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1/24/15  Downtown Medford Fire Prompts Evacuation

  A potentially deadly apartment fire was averted Saturday, January 24, 2015,  on Medford’s Main Street.    The Medford Area Fire Department was called just after 12 noon to the Riverview Apartments at 346 South Main for the report of smoke coming from an apartment.  For the safety of the tenants, an evacuation was ordered and the 3 story building was emptied.  A Krug Motorcoach was brought in and tenants of the building were temporarily taken to the Medford High School. 

  Mild temperatures in the mid 30’s made the transition for some of the disabled individuals more bearable.  Medford firefighters applied positive pressure and entered Apartment 207 which is a second story room. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire which was in the area of a coffee table.  No injuries were reported.  The fire in the room was unable to spread because the apartment’s door was closed. 

  Aside from some smoke and water damage, the fire’s damage was limited to the second floor apartment.  Cause of the fire is under investigation. 

  Assisting at the scene was the Medford Ambulance, Medford and Taylor County officers, and the Stetsonville Fire Department.  Medford firefighters were on the scene at the Riverview Apartments for about 3 hours.



  The sport of Curling has had a rich and varied history in Medford.  From curling on the Medford Millpond to hosting premiere curling bonspiels, Medford Curling has created numerous memorable experiences and long lasting friendships.  Winter is not so long and not so cold as long as there's ice, rocks, brooms and curling.  January 23rd through the 25th, 2015, the Medford Curling Club will celebrate 100 years and everyone is invited to share in the Centennial Celebration!  Recently curling enthusiasts Jeff Mueller and Elmer Balko shared some of the history of Medford Curling and previewed the weekend centennial events with K99's Russ Gowey....

 

Jeff Mueller & Elmer Balko w/K99's Russ Gowey

 



  It was a memorable 2014 college football season for the Wisconsin Badgers.  A season that began in Houston with one coach and ended in Tampa with a different, all be it legendary, coach.  A 1st place finish in the Big Ten West Division and a Outback Bowl victory.  Former Medford Raiders high school football stand out and current Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman, Ben Hemer, experienced it all.  Recently Ben Hemer stopped by the K99 Radio Studios in Medford and visited with K99's Patrick Porten.  He shared his memories and experiences this past season and his expectations for the future.............

 

Ben Hemer w/K99's Patrick Porten 

Part 1

 

 

Ben Hemer w/K99's Patrick Porten

Part 2

 


     

 



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