WKEB Local News Archives for 2020-11

Stabbing in Medford

Stabbing in Medford   Wednesday, November 25, 2020


On Tuesday, November 24th at about 3:51 P.M., the Taylor County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received several 9-1-1 calls about a fight that was going on at a residence in the 500 block of North Eighth Street in the City of Medford.  One of the callers indicated that an individual had been stabbed.  Law Enforcement from the Medford Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.


 A 20 year old female was arrested at the scene and transported to the Taylor County Jail.


The victim of the stabbing, a 56 year old male, was transported to Aspirus Medford Hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.


The incident remains under investigation.  The case will be referred to the Taylor County District Attorney's Office.


There is no threat to the community at this time.

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.



Taylor County COVID 19 Hospitalizations & Deaths on the Rise

Taylor County COVID 19 Hospitalizations & Deaths on the Rise  Nov 17, 2020


  Taylor County has seen a dramatic increase in COVID 19 related hospitalizations and deaths in recent days.  Taylor County Government officials are imploring local citizens and businesses to "Take Action Now-Stop the Spread".  Taylor County Health Department Director Patty Krug shares the latest COVID 19 update...


Patty Krug- Taylor County Health Department Director

Yes, Virginia, There Will Be an Abbotsford Christmas Parade...with a Twist

Yes, Virginia, There Will Be an Abbotsford Christmas Parade...with a Twist   Nov 12, 2020


  One of the most cherished and anticipated holiday events in our area is the Annual Abbotsford Christmas Parade.  But with Covid-19 raging and the encouragement of limited personal contact, how could you hold a parade?  Leave it to the folks in Abbotsford to come up with a unique solution.  One of the parade organizers explains in the audio below...


Kris O'Leary 49 1/2 Annual Abbotsford Christmas Parade

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


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