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Medford Man Charged For Armed Standoff


Medford Man Charged For Armed Standoff      2/21/18

 

  The Medford man who was involved in an armed standoff with sheriff’s officers in January has been charged.  

  Taylor County District Attorney Kristi Tlusty has charged Jake M. Wendt with 2 counts of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm-domestic abuse or child abuse injunction, a count of burglary-arm self with dangerous weapon, a count of possession of THC 2nd offense, and 2 counts of battery or threat to judge, prosecutor or law enforcement officer.  Those 8 charges are all felonies.  Other charges include:  Operate firearm while intoxicated, possess drug paraphernalia, and disorderly conduct which are misdemeanors. 

  The charges against Jake Wendt stem from an incident on January 17, 2018.  It is alleged that Wendt armed himself with a hand gun, and as officers approached the home on Allman Avenue, several shots were fired.  After a lengthy phone negotiation between the suspect and Taylor County Officers the suspect came out of the residence unarmed and was taken into custody without any injuries occurring.  Bail for Wendt was set at $30,000 cash.  Initial appearance for Jake Wendt is set for March 6th in Taylor County Court.
 

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Medford Elementary Placed On Precautionary Lockdown


Medford Elementary Placed On Precautionary Lockdown    2/21/18

 

  The Medford Area Elementary School was on a precautionary lockdown for a short time this afternoon Wednesday, February 21st.  According to district administrator Pat Sullivan, an employee indicated that she had an issue with her spouse, and she was uncertain if he would show up at the school.  As a precaution, Medford police were positioned at the entrances to the elementary school from 2:15 until 3 PM.       According to Medford Police Chief Brian Carey, Medford and Taylor County Officers were able to talk with the adults involved in the issue.  Following the conversations it was determined there was no safety threat.  The incident was only at the elementary school and not at the high school.  Chief Carey stressed the importance of individuals working together and being diligent in reporting potential incidents. 

 

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Little Black "Super Dairy"


Judge Rules In Favor Of Little Black “Super Dairy”    2/16/18

 

  Judge Ann Knox-Bauer has made a judgement in a case involving the Town of Little Black and Breeze Dairy Group, LLC.  Breeze Dairy is proposing the construction of a 4,000 cow dairy facility.  Little Black and Stetsonville residents have expressed concern about their drinking water wells as the dairy would require a high capacity well system providing in excess of 100,000 gallons of water per day.  Studies have indicated that Taylor County’s aquifer provides among the fewest gallons per minute compared to other counties in the state.
  In the judge’s decision, she noted that Breeze Dairy applied for the farming operation on February 10, 2017, which was 5 days before Little Black passed a zoning ordinance for agricultural land.  On the day Breeze Dairy applied for permits, the township had no zoning on agricultural land.  Judge Knox-Bauer ruled that the Town may not deny the plaintiffs’ application on the basis of the zoning ordinance enacted February 15, 2017.
  On the issue of the high capacity well system the Judge wrote: "The plaintiffs’ argue that the Town’s ordinance as set forth is preempted by state law and therefore is an invalid attempt to regulate groundwater".  The judge wrote: “The legislature has adopted a complex and comprehensive statutory structure for permitting, installation and use of high capacity wells”.  “The end effect is that the Town could deny the high-capacity well permit, and shut down the use of the well, in violation of an express DNR approval.”   “The ordinance runs contrary to the structure and spirit of the legislature’s grant of this authority to the DNR under WI Stat. section 281.11, and therefore, under the Anchor test, is preempted by state law and therefore is unenforceable against the plaintiffs.”
  Judge Ann Knox-Bauer made the judgement in a 21 page document which was filed February 15, 2018 with the Taylor County Clerk of Courts.

 


 

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Rib Lake Women Charged With C-Store Theft


Rib Lake Women Charged With C-Store Theft  2/13/18

 

  Taylor County District Attorney Kristi Tlusty has charged two Rib Lake women for allegedly stealing from the Medford Cooperative Cenex C-store in Rib Lake.  According to the criminal complaint, 66 year old Susan Gutowski admitted to Rib Lake Police Chief Gary Krueger that she needed money and had skimmed money from the cash drawer by voiding transactions.  The complaint indicates that managers of the Medford Cooperative believe that Gutowski stole $5,937.00 in voided transactions according to their review of records.  Susan Gutowski is charged with Theft-Business Setting from $5000-$10,000, a Class H Felony, upon conviction may be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than 6 years, or both.

  Also facing a theft charge is 43 year old Kimberly Kettleson of Rib Lake.  Kettleson told investigators that while working at the Cenex Station she stole money by voiding transactions and skimmed cash off the cash register.  Her statement indicated she was sorry she took the money and didn’t know what else to do to support her family.  The criminal complaint indicates that Medford Cooperative documentation indicates that Kettleson had stolen over $24,000.  District Attorney Kristi Tlusty has charged Kimberly Kettleson with Teft-Business Setting over $10,000 which is a Class G Felony, upon conviction may be fined not more than $25,000 or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both. 
  The initial appearance for Gutowski and Kettleson is set for March 20th in Taylor County Court.  
 

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TCDOP Host Substance Abuse Town Hall Meeting


TCDOP Host Substance Abuse Town Hall Meeting

 

  The Taylor Couny Drug Opposition Partner's vision is to partner to prevent youth alcohol and drug use.

  The mission of TCDOP is to engage the communities within the county to educate, advocate, delay the onset, and implement strategies to reduce youth substance use and its life-time consequences.

  Recently TCDOP held a Sustance Abuse Town Hall Meeting in the Red White Theater of the Medford Area Senior High School featuring guest speaker Joel Fisher.  Joel is a former Medford student who told of his journey through addiction, starting at the age of 12,  and his road to recovery.

  Joel Fisher recently stopped by the K99 Studios in Medford where he shared his story with K99's Russ Gowey....

 

Joel Fisher w/K99's Russ Gowey Part 1

 

 

Joel Fisher w/K99's Russ Gowey Part 2

 

 

Joel Fisher w/K99's Russ Gowey Part 3

 

 

Joel Fisher w/K99's Russ Gowey Part 4

 

 

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