News: Medford - Geo. Stauner Fire (12 Oct 1939)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Clemans, Stauner
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 10/16/2014
Originally published in the Star News, October 12, 1939
Two fires occurred Saturday morning in the vicinity of Medford, one destroying a barn and shed and the other partially destroying a truck.
A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn and shed Saturday morning at the Geo. Stauner home just south of the Medford City limits in the town of Medford.
The loss was estimated by Mr. Stauner between $500 and $600. The insurance amounted to $150.
A 1937 Willy car, belonging to Wm. Stauner, a son, which had been store in the barn, three and one half tons of hay, small farm equipment, storm windows for the house and 15 chickens were burned. A cow which was overcome by smoke had to be killed.
The fire started between midnight and 1 a.m. A neighbor, Harold Clemans, noticed the fire and awakened the Stauner family.
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