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 Community School District voters have spoken: An operational referendum seeking the authority to exceed the revenue limit by $1 million per year for four years was approved 1,256 to 756 (unofficial results as of 10:55 p.m.) The operational referendum will begin with the 2018-2019 school year. This referendum is due to the current referendum expiring at the end of this school year.
Elmwood turned green for the sixth annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 17. Irish eyes were smiling up and down Main Street on a sunny, late winter day.
Angela Ann Olson, 38, Ellsworth, was ordered to pay $150 cash bail on felony bail jumping and felony burglary—building or dwelling charges Feb. 26. The charges stemmed from a July 5 incident in the town of Trenton. Blake L. Packard, 20, Wrightstown, pleaded innocent and posted a $1,000 signature bond on a disorderly conduct charge Feb. 26. The charge resulted from a Dec. 10 incident in River Falls.
TOWN OF SALEM -- A family of four lost its home in a fire early Monday morning in the town of Salem, escaping with the clothes on their backs, said a family friend. Ellsworth Fire Chief Brent Langer said crews were called just after midnight Feb. 12 to the two-story wood-framed home between Plum City and Ellsworth on Highway 10. The home was ablaze when firefighters arrived. Langer said the occupants told him the home was “fully engulfed within two minutes.”
HUDSON -- The results for the Up, Up & Away 5K Run from Hudson Hot Air Affair Saturday, Jan. 27 are listed below; 168 runners took part. 1 466 Ethan Vargas 15 M Hudson 17:18 2 409 Ryan Soule 26 M Woodbury 18:14 3 461 Paul Shovelain 30 M New Brighton 19:02 4 458 Jan Rybar 56 M Apple Valley 19:35
Attendees of the 39th annual Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet Wednesday, Jan. 31 were moved to tears and bittersweet applause when Randy Most accepted the 2017 special recognition award. Most and wife Susie operated Most Pharmacy in downtown Prescott for many years, along with many loyal staff members and family. They announced the pharmacy's closure in October. As Most spoke to the assembled crowd, the emotion was evident.
It's been awhile since I wrote a column, and one of my resolutions in the new year is to connect with our readers more, now that I have my feet under me a bit more solidly since becoming regional editor (at least I think I do!) One way of doing that is helping people get to know me better. I am more than the person sitting behind the computer screen, reading and arranging stories for each week's editions and websites.
If you've been paying attention, you've seen a new byline in RiverTown publications, the Pierce County Herald in particular. She is a member of the RiverTown features, government and transportation reporting teams, based in Ellsworth.
Prescott resident Campbell Hundt turned 13 on Friday, Dec. 16. When you think of a typical teen birthday, you might think of a trip to the mall, but Campbell's mom Jana had something else in mind. She surprised Campbell and and her friends by signing them up for a shift ringing bells for the Salvation Army in Hastings, Minn. "To have them learn a bit about giving vs. receiving during the holiday season," Jana said. "I heard about this thru Kool 108 radio station." They were stationed at both doors at the Walmart in Hastings.
Editor's note: This story is part of a series recapping the top stories of 2017. Read the other top stories here . It’s been a long fight for Bay City resident David Meixner, and he is tired. But he refuses to give up in the battle to save what he says is his land from eminent domain proceedings.