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After searching through the pumpkins, Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Liane Walsh, left, and Roberta Martin pick out their favorite pumpkins in anticipation for Green Lake’s Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest set for Sept. 23 to 25 by Hannah Tetzlaff Like Cinderella’s pumpkin, Green Lake will transform into an enchanted […]

Fall into Green Lake’s largest bash




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Berlin Historical Society chairman Chris Kalupa walks past the graveyard at Oakwood Cemetery. She, along with others, will lead groups of people Saturday, Oct. 15 during the 14th-annual Ghost Walk. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Berlin Ghost Walk features theme based on lawyers by Hannah Tetzlaff The Berlin Historical Society will give […]

Corpses within body of law


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Attendees socialize at a past From the Land festival. The folk-art event will take place this year, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.     Folk-art event will take place Oct. 15 & 16 rain or shine by Hannah Tetzlaff Even if it means donning a Native American jingle dress […]

Arts & crafts From The Land



Green Laker reporter Hannah Tetzlaff takes a bite out of a big cookie in remembrance of the tasty and unforgettable summer she had.
Green Laker reporter Hannah Tetzlaff takes a bite out of a big cookie in remembrance of the tasty and unforgettable summer she had.     by Hannah Tetzlaff For years, I walked past the café. Sometimes I would glance at it and other times, I would get curious enough and peer […]

Unforgettable flavors of GL: Reporter reflects on summer of food, ...


Establishing a healthy riparian zone and vegetative buffer helps keep sediment and nutrients like phosphorus from entering the stream, and eventually, Green Lake.
Establishing a healthy riparian zone and vegetative buffer helps keep sediment and nutrients like phosphorus from entering the stream, and eventually, Green Lake. by Alison Thiel Brian Olmen knows exactly where he was on June 13, 2008. He wa standing on the western banks of a typically small stream that […]

Eight years later, restored creek benefits Green Lake



SANTA GETS A big peck on the cheek from a young admirer at last year’s Dickens of a Christmas celebration in Ripon.
by Ian Stepleton Here it is again. The end of the road. Or is it the beginning? Well, one thing is for certain. Summer is over. But, as I try to remind readers each fall, that doesn’t mean that the fun must come to an end around Green Laker country. […]

Splash: ‘Hey Santa, GL Country is fun year ’round!’


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Whether digital or cumulus, clouds contain beauty, wonder and mystery. by Todd Sharp My head has been in the clouds lately filled with beautiful grays, whites and darkness. I love a beautiful cloudless sunny day as much as the next guy, but the rainy gray days seem to hold more […]

The Prune: ‘I’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day…’ — ...



Calvin Michael smiles as he shows off the 20-inch lake trout he caught while fishing Aug. 31 on Big Green Lake. The photo was submitted by Jessica Michael as part of the Green Laker Photo Contest.
Calvin Michael smiles as he shows off the 20-inch lake trout he caught while fishing Aug. 31 on Big Green Lake. The photo was submitted by Jessica Michael as part of the Green Laker Photo Contest. by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout What’s not: Smallmouth bass […]

Fishing picking up as summer comes to close


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Opera house fund-raiser will feature movie-premiere  theme Saturday, Sept. 17 Thrasher Opera House Executive Director Maria Dietrich, left, pretends to be paparazzi as Development Director Rachael Avery strikes a celebrity-worthy pose on the red carpet.    Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Johnny Cash, Sonny and Cher among other celebrities […]

Thrasher gala unrolls red carpet



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13dot1 Half Marathon and 5k returns Sept. 4 to GL SCOTT KRAUSE AND Todd Sharp  lead the pack of runners on their bicycles at the start of last year’s race.       Aaron Becker photo by Hannah Tetzlaff It’s not every race where a woman in her 80s wins […]

Uncommon race in a beautiful place


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A MEMBER OF the “Tighty Whitey Explosion Chili” team serves up a sample during last year’s Green Lake’s Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff, held at Deacon Mills Park. The event returns Saturday, Sept. 10.               Ian Stepleton photo by Hannah Tetzlaff As Green Lake residents […]

Chili cookoff returns Sept. 10



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Rushes & Winery will host wine-making demonstration Saturday, Sept. 17 Vines & Rushes Winery Owner Ryan Prellwitz stands beside a freshly made batch of wine, stored in wooden barrels.   Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff From the vine to the bottle, Vines & Rushes Winery creates quality wine while […]

A little education to go with your wine


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Crane festival returns Sept. 10 to Princeton A whooping crane lands in a marshy area. The type of bird has seen a steady rise over the past several years.                  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff In the 1940s, the number of whooping cranes […]

A whooping good time



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Reporter learns true value of cars goes beyond money Green Laker reporter Hannah Tetzlaff and her father, Steve, stand next to a red Ford convertible that caught their eye while strolling around the Street Cruzers Inc. Car Show in Berlin.         Cathy Tetzlaff photo By Hannah Tetzlaff […]

Carful of memories


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THE MUMM FAMILY of Ripon and others enjoy the musical offerings of a singer in downtown Ripon during the most recent “First Friday” event, held in early August.  Ian Stepleton file photo  By Ian Stepleton For years, when I’ve visited the town in which my parents live these days, I’ve […]

First Fridays looking up in downtown




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AARON PETIT OF North Ridgeville, Ohio gives a thumbs-up as he holds a lake trout that he caught while fishing with Mike Norton.    Mike Norton Fishing and Hunting Adventures photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Nothing What’s not: Cisco and white bass Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s […]

Fishing should pick up after rough August



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By Todd Sharp We have an abundance of birds around here. Some stay for the winter. A few will even come south to winter in Wisconsin. Most arrive in the spring, flocking together, having babies and enjoying our abundance. Their songs wake us early to make sure we’re in tune […]

The Prune: A bird’s eye view: Feathers are readied for ...


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Princeton Public Library is raising money for massive expansion project A sign outside the library shows people how the library will change following its planned expansion.       Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff The Princeton Public Library is turning the sod over and beginning a new chapter. Since its […]

Flipping the page to a new chapter