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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TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- Two people were airlifted from the scene of a head-on crash Wednesday, June 20 in the town of Trimbelle. Wisconsin State Patrol troopers responded to the scene of the crash at about 4:35 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and County Road J in the town of Trimbelle.
The plot thickens TO THE EDITOR Week after week I read with dismay the saga of Bay City and the questionable administrative actions taken by the Village Board. It sure is looking more like a Trump administration—in other words a dictatorship amid lies and strong arm tactics, not to mention the lack of diplomacy.
TOWN OF MAIDEN ROCK -- A 74-year-old Plum City man was taken by helicopter to the hospital after he overturned his ATV and struck his head. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to N1601 76th St. in the town of Maiden Rock at about 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8 where Gerald L. Bemis had been operating a 2003 Polaris Sportsman 700 on his land. He reportedly lost control on a trail, overturned and hit his head.
Austin L. Blodgett, 23, Ellsworth, pleaded innocent and posted a $3,000 signature bond on a felony take and drive vehicle without consent charge May 22. The charge stemmed from a March 12 incident in the town of Spring Lake. Korbin L. Burke, 26, River Falls, posted a $5,000 signature bond on felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct charges May 26. The charges resulted from a May 25 incident in River Falls.
Good old days? TO THE EDITOR I've heard the "good old days" statement a lot in the last six months. I'm not sure what world these sayers grew up in. I think people tend to remember the good parts when they were younger.
Different places for Bay City trail TO THE EDITOR In regards to the walking trail in Bay City: There are different places that they can put that walking trail. It does not have to be in the middle of someone's property. Spring Valley has a walking trail and it does not cut into the middle of anyone's property. A lot of families enjoy the trail all times of the year. The Village keeps it cleared from snow and ice. Their plan is to have it go from Spring Valley to Elmwood.
Real media bias TO THE EDITOR It is reassuring to know that Ellsworth has someone who monitors every word and picture published by the Pierce County Herald. It is even more reassuring to know that after years of monitoring the paper, the score appears to be "Photographs 1, Black Helicopters 0."
Congratulations to the Ellsworth High School Class of 2017! Valedictorian: Emily Murphy Salutatorian: Caleb Conway Highest Honors: Emily Murphy, Caleb Conway, Patrick Harrington, Savannah Robelia, Hannah Nelson, Emma Dusek-Shaw, Marissa Schumaker, Maria Cole, Jeanne Krause and Hannah Radkey. Honors: Thomas White, Alexandra Georgakas, Keslyn McKahan, Emily Leonard, Jack Pieper, Morgan Steele, Joseph Kannel, Jillian Jean and Dakkota Mark. Technical Excellence Scholarship: Jeremy Brenner Prairie View Scholarship: Ally Somerville
The sixth annual Pierce County Peace Officers Benevolent Association Golf tournament will return to the Spring Valley Golf Course Friday, June 16. Everyone is invited to play. Registration will open at 10 a.m., with social hour from 10-11:30 a.m., and shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Four-person teams are invited to compete for "best ball." After the tournament is complete a catered dinner will be served. If participants register and pay by June 2, the tournament cost is $50 per player; after June 2 the cost is $60 per player.
HUDSON -- A Menomonie man suffered life threatening injuries after a semi-tractor pinned his vehicle against a cement barrier on Interstate 94 in Hudson Saturday, May 20. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the crash around 1 p.m. near mile mark 1 in St. Croix County.