VICKI Wielgosh uses her smartphone to access the tour’s website, detailing the rest of the history about the building and where the next site is located. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Reagan Zimmerman Watch your back, you might see a ghost tonight. The streets of Princeton will be crawling with ghosts […]

A look back at Princeton’s past


Event Coordinator Evelyn Galster shows off her Freeland Film Festival director’s chair in front of the future festival headquarters: Town Square. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Green Lake has a population of 952. The world has a population of 7.5 billion. Little Green Lake hopes to make a big […]

Script coming together for Freeland Film Festival



THE BOOK COVER of “Green Lake Scenery” features stereoview images of a steamboat that William Lockwood operated in Green Lake in the 1870s. The images were stored in Gordon Hoffman’s closet for more than 40 years, before the idea came to make a book out of the rarely seen photos. […]

Stereo views provide glimpse into unseen past


People mingle along the midway last week Friday night, playing games and taking rides among the brightly colored lights, sweet scents of vendor wares and sounds of laughter and fun. photos by Reagan Zimmerman The Green Lake County Fair drew fun-seekers from all around for its festivities that began last […]

Fair games



Former Berlin High School students, Ryan Wenig, Eric Roehl and Mitch Kramer show off how many wings they have left after the Buffalo Wild Wings wing eating contest last year. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Here is to one final hurrah before the summer ends. For a third year, Berlin […]

Berlin Fox Festival is set for Aug. 26


Mike Ertmer of Green Lake, right, shows his excitement at winning during a game of Fish Heads or Fish Tails at the Green Lake Association’s gala, while his colleague Jeff Buser of Princeton drops his head after not advancing to the next round. photo by Reagan Zimmerman by Reagan Zimmerman […]

GL goes gaga over GLA gala



Reagan Zimmerman plays with cats during her day volunteering at the local shelter. Sheridan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Those who are close to me know I have a weakness for cats. I have no control when a cat is around. Such was the case on July 22 when I […]

Just kitten around


A glass case displays some artifacts from this ancient era, some of which have connections to Green Laker country. The shoe, for instance, belonged to Kramer, but first made its way to Green Lake after local gal Sue Eggleston’s husband — some other footballer named Fuzzy — donated used Packers […]

Splash: Packers 101 from a Green Lake guy who knows ...



by Todd Sharp “Style is based on limitations.” — John Hartford I’ve been working on a minimal, non-invasive, and repurposed lifestyle. The clothing I wear, furniture I make, the dwelling I do life in, the activities I pursue; hopefully the time, money, and energy I spend transcend my intentions. These […]

The Prune: Establish your style in three words: Read this ...


MIKE INORIO OF Chicago caught this smallmouth bass while fishing with Dennis Walker. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and smallmouth bass What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 According to Walker, walleye are […]

Walleye and musky are good bites on local lakes



Future Green Lake diver Tyler Jennings practices his diving techniques. Jennings is taking classes at Mountain Bay Scuba to obtain his Scuba Diving certification. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman The murky — or maybe not so murky — waters of Green Lake hold many secrets. Some of those secrets […]

Green Lake’s secrets surface during dives


Ellen Koeppen, left, and Tom Schultz, right, cheer on Kristin Galatowitsch, second from left, and Wendy Schultz as they practice their finish-line faces for the upcoming 13dot1 half marathon and 5k. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman 13.1 miles is a long distance, especially for runners. Running that far can […]

Get your race face on for 13dot1



Campers used the Caestecker Public Library’s binoculars at Assembly Creek in hopes of spotting the osprey nesting by the Norwegian Bay Wetlands Boardwalk. Tom Schultz photo by Reagan Zimmerman For three weekends this summer, 16 kids became “little warriors of the environment” as they learned how to become one with […]

Keeping an eye on the environment


From left, Celest King, Ed Fischer and Marge Bostelmann hold the Doghouse sign from the drive-in’s first iteration, when King worked there. All three share a connection to the now-empty building. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Fifty years and seven businesses all in one building. Green Lake’s once well-known […]

Drive-in passion



Pewaukee Lake Water Ski club stacks up a pyramid for the finale; Batman (secret identity Mike Strauss) carries Kayla Asbach to safety after showing off some super-powered moves during the doubles performance. Reagan Zimmerman and Rudy Winther photos by Reagan Zimmerman Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is […]

Up, up and aweigh!


Members of the Mascoutin PGA Junior League teams and Berlin High School golf team took a road trip to the LPGA Classic at Thornberry Creek in Oneida, Wis., during July this summer where they met professional golfer Paula Creamer. The 2017 Mascoutin Maulers and 2017 Mascoutin Brawlers are two PGA […]

Green golfers get training, meet pro



Green Lake’s waters are splattered with an array of colors from the swim caps of the 263 participants. photo Reagan Zimmerman by Reagan Zimmerman Wetsuits, bicycles and running shoes were all that could be seen in the swarms of Ripon Medical Center Triathlon participants. The Green Lake Conference Center hosted […]

Long distance? No problem!


Reagan Zimmerman tries to rip a nice disc throw while beginning the second hole at Zobel Park’s 18-hole frisbee golfing — or “frolfing” — course. But something’s lurking in the woods … Jake Henderson photo by Reagan Zimmerman Mother nature has not been on my side this summer. Her overproduction […]

Summer’s blood-sucking enemies plague outing



New Berlin Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shae Stangl is hoping to revamp more than the chamber’s new digs at 104 E. Huron St., which now features a new logo along with the chamber’s new face. Maic D’Agostino photo by Maic D’Agostino They say, “Do what you love.” For the […]

Splash: Berlin’s chamber director has her cake and decorates it, ...


by Todd Sharp From the tubular, righteous, humble beginning in Peru, the potato has been cooked up as a staple in nearly