REPRESENTATIVES OF SHORELINE Boat Center donned cowboy garb during last year’s Harvest Fest Parade. Pictured are, from left, Matt Bond, Erik Brockman, Jeremy Schatner, Ryan Meiborg, Bailey Patterson, Loni Meiborg, Steve Koplin and Abby Gedville. This year’s parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. RCP File photo […]

Harvest Fest returns Sept. 26 & 27


KEITH AND ELIZABETH Barzyk recently opened a Green Bay Packers-themed ice cream parlor, dubbed “The Ice Bowl.” Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz On Dec. 31, 1967, many Green Lake County residents likely tuned their radios and television sets to the Green Bay Packers’ record-setting third consecutive NFL Championship Game. […]

The ‘Ice Bowl’ opens in Laker country



KATHY Ninneman smiles and displays ribbons awarded for 4-H Club. Ninneman has loved the Green Lake County Fair since she was 10 and now is ready to share her lifelong passion for the fair with the community as she plans the 2021 Green Lake County Fair in her new role […]

From 4-H club to fair coordinator


AN INTIMATE CROWD gathers for a concert by Craig Baumann and the Story at the Thrasher Opera House. The opera house will be able to host up to 30 people who may not have reliable internet for a virtual game night fund-raiser. Ric Damm photo by Joe Schulz For more […]

Virtual Party for the Arts set for Oct. 16



Vines & Rushes Winery owner and winemaker Ryan Prellwitz tends to the fire in the eatery’s brick oven. On the first and third monday of each month, the winery typically donates 25% of its food sales to a local non-profit. The events have been dubbed “Cause of the Mondays.” submitted […]

Cooking up Cause of the Mondays


Discussing ways to attract more visitors to Green Lake during the winter months are, from left, Crystal Krueger of Good Life Massage, Desiree Brush of Special Properties, Kristen Hermanson of Fortifi Bank, Lisa Beck of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Laura Swayze of Creative Soul, Alli Henke of […]

GL seeks ways to boost winter tourism



JOE SCHULZ RINGS a bell at the Tichora Conservancy on one of his summer adventures. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Is it really the end of Green Laker season already?  Yes, it is. That means, unfortunately, this will be my final column of the summer.  But don’t fret, there’s still […]

Splash: Reporter says so long to another Laker season


Managing the Aqweed program, the GLSD helps reduce aquatic weeds in Green Lake and improves lake navigation. submitted photo The task of protecting Big Green Lake requires the work of many people and organizations that serve as members of the lake management planning team.  These local organizations — like the […]

GL Sanitary District is the local boots-on-the-ground lake protectors



FATHER AND SON, John and Jack Gallagher, show off their fish at the Green Lake Terrace. Bob Riordan photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, northern pike, walleye, bluegill What’s not: Musky, white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green […]

Excitement looms over fall, future fishing


Above is the 2019 Green Laker photo contest winner. Help us decide who is going to take home the top-three spots in the 2020 Green Laker Photo Contest by visiting https://bit.ly/32dyxCj and posting a comment. The top-10 photos identified in the most comments after Tuesday, Sept. 15 will advance to […]

Vote for the 2020 Green Laker photo contest



HELPING KEEP BLOCH’S Farm going strong during the pandemic are, from left, Jennifer LaMontagne, K.C. Stewart, Jen Waters, Lee Baird, Sue Ellen Bloch and Sue McConnell. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Sue Ellen Bloch and her husband, John, began running Bloch’s Farm in the 1980s, they never imagined […]

Bloch’s blossoms during tough time


FREELAND FOUNDATION FOUNDER Steve Galster speaks to last year’s festival attendees before the opening night film. While this year’s festival will be a virtual event, Galster will yet again introduce the festival’s opening night film and discuss Freeland’s mission of eliminating trafficking. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Even though […]

Digital stories to inspire



Jon Roy gives fire extinguisher demonstrations to businesses in the area. submitted photo  by Joe Schulz As Riponite Jon Roy watched his childhood home burn to the ground in 1988, his worldview shifted and the trajectory of his life changed.  From that day on, whether it be spending more than […]

Roy continues to help extinguish fires


SCHYLER GARZA, CO-OWNER of The Pad in Berlin, displays some of the pop culture memorabilia offered at the shop. Garza opened the Berlin location earlier this year with his lifelong friend, Peter Ozminkowski. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Schyler Garza and Peter Ozminkowski are lifelong friends, who have loved […]

Sharing a passion



CELEBRATING THE opening of the Boys & Girls Club are, from left, Melissa Hilke, Ashley Bartol, Megan Beardsley, Eydie Reiser, Lisa Nelson, Bob Zache, Jason Presto and Mindy Collado. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz After school, folks in Green Lake are likely to see a parade of children in […]

Boys & Girls Club opens in Green Lake


CELEBRATING THE INSTALLATION of a trailhead and bike repair station for Lauree’s Trail are, from left, Larry Gundrum, Erik Taylor, Garrett Clark, Tom Beatty, Ethan Carter, Dennis Clark, Erik Olmen and Michael Taylor. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For the last three years, a parade of cyclists tested their stamina […]

Slow roll around GL Sept. 27



TOASTING TO 35 years of Goose Blind Grill & Bar are, from left, Jolene Gundrum, Quinn Johnson, Arryn Drover, Anuar Majana, Lisa Morris, Kira Taylor and Mary Rowley. Last Month Rowley Announced she is looking to retire. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Small businesses add value to any community, […]

Splash: Reporter shares support for local establishments


Nate Lehner of ClearView Productions, LLC captures Dave Wilke’s perspective on conservation practices. submitted photo by Kristen Pieszko Rasmussen In an effort to highlight local farmers and their conservation practices, the Green Lake Association (GLA) recently released a “Fridays on the Farm” video series. Avalon Creek Farm Avalon Creek Farm, […]

Video series profiles local farmers and their Green Lake friendly ...



by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, panfish What’s not: Musky, white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Lake trout are the best bite on Big Green Lake, but they’re somewhat hit and […]

Lake trout bite remains steady on Big Green


EVAN, left, AND Cole Zinn of Lockport, Ill., show off their catch while fishing in Big Green Lake is the Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Judy Benigno. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Northern pike, smallmouth bass, bluegill What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, […]

Northern pike is one of best bites on Big Green ...