Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Minocqua Winter Park hosts one of the first snowshoe races of the seasonSubmitted: 01/07/2018
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

Minocqua Winter Park hosts one of the first snowshoe races of the season
MINOCQUA - One of the season's first snowshoe races kicked off on Sunday at Minocqua Winter Park. 28 racers participated in the 6th annual Moose Tracks snowshoe race.

Racers could choose to run a 5K or 10K race. The Minocqua Winter Park says the Moose Tracks race is always the park's first event of the season.


"People are just starting, you know, to get their feet underneath them embracing winter, embracing the cold. Many of them, this will be there first one to start and then they continue throughout the rest of the season with many other events," said Minocqua Winter Park Executive Director, Christie Terkelson.

Not only is it one of the first races of the year, but it also draws participants because of the types of trails Minocqua Winter Park has. 

"Many of the trails that they're running on are really enclosed within the park, so they're pretty protected today by the wind. So although it feels cold to us, standing out here watching as spectators, they're pretty well protected today," said Terkelson. 

In addition to the race, the park also held its local appreciation day Sunday. People could get trail passes, go snow tubing, and ice skate for free.



Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

RHINELANDER - Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman wants the job for another term.

Hartman submitted his nomination papers to the county clerk's office on Monday.

+ Read More

TOMAHAWK - Lemon Bar and Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler can be more than just bakery desserts.

They're flavors at one Tomahawk ice cream shop.

The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe will open its doors at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Owner Pat Berg says a couple of people will be already waiting in line for the door to be opened.

It really picks up when the kids pass The Windmill after school today.
 
"They get home, parents bring them down here so we will have more kids and customers," says Pat.

Check the Windmill's Facebook page for its hours.


+ Read More

MILWAUKEE - Vice President Mike Pence plans to talk about the Republican tax overhaul during a visit to Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon.

The event is sponsored by a group created to promote President Donald Trump's policies.

+ Read More

Play Video

ARBOR VITAE - You won't find Neal Anderson where he'd like to be this time of year: on a lake.  Instead, he mainly stuck in the shop taking out his frustrations on cedar boards with a saw.

"This is where you get the meaning of the term 'pier pressure,'" Anderson said.

The Northland Docks owner traditionally likes to have his team wearing waders and putting docks in on area lakes this week, but with more than a foot of ice still on many lakes, they're pretty much stuck on shore.

"It's not common, it's bad," Anderson said.

+ Read More

WAUPUN - The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun.

Sheriff's officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of "Jane Doe" using techniques that weren't available when her body was found. Through chemical isotope analysis, investigators may learn where the woman lived and her approximate age. DNA testing can determine eye, skin and hair color, as well as genetic ancestry and face shape.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - A backhoe ripped down a part of the Oneida County Humane Society on Tuesday morning.

It's the beginning of a new, expanded shelter that will offer more resources for pets and their future families.

The shelter will add space for intake, dog quarantine, and new owner meet-and-greet.

"We've always had the need for the areas that we are going to be able to have when this is finished, but the funding was always an issue," said Humane Society Treasurer Sue Otis.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Dave Daniels loves classical music.

He loves sharing it with people even more.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here