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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Hair raising good time at Beef-A-Rama: Seven-year-old Ivy Oswald has a blast on the Euro Bungee ride at Beef-A-Rama on Saturday, Sept. 28 in downtown Minocqua. Photo by Dean Hall/Lakeland Times.
Hair raising good time at Beef-A-Rama: Seven-year-old Ivy Oswald has a blast on the Euro Bungee ride at Beef-A-Rama on Saturday, Sept. 28 in downtown Minocqua. Photo by Dean Hall/Lakeland Times.
Friday, October 4, 2019 7:29 AM
For 55 years, the Minocqua Beef-A-Rama event has brought the fun, and the beef, to downtown Minocqua.

This past year was no different as the 55th annual Beef-A-Rama event drew thousands in for the unique, one-of-a-kind, one-day event, and it may have just been the biggest one yet. (subscriber access)
  • And the award goes to ...
    Several students from Lac du Flambeau were awarded a national award for their musical commitment and talent on Nov. 2.

    The youth making up the Niijii Singers and Ogiichidaa Singers were among the elite finalists for a 2019 Native American Music Award (NAMA) with their 12-song album, “Hear Our Songs.” The album was written, performed, recorded and released last spring by the elementary and middle schoolers. (subscriber access)
  • Saturday swim showdown
    Coming off an exciting GNC meet Saturday, the Lakeland girls’ swim team looks to carry that momentum into their next challenge. (subscriber access)
  • Dino treat
    Sasha Case looks on as her dinosaur dressed two-year-old daughter Margo receives candy from the witch at J. Christy’s Boutique on Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31, in downtown Minocqua.
  • ‘My first taste of war’
    It’s been 50 years since Bill Calvaresi of Hazelhurst was drafted into U.S. military service. (subscriber)
  • Murder spoof kills at LUHS
    Roman Matusiewicz as Colonel Charles Craddock and Grace Dorsey as Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington act during a scene of the Agatha Christie murder mysteries comedy spoof Peter Gordon's “Murdered to Death” during the final of three hilarious performances on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Lakeland Union High School theater in Minocqua.
  • Pumpkin Picasso
    A freshly face painted seven-year-old Damon Strobel paints a pumpkin during the Northwoods Wildlife Center annual Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Minocqua.
  • Arbor Vitae Fire Department buys $100,000 of new equipment
    Arbor Vitae firefighters received training on 16 new, top-of-the-line self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) on Monday, Oct. 28. At just under $100,000, the order was the Arbor Vitae Fire Department’s largest purchase since 2013. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland trio excels at State
    Big time races don’t come around too often. When they do, you want to give it everything you have, leaving it all on the course. And that’s exactly what a trio of Lakeland girls did. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland trio set to compete at state
    The Lakeland cross country team sends three individuals to the 2019 State Cross Country Championships tomorrow in Wisconsin Rapids. (subscriber access)
  • Minocqua to conduct meeting of the electors Nov. 19
    The Minocqua Town Board, meeting in special session Tuesday morning, scheduled a special meeting of town electors for Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

    What town residents will be asked to vote on is the purchase by the town for $150,000 plus closing costs of a house and property at 408 East Chicago Avenue. (subscriber access)
  • Halloween on Ice
    Six-year-old friends Paisley Metzger and Dana Kolzow have fun skating in their Halloween costumes at the Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena’s Spook-Tacular event on Sunday, Oct. 27, in Minocqua.
  • It takes a village
    The idea for a community garden in Manitowish Waters began as a small seed several years ago. Without the proper nutrients its growth was stifled — until the summer of 2018 when a few residents came along and gave the seed a little food and water. Its roots took hold. (subscriber access)
  • Devil digs deep
    Little devil seven-year-old Kyra Leavesseur digs deep for buried treasure at the Kornstalk Karnival’s Graveyard Dig game on Friday, Oct. 24, at North Lakeland School in Manitowish Waters.
  • Too much horsepower
    The Lakeland football team competed in their first playoff game in the decade, taking on Menomonie Friday night. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland sends three to state
    The Lakeland cross country teams had their eye on state when they went back to Edgewater Country Club in Tomahawk Saturday. (subscriber access)
  • A hug and a hoot
    Three-year-old Jack Pelo-Jones gets a hug from a giant snowy owl during the Northwoods Wildlife Center annual Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Minocqua.
  • Unleashing curiosity
    Margaret Alvarez looks on as her nine-year-old son Paul Conde performs an experiment during the “Unleash Your Curiosity” Wisconsin Science Festival event on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Minocqua Public Library.
  • Music: the universal language
    When Todd Green steps on stage, he never quite knows what to expect. He seats himself in the center of an assortment of instruments, which at first glance look like guitars or drums or flutes, but are alien upon closer inspection. Once the auditorium dims and the stage lights go up, his one-man band begins. (subscriber access)
  • Survive and advance
    The Lakeland boys’ soccer team played in what might be one of the best games of their lifetime Tuesday night in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
  • Freedom
    A local eagle, a.k.a. Uncle Sam, is released to the wild by Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) intern Frances Torres. While at the NWC, Uncle Sam made a full recovery from severe burns and a broken wing bone. See Natural Reaction for the story.
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