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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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.
ELLSWORTH — Pierce County Board unanimously approved the new jail’s final design Tuesday, forwarding the project to the Ellsworth Village Board for consideration Monday night. The total projected budget is $17,950,290. Exactly how this would affect taxpayers won’t be known until construction bids are finalized, county officials said. Bid solicitation and awards are slated for February and March, with construction set to occur April 2016 through May 2017.
A possible road rage incident Tuesday in the Town of Ellsworth sent one man to the hospital after his car went in the ditch. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies were notified...
A Beldenville family of four was displaced after a fire broke out in their basement in the early morning hours today. Ellsworth Fire Chief Brent Langer said the fire at...
ELLSWORTH — The Pierce County Jail project is one step closer to fruition: architectural and engineering design firm Potter Lawson presented the first phase of site planning for the new jail at the Aug.
ELLSWORTH — Children waited patiently in the gazebo at the Pierce County Fair Thursday for a chance to be coiffed with a whimsical balloon hat, twisted into shape by Pickles...