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  • Zombie pub crawl planned
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:23 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) is planning its second annual Zombie Crawl for Saturday, Oct. 28.

    On the day of the event, a free shuttle bus will carry participants to all nine local bars and restaurants participating in the crawl. The shuttle will run every half hour starting at 5 p.m. from Club 45 in Conover, through spots in Land O’ Lakes, up to Bent’s Camp and back until 11 p.m.

    Nine restaurants and bars will participate in the event, including Club 45, Lanny’s Fireside, T.J. Grizzlies, Bent’s Camp, Gateway Lodge Restaurant, The Alley, Brew’s Pub, Bear Trap Inn and Black Oak Restaurant.

    Basic tickets for the event cost
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:22 AM
    Lando Center, the fitness, wellness and gathering spot in downtown Land O’ Lakes, will offer a “Mindfulness Practice for Everyday Living” workshop Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. with instructors Jamie Fiorucci, clinical social worker, and Kate Houle, certified yoga instructor. 

    The workshop will provide students with take-home therapeutic tools for the mind and body to help manage the stress of everyday life. Students will practice Hatha and restorative yoga poses, mudras (yoga in your hands), breathing techniques (pranayama), activate the five senses, journal, participate in guided meditation and learn ways of incorporating mindfulness into everyday life. 

    The workshop is limited to
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:21 AM
    The Community Blood Center and the Conover Lions Club will hold a blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Community Center located on Highway K in Conover.
    Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID.
    Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids.
    To schedule an appointment, call Rita at (715) 891-1374.
  • Library celebrates 75 years
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:38 AM
    The Land O’ Lakes Public Library celebrated its 75th birthday last week with many members in attendance.

    The library started out in a 16-by-16 room in the basement of the old Town Hall, which is now known as the Community House. One of the first librarians, Ethel St. Clair, had publications in the local newspapers asking for the return of 350-400 outstanding book loans.

    After a lot of fundraising and donations, groundbreaking for the new library took place in April of 1991. In March of 1993, the library closed and moved to its presĀ­ent location on Highway B, with local schoolchildren passing books hand to hand along the road.

    The new library was dedicated
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:37 AM
    The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Land O’ Lakes Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

    At the meeting, a report of the year’s events and activities at Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum will be given, the treasurer’s report will be approved, and the board of directors will be elected.

    Officers for the group will be elected at the next regular meeting of Land O’ Lakes Historical Society to be held the following Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at
  • CCC trunk
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:27 AM
    The NorthernWaters Museum on Highway B in Land O’ Lakes recently hosted a program on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that was located in the Land O’ Lakes area in the 1930s-’40s. The CCC had roughly 2,500 camps spread around the United States, with camps in the North Woods area that put emphasis on infrastructure, building, fire-fighting and preservation of natural resources, including the development of many state parks. The presentation and slide show were explained by Cindi Stiles (right) and introduced by Chris Tews. —Photo By Bob Hughes
  • Historical society holds fundraiser, schedules annual meeting for Oct. 12
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:26 AM
    More than 100 people attended the Fish, Fowl and Films event at the historic Bent’s Camp for an evening of food, entertainment and conversation at the annual fundraiser for the Land O’ Lakes Historical Society recently.
    Historical society members took tickets throughout the evening, while members and community volunteers served and bused the tables. Bent’s Camp staff manned the kitchen, as guests were served their choice of the restaurant’s noted fish fry or broasted chicken.
    Films from
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:25 AM
    Every Wednesday from September through March, Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) will open the art room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for any interested watermedia artists.
    Participants may start something new, seek help with a painting they may be struggling with or complete works in progress. An artist will be on hand to facilitate and help painters with any questions or challenges in their work.
    Participants should
  • Sno-Buddies
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:10 PM
    The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club held its first meeting of the season at Club 45 Bar & Grill recently. Following dinner, Dave and Jen Payne, owners of Club 45, presented the snowmobile club with a check for $495, which are the proceeds from the annual corned beef and cabbage fundraising dinner, held March 17. The money will go toward trail maintenance. Pictured, from left, are Dave and Jen Payne, and Sno-Buddies President Bob Payseur. —Photo By Janet Garling
  • Downtown hosts Colorama activities
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:56 AM
    Excellent weather lent itself to a series of Land O’ Lakes Colorama activities  around town last weekend.
    The Land O’ Lakes Airport closed for six hours to host the town’s first radar run Saturday. There were 52 entrants who made 184 runs down the runway, using cars, trucks and motorcycles. Craig Tousignant from Ontonagon, Mich., clocked in the top speed of 144 mph on his Suzuki 1,000 motorcycle.
    The radar run was organized by Steve Roth of Stephen’s Barber Shop, Gary Zoephel of Northwoods Tire, Dave Deutsch of Porsche Hut, Todd Perigo of Todd’s Racing and Custom Trucks, and Airport Manager Randy Ruth.
    Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce teamed up with
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