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Taylor County Covid Vaccine Update

Taylor County Covid Vaccine Update       January 6, 2021


On Tuesday, January 5th, Patty Krug with the Taylor County Health Department updated the Taylor County Executive Committee on the progress and future plans for distributing the Covid 19 vaccine.  To hear Patty Krug's comments, click on the link below....


Patty Krug, Taylor County Vaccine Update

Taylor County Buildings Closed to Foot Traffic

Posted by the Medford Police Department…..November 20, 2020


Taylor County has reached a critical high level for the COVID-19 disease. Due to the high level of community-wide spread of COVID-19 and the need to ensure appropriate staffing levels, as well as the health and safety of employees and the public, Taylor County buildings will close to foot traffic beginning Monday, November 23rd until further notice. At this time, entry to these facilities will be by appointment only.


If you are in need of assistance with vehicle registrations (title transfers, issuance of license plates, or plate renewals), First Offender enrollment forms, or public record requests please call 715-748-1447 and they will assist you and set up appointments as needed. We encourage you to visit https://wisconsindot.gov/ and click on "online services" to perform motor vehicle transactions. All salvage motor vehicle inspections have been suspended until further notice.


Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. The entire Medford Police Department staff would like to extend our hope that you all remain safe and healthy!


Majestic albino buck photographed in northern Wisconsin

Majestic albino buck photographed in northern Wisconsin


BOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. (Gray News) – A woman in northern Wisconsin captured some awe-inspiring images of a rare white buck.

Tracy Weese saw the regal creature just a few miles from the Michigan border.

“His Majesty just strolled through our backyard,” she posted on Facebook.

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office also touted one of her images.

“An incredible sight to see here in Vilas County, a beautiful albino buck!” said a post on the Facebook page for Vilas County Sheriff’s Office. “This majestic creature was spotted in the greater Boulder Junction area.”According to Wisconsin law, albino and white deer are protected and can’t be hunted or harvested.



DMAT Team Working With Medford Aspirus Hospital & Clinic

DMAT Team Working With Medford Aspirus Hospital & Clinic  Nov 10, 2020


  Due to rising cases of Covid-19 in our area, a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) has been working with the health team at Medford Aspirus Hospital and Clinic.  Recently, K99 was joined by Aspirus Hospital and Clinic Medford president Dale Hustedt.  Find our conversation with Mr. Hustedt below...



Dale Hustedt Part 1


Dale Hustedt Part 2

What Covid Can Do To a Healthy Person

What Covid Can Do To a Healthy Person-a First Hand Account  Friday, Oct 2, 2020


  As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many people may know of someone, perhaps close to them, who has contracted this disease.   For Adam Haenel, what began as a possible sinus headache, led to something far worse.  His wife, Mandy Haenel recently joined K99's Russ Gowey and graciously shared their first hand account of Adam's battle with the Coivid-19 from diagnosis, hospitalization and, fortunately, recovery.  


Mandy Haenel w/K99's Russ Gowey








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