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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Since 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Noah Wiedenfeld, planning director for the city of New Richmond, has been ringing his trusty bell as part of his 26.2-hour Salvation Army Red Kettle marathon. In about four hours, the Salvation Army has raised more than $30,000.
TOWN OF EL PASO -- A Minnesota man driving a semi-tractor trailer loaded with soybeans was injured when the trailer jackknifed, causing the vehicle to overturn and roll into a ditch Tuesday morning in the town of El Paso.
Santa Claus arrived in style Sunday, Dec. 2 when he rode into Ellsworth's Christmas in the Park event in a firetruck. The family-friendly inaugural event was put on by Zion Covenant Church, English Lutheran Church, the Ellsworth Lions Club, the Ellsworth FFA, and the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and its members.
Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday he is seeking applicants for appointment to the St. Croix County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace outgoing St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Eric Lundell, whose resignation is effective Jan. 1, 2019. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2020. To apply, please submit the following:
It might have been turning into a winter wonderland outside the doors of the Ellsworth High School Cafetorium, but inside Thursday, Nov. 8, the audience was transported through music and impressive special effects to the Land of Oz and the Emerald City. Under the direction of Katie Fuchs, the EHS Drama Club performed "The Wizard of Oz" by Frank L. Baum, adapted by Frank Gabrielson, with music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.
Ellsworth resident Kerry Feuerhelm defeated her challenger for the Pierce County Clerk of Court on Tuesday night. Feuerhelm, a Republican, beat her Democrat opponent and clerk of court worker Megan Erwin 9,719 votes to 7,673 votes in preliminary counts. Feuerhelm, currently a judicial assistant for county court officials, had told RiverTown Multimedia she would look to improve training opportunities for the position’s staff and recoup outstanding fines.
Incumbent Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove will almost certainly win a fourth term, as she ran unopposed aside from a late push by a write-in candidate. Hove, a Democrat, ran against write-in candidate Oake Gregory — who filed about a month before the election — and as of 10:50 p.m. Nov. 6 she had over 10,000 votes. Hove has been the Pierce County Sheriff for 12 years and has overseen the office’s push to upgrade its jail and office building in recent years. Gregory had 69 votes.
With more than a quarter of precincts reporting, longtime U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) is leading in the 3rd Congressional District race in western Wisconsin as of 9:35 p.m. Nov. 6. The incumbent Kind is leading 60 percent to 40 percent over retired U.S. Army Col. Steve Toft, 60, a Republican who has never held office.
With roughly one-third of precincts reporting (258 of 720), U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (Republican) is well on his way to winning re-election over attorney Margaret Engebretson, a Democrat from Balsam Lake. Duffy, who is from Weston, was elected to Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District in 2010. Vote totals as of 9:45 p.m. show Duffy leading by 18 percent.
With roughly one-third of precincts reporting (272 of 720), U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (Republican) is well on his way to winning re-election over attorney Margaret Engebretson, a Democrat from Balsam Lake. Duffy, who is from Weston, was elected to Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District in 2010. Vote totals as of 9:50 p.m. show Duffy leading by 19 percent.