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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ELLSWORTH—The first day of the Pierce County Fair saw spotty showers and autumn-like temperatures, but that didn't stop the enthusiasm of fair goers Thursday, Aug. 10 in Ellsworth. Make sure to check out the thousands of 4-H and Open Class exhibits, adorned with glittering champion, blue, red, white and pink ribbons as judging is complete. Friday, Aug. 11 has a full line-up of events, including: • Jared Sherlock, a comic magician and illusionist at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the picnic shelter
Funeral services have been announced for Prescott Police Chief Gary Krutke, who died Saturday, Aug. 5 at Regions Hospital after battling cancer. According to his obituary listed on the O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home website (formerly Hill Funeral Home), funeral services for Krutke will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Prescott High School (1010 Dexter St., Prescott). A burial with full military honors will take place at a later date at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla.
A Prescott man has died as a result of injuries received in a Sunday, Aug. 6 car crash in the town of Oak Grove, confirmed a hospital spokesperson Tuesday. Michael J. Simones, 60, died Monday, Aug. 7 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he had been airlifted after his vehicle rolled over near 640th Avenue and 1000th Street at approximately 1:04 p.m. the previous day.
The long-awaited St. Croix Crossing bridge connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn., and the town of St. Joseph, Wis., opened to traffic at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. The 86-year-old historic Stillwater Lift Bridge will close to traffic at the same time. State and local political dignitaries gathered to commemorate and honor those who played key roles in making the bridge a reality at a 10 a.m. ceremony on the western
GLENWOOD CITY -- The St. Croix County Fair kicked off Wednesday, July 19 with an opening ceremony and flag dedication at 10:45 a.m. The gates are officially open, so head over to Glenwood City for "Hale Bales & Pig Tails." Events Wednesday include Junior Fair conference judging 12-7:30 p.m. and the Junior Dog Show at 6 p.m. For a full schedule of events and stories from the St. Croix County Fair, visit the Fair Tab here. Nolan Stodola Eagle Scout project
KNAPP -- Three people died in a fiery crash Thursday evening, July 13 on Interstate-94 between Baldwin and Menomonie. According to a news release, at about 5:44 p.m. the Eau Claire State Patrol Post received multiple driving complaints of a black vehicle that crossed the median and traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near milepost 37 at a high rate of speed.
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- Two people were airlifted from the scene of a head-on crash Wednesday, June 20 in the town of Trimbelle. Wisconsin State Patrol troopers responded to the scene of the crash at about 4:35 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and County Road J in the town of Trimbelle.
HUDSON -- A Menomonie man suffered life threatening injuries after a semi-tractor pinned his vehicle against a cement barrier on Interstate 94 in Hudson Saturday, May 20. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the crash around 1 p.m. near mile mark 1 in St. Croix County.
The Tri4Grace Memorial Triathlon, held Saturday, May 13 in River Falls, saw more than 100 racers/teams, said event organizer Suzanne Goblirsch. The triathlon is in memory of Grace Goblirsch, a 2011 River Falls High School graduate who died Aug. 23, 2013 after rigorous treatments for acute myeloid leukemia. Tri4Grace is a sprint triathlon/ duathlon that starts with a 500-yard indoor pool swim, followed by a 10-mile bike ride, and finishes with a 2-mile run.
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.