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From past files of The Star News


November 11, 2010

The city of Medford moved forward on plans to borrow the approximately $2 million needed to complete the water main portion of next summer’s Hwy 13 reconstruction project.

The state will be rebuilding Hwy 13 in a portion south of the Perkins Street intersection and from the Hwy 64 intersection north through the Ann’s Way intersection. The state project will include widening the road and installing two large roundabouts. As part of the overall project and to take advantage of the road being under detour for the state project, the city of Medford will be replacing existing water mains under the portion of the road between Perkins and Hwy 64. The older existing pipe has a history of breaks, which impacts the businesses along the highway.


November 15, 1995

Business owners on Medford’s Miracle Mile can now see the light at the end of the tunnel — or at least the light at the Hwy 13/64 intersection — as the $1.9 million project to reconstruct a portion of Hwy 13 and the Hwy 13/64 intersection in Medford nears completion.

The project was begun last May and included reconstruction of a threequarter mile stretch of Hwy 13 from just south of Perkins St. to Taylor St., and reconstruction of Hwy 64 from Hwy 64 from Hwy 13 to Bauer Dr. The project included adding new turn lanes, a five-foot sidewalk on the west side of Hwy 13 from Perkins St. to Hwy 64, and new street lights with underground wiring. In addition, a new entrance to the Chamber of Commerce/ Tourism Center was constructed to allow traffic to enter the parking lot there directly off Hwy 13.


November 12, 1970

A busy session Tuesday at the opening of the fall meeting of the Taylor county board of supervisors saw the board pass on a number of measures and send other import measures into committees.

Receiving direct action out of committee study were approval of constructing a utility building at Taylor county municipal airport, construction of a bridge spanning the Black river on county trunk Q west of highway 13, transferring monies to balance accounts and electing a county highway commissioner.


November 8, 1945

An accident occurred on November 3 two miles west of Medford on highway 64. Pat Clough of Perkinstown was driving east and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Larson and two children were driving west, when the two cars met head-on. Clough, who was driving with poor lights, didn’t realize he was over on the left side of the road as far as he was, which caused him to collide with the Larson car. No one was injured. The left front wheel and fender were driven in on the Clough car and the right side and fenders were badly damaged on the Larson car.


November 10, 1920

Tuberculosis was once practically unknown in Wisconsin herds of cattle. The reason was that breeders could not recognize symptoms of tuberculosis when they saw them. True, hundreds of breeders had animals in their herds at times at least, that became very poor in flesh and did not do well. But such an animal simply came to the point where she was “doing poorly.” At the first opportunity she was sold to the butcher and that ended all thoughts of the skinny cow.

Many of the cows that were doing poorly had tuberculosis and may have transmitted the disease to members of the milk-consuming public.


November 9, 1895

Chatham island, lying off the coast of New Zealand, in the South Pacific ocean, is one of the few inhabitable points of the globe where the day changes, it being situated exactly on the line of demarcation between dates. At that place “high 12” on Sunday or Sunday noon, ceases at the sound of the clock, and instantly thereafter it is Monday noon, or, more exactly, a few seconds after noon. On that peculiarly situated island it is possible for a person to begin his mid-day meal at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday and eat continuously until 12:15 Monday without consuming more than a half hour’s time or making a glutton of himself.

Remember When — 2004