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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MADISON -- State lawmakers want more of a say in a trust fund for veterans' benefits, after $55 million were transferred to that fund from the King Veterans Home. The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to make the veterans' agency notify the panel about proposed fund transfers, giving lawmakers two weeks to object. The fund transfers from King happened while the facility was delaying $20 million in needed maintenance work.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Campus Administrator Susan Lockwood was named New Richmond Business Woman of the Year at the sixth annual Women’s Business Luncheon Wednesday, May 3 at Ready Randy’s R&D Catering. Lockwood was one of six nominees for the honor.
ELMWOOD -- A Spring Valley man was trapped in a vehicle early Thursday morning after it rolled over in Elmwood. Pierce County Sheriff’s Department responded to the one-vehicle rollover crash at 12:31 a.m. on County Road P at Partridge Drive. When deputies arrived on scene, they found 21-year-old Jesse Schmitt of Spring Valley trapped in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier he had been operating.
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A car crash late Wednesday in the town of Clifton sent two women to the hospital. According to reports, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle crash at 9:16 p.m. near State Highway 29 and County Road F.
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 3.4 percent, the lowest in 17 years. The seasonally adjusted rate for March dropped by 3 tenths-of-one-percent from February. A survey of almost 1,000 households estimates that total employment for the month grew by 16,000 -- but the federal government's limited survey of employers only showed an increase of 500 private sector jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Robert G. Ballinger, 30, Hastings, Minn., pleaded innocent and posted a $3,000 signature bond on counts of theft — movable property and entry into locked vehicle March 13. The charges resulted from a Jan. 17 incident in Ellsworth. Jeffrey T. Bettin, 37, Stillwater, Minn., pleaded innocent and posted a $500 signature bond on a violate/harassment restraining order charge March 16. The charge stemmed from incidents on and between Oct. 30 and Nov. 9 in River Falls.
TOWN OF SALEM -- A Webster man had to be airlifted Friday afternoon after sustaining a head injury at a local gravel pit. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:40 p.m. March 31 that sent officers to the gravel pit on 390th Avenue, east of Highway 10 in the town of Salem.
ELLSWORTH — When Ray Huppert Utility customers heard the estimated assessment costs they may be paying as a private water utility transfers to village control, it's safe to say water wasn't what was boiling at the moment. "I've thrown water at you before," Dar-Ray Addition resident Myrna Larabee said to Ellsworth Water & Sewer Committee Chair Curtis Wandmacher Monday, March 13 as the meeting opened.
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.