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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Over the past couple of years, Healthier Together Pierce and St. Croix Counties has been working to improve the health of our communities in the areas of mental health, alcohol abuse, and obesity through nutrition and physical activity. Three years ago, many community members took a survey to help shape these priorities through our Community Health Needs Assessment. It is now time to revisit our health priorities and complete another community health survey.
TOWN OF HARTLAND -- A Minnesota man ejected from a motorcycle was found by a homeowner and passerby on Saturday in the town of Hartland. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the single-motorcycle crash at 4:21 p.m. on 620th Street near 290th Avenue.
MILWAUKEE -- Vice President Mike Pence attended a closed-door fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in Milwaukee Thursday night. His presence was aimed at narrowing the financial gap between Vukmir and incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
PRESCOTT -- A two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Prescott resulted in one vehicle rolling over onto the highway, sending one woman to the hospital. Prescott police responded to the crash at 1:41 p.m. Aug. 29 at U.S. Highway 10 and Canton Street.
Each year El Paso Days focuses on a specific industry or business in the town's history to honor at its yearly festival. For the 32nd annual El Paso Days Aug.16-19, families of former milk haulers were honored.
WAUSAU-- Wausau police think a 27-year-old driver accused in a hit-and-run accident was texting when her vehicle struck a pedestrian. Investigators say Josie Romero was using the Facebook Messenger app in the seconds before the July 19 accident. A 22-year-old pedestrian who was in a crosswalk was hit and critically injured. Her name hasn't been released Published reports indicate Romero returned to the accident scene on foot about 30 minutes after it happened. Her car was found in a friend's garage.
GREEN BAY -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker started his re-election campaign by proposing three tax cuts and beginning a television ad campaign.
An Ellsworth area EMT is facing three felony child sex charges after a sting operation conducted in Barron County uncovered communications between the EMT and a police officer he thought was a 15-year-old boy.
MADISON -- Voters have ousted a Democratic state lawmaker who was accused of sexual misconduct. Immigration attorney Marisabel Cabrera defeated State Rep. Josh Zepnick in Tuesday's primary. Zepnick was accused by two women last winter of trying to kiss them against their will at political events in 2011 and 2015. Zepnick issued an apology and was criminally charged. Democratic leaders demanded he resign, but Zepnick refused. -----
As of 10 p.m. Tuesday night with 42 of 42 county precincts reporting, incumbent Scott Knudson won the Republican primary for St. Croix County Sheriff with 4,571 votes (87.38 percent) beating out challenger Steven Mael. Mael received 657 votes.