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Hurd Purchased By Sierra Pacific Industries


  Sierra Pacific Industries, a family owned and managed wood products firm headquartered in Anderson, California, announced it has enter into an agreement to purchase Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors from Longroad Asset Management, LLC.  With the acquisition of these leading national brands, this purchase will add manufacturing capacity, a skilled work force, additional product lines and immediate exposure to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets.  K99's Russ Gowey contacted Sierra Pacific Industries spokesman Mark Pawlicki to learn more about this acquisition.....

 

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Mark Pawlicki

 

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Fertility Expert Sows Seeds of Knowledge


  WKEB/WIGM News recently featured an in depth segment on one of the specialties at Aspirus Medford Clinic...that specialty is infertility.  Dr. Suja Roberts, OB/GYN, is the infertility expert at Aspirus Medford Clinic.  She recently stopped by the K99 Radio Studio in Medford and discussed with K99's Russ Gowey the evaluation process for infertile couples, the risks and benefits and the different fertility treatment options available.  For more information related to a possbile fertility issue, Dr. Roberts can be contact at Aspirus Medford Clinic...........

 

Dr Suja Roberts w/K99's Russ Gowey

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Dr. Suja Roberts w/K99's Russ Gowey

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GPS Signals Authorities to Stolen Property in Taylor County


     GPS systems are handy for navigation.  However, a GPS system on a $70,000 stolen skid steer led authorities to a barn on Castle Drive in Taylor County.

     A construction firm in Boscobel reported that a 2014 Caterpillar skid steer had been stolen from a work site.  The dealer of the skid steer was able to track the unit’s GPS and it came back to the Taylor County barn where a host of heavy equipment was located.

The owner of the barn told officers that if the equipment was stolen, it had to be taken by Christopher Steig.  The barn owner indicated he thought Steig had purchased the equipment on Craigslist or got them from people he knew; the complaint said.

     Equipment listed included a Case 430 skid steer, a 16 foot hydraulic dump trailer, a jack hammer, an electric generator, a 10 foot snow plow attachment, and the nearly new 2014 Caterpillar skid steer. 

     Various pieces of equipment were reported stolen from sites in Wisconsin over a period of time.

Authorities from Grant and Richland Counties worked with Taylor County officers in the investigation.

Steig was arrested in Richland County.  Christopher Steig age 25 of Delavan, WI was charged Monday in Taylor County Court with 5 felony and 2 misdemeanor counts related to the alleged thefts.  His bond was set at $5,000.

     The same GPS technology which keeps us from getting lost may now reunite many owners with their stolen equipment. 

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Westboro Man Pleads No Contest to Shooting Deputy.


     28 year old Alexander Schneider pleaded no contest to 6 charges in Taylor County court on Monday.  Schneider is the Westboro man who shot at Taylor County deputy Chad Kowalczyk on September 8, 2013.  Alexander Schneider pleaded no contest to:  1st degree Attempted Intentional Homicide, Possession of a short-barreled shotgun/rifle, and 3 counts of bail jumping.  Those 5 charges are all felonies; he also pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of Battery.

     Judge Ann-Knox Bauer found Schneider guilty of the 6 charges due to the no contest pleas and read-in 5 other charges which were dismissed.  Schneider’s plea deal avoids his trial which had been scheduled to start July 21st

     According to the court records:  the shooting occurred after Deputy Kowalczyk went to Schneider’s home to investigate a female’s complaint that Schneider had sent her at least 16 text messages that day in spite of a restraining order.

Schneider shot numerous times with a :22 caliber rifle at the deputy, striking him once in the abdomen.  Kowalczyk has since returned to work.

     Following the shooting Schneider told investigators he shot the deputy out of “anger”.  Schneider went on to say “That guy’s just trying to do his job”.

     Judge Ann Knox Bauer has set a sentencing hearing for September 15th at 1 PM in Taylor County Court.  Schneider continues to be jailed on $1 million cash bond.

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Medford woman pleads no contest to failing to provide food for animal.


 The Medford woman who was accused of failing to provide food for her pet has pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of failing to provide food for animal.  Callie Neuman pleaded no contest in Taylor County Court on Monday to the charge.  Two other charges were dismissed but read in.  Judge Ann Knox Bauer found Neuman guilty and sentenced her to reimburse the Medford Police Department for veterinary services in the amount of $105.30 and pay a surrender fee of $200.00 to the Humane Society of Taylor County, along with court costs.  The judge prohibited Neuman from owning any pets and may not be responsible for care of any animals.

