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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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.
Editor's note: This story is part of a series recapping the top stories of 2017. Read the other top stories here . It’s been a long fight for Bay City resident David Meixner, and he is tired. But he refuses to give up in the battle to save what he says is his land from eminent domain proceedings.
Editor's note: This story is part of a series recapping the top stories of 2017. Read the other top stories here. It's been a long fight for Bay City resident David Meixner, and he is tired. But he refuses to give up in the battle to save what he says is his land from eminent domain proceedings.
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- A woman and her two children were taken to the hospital after their vehicle rolled over into a field Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the town of Trimbelle. According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, police responded to the crash scene about 4:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 63 near the County Road KK intersection.
She dove into the Pierce County sports scene with both feet and from her writing, you can tell she loves what she does. Pierce County Herald/RiverTown Multimedia sports and education reporter Katie Davidson began her new role with the company in September, after reporter Jalen Knuteson took a job closer to his hometown in southern Wisconsin. You may have seen her on the sidelines of Pierce County games, and she's already putting her stamp on telling the stories of local athletes.