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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An Ellsworth area EMT is facing three felony child sex charges after a sting operation conducted in Barron County uncovered communications between the EMT and a police officer he thought was a 15-year-old boy.
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A single motorcycle crash in the early morning hours Tuesday in the town of Diamond Bluff sent an Ellsworth man to the hospital. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies responded to the area of County Road OO near 370th Avenue at 5:20 a.m.
A 68-year-old Pierce County woman died Wednesday after an ATV rolled on top of her in a cow pasture. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, a family member found the woman and called police at 6 p.m. June 6 from a rural Pierce County residence.
As the Ellsworth High School Class of 2018 gathered as one full group for one last time at their Friday, May 25 commencement ceremony, the messages from speakers were uplifting. Superintendent Barry Cain made special note of the 10, 780 hours of community service performed by the class. “That represents making others’ lives better,” Cain said.
Many area schools announced two-hour late starts Monday, April 16 after getting socked with a spring snowstorm over the weekend. Plows are still cleaning up and in some cases, snow is still falling. Schools that will see two-hour delays include (as of 6:20 a.m.):
An elderly man was found dead Friday when firefighters responded to a house fire in Prescott. According to a news release from the Prescott Police Department, police arrived on the scene of 342 Young St. at 12:53 p.m. April 6 to find the south and east portions of the home fully engulfed in flames. Heavy smoke and heat prevented officers from getting into the home right away, who were advised that one resident may be inside.
Ellsworth Community School District voters have spoken: An operational referendum seeking the authority to exceed the revenue limit by $1 million per year for four years was approved 1,256 to 756 (unofficial results as of 10:55 p.m.) The operational referendum will begin with the 2018-2019 school year. This referendum is due to the current referendum expiring at the end of this school year.
TOWN OF SALEM -- A family of four lost its home in a fire early Monday morning in the town of Salem, escaping with the clothes on their backs, said a family friend. Ellsworth Fire Chief Brent Langer said crews were called just after midnight Feb. 12 to the two-story wood-framed home between Plum City and Ellsworth on Highway 10. The home was ablaze when firefighters arrived. Langer said the occupants told him the home was “fully engulfed within two minutes.”
HUDSON -- The results for the Up, Up & Away 5K Run from Hudson Hot Air Affair Saturday, Jan. 27 are listed below; 168 runners took part. 1 466 Ethan Vargas 15 M Hudson 17:18 2 409 Ryan Soule 26 M Woodbury 18:14 3 461 Paul Shovelain 30 M New Brighton 19:02 4 458 Jan Rybar 56 M Apple Valley 19:35
If you've been paying attention, you've seen a new byline in RiverTown publications, the Pierce County Herald in particular. She is a member of the RiverTown features, government and transportation reporting teams, based in Ellsworth.