Born and raised in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Scott Wheeler of Derby, who publishes Vermont’s Northland Journal with his wife, Penny, is on an unstoppable mission to preserve the history and culture of the land of his birth. Proud of the Kingdom, he writes about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful, all which make the Kingdom the amazing place it is today. He sees no reason to whitewash its history to portray the Northeast Kingdom as something it isn’t, or to bend reality a bit to entice visitors. Instead, he insists the beauty of the working landscape, its history and culture, and the people speak loud enough to attract visitors from every corner of the world.
For the last 18 years, the Northland Journal has been the only magazine dedicated to sharing and preserving the history and heritage of the Northeast Kingdom. The monthly magazine, which comes in both print and electronic versions, also honors the sacrifices of our veterans, and it gives people, particularly our seniors, a forum to share their memories.The Journal is also an educational tool to not only educate our young people about the region, but to also instill pride within them for the region they call home.
This is what the now late renowned Northeast Kingdom author, Howard Frank Mosher, said about Scott and his work in a newspaper article: “Scott has kind of an inside track to some of the most interesting people in the Northeast Kingdom”.
Besides being publisher of the Journal, Scott, a Johnson State College graduate, and a former Vermont legislator, hosts a weekly television show on NEK-TV called The Northeast Kingdom Voice and a weekly radio show on WJJZ Country called The Vermont Voice. Each program is designed to serve as a forum for people to tell their stories and/or to promote community events. Scott is also the author of six regional history books: “Rumrunners and Revenuers: Prohibition in Vermont”, “When Salmon was King: Voices from the Clyde River”; “Don ‘Sleepy’ McNally: From Vaudeville to Drive-In Pioneer”; “Newport’s Centennial: Voices from a Lakeside Community”, “Jay Peak: Voices from the Mountain”, and “Booze in the Kingdom: Voices from Prohibition”.
Scott is a popular public speaker, and he is a resource for local, state, national, and international media outlets for his knowledge of the history and culture of the Northeast Kingdom.
To contact Scott, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (802) 487-0254.