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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Ellen Kennedy, founder of World Without Genocide, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Monday, Feb. 11. She will present “Statelessness and the Refugee Crisis Today,” from noon-1 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UWRF Political Science Department.
MADISON -- Madison police have taken a suspect in the beating of a student at the University of Wisconsin into custody. Twenty-two-year-old Jerome Winslow was picked up on a probation hold Wednesday night. Police Chief Mike Koval says there was a greater sense of urgency to get the suspect off the streets because the weekend attack was brutal and unprovoked. The victim suffered serious facial injuries, but she is expected to survive. Her name hasn't been released. -----
River Falls firefighters battled blazes at two houses that went up in flames immediately behind Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls early Saturday. River Falls Fire Department was dispatched at 1 a.m. jJn. 26 to a structure fire at 222 E. Walnut St., an older two-story home just across the alley from the entrance to Jacob's Ladder Preschool. According to a news release from RF Fire Chief Scott Nelson, Pierce County Dispatch received multiple calls reporting flames could be seen from several blocks away, and that residents were seen evacuating the building.
HUDSON -- The Taste of Hot Air Affair “Pirates Fly’n the Croix-ribbean” will feature the largest selection of local tastings in the seven-year history of the charity event. The annual wine, beer and spirits tasting will take place 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. The recipient of the fundraising will be the Hudson Relay For Life/American Cancer Society.
The deadline has passed and the names are in for those who chose to run for village boards, school boards and city councils across the state on the April 2, 2019 ballot. Interested candidates had until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 to submit papers or declare non-candidacies. However, some townships have yet to hold their caucuses where candidates will be nominated for open positions on town boards. Those include the towns of Hudson and St. Joseph, which will be held Jan. 8 and Jan. 10, respectively.
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA -- Authorities in the Central European nation of Slovenia say human remains found near a popular hiking place have been confirmed as those of a missing American man from Wisconsin.
The Education Foundation of Hudson last week awarded Star Grants for innovative classroom projects and curriculum training. The foundation awarded grants totaling just over $14,237 for seven projects involving several educators touching many schools in Hudson.
New Richmond City Planning Director Noah Weidenfeld and members of the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department have rung bells throughout the night as part of the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. Currently, fundraising totals stand at $44,393. They have a long way to go to reach their $80,000 goal and need the public's help. "It doesn't give us much time to raise the $80,000 but we are very hopeful," said Angela Mouton, fundraising manager for Grace Place and the Salvation Army.
With the Nov. 6 mid-term election still resonating in the minds of voters, it's time to turn our attention to the April 2019 election. The nomination process for area municipal and school offices up for vote in the spring started Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants circulate nomination papers or otherwise declare their intentions, as appropriate, by the 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 deadline for the election to be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Since 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Noah Wiedenfeld, planning director for the city of New Richmond, has been ringing his trusty bell as part of his 26.2-hour Salvation Army Red Kettle marathon. In about four hours, the Salvation Army has raised more than $30,000.