Baby piglets play in the dirt at Avrom Farm. Ariana Hones photos by Ariana Hones While they have been college graduates for a year, the learning has not stopped for Olivia Delaune and Hayden Holbert. And it won’t. Life becomes the classroom when grandpa’s art gallery acreage is turned into […]

Puppies, piglets and a party! Oh my!


Ardis Mitchell sits in her Green Lake home with the letter from Nina Leopold by Ariana Hones When Ardis Mitchell of Green Lake thinks about Aldo Leopold she recalls a Christmas doll. While most people view Leopold as a leader and developer of environmental ethics and conservation, those roles were […]

Ardis & Aldo



Tracy Matthias demonstrates both her yoga poses and apt for climbing large rocks. Submitted photo by Ariana Hones Light streams onto dark glossy floors. Plants abound. Enter Lotus Root Yoga studio. In a new location and in its second year of business. Having just finished teaching her morning Vinyasa class, […]

Lotus Root blossoms with new opportunities for wellness


The Greenway House displays its Victorian architectural roots during a sunny afternoon. submitted photo by Ariana Hones On the corner of Lake Street and Illinois Avenue the “Ugly Duckling” of Green Lake sat. And sat. Until local developer Wayne Chaney, and Brian Fisher, an architect from the Milwaukee area decided […]

Greenway House: a lakeside home away from home



Kristina Karen welcomes the local community to her hidden gem of a bakery. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones Kristina Karen thought she would be using her science skills to draw blood and take children’s temperatures. After all, she wanted to be a nurse. However, when she started cooking at […]

Baked: this delicious hidden gem is hot out of the ...


GREEN LAKER REPORTER Ariana Hones and Jorge Gutierrez celebrate with cheese curds and ice cream at Shepard’s Drive-in in Berlin at the midway point of their bike marathon on the Mascoutin Trail. submitted photo by Ariana Hones I am biking down the Mascoutin Valley State Trail at 9 p.m. on […]

Gnats! Bike marathon on the Mascoutin brings some bugs, ice-cream ...



Hannah Tetzlaff and Rosie Alsum stand before the surrey bike they rode around the city of Green Lake, a fond memory for both of them from the summer of 2016. Rosie Alsum photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Little did I know that when I hit the last keystroke on my computer […]

Splash: Two years wiser, Hannah’s ready for more summer nonsense




A FISHERMAN shows off a 12-inch crappie he caught on Little Green Lake. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake Trout What’s not: White bass, cisco Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 With the water clearing up, Walker […]

Guide: Fishing is ‘fantastic’ on Big Green


Citizen scientist Wayne Nowicki uses a Secchi disk to measure Green Lake’s water clarity at his favorite fishing spot. Data collected is used in combination with water-clarity readings collected by the U.S. Geological Survey to track both long-term and seasonal trends on the lake. submitted photo by Alison Niescier Six […]

Murky Green Lake raises questions — and answers



CHECKING OUT SOME chunks of wax for tinted lip balm are, from left, Scott Haskins, Jon Dudzinski and James Wiciak. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones Just give three local men a few hours in the Green Lake Town Square commercial kitchen and the fellows of Bee Bella will have […]

Have you heard the buzz


THE BLESER TEAM of Burlington, Wis., shows off the trophies and boat that it won for finishing first at last year’s Angler Young Angler Tournament. Pictured are, from left, organizer Dave Norton, Justin Keeker, organizer Krista Norton, Rich Bleser, Debbie Priepke and Bailey Bleser. Inset, from left, Keeker, Bailey Bleser […]

Reeling in on a decade



DANIELLE BOERSON STANDS behind her stand at the Green Lake Farmer’s Market. Boerson is there with her vegetables every Friday. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones On a sunny Friday next to Green Lake’s Town Square, Danielle Boerson is selling “all the vegetables of spring.” Along with her husband Mat […]

Cultivating a sustainable future


A VIEW FROM the balcony shows all the merchandise for sale at Saving Grace Salvage Co., which is located in a former Berlin Catholic church. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones At least twice a year, in the fall and spring, local vintage and salvage stores comes together to promote […]

Hitting the road for the Mascoutin Vintage Roadshow



SOME OF DEAR Prudence co-owner Andy Sorenson’s hand-made doll clothes are on display at Dear Prudence. Andy has an Etsy shop that he sells his products at as well. by Ariana Hones Amidst skirts and dresses that could double as art pieces and the softest shirts you will ever touch, […]

Dressing up Ripon with love of Community


GREEN LAKER REPORTER Ariana Hones tastes beer from Knuth Brewing Co. while enjoying a good time at Vines & Rushes Winery. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Like all of the best summers of my childhood, this one is starting off slow. Graduation in the rearview mirror and my Ripon homecoming […]

Adventures abound from roadshow to vineyards; lake shores to Town ...



REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE Thrasher Opera House show their American spirit while chanting from their parade entry, driven by Dan Jorndt, at last year’s Fourth of July celebration in Green Lake. Jorndt’s co-pilot is his grandson while other grandchildren help out from behind.   Reagan Zimmerman photo by Maic D’Agostino Summer, maybe […]

Splash: Hungry for fun? Take a bite of Green Lake ...


TODD SHARP TESTS his Happy Wanderer Camping Grill, courtesy of A. Rowley Tool and Engineering Co. in Green Lake. submitted photo by Todd Sharp I’m much more of a wandering salesman than a traveling salesman. This past week I wandered into A. Rowley Tool and Engineering Co. in Green Lake […]

The Prune: Val-deri, val-dera, happy wanderer not chicken about grilling



Last summer, members of the Lake Management Planning team and Green Lake School District students teamed up to place 27,000 plant propagules in the degraded estuary. This spring, volunteers prepared and placed 30,000 propagules to continue the multi-year attempt to restore the wetland. submitted photo by Allison Niescier A local […]

Don’t mean to carp about the estuary problem, but …


TOM MABBIT holds up a 10 pound lake trout that he caught during a fishing excursion with Mike Norton on Memorial Day. Mike Norton photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake Trout What’s not: Walleye and northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service […]

Lake Trout fishing is heating up on Big Green