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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Ellsworth High School honored Class of 2019 Senior Academic and Scholarship Awards Sunday, May 19 in the EHS Cafetorium. Senior Class President and Valedictorian Grace Groh opened the program by welcoming attendees before passing the ceremonial ribbon propeller to Junior Class President Gi-Gi Davis.
RIVER FALLS -- Distinguished Alumna Juleen Zierath will be awarded an honorary doctor of science degree during spring commencement May 11 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Plum City High School 2019 Prom Queen and King honors went to Halli Martin and John Henn, who were crowned by last year's prom royalty.
It was a fine day for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 in Elmwood. The weather was made-to-order, and children and their parents were overjoyed to hunt for eggs outside in the warm temperatures. Winners of the bike raffle, presented by the Elmwood royalty court and sponsored by area businesses, included: Jason Delong, ages 8-12 Macie Garfield, ages 8-12 Sam Hartung, ages 4-7 Olivia Knegendorf, ages 4=7 Annabelle Wood, ages 0-3 Lawrence Hewitt, ages 0-3
"Spring Valley is getting rather tired of the Eau Galle River visiting so often. Perhaps something will be done to stop these river meanderings."—Editor Charles Lowater, Spring Valley Sun, July 7, 1938.
On the April 2 ballot, Spring Valley School District voters approved a new elementary school referendum question 257 (yes) to 201 (no) in Pierce County. Dunn County voters said 2 (yes) and 2 (no). No St. Croix County voters chimed in on the question.
The seventh annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Elmwood Saturday, March 16 saw Main Street lined with leprechauns, lads and lasses dressed in green and celebrating the sunny day with a hometown celebration. Everyone was Irish, at least for one day.
As Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce Board President Paul Bauer listed the attributes of the 2019 Community Leader Award winner Monday, Feb. 18 at the chamber's annual dinner, heads started slowly turning toward the recipient as they recognized his contributions. When Ellsworth Village Board President Jerry DeWolfe stood to accept his surprise award, he became momentarily choked up as the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
Ellen Kennedy, founder of World Without Genocide, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Monday, Feb. 11. She will present “Statelessness and the Refugee Crisis Today,” from noon-1 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UWRF Political Science Department.
MADISON -- Madison police have taken a suspect in the beating of a student at the University of Wisconsin into custody. Twenty-two-year-old Jerome Winslow was picked up on a probation hold Wednesday night. Police Chief Mike Koval says there was a greater sense of urgency to get the suspect off the streets because the weekend attack was brutal and unprovoked. The victim suffered serious facial injuries, but she is expected to survive. Her name hasn't been released. -----