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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GLENWOOD CITY -- The St. Croix County Fair kicked off Wednesday, July 19 with an opening ceremony and flag dedication at 10:45 a.m. The gates are officially open, so head over to Glenwood City for "Hale Bales & Pig Tails." Events Wednesday include Junior Fair conference judging 12-7:30 p.m. and the Junior Dog Show at 6 p.m. For a full schedule of events and stories from the St. Croix County Fair, visit the Fair Tab here. Nolan Stodola Eagle Scout project
KNAPP -- Three people died in a fiery crash Thursday evening, July 13 on Interstate-94 between Baldwin and Menomonie. According to a news release, at about 5:44 p.m. the Eau Claire State Patrol Post received multiple driving complaints of a black vehicle that crossed the median and traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near milepost 37 at a high rate of speed.
True colors TO THE EDITOR The paper recently covered a story in which a man who committed felony child abuse, someone who nearly killed a small child, was placed on one year of probation, served six days of jail, paid money to the county and was ordered to pay restitution that wouldn't begin to cover future medical expenses.
Shopping Success TO THE EDITOR On behalf of our team, I would like to thank the downtown businesses who participated in our first Shopping for a Cure event on Thursday, May 25. What a fun night! Shopping at The PurpleTree, Et Cetera, 715, La Rue Marche and the sweetness of indulging at Knoke's.
HUDSON -- A Menomonie man suffered life threatening injuries after a semi-tractor pinned his vehicle against a cement barrier on Interstate 94 in Hudson Saturday, May 20. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the crash around 1 p.m. near mile mark 1 in St. Croix County.
Where have all the men gone? TO THE EDITOR As women organize rallies across America to protest Trump's attacks on virtually everything that Americans value, that includes healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, the environment, protections against Wall Street greed and, according to an article in USA Today on March 17, 62 other government agencies and programs that benefit American citizens. TALK IS CHEAP.
MADISON -- State lawmakers want more of a say in a trust fund for veterans' benefits, after $55 million were transferred to that fund from the King Veterans Home. The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to make the veterans' agency notify the panel about proposed fund transfers, giving lawmakers two weeks to object. The fund transfers from King happened while the facility was delaying $20 million in needed maintenance work.
Support state park, Lake Mallalieu TO THE EDITOR
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 3.4 percent, the lowest in 17 years. The seasonally adjusted rate for March dropped by 3 tenths-of-one-percent from February. A survey of almost 1,000 households estimates that total employment for the month grew by 16,000 -- but the federal government's limited survey of employers only showed an increase of 500 private sector jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
MADISON -- Wisconsin continues to lag behind two thirds of the states in its pace of job creation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Wisconsin had a year-to-year private sector job growth of 1 percent as of last September, with 25,600 jobs created during that 12-month period.