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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TOWN OF ELLSWORTH -- A 28-year-old Ellsworth man is facing multiple felony drug charges after a traffic stop for faulty brake lights turned into a drug bust in the wee hours of Tuesday, Jan. 24.
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- An 80-year-old Ellsworth woman suffered undisclosed injuries after a two-vehicle crash early Saturday evening in the town of Trimbelle. At about 5:24 p.m. Feb. 4, police responded to the crash on Highway 63 near 450th Avenue. Wendy M. Khorshed, 39, Hammond, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica northbound on Highway 63. When she slowed down for some animals in the roadway, Phyllis L. Robey, 80, struck her from behind in a 2014 Chevy Cruz.
TOWN OF SALEM -- It's no question the frigid temperatures are good for one thing: Roger Nelson's ice formations. Enjoy the Herald's video featuring the icy monoliths that rise out of the Rush River Valley floor along County Road A in the town of Salem. -------- The story below on the Nelson ice formations was featured in last year's Portraits in Pierce.
Pierce County Board As the opening of the new Pierce County Sheriff's Department/Jail approaches, building supplies are getting stocked in preparation. On Oct. 27, Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant provided $53,193 in funding to Pierce County for a new emergency operations center. Pierce County Emergency Management Director Gary Brown requested the funding for materials in a letter dated Oct. 14. At the Jan. 24 Pierce County Board meeting, supervisors heard the first reading of a resolution to accept the donation.
TOWN OF TRENTON -- A Red Wing man’s vehicle became fully engulfed upon impact after a two-vehicle crash late Tuesday night in the town of Trenton. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the crash at 11:08 p.m. Jan. 31.
ELMWOOD -- Several gunshots fired on Elmwood’s Main Street in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 27 terrified at least one resident and resulted in the arrest of a local man after extensive damage was discovered at Countryside Cooperative gas station.
ELLSWORTH -- There will increased police presence at all Ellsworth schools Monday, Jan. 29 after a student allegedly threatened the safety of Ellsworth High School students over the weekend. Ellsworth Community School District Superintendent Barry Cain and Ellsworth Police Chief Eric Ladwig released a joint statement to all school district parents the evening of Sunday, Jan. 28. The letter states:
MADISON -- Childless adults would pay more for Medicaid, take drug tests and have their coverage limited to four years in a request the state will soon make to the Trump administration. State Medicaid director Michael Heifetz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the feds will soon be asked for the okay to let the state charge premiums of $1 to $5 per month for childless adults, with higher premiums for those with risky behaviors like smoking -- and those who don't pass drug tests would get treatment.
ELLSWORTH -- What happens when an Ellsworth High School student and/or athlete is involved in an incident in which a criminal charge is the result? Is that student punished? Can he or she continue to play sports? Who reports it to the police? These are some questions that have arisen at Middle Border Conference events after an Oct. 11 incident between two students at Ellsworth High School resulted in a felony charge being brought against one student athlete.
TOWN OF MARTELL -- Law enforcement officials were rerouting traffic on Highway 63 in the town of Martell at about 1 p.m. Wednesday after scanner traffic reported a two-vehicle crash with injuries. The crash occurred at about 12:45 p.m. near the intersection of 690th Avenue and Highway 63. Roadways at the time of the crash were icy with some snow coverage. Pierce County Sheriff's Office, Ellsworth Ambulance and Ellsworth Fire were responding. This article will be updated as more details become available.