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The Sad Saga of the Kunz Executions

“A friendly town that bands together.”  Such is the motto of Athens, a quaint, sleepy village totaling less than two and a half square miles in north central Wisconsin.  Located about 30 miles from Wausau, the largest city in Marathon County, just over 1,000 people call Athens home, reveling in it’s small town atmosphere and […]

A Local Reviews “Making a Murderer”

The true crime genre has received a massive uptick in popular recognition over the last few weeks with “Making a Murderer,” a spell-binding documentary released by Netflix which has created a firestorm of debate across the country and around the world. Filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos tell the saga of Steven Avery, a man […]

Murder & Mayhem in Rockford a Macabre Look at Local History

Murder & Mayhem in Rockford by Kathi Kresol was published by the History Press (Arcadia Publishing) in November 2015. As a librarian and proprietor of Haunted Rockford Tours, Kresol is intimately familiar with the darker side of her city’s history. Now she has compiled some of those stories, both infamous and lesser-known, into a beautifully designed book […]

Interview with Kathi Kresol, Author of Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois

Kathi Kresol has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for reading. She started teaching history using ghost stories when she homeschooled her children. Kathi loved the research and the ghost stories so much, she wanted to share them with the Rockford Community. Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois is […]

Tragedy and Mystery at Marco Island Cemetery

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Once part of the remote interior of Marco Island, Florida, Marco Island Cemetery stands as a testament to the resiliency of the island’s inhabitants. Spanish explorers named the island La Isla de San Marco, and it is the largest barrier island within southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands region. Today, it is home to over […]