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  • Alley Lanes, Frosty Snowmobile Club hold first Treasure Quest event
    Partnering with Alley Lanes & Tavern in Land O’ Lakes, the Frosty Snowmobile Club held its first Treasure Quest on Jan. 15.

    The fundraiser garnered more than $3,500 to maintain the club’s equipment.

    A series of small black treasure chests were hidden around the Frosty Club’s snowmobile trails, and also at
  • The Northern Waters Genealogical Society will host featured speaker Karen Fortin live on Zoom for a Tuesday, Feb. 1 presentation on using local and county histories for genealogical research.

    Local and county histories are often overlooked resources that can contain
  • Aron Houdini performs
    Historic Gateway Lodge in Land O’ lakes was the Jan. 15 setting for comedy, magic and escape as Aron Houdini (right) headlined a fundraiser for the Frosty Snowmobile Club. Houdini, seen with club president Phil Mendham, is the distant nephew of Harry Houdini and an accomplished magician and escape artist in his own right. Houdini’s show raised $1,200 in support of the club. —Photo By Bob Hughes
  • The popular Northwoods Blizzard Blast will return to the Conover Town Park Saturday, Feb. 19, for its eighth year.

    The event boasts an array of winter activities at the park including ice bowling, slapshot hockey and recliner races.

    Also on the schedule are
  • Cornhole tourney
    The Conover Fire Department hosted a Jan. 22 cornhole tournament to benefit Northwoods Blizzard Blast. The “Blast Off” event was one of three events held to promote the Northwoods Blizzard Blast, scheduled for Feb. 19 at Conover Town Park, including the Phelps Fire Department’s fundraising spaghetti dinner on Jan. 19 and Land O’ Lakes Fire Department’s Jan. 22 Flapjack Breakfast at Gateway Lodge. Winners of the cornhole tournament were,
  • The Conover Lions Club will host its annual Winter Frolic fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at Conover Town Park.

    Winter Frolic will feature sled races, raffles, food and refreshments.

    The races for children begin at
  • Conover Sno-Buddies, Inc., currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, was formed in 1972. 

    Information from the ledger used by club members in 1972 provides a glimpse into the club’s founding roots.

    The first meeting was
  • Land O’ Lakes Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments and volunteers will hold a “Flap Jack Blast” fundraiser this Saturday, Jan. 22, at Gateway Lodge in Land O’ Lakes.

    Gateway Lodge is located at
  • Martinson promoted to fire chief
    The Conover Fire and Rescue Department recently announced the promotion of Robert Martinson, Jr. to fire chief. 

    In a recent ceremony, Martinson was sworn in as fire chief by his sister, Kendra Lederer, who serves as Conover’s town clerk. 

    Martinson, a
  • The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club will host its longstanding annual Chili & Soup Cook-off on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wild Turkey in Conover. 

    Amateur chefs are welcome to submit entries in either or
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