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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St. Croix Animal Friends founder and president Diana Neubarth left the St. Croix County board room in tears Thursday, May 23, but they were not tears of sorrow. She and more than a dozen supporters applauded when the St. Croix County Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a pivotal variance that will allow SCAF to build an animal shelter-boarding facility in the town of Warren. "Thirteen years of my life," Neubarth said while wiping away tears in the hall. "It's finally over."
"Spring Valley is getting rather tired of the Eau Galle River visiting so often. Perhaps something will be done to stop these river meanderings."—Editor Charles Lowater, Spring Valley Sun, July 7, 1938.
The seventh annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Elmwood Saturday, March 16 saw Main Street lined with leprechauns, lads and lasses dressed in green and celebrating the sunny day with a hometown celebration. Everyone was Irish, at least for one day.
Ellen Kennedy, founder of World Without Genocide, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Monday, Feb. 11. She will present “Statelessness and the Refugee Crisis Today,” from noon-1 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UWRF Political Science Department.
MADISON -- Madison police have taken a suspect in the beating of a student at the University of Wisconsin into custody. Twenty-two-year-old Jerome Winslow was picked up on a probation hold Wednesday night. Police Chief Mike Koval says there was a greater sense of urgency to get the suspect off the streets because the weekend attack was brutal and unprovoked. The victim suffered serious facial injuries, but she is expected to survive. Her name hasn't been released. -----
Pierce County Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson and Patrol Superintendent Al Thoner offer the following advice for safe winter driving and answer frequently asked winter driving questions.
River Falls firefighters battled blazes at two houses that went up in flames immediately behind Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls early Saturday. River Falls Fire Department was dispatched at 1 a.m. jJn. 26 to a structure fire at 222 E. Walnut St., an older two-story home just across the alley from the entrance to Jacob's Ladder Preschool. According to a news release from RF Fire Chief Scott Nelson, Pierce County Dispatch received multiple calls reporting flames could be seen from several blocks away, and that residents were seen evacuating the building.
HUDSON -- The Taste of Hot Air Affair “Pirates Fly’n the Croix-ribbean” will feature the largest selection of local tastings in the seven-year history of the charity event. The annual wine, beer and spirits tasting will take place 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. The recipient of the fundraising will be the Hudson Relay For Life/American Cancer Society.
A Durand man was hospitalized early Saturday morning after a plow truck struck his pickup in the town of Ellsworth. According to a Pierce County Sheriff's Office news release, a town of Ellsworth International plow truck, driven by 71-year-old Timothy Lorenz of Ellsworth, was working on clearing the Highway 10 and 610th Street intersection at 4:50 a.m. Jan. 19, when it struck a westbound 2014 F350 truck driven by 47-year-old David Schneider. Ellsworth Area Ambulance transported Schneider to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- An Ellsworth woman was airlifted Sunday after a one-vehicle rollover crash in the town of Trimbelle. Four juveniles were also in the vehicle at the time; two were injured. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 30 near W7591 570th Ave. Dispatch reported injuries and entrapment.