment for the month grew by 16,000 -- but the federal government's limited survey of employers only showed an increase of 500 private sector jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Amy J. Berg, 38, Hager City, was ordered to pay $500 cash bail on battery, misdemeanor bail jumping (three), intimidate victim/dissuade reporting and disorderly conduct (two) charges March 29. The charges stemmed from incidents Jan. 25, March 23 and 28 in the town of Trenton Catherine A. Brenner, 25, Minneapolis, pleaded innocent and posted a $3,000 signature bond on possess drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance charges March 27. The charges resulted from a March 26 incident in the town of Oak Grove.
Archie Dunbar was born to Austin and Nettie Dunbar Feb. 20, 1924, in Big Coulee and lived there for a short time with his sister Jane until his father moved them to Alma Center, Wis., for a teaching job. Archie recalls that his father was the principal in the school system. When Archie was 5 years old, his father had to quit his job to assist Archie's grandfather on the farm. They settled in Arkansaw, Wis., on a small farm and began the life of a farmer. Farming in the 1920s was a whole lot different than today!
Robert G. Ballinger, 30, Hastings, Minn., pleaded innocent and posted a $3,000 signature bond on counts of theft — movable property and entry into locked vehicle March 13. The charges resulted from a Jan. 17 incident in Ellsworth. Jeffrey T. Bettin, 37, Stillwater, Minn., pleaded innocent and posted a $500 signature bond on a violate/harassment restraining order charge March 16. The charge stemmed from incidents on and between Oct. 30 and Nov. 9 in River Falls.
The voters have cast their ballots in the April 4 Spring Election. The preliminary results for contested races are listed below. Incumbents are marked with an (i). Winners are denoted by a star. Bay City Village Board Three challengers who had hoped to upset three incumbents as write-in candidates failed to do so by a wide margin. President
TOWN OF SALEM -- A Webster man had to be airlifted Friday afternoon after sustaining a head injury at a local gravel pit. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:40 p.m. March 31 that sent officers to the gravel pit on 390th Avenue, east of Highway 10 in the town of Salem.
ELLSWORTH — When Ray Huppert Utility customers heard the estimated assessment costs they may be paying as a private water utility transfers to village control, it's safe to say water wasn't what was boiling at the moment. "I've thrown water at you before," Dar-Ray Addition resident Myrna Larabee said to Ellsworth Water & Sewer Committee Chair Curtis Wandmacher Monday, March 13 as the meeting opened.
BAY CITY — The definition of perseverance is "steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success." Three write-in candidates for Bay City Village Board positions are persevering in their quest for office despite major setbacks. For one thing, Kent Carlson, David Meixner and Steven Meixner will not be on the ballot. They're asking voters to write them in. In response to complaints filed by the three men Feb. 10, the Wisconsin Elections Commission ruled March 16 against placing them on the ballot.