It's party time in Conover this weekend!

Saturday kicks off a weekend-long party agenda with the 20th Annual Great Northern Jerk Off. Make a great jerky? Well, come test your recipe against other aficionados of this chewy delicacy. Club 45, in Conover, will again host this event and entry fees are only $10.

Registration is from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM with judging at 7:00 PM. This competition is for non-commercial participants and the jerky must be made by the entrant. There should be about 20 to 30 bite-sized pieces for the judges.

There are two categories of jerky, (1) beef and venison and (2) poultry and any type of wild game jerky. First and second place winners will be awarded in the first category. The second category has a first place award.

Proceeds from the event are donated to the “Warm the Children Fund”. Club 45 is located at 4800 Old 45 Rd, Conover, Wis.

Blizzard blast

Northwoods Blizzard Blast

Sunday, February 16, winter will be celebrated in grand style as the Conover Community Park sets the stage for the “Northwoods Blizzard Blast”.

Beginning at 10:00 AM there are events challenging winter sports skills such a cross country fun run, a pond curling demonstration, snowshoe baseball, snow shovel races, ice bowling, ice golf and recliner races. There is also a snow sculpture judging; sleigh rides; a S’mores, hot cocoa and bonfire area as well as a kids’ activity arena. The grand finale will be the evening’s fireworks display.

The Snowflake Scrabble contest will culminate at this event and at 1:30 PM. The cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be drawn from the tickets earned. This contest began last bega year. The proceeds from the Snowflake Scrabble go to all Northwoods fire and EMS departments.

For those looking to get bargains at more than 50 area dining, lodging, and other businesses, be sure to purchase their Coupon Book for $20. It’s worth more the $1200 in savings. Proceeds from the book sales again will benefit the fire and EMS departments.

To learn more about the Northwoods Blizzard Blast, visit their website, call 715-547-8120, or email them at for rules and event registration.


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