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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A Hager City woman is facing a felony after allegedly slapping and punching a man in a wheelchair during a domestic incident. Pamela K. Anderson, 57, appeared in Pierce County Circuit Court Sept. 28 after missing an August initial appearance, where she is charged with felony intentionally subject an individual at risk to abuse—cause bodily harm. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the complaint:
Records released from the Prescott Police Department and City Administrator Jayne Brand document months of alleged insubordination and policy violations by three employees who were fired in August. Brand released the records to RiverTown Multimedia Thursday, Sept. 28, which contain detailed reports about former probationary police officers Bryan Massman and Ryan Most, as well as former administrative assistant Erin Most — Ryan Most's wife — and the actions leading up to their dismissals. Erin Most
Two vehicles overturned into a corn field Wednesday, Sept. 26 after a collision in the town of Trimbelle. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash at 9:48 a.m. at the intersection of 750th Street and 450th Avenue.
The Spring Valley Homecoming Pep Fest not only had entertaining skits Thursday, Sept. 28, but hosted the coronation as well. Pictured are freshmen homecoming court members Larissa Stark and Nathan Fesenmaier; sophomores Morgan Rustad and Aaron Borgerding; juniors Camryn Wegner and Braedon Dumond; seniors Kallie Stone and Jarod Rielly, Carley Laffin and Zacc Larson, Destiny Williams and Tyler Leach; Queen Brianna O’Brien and King Sergio Rivero.
A 29-year-old Somerset man is facing multiple felony abuse charges after allegedly threatening a woman with a screwdriver and beating her at a town of Somerset home Thursday, Sept. 21. Jesse L. Kuschke was charged in St. Croix County Circuit Court Sept. 22 with strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery, aggravated battery, misdemeanor battery — use of a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment, all with the domestic abuse modifier attached. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison. According to the criminal complaint:
A Prescott man charged with first-degree attempted homicide will see his case go before a jury at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12 in Pierce County Circuit Court. Dennis Allan Frank, 66, also faces aggravated battery by use of a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment charges stemming from an Aug. 15 incident at 635 Pine St. in Prescott in which Frank is accused of stabbing his roommate, a 51-year-old woman who was rushed to Regions Hospital for emergency surgery. The charging document states she lost about 2 liters of blood during the episode.
A 60-year-old New Richmond man was airlifted from the scene of a motorcycle crash at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the town of Trimbelle. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with life-threatening injuries. According to a Wisconsin State Patrol news release, the man lost control of a 2008 Honda motorcycle on County Road O near 430th Avenue. He was driving alone and not wearing a helmet.
An Elmwood man and former Junior Redbirds football coach faces three felony charges after allegedly soliciting sex from a minor online. Daniel Bengtson, 32, was charged with sexual assault of child under 16, child enticement and use a computer to facilitate a child sex crime Monday, Sept. 11 in Eau Claire County Circuit Court. He was released on a $2,000 signature bond with provisions that prohibit him from having any unsupervised contact with minor children nor internet contact with anyone under age 16.
It's the first day of fall, but you wouldn't know it by the sweltering forecast for Wisconsin. Afternoon highs will be in the 90s in southern and western portions of the Badger State -- and the heat index could reach 100 in the La Crosse area and the upper 90s in the Milwaukee and Madison regions. The National Weather Service says the unseasonably hot air mass will hang around through the weekend, and we won't see a major cool down until Tuesday when parts of the state could have highs in the 60s.
Ellsworth Community School District Supt. Barry Cain reported at the Sept. 14 board meeting that the district will solicit bids for Hillcrest Elementary's asbestos removal in October. "We would not be going out to bid for Prairie View for some time yet," Cain said regarding asbestos findings in that building. CESA 10 Environmental Services provided cost estimates for asbestos removal of $250,000 for Hillcrest and $150,000 for Prairie View, which Cain said were seen as "very safe numbers for budgeting purposes."