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Slice of life: Beef-A-Rama celebration this weekend; festival's fiftieth anniversary will be best ever
Come Saturday, the streets of Minocqua will be filled once again for the 50th Beef-A-Rama celebration.
Dean Hall photographs
Come Saturday, the streets of Minocqua will be filled once again for the 50th Beef-A-Rama celebration.

Dean Hall photographs

No matter how you slice it, Beef-A-Rama is one of the year’s highlights in the Lakeland area – and an event that celebrates 50 years this weekend. (Public access)


Thursday, September 25, 2014


Three-county bar association seeks scholarship applicants

The Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association has announced it will award a scholarship this fall to an individual pursuing an education in law, according to Tom Lawrence of Minocqua, chairman of the association’s scholarship committee.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Howard Young Foundation receives $21,000 from hospital volunteers

The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center (AHYMC), through its fundraising efforts, recently donated $21,000 to the Howard Young Foundation Special Gift Initiative. 


Monday, September 29, 2014

Cran-A-Rama Oct. 4 in Manitowish Waters

The Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Cran-A-Rama on Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the community center in Manitowish Waters.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Regional art program set for Oct. 6-Nov. 1

The Wisconsin Regional Art Program will hold an unjuried exhibit at the Minocqua Public Library from October 6 through Nov. l.  


Monday, September 29, 2014

Pig Roast and Gun Show in Woodruff

Woodruff Fire Department is hosting a Pig Roast & Gun Raffle Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Woodruff Fire Department, located at 1418 1st Ave.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Harvest Fest in Boulder Junction on Oct. 11

Join us for a day of family fun and celebrate the season with food and games at the Harvest Fest in Boulder Junction set for Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  


Monday, September 29, 2014

MPL offers children's programs next week
Two programs will be held at the Minocqua Public Library next week.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Film screening at Minocqua Public Library
The independent film, "Secret Life, Secret Death," will screen at the Minocqua Public Library Friday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Square dance classes available through Levis & Lace
It’s that time of year again when we all get together for fun and friendship set to music.  
Friday, September 26, 2014

Flu vaccine now available at Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua

Flu vaccine is now available at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Drug take-back event planned at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center
The Minocqua Police Department, in cooperation with Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center, will once again host a pharmaceutical drug take-back event Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Beef-A-Rama brings home the bacon
For locals and visitors alike, Beef-A-Rama is a big deal: The beef. The music. The diverse array of activities. The beef.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Minocqua Museum celebrates 25 years

Following the Minocqua Museum’s 25th season, its docents were treated to a luncheon at Cafe Holiday in Hazelhurst. 


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nicolet College Workshop: Developing a Dynamic Resume and Cover Letter

A Nicolet College Workshop: Developing a Dynamic Resume and Cover Letter, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Minocqua Public Library.  



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Rhinelander

The Northwoods Concert Association is pleased to present the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in concert at the Rhinelander High School Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. 



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Northwoods Women's Club card and Bunco Luncheon

The Northwoods Women’s Club will sponsor a Card and Bunco Luncheon Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the American Legion Club, 121 Front Street, in Minocqua.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Outdoor Women's Group hike

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Outdoor Women’s Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. to hike and locate a geocache hidden along the Agonikak National Recreation Trail northeast of Land O’ Lakes.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Celebrate fall Mercer Library-style

How can you win a week’s vacation in a warm, sunny spot while supporting the Mercer Library at the same time? 


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mercer School boasts highest report card score in conference
The Department of Public Instruction released the School Accountability District Report Cards Tuesday, Sept. 16, which rates public schools in Wisconsin in 4 key areas: Student Achievement, Student Growth, Closing Gaps, and On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Phelps ATV route opens

The newly approved ATV/UTV route system in Phelps opened Sept. 24 and will close Nov. 1. There will be a ribbon cutting event held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Waverling Park, 2201 East Hill Rd., Phelps.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Northern Waters Distillery: A curiosity became a business

Pete Nomm had wondered about what it took to run a distillery for some time. (Public access)


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Making every moment matter

End-of-life issues are never easy. (Public access)


Monday, September 22, 2014

4-H adult volunteers needed

The Oneida County 4-H program focuses not only on positive youth development, but on leadership development in adults who wish to devote time to working with youth. 


Monday, September 22, 2014

Donate to Stockings 4 Soldiers Sept. 26 at Trig's

Christmas stockings? Why so early? Who wants to think of Christmas so early?

There are approximately 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 750 troops in Iraq.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Come together for lasting change

Gov. Scott Walker has designated the months of September and October 2014 as United Way Months in Wisconsin, in recognition of the launch of United Way annual campaigns throughout the state.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Lakeside dinner series - paddling to winter

North Lakeland Discovery Center will be holding an evening with Julie Buckles as part of the Center’s lakeside dinner series from 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Minocqua compost site hours

The town of Minocqua compost site located at Kilawee Road will be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Oct. 4, 2014, through Nov. 1, 2014.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Caritas now open one Saturday per month

Caritas is the Latin word meaning charity, love, compassion, generosity, benevolence, and Christian love of humankind. 


Monday, September 22, 2014

NAMI Northern Lakes to meet Sept. 23

NAMI Northern Lakes, the Northwoods chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23. 



Monday, September 22, 2014

Welz begins Peace Corps service in Mozambique

Megan Welz, 23, Minocqua, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Mozambique Sept. 24 to begin training as an education volunteer.


Monday, September 22, 2014

LdF Lions Club donates fourth totem pole to Lions Camp
For the fourth time, the Lac du Flambeau Lions Club has completed the donation of a totem pole to the Lions Camp located in Rosholt.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wisconsin Air National Guard pitches in

Members of the Civil Engineering Squadron of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing  based in Milwaukee arrived Saturday at a location on Thrush Road near Camp American Legion and wasted no time getting started. (Public access)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beef-A-Rama: It's only a week away ... are you ready?
The fiftieth year of Beef-A-Rama – Minocqua’s fall festival focused on giving thanks to all the visitors and residents who have made for yet another season of success for area businesses – will be held next Saturday, Sept. 27.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ashe Scholarship applications available until Oct. 15

Applications for the Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships are now being accepted from Lakeland area college students who are pursuing a career in a health care field at the undergraduate level.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wisconsin SMP to hold volunteer training

Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), a project of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, will hold a volunteer training Friday, Sept. 26, at the Lakeland Senior Center, 412 Balsam St., in Woodruff from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 


Thursday, September 18, 2014

What You Need to Know: Hearing Loss and Hearing Loops
The Minocqua Public Library will host a program featuring Dr. Juliette Sterkens, audiologist and hearing loop advocate, on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room.  
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 20

A sea of purple t-shirts will fill the streets of Rhinelander on September 20 during the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MW Chamber after 5 set to be held Sept. 17

The Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce invites you to the September Chamber After 5 set to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Woody Woodruff: Community was richer because of him

Woody Woodruff was, so it seemed, everywhere and involved in so much that many saw him as the face of Minocqua – “Mr. Minocqua” or the unofficial “Mayor of Minocqua.” (Public access)


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Film screening at Boulder Junction library

The Boulder Junction Public Library presents a free screening of the documentary “Water is Life” Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., in the Boulder Junction Community Center.


Monday, September 15, 2014


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