Mikki’s Journey – Community Comes Together to Find Lost Dog

Mikki’s Journey – Community Comes Together to Find Lost Dog By Kassie Krell Bellin Mikki, a German Shepherd, is proof that dogs are a woman’s best friend. After being spooked by a gunshot, Mikki ran for 25 days and more than 100 miles to find her way home – going above and beyond to get…

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Snowmobile Derby Celebrates 60th Annual Race

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent In 1964, Eagle River was a little summer resort town with few winter tourists and the sight of a snowmobile was a rarity. Today, Eagle River is the Snowmobile Capital of the World® welcoming about 40,000 visitors each year to the World Champion Derby Complex (WCDC). This year marks the 60th…

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Eight Area School Bands to March in Tournament of Roses Parade

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent Updated 1/2/2023 – If you missed the Parade, watch it online now. The Parade begins at 11:24.   For the eight area high schools marching in the 134th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, 2023, it has been a season of firsts. Nine band directors and coaches plus 394 students…

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How to Help During Season of Giving and Beyond

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Directory of Resources and Community Service Organizations Compiled by Northwoods News Staff Christmastime is a focus of giving for many. Not only for one’s family and friends, but for others. The Northwoods is a network of rural communities, where small town living is a way of life, and local clubs, organizations and volunteers provide the…

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Lights of the Northwoods Brings
Joy of Christmas to Rhinelander

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent Twinkling lights, hot cocoa, the smile of a child, the camaraderie of friends. These seasonal joys are what keep the volunteers of Lights of the Northwoods going, facing the elements day after day to keep the Holiday Lights Festival up and shining in Rhinelander during the month of December. The display…

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2022 Haunted Houses and Frightfully Fun Happenings

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   The Northwoods has its share of odd, haunted and creepy happenings. From the ancient Anishinaabe specter of winter starvation and greed, the Windigo, creepy cryptids of lumberjack lore, herds of “ghost” albino deer, abandoned haunted mansions, ghosts of gangster raids, local paranormal investigators, UFO sightings and encounters, to the…

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Trick-or-Treating 2022

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   We’ve checked every cobweb, frighteningly freaky corner and coffin to bring you this list of free, public Halloween parties and trick-or-treating events for children. Residential trick-or-treating in most locations is on Monday, October 31st starting at 4:00 pm, although some locations start as early as Friday, October 28th.  WJFW-TV…

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TEDx Returns to Nicolet College

By Kathy Cutforth, Correspondent Nicolet College in Rhinelander will host its second TEDxNicoletCollege event on Friday, September 30th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Lakeside Center. Ten speakers from a variety of backgrounds will give short presentations on the theme Origin Stories: Reflections from Our Northwoods Community.   TEDx is an independent, licensed,…

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