ABOVE, THERESA Merrill, owner of the Steel Magnolia food truck, leans out the order window. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman What sounds better than a Monte Cristo sandwich that is full of hot ham and cheese with powdered sugar and jelly? A Monte Cristo sandwich served between two slices […]

Hot southern meals on wheels


Jerry Sanders favorite part about the Fairwater Water Wheel property is the rivers music that is constantly being played through its currents. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Debussy is not only played by a symphony. The river that flows through the famous Laper property in Fairwater creates a natural […]

Fairwater river no longer makes water wheel move…



Four different hand-crafted speakers are displayed with a prototype Woofer placed in between the group. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman News Flash! Internationally acclaimed speakers are being produced in your backyard! Princeton Audio took home third place at the 2014 International Design Awards in Los Angeles with its handmade […]

Carving out great sound


Preparing for the annual White Hot Party at the “Renew Crew Party” are, from left, David Lloyd, Joan Lloyd, Jo Ellen Madden, Carole Sotter, Phil Burkart and Mary Kay Burke. The party will take place Saturday, July 15. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman White wine, white decor, white clothes […]

White Hot Party aims to pave way for new party ...



GREEN LAKE COUNTY Health and Human Services intern Joe Lovas prepares for a boat ride, properly equipped with his life jacket for public safety. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman What is public health? Is it health care or hygiene? According to Kathy Munsey, a health officer with Green Lake […]

Public health is all around GL


MARISSA DAVIS STANDS next to Mike Norton and the 15-pound catfish she caught while fishing with the Green Lake guide June 1. Reagan Zimmerman photo Reagan Zimmerman Lake-trout fishing wasn’t always easy on Big Green Lake. In fact, people couldn’t catch them at all. From the time they were first […]

An unexpected cat(ch)



Green Lake Resident Brittny Gerig says she snapped this photo of a bear (circled) June 5 near the Puchyan River on Highway 23. submitted photo by Maic D’Agostino I wish I could say it was journalistic instinct. But when I heard Green Lake Police Chief Mike Ratter utter the word […]

The Splash


by Todd Sharp I shaved off my mustache. Now my first impression to the world is completely bare. I took off a mask, leaving a raw, naked, transparent feeling my face and psyche haven’t felt since 1975 when I was in 8th grade. I’m facing the world without barrier, style, […]

The Prune



The continuous monitoring buoys provide high-resolution data documenting short-term fluctuations in oxygen, water temperature and seasonal trends. submitted photo by Alison Thiel Those recreating near Green Lake’s Dartford Bay or Sandstone Bluff may have noticed a new presence floating by. The areas have become home to two temporary monitoring buoys […]

Isolated Green Lake buoys measure water quality


by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: walleye, panfish and bluegill What’s not: cisco and white bass Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures, www.biggreenlakefishing.com, 920-295-3617. Lake trout fishing is either hot or not. Fishing guide, Mike Norton said that people are catching one to four lake trout […]

Guides: Fishing has been hit or miss as of late



A FEMALE bison, otherwise known as a cow, glances up between snacks of grass, fed to her by visitors.  Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Being deceptively agile and fast, a bison possesses an attitude that not even a fence or vehicle can survive. Owner of 4M Bison Farm near […]

Where the Bison roam


JAKE AALFS HOLDS a nice-sized bass that he caught while fishing with his father, Jim, during last year’s Green Lake Regional Angler Young Angler Tournament. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman “It’s the smiles on their faces. It is in their heart. That is why we do it.” — Dave Norton, […]

Youth fishing tournament aims to reel in family fun



GOLF COURSES of Lawonia Golf Pro Josh Carroll tees off of the Links course to keep his golfing skills sharp. The Green Lake graduate returned home to take over the position last year. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Fresh out of college, Josh Carroll never thought he would return […]

Swinging his way back home


ABOVE, DARTFORD Historical Society President Larry Behlen opens the door for those who plan to vist the Dartford Depot Museum, which features an exhibit on the “Waters of Green Lake.”  Reagan Zimmerman by Reagan Zimmerman Imagine playing a game of volleyball on ice. Then, add in truck racing, while having […]

Exhibit opens door to history of Green Lake



David Stevens, left, and Jerry Parsons challenge each other at the net during the Berlin Adult Volleyball League. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Opening day was chilly with low-40 degree weather, but that didn’t stop the smiles on the players’ faces. Berlin’s Adult Volleyball League has been taking place […]

A spiking good time


A SIGN OFF COUNTY Trunk Highway GG in Cambria signals to people that they have found the Salem Cheesehouse, which has won several awards for its blue cheese. The cheese also may be found at several large chain stores. Reagan Zimmerman photos by Reagan Zimmerman Lambeau Field knows a fact […]

Salemville adds a little blue cheese to green & gold



GREEN LAKER REPORTER Reagan Zimmerman tries pulling a wagon-full of supplies that she purchased while shopping at rummage sales in Princeton. Sheridan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Shopping for your dorm room can get expensive. Whether buying storage containers or bedding, it is a pricey pursuit. I set out with […]

Reporter rummages for college bargains


Matthew Orto skates a quarter pipe at a skatepark in Rockford, Ill. Matthew is trying to bring a skatepark to Princeton. submitted photo by: Maic D’Agostino Skateboarders should be seen AND heard. That’s why Princeton residents Katie and Daniel Orto and their skateboarding son, Matthew, have been working since last […]

Splash: Princeton skatepark project wants kids to be seen and ...



TODD ISN’T THE only thing that’s Sharp in this photo. But an axe to the closet, he suggests, liberates the mind and “prunes” the soul. submitted photo by: Todd Sharp Sometimes the deadwood just has to go. Fruit trees grow better after pruning the deadwood out. A single leading branch […]

The Prune: Prepare for summer by pruning stuff, clearing the ...


Green Lake School District students assist the Lake Management Planning team in placing 27,500 native plant propagules (root stock) into the County Highway K Estuary. Propagules were strategically tossed into 12 fenced off carp exclosures. submitted photo by: Alison Thiel Editor’s note: This piece is the second story in a […]

GL students help restore Cty. Hwy. K estuary