Celebrate the 4th Up North

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff July 4th is just around the corner, and that means the Northwoods is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day! Our staff has compiled a list of all the festivities taking place in the Northwoods this Independence Day weekend. We wish you a fun and safe holiday. Send us your best…

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Sorgel Fine Arts Gallery Open in Three Lakes

Submitted by Collette and David Sorgel Collette and David Sorgel recently were excited to bring their passion for art to the area and share it with others by opening the art gallery. Collette Sorgel, who has been President of Three Lakes Center for the Arts for the last few years, understands the retail art trends…

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Hodag Heritage Days Kicks Off May 16th

It’s time for the area’s favorite new event: The 2nd Annual Hodag Heritage Days! The event will run from Monday, May 16th through Saturday, May 21st. The week will feature art contests, scavenger hunts, hodag decorations and swag of all kinds, hodag heritage videos, promoted citywide hodag retail items/foods/beverages, ending with a HUGE day at…

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Welcome Fall – and Our Showcase of Spooky Sites

By Kim Swisher, Publisher The changing of seasons brings hues of yellow, orange and red – and the reminder of why we love the Northwoods so much! We’ve experienced glorious colors and warmer than usual temperatures this season. We’re at, or very close, to peak colors. View the Fall Color Reports here. It’s truly a…

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Our Guide to Trick or Treating

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff   “Once a year When the leaves are brown October 31st rolls around Kids come out when the sun goes down You know they’re comin’ When you hear this sound   Trick or treat Trick or treat Give us something good to eat If you don’t hee hee hee We’ll…

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Is Little Bohemia Haunted by the Man FBI Agents Shot Instead of John Dillinger?

John Dillinger and his gang gather outside Little Bohemia in 1933. By Allison Joy, Features Writer The historic lakeside resort Little Bohemia Lodge likes to tell its patrons that John Dillinger, perhaps the most infamous bank robber in U.S. history, “only left because he had to.” ‘Little Bo’, as it’s affectionately known, was the site…

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John Heisman’s Final Resting Place is Rhinelander

By Northwoods News Staff 1882 marks the first burial at the Rhinelander Forest Home Cemetery. According to the cemetery brochure created as a school project by the Northwoods Community Secondary School, “Cemeteries used to be places to have picnics before there were parks, but ever since there have been horror movies, that has changed.” There…

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The Paulding Light Shines Bright on Believers

By K. Woodzick, Editor Most people have heard of the Northern Lights. But far fewer people know about the local mystery known as the Paulding Light. For those brave enough to venture just over the northern Wisconsin border to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, adventure and mystery are in store in trying to unpack this…

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Northwoods Haunts: Asylums

By Northwoods News Staff The Clark County Asylum has rightfully claimed its place as one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. Built on 1,065 acres of land in Owen in 1920, the asylum was intended to serve as a long-term care facility for patients with debilitating mental health issues. By the mid-1930s, the Clark…

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Summerwind: A Northwoods Legend

By Kelly Rhode, Northwoods News Contributor Ghost stories and urban legends go hand in hand with October and Halloween. But if you are from Northern Wisconsin, one story seems to be talked about all year round. If Summerwind Mansion in Land O’ Lakes comes to mind, than you are correct. And you may even have…

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