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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Water patrol and dive units were summoned to search beneath the U.S. Highway 10 bridge connecting Prescott to Point Douglas, Minn., when a jacket and glasses were found on the bridge Sunday, Oct. 22.
A Hager City woman is facing a felony after allegedly slapping and punching a man in a wheelchair during a domestic incident. Pamela K. Anderson, 57, appeared in Pierce County Circuit Court Sept. 28 after missing an August initial appearance, where she is charged with felony intentionally subject an individual at risk to abuse—cause bodily harm. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the complaint:
Two vehicles overturned into a corn field Wednesday, Sept. 26 after a collision in the town of Trimbelle. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash at 9:48 a.m. at the intersection of 750th Street and 450th Avenue.
A 60-year-old New Richmond man was airlifted from the scene of a motorcycle crash at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the town of Trimbelle. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with life-threatening injuries. According to a Wisconsin State Patrol news release, the man lost control of a 2008 Honda motorcycle on County Road O near 430th Avenue. He was driving alone and not wearing a helmet.
Ellsworth High School's career class, taught by Mrs. Katie Christenson, visited the Pierce County Herald's sister newspaper facility in Red Wing Friday, Sept. 8. The Red Wing Republican Eagle building houses not only that newspaper, but a print plant where thousands of shoppers and newspapers from around the region are printed each week.
Two women were taken to the hospital Wednesday, Aug. 30 after their vehicle collided with a semi-tractor trailer in the town of Ellsworth. Pierce County Sheriff's deputies were notified of the crash at 11:43 p.m., which occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and 610th Street. Initial investigation indicates a 2014 Honda CRV, driven by 73-year-old Sharon Ann Zielke of Glidden, failed to yield the right of way to a 2014 Freightliner operated by 66-year-old Steven J. Parson of Hammond, causing the Freightliner to strike the Honda.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man who fled from police Thursday, Aug. 31. Deputies recognized a vehicle traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 63 near 730th Avenue Thursday, operated by 32-year-old Brian Tschida of rural Prescott. Tschida has a warrant out for his arrest. Deputies became involved in a vehicle pursuit after Tschida failed to stop when deputies tried to pull him over.
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.
At about 10:16 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, Pierce County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of a single motorcycle crash in the area of N3880 County Road in the town of Diamond Bluff. A 1998 Honda Shadow operated by Stillwater resident Jon Theodore Fila, 41, was traveling southbound on County Road O when it reportedly left the roadway, entered the ditch, overturned and ejected Fila, who was transported to Red Wing Mayo with undisclosed injuries. Ellsworth Fire and First Responders, and Red Wing Ambulance assisted Pierce County Sheriff's Office at the scene.