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 Febraury 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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"It's so wonderful to see a child's eyes light up when they get to make a choice off the cookie shelf." The joy that comes from giving folks the opportunity to feed their families motivates new Plum City Food Pantry Coordinator Jim Musgraves. His calm, soothing demeanor exudes two qualities he embraces: humility and gratitude. It's obvious serving people to the best of his ability defines Musgraves, who took over the pantry coordinator position from Leonard Dodson the week of Nov. 6.
Two Hudson High School seniors signed national letters of intent in a ceremony at HHS Wednesday, Nov. 8 Kaitlyn Gilson will continue her athletic career in Division I gymnastics at Ohio State, while Anna Wilgren will head to Division II Minnesota State University-Mankato to play hockey. Gilson, the daughter of Eric and Kathryn Gilson, began her early gymnastics training in 2005 at Hudson Gymnastics, with local coaches Hiwchul Kim, Seaok An, and Megan Lund. In 2011, Gilson started training at Twin City Twisters in Champlin, Minnesota, under Mike Unger and Sami Wozney.
Aaron Moore hopes area farmers will stop into the Farm Service Agency office in the Pierce County Office Building in Ellsworth and introduce themselves. After all, the new county executive director thrives on his ability to help people. Moore took over the position Sept. 5 from Robert Forrest, who retired at the end of August. His job involves working with farmers to sign them up for programs administered through the FSA, although that's just the tip of the iceberg. Before coming to Pierce, he held that position managing the Balsam Lake Service Center.
As a part of its Veterans Day celebration Thursday, Nov. 9, the Elmwood School District honored James Baier, who received a Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War. "First of all, it's not just for me," Baier said to the Herald in October. "It's for the Village, the people who've served." Congressional aide for Ron Kind Mark Aumann presented Baier with the Bronze Star. During his speech, Baier honored Bronze Star recipient Don Schmitz and Double Bronze Star recipient Danny Weyer, along with his family, many of whom were in attendance.
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- A woman and her two children were taken to the hospital after their vehicle rolled over into a field Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the town of Trimbelle. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, police responded to the crash scene about 4:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 63 near the County Road KK intersection.
She dove into the Pierce County sports scene with both feet and from her writing, you can tell she loves what she does. Pierce County Herald/RiverTown Multimedia sports and education reporter Katie Davidson began her new role with the company in September, after reporter Jalen Knuteson took a job closer to his hometown in southern Wisconsin. You may have seen her on the sidelines of Pierce County games, and she's already putting her stamp on telling the stories of local athletes.
This time of year I get antsy. Old feelings flair up and I feel the urge to be in the woods. With frost sparkling on the ground, leaves turning brilliant hues, woodsmoke in the air and the shrill cry of birds migrating south. To me, it's wood cutting weather.
Water patrol and dive units were summoned to search beneath the U.S. Highway 10 bridge connecting Prescott to Point Douglas, Minn., when a jacket and glasses were found on the bridge Sunday, Oct. 22.
Turningpoint's Walk to Empower was held Saturday, Oct. 14 in River Falls. Participants marched in support of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The march began at Glen Park and looped down Main Street and back. For more information about Turningpoint's services, visit www.turningpoint-wi.org .
A Hudson woman allegedly tried to bilk a financial institution out of thousands of dollars in a fraud scam known to law enforcement as "card cracking." St. Croix County prosecutors charged Gerguita B. Lauderdale, 21, with felony wire fraud against a financial institution, felony attempting fraud against financial institution and obstructing an officer Oct. 3. If convicted, the maximum penalty could land her in prison for up to six years. According to the complaint: