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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RIVER FALLS — Freedom isn't free. The price many veterans paid for America's freedom far exceeds what most people could fathom. River Falls veteran Ed Figi has had more than 60 surgeries since his honorable discharge from the U.S. military in 1989. Surgeons have reconstructed his elbows and wrists and rewired the nerves in his hands. He's had knee, shoulder and upper arm surgeries. He has lost parts of feet to multiple amputations. All this stems from injuries received while in the service.
ELLSWORTH -- While there are no surprises in Pierce County register of deeds, county clerk, treasurer and district attorney races as all candidates ran unopposed, there will be a changing of the guard in two offices.
Editor's note: This story was published in Nov. 2016. ELLSWORTH — What started as a simple traffic stop for a van failing to stop at a stop sign turned into a seven-mile chase that took police around the block a few times. Trent A. Lovette, 17, Ellsworth, refused to stop the Dodge Caravan he was driving when police attempted to pull him after he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Maple and Ray streets. According to the complaint:
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS -- A 13-year-old Ellsworth boy who went missing while swimming with his brothers in the Gulf of Mexico was found dead Monday. Neuces County Medical Examiner Hugo...
TOWN OF ISABELLE -- A 29-year-old Minnesota man was thrown from his motorcycle Monday evening when a deer jumped out in front of him. Stephen N. Kelly, Hastings, Minn., was traveling northbound on Highway 35 east of County Road EE in the town of Isabelle at about 6:14 p.m. Oct. 10 when the incident occurred. Red Wing EMS transported him to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Red Wing with undisclosed injuries. Ellsworth Fire also assisted Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene.
Are you ever driving down the winding roads of Pierce County, cursing your lack of cell phone service? That may improve, though how much is hard to say, thanks to three new cell phone towers set to be erected in Pierce County. The Land Management Committee approved three requested height exemptions for towers at its Sept. 21 meeting, said land management director Andy Pichotta. AT&T is proposing to build three towers exceeding 35 feet in height. The locations proposed are:
TOWN OF TRENTON -- An unknown medical condition may have caused a Minnesota man to lose control of his truck and crash into a ditch Thursday, Sept. 15. Police were...
BAY CITY -- On Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, the River Bluffs History Center located in Bay City will be open with its Pierce County Military display. The exhibit “Pierce County in War and Peace” is available for viewing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and the building is handicap accessible.
BELDENVILLE, Wis. — The voters have spoken. Clyde’s Corner’s Jerk Burger has been crowned king of the inaugural Ellsworth Area Burger Battle. The American Cancer Society partnered with seven area restaurants to sell punch cards raising money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pierce County. Punch cards were sold for a $30 donation; 100 punch cards were sold totaling $3,000.
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF — A Hager City man was airlifted early Friday morning after his vehicle rolled several times near Diamond Bluff. Police were notified of the single vehicle...