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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



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SHOWING OFF THEIR catch while fishing with Dennis Walker are, from left, Jeff Steibs, Todd Lauritzen, Dan Mueller, Nickie Wells, Val Ward, Diane Scheider, Mike Nelsen amd Lisa Rausch,           Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass, […]

Fishing has been challenging on lakes


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ABOVE, Green Laker reporter Hanna Tetzlaff shows off her new purchase: a snap-on bracelet with three interchangeable centerpieces. Left, Tetzlaff had no idea what to make of the water/oil atomizer.        Hannah Tetzlaff and submitted photos By Hannah Tetzlaff It was a fantastic maze; one I would never […]

Reporter’s search for old items nets interesting finds



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Many of the older generations in town can still recall what the lake was like when they were young and the many activities they did on the lake such as fishing, boating or simply relaxing by the water like this young woman back in 1954. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff […]

Efforts underway to make Kingston’s lake ‘Grand’ again


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A DAY OUT by the lake is a great way to enjoy the waning days of summer.     Green Laker file photo  By Ian Stepleton Ahhh … Labor Day is nearly here! Those two words inspire a variety of emotions in people. For you, maybe they bring thoughts of […]

How will you avoid labor on Labor Day?



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In 2015, the GLA funded a Phase I research study to better understand the issues pertaining to Green Lake’s impaired status. This year, it is taking lake management a step further with a $200,000 grant to conduct Phase II of this rigorous effort.           submitted photo  […]

With great depth comes great responsibility


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Berlin’s Fox Festival will feature wing-eating contest, music & more SHOWING THEIR EXCITEMENT for the upcoming second-annual Fox Festival are, from left, Becky Jenkinson, Alyssa Mattice,  Jack Nation, Ted Huggins, Sarah Kasuboski, Cathy Hargrave and Marty in the Morning of B104.7. Not pictured is Lynda Parman.      Hannah Tetzlaff […]

Foxy fun for everyone



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Town Square instructor pays forward love of quilting Kim Bates cuddles under the first T-shirt quilt she made when her daughter went off to college.    Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff What started as a required assignment in a mandatory class became the foundation of Kim Bates’ life-long passion […]

Patchwork of memories


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Princeton creates walking tour of Water St. Due TO the Princeton Historical Society building being sold, Vickie Wielgosh of Princeton’s Community Development Authority and others have to find and organize all information and transfer it onto a computer for the first time.         Hannah Tetzlaff photo by […]

History at your fingertips



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Exterior, interior upgrades being made at Roger Williams Inn by Hannah Tetzlaff Due to 86 years of housing guests and events, the Green Lake Conference Center’s (GLCC) Roger Williams Inn had visibly diminished. But a restoration project is giving the inn a new lease on life. According to GLCC’s Communications […]

Reviving the past


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Custom car kindles memories of past for Kingston couple Michelle and Ted Machugo hold up a few of their trophies next to their customized 1954 Chevrolet Bel Aire.       Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Kingston’s Ted Machugo’s 1954 Chevrolet Bel Aire is not just a custom car; […]

Driving through time



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Reporter helps deliver Marine Mail on Green Lake A FLEET OF Chris Crafts make their way out onto Green Lake to deliver Marine Mail.                     Tom Schultz photo by Hannah Tetzlaff The dog could never be found.  Even when they called […]

Mailing by tradition


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Local trio develops and sells its own brand of lip balm Jonathan Dudzinski and James Wiciak kneel behind their product, Bee Bella’s Lip Balm.   Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After working hard like the honey bees they raise, three men have created a buzz in the Green Lake […]

Emphasizing the bee in beauty



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ETHAN, LEFT, and Grant Heagney of Fort Atkinson, Wis., hold a lake trout they caught while fishing with Mike Norton. Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass and perch What’s not: Walleye, lake trout and white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis […]

Fishing is slow, but stable on Big, Little Green


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Green Team will host An Evening with the Bats at the Town Square Ballroom Naturalist Tom Wagner educates those attending “An Evening with the Bats”  last year about the mammal and its tendencies.             Laura Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Thought to be rabid vampires in […]

Get batty the night of Aug. 12



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44th-annual Green Lake arts show will return Aug. 13-14 VISITORS FILL THE aisle between booths last year. Laura Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff High quality art and the verdant landscape of Green Lake will blend to create the 44th-annual Green Lake Fine Arts Show Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and […]

Showing some fine creativity


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Walleyes for Tomorrow enjoys unprecedented success with latest release ABOVE, Green Lake Walleyes for Tomorrow chapter chairman Aaron Anderson practices his fishing skills in a kiddy pool in anticipation of catching the matured walleye fry in four years.  Hannah Tetzlaff submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff With a record-high release of […]

Frying up a new record



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The participants with mopeds and scooters line up and ride out to show off their two-wheelers.  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff There may be no cobblestone streets or stone archways, but Princeton will transform into Italy Saturday, Aug. 20 as the Shops of Water Street hosts its second-annual Festa Della […]

Scoot into Princeton Aug. 20 for Vespa celebration


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LOOKING JUST A little crazy with their crazy attire are the “crazy” employees of Jillian’s Corner Cottage, 102 S. Fulton St. in Princeton. Pictured are, from left, Joan Giese, Jill Dietz and Brian Farley.     Ian Stepleton photo  by Ian Stepleton Brian Farley has seen some crazy things in […]

Princeton becomes wacky, zany, crazyville!