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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)
  • Meet Stitch
    Vilas County K9 officer Amanda Drewson and her K9 partner Stitch meet four-year-old Ellie Betti during the third annual Fire Fighter’s Chili Contest on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Arbor Vitae. Proceeds from the event benefit the Vilas County Sheriff K9 program. 
  • From Thunderbird to Eagle

    Every day, Darius Diver laces up his shoes and heads out the door to hit the pavement, or the track, or the trails. Sometimes he is alone and other times he is with teammates, clicking off the mileage one step at a time.

    A 2018 graduate of Lakeland Union High School, Diver is now halfway through his sophomore year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. (subscriber access)

  • Lakeland Nordic ski shines over two days
    The Lakeland Nordic ski teams took in the 2020 Ascension Hodag Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19. (subscriber access)
  • Honoring Jack Hallock
    A Hazelhurst man’s commitment to the Minocqua Public Library is now being honored vividly with a new photography dedication in his memory. (subscriber access)
  • Grabbin’ some air
    Eight-year-old Ellah Holtger grabs some air after hitting a bump while sledding during the Winter Park Community Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Boulder Junction.
  • Lakeland boys’ swim coming in first
    It may be cold outside, but the Lakeland boys’ swim team was nice and warm when they took on the Medford Raiders. (subscriber access)
  • Hodags take Handrick Hammer
    In one of the highlight dual meets of the season, the Lakeland wrestling team hosted Rhinelander on Thursday, Jan. 16, with the Handrick Hammer on the line in honor of former Lakeland and Rhinelander wrestling coach Tommy Handrick. (subscriber access)
  • Torch ride pit stop
    Representatives from local snowmobile clubs stop at the Bearskin Trailhead in Minocqua on Jan. 16 during this year’s Badger State Winter Games torch ride. Club members from Wausau, Merrill, Tomahawk, Hazelhurst and Minocqua made stops in each town and passed the torch off to one another.
  • Discovering the world of cross-country skiing
    There were only two kilometers left in the race, but Ron Capacio didn’t think he was going to make it. Having already skied 73K from Hameenlinna through Finland’s grueling terrain, his body had hit the dreaded wall. (subscriber access)
  • ‘Route 2’ documentary to highlight flyover states, rural life
    Running the far northern edge of Wisconsin — and the nation — is US Highway 2. The corridor covers a rich history and scenery from Everett, Washington to St. Ignace, Michigan. The film “Route 2 Elsewhere” will examine life along life in these rural flyover states. (subscriber access)
  • ‘The fight’s going to be with the county’
    The Cassian Town Board on Monday approved a re-zone petition from Medford-based James Peterson and Sons that now goes to the Oneida County Zoning and Planning Committee. (subscriber access)
  • Chills and spills
    Ten-year-old Trentyn Strand of Merrill maneuvers past nine-year-old Jack Moyle of Ishpeming, Mich., who lost control of his snowmobile during a Wisconsin Kids Snowmobile Racing Association event on Saturday, Jan 11, at the Cross Country Cruiser Winterfest in Arbor Vitae.  
  • Tubing trio
    Lil’ tubers, from left, four-year-old Mabel Wotachek, three-year-old Ruby Redman and 11-and-a-half-month-old Benjamin Redman have fun tubing together on Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Minocqua Winter Park sledding hill.
  • Vilas County forestry takes up 15-year plan
    The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 7, discussed initial drafting of a new, 15-year comprehensive plan. 

    More precisely, the discussion centered around land designation categories within county forest land. (subscriber access)
  • Past and present T-Birds represent Lakeland
    The Lakeland Nordic ski team had its first meet of the new year when they traveled to Wausau for the Snekkevik Ski Races on Saturday, Jan. 11. (subscriber access)
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