Marguerite Gahagan started, owned, published and wrote the North Woods Call from 1953 through the late 60's. She then sold the Call to Glen Sheppard who died this month. He published it for more than 40 years. There will be one last edition, a memorial of sorts. The only one not written under the direct eye of Marguerite or Glen.
Several years ago, Glen gave the Gahagan Nature Preserve permission to republish Marguerite's Pine Whisper columns from her time at the paper's helm. We haven't acrtually counted them but there are about 22 per year for about 15 years. Gahagan volunteers had begun to compose a book of her life and writings when we heard the bad news about Glen. We hope to bring back Marguerite's view of the natural world to you sometime this summer. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, we post a sample of her work each month at our website, www.GahaganNature.org.