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Kelley Volunteers To Help Build Homes in Central America


Bryce Kelley, a local Thrivent Financial associate traveled to El Salvador in late April and early May as part of a Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity home building effort.  Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar mission partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.  Thrivent members involved with Thrivent Builds help provide people in need with affordable housing and greater economic independence.  Bryce Kelley recently stopped by the K99 Radio Studios in Medford and shared his experience in El Salvador with K99's Russ Gowey.......

 

K99's Russ Gowey/Bryce Kelley

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K99's Russ Gowey w/Bryce Kelley

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Medford School Board Member Resigns


On April 24th, the Medford Area School Board held their annual organizational meeting with the 3 candidates who won in the spring election taking their oath of office.  Just over a month later, at Wednesday night’s special board meeting, the board voted to approve the resignation of Brenda Sommer, who was one of the 3 candidates recently winning a seat in the spring election.  Wednesday night, the board was holding a closed session meeting, and following the closed session, they convened into open session at which time they voted to accept the a letter of resignation from Brenda Sommer.  The Medford School Board will now need to determine whether to fill the seat, and if so, what process to use.

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Local Man Recounts Harrowing Experience at Curling Club


   The Medford Curling Club is celebrating 100 years as a club this year.  The Mertens family has been involved with the Medford Curling Club since the late 60's.  Mitch Mertens has been a member since 1978.  Along with being an active curler, Mitch has also spent time taking care of the ice and ice making equipment.  Part of those duties include shutting down the cooling system each spring.  In 2009, Mitch suffered a life threatening accident while working on the cooling system.   Mitch recently shared his experience with K99's Russ Gowey....

 

Mitch Mertens w/K99's Russ Gowey 

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Mitch Mertens w/K99's Russ Gowey

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Mitch Mertens w/K99's Russ Gowey

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Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinic Construction Update


  Construction has been completed on the second phase of the Aspirus Hospital and Clinic Expansion Project.  Starting Monday, May 19th the new entrance will be open.   Patients and visitors will notice the new entry and welcome center along with a new pharmacy and the Crosswalk Cafe and Gifts. More new areas include the Cancer and Infusion Center, the improved Birthing Center and a new Community Room.  Gregg Olson, CEO at Aspirus Hospital and Clinics recently took K99's Russ Gowey on a radio tour of the newly completed second phase of the Aspirus Hospital and Clinic Expansion Project....

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Gregg Olson 

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K99's Russ Gowey w/Gregg Olson

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Former Medford Raider Gets Chance at NFL


 

 The aspiration of any young athlete is to reach the pinnacle of their chosen sport and compete against the very best.  For football players, that means making a team in the National Football League.  One former Medford Raider football player is one step closer to making his professional football dream come true.  Former Raider and Wisconsin Badgers defensive lineman, Ethan Hemer, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Shortly after the 2014 NFL draft, K99's Patrick Porten got an update on Ethan's progress from Ethan's father, Jeff Hemer of Medford...

 

K99's Patrick Porten w/Jeff Hemer

 

 

 

 
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New Alice in Dairyland to be Named in Clark County


  The 67th Annual Alice in Dairyland finals will be held Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 in Clark County.  The festivities will include a banquet at the American Legion Hall in Loyal on Friday night beginning at 6:00 P.M. and the finale at El Norteno in Curtiss on Saturday with a social beginning at 4:30 P.M. and the finale to name a new Alice in Dairyland set to begin at 6:45 P.M.  One of the members of the Alice in Dairyland Steering Committee, Chuck Rueth, recently took some time out from the busy Alice in Dairyland schedule to share more about Wisconsin's Officlal Dairy Ambassador with K99's Russ Gowey.....

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Chuck Rueth

 

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Medford Curling Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary


  The Medford Curling Club is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary in 2014.  The Medford Curling Club was honored at this year's Medford Area Chamber of Commerce Recognition Banquet on Saturday, May 10th for their 100 years as a club.  Current Medford Curling Club members, Mitch Mertens and Elmer Balko recently sat down with K99's Russ Gowey and shared some of the Medford Curling Club's history and discussed the changes that have occurred over the last 100 years....

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Mitch Mertens & Elmer Balko

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K99's Russ Gowey w/Mitch Mertens & Elmer Balko

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Local Businesses Honored by Medford Chamber


  The Medford Area Chamber of Commerce Recognition Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 10th in the Simek Recreation Center in Medford.

  Two Medford businesses will be honored for reaching longevity milestones and providing outstanding service to our community.  

  Liske Marine will be honored for 50 years in business and Klingbeil Lumber Company will be honored for 75 years in business.  

  Recently, Marv Liske of Liske Marine and Bill Klingbeil of Klingbeil Lumber Company joined K99's Russ Gowey for a little reminiscing and shared some insight into how these businesses originated, grew and continue to thrive.

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Marv Liske of Liske Marine

 

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Bill Klingbeil of Klingbeil Lumber Company

 

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Taylor County Board of Supervisors Adopt New Codes


  At a recent meeting of the Taylor County Board of Supervisors, the board adopted a sub-division control in addition to the Taylor County code and also adopted a sanitary code to the Taylor County code.  Taylor County Administrator, Kyle Noonan, stopped by the K99 Radio Studios in Medford and explained the changes and the reasons why the codes were adopted with K99's Brad Dahlvig.  For your convenience the interviews have been split into two sections based on topic......

 

Kyle Noonan w/K99's Brad Dahlvig

Subvision Control

 

 

Kyle Noonan w/K99's Brad Dahlvig

Sanitary Code

 

 

 

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Local Artist Wins Sargent Award


  Medford Area Senior High School art student Gabby Staples has won the overall Sargent Award.  Over 2.5 million pieces of art were submitted from school age artists around the state.  Over 300 entries were displayed during an art show in the state capital.  As winner of the overall Sargent Award, Gabby, her Medford Area Senior High School art instructor Sharon Hause and her mother will receive an all expenses paid trip to New York City this summer.  Gabby's winning entry is an acrylic painting entitled "Beyond".  Recently Gabby Staples and Sharon Hause visited with K99's Patrick Porten.....

 

 

Gabby Staples & Sharon Hause w/K99's Patrick Porten

 

 

 

"BEYOND" by Gabby Staples...overall Sargent Award winner

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Angels at the Broadway Theatre


  One of the advantages of being a locally owned movie theatre, like the Broadway Theatre in Medford, is the opportunity to screen smaller films that may not be seen in a larger venue.   The film, "Soul Survivors: Angels in Training" will be shown at the Broadway Theatre beginning Friday, April 4th.  The movie includes an appearance by Medford's Bailey Brandner.  For show times, visit medford movies.com.  Recently the films writer/director, Debbie Johnson, took some time to visit with K99's Patrick Porten....

 

Debbie Johnson w/K99's Patrick Porten

 

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Bees Buzz Big Dog


  We all know the saying, "busy as a bee".  But there's more truth to that statement than you might at first believe.  Honeybees not only produce honey...commercial honeybees pollinate about $15 billion worth of agricultural products each year.  But the bees have been in decline for more than a decade due to habitat loss and pesticide use.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to help honeybees by giving $3 million to farmers and ranchers in the Upper Midwest to improve pastures.  The USDA hopes to help the bees by encouraging farmers in those states to plant alfalfa, clover and other plants that feed both bees and livestock.  Local beekeeper Steve Suchomel recently paid a visit on K99's Russ Gowey..............

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel Part 1

 

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel Part 2

 

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel  Part 3

 

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Steve Suchomel  Part 4

 

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Mighty Molly Meets the Big Dog


  Local author, Shirley M. Gebert, is celebrating the nationwide release of her new interactive children's book, "Mighty Molly".  "Mighty Molly" is author Shirley Gebert's third book in The World of Sounds series, which utilizes auditory bombardment to assist in speech development.  Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide or from the publisher at tatepublishing.com/bookstore.   Recently, author Shirley M. Gebert visited with K99's Russ Gowey............................................

 

K99's Russ Goweyw/Shirley Gebert

 

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K99 Catches Up With the Stetsonville Fire Department


  Greg Brunner is the assistant fire chief with the Stetsonville Area Volunteer Fire Department.  He also serves as the president of the village of Stetsonville.  Recently, Greg Brunner stopped by the K99 Radio studios in Medford and gave K99's Russ Gowey an update on the Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Department including their state ISO rating and fund raising activities.  They also discussed future plans for the stretch of Highway 13 that runs through the village...................

 

K99's Russ Gowey w/Greg Brunner

 

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Medford Driver Upside Down


Medford Driver Upside Down

 

Tuesday morning (March 18) just before 11 o’clock,  a driver on Perkins Street in Medford told police that a silver car was coming at him head-on before the car hit the frozen snowbanks and flipped over, coming to rest on its roof.  Medford police, E.M.S., Medford Ambulance and the Medford Area Fire Department responded.  The accident report indicated that Leroy Brost was driving a silver Monte Carlo when it flipped onto its roof on Perkins Street near Tee Hi Place.  In the upside down car, Leroy Brost said he couldn’t breathe, so the seatbelt was cut and Mr. Brost was able to crawl out of the broken window.  No other vehicles were involved.  Leroy Brost was taken by ambulance.

     

 



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