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 TRIMBELLE -- A 21-year-old Minnesota man died late Sunday night in a head-on two-vehicle crash near the Gas Lite Bar & Grill in the town of Trimbelle between Prescott and Ellsworth. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, Cottage Grove resident Jacob T. Stanger was pronounced dead at the scene.
TOWN OF OAK GROVE -- Weather conditions contributed to a two-vehicle crash late Sunday afternoon in the town of Oak Grove in which two people were transported to the hospital.
MADISON -- Wisconsin continues to lag behind two thirds of the states in its pace of job creation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Wisconsin had a year-to-year private sector job growth of 1 percent as of last September, with 25,600 jobs created during that 12-month period.
Pierce County farms Silos have stood as silent sentries over the rolling farmland of Pierce County for generations. But what happens to them when they're not being used anymore? Hank Huber and his dad wondered that same thing. "My dad and several of our neighbors assumed that upright silos are dead and that no one is using them or wants them anymore," Huber said. "Turns out there is demand in the central part of Wisconsin for upright silos."
“Farewell, faithful servant. The bell has tolled.” St. Croix County dispatch announced Spring Valley (retired) Fire Chief Terry Shafer’s end of watch and final page at 1:45 p.m. Friday, March 3 over the scanner as he was being laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in the town of El Paso.
SPRING VALLEY -- There is a gaping hole in the fabric of the Spring Valley community after the unexpected death of longtime Fire Chief Terry Shafer, who died Saturday, Feb. 25 while on a weekend trip with his brothers. He was 62.
Ellsworth Ray Huppert Utility customers may have a light at the end of a long, watery tunnel. The Ellsworth Village Board voted for the village to provide the sale of water to Ray Huppert Utility, Inc. at a special meeting held Thursday, Feb. 16. Public Works Director Greg Engeset said there was hardly any discussion prior to the unanimous decision. RHU serves approximately 50 residents on Ellsworth's northwestern edge in the Dar-Ray and Golf Course Lane additions.
Bay City Three Bay City men have filed complaints with the Wisconsin Elections Commission after learning they will not be on the April 4 ballot for Bay City Village Board. The three challengers nominated at the Jan. 11 caucus failed to file the required paperwork by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, as state law dictates; they say it's not their fault. Kent Carlson was nominated at the caucus, as was incumbent village president James Turvaville, while David Meixner and Steve Meixner were nominated for trustee positions, along with incumbents Jesse Hohmann and Jon Ebensperger.
TOWN OF GILMAN -- Multiple stolen items were found at a town of Gilman property over the weekend after a tip from a victim led to an investigation resulting in a search warrant. According to a news release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, police recovered a 2012 CAT skid steer, a Dodge truck, 13 cargo and enclosed trailers, a 2004 Kubota tractor with a dump trailer and an ATV at N7082 330th St., Spring Valley. Pierce County tax records list Honeycrest Farms, Inc., as the property owner.
ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth Village Board voted unanimously Monday, Feb. 6, to hire a law firm experienced in dealing with the Public Service Commission to represent the village in preparing a purchase agreement between the village and Ray Huppert Utility, Inc. Boardman & Clark LLP Law Firm, based in Madison, said in a letter to village president Jerry DeWolfe, dated Jan. 20, 2017, the hourly rate for the services provided will most likely hit $295.