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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TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A Diamond Bluff man was airlifted to Regions Hospital Saturday after the ATV he was driving flipped several times. Lance D. Jamison, 40, was taken...
ELLSWORTH -- Maybe it’s the scratch of the needle on the vinyl, or the brightly colored album jackets. Or could it be the records remind them of when they were young with the world at their fingertips? Music has a healing power that rivals the strongest medications.
Two Pierce County school districts had referendums on the ballot this election day. The polls are now closed and the unofficial election results are in for not only those referendum questions, but Pierce County Board and other village, town and school boards across the county. Unofficial election results are listed here for referendum questions and contested races. Incumbents are marked with an (i). Winners are denoted with a *.
ELLSWORTH — Pierce County broke ground Thursday for a new jail and sheriff’s office at 555 W. Overlook Drive. The symbolic first shovel of dirt flew two days after the...
ELLSWORTH — In an emergency meeting Friday, the Ellsworth Village Board unanimously passed a law to establish child safety areas, preventing designated sex offenders and certain other offenders from living...
Editor's note: Two boys killed in a crash July 14, 2018 were the sons of Marya Christiansen, who died in 2016 when her car entered the Mississippi River near Hager City. HAGER CITY -- Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove said Thursday morning that 23-year-old Marya Christiansen missed a curve in the road and drove straight into the water, where she and her van were found submerged yesterday.
UPDATE 9 p.m. -- The Pierce County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the body of missing Hager City woman Marya Christiansen was found in her submerged van, which was pulled from the Mississippi back waters around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Pierce County Board supervisors passed a resolution supporting Lake Pepin rehabilitation efforts at its Feb. 23 meeting. Supervisors Dean Bergseng (River Falls) and Dan Reis (Ellsworth) were absent. The resolution is in favor of the Upper Pool 4 & Lake Pepin Habitat Restoration Project , assisting with project education and outreach, and encouraging grant funding if opportunities arise.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Village Board approved site and architectural design plans for the proposed addition to the Ellsworth Fire Hall Monday. The board also voted to rezone property at 427 and 437 W. Spruce St. (the site of the addition west of the existing fire hall) from Residential to Commercial, and adopted an ordinance amending the District Zoning Map of Ellsworth.
ELLSWORTH — Was Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services treated fairly when selecting an electrical company for the new Pierce County Jail? That was a question Pierce County Board Supervisor Dean Bergseng of River Falls asked Ad Hoc Jail Planning & Specifications Development Committee members at the Dec. 22 Pierce County Board meeting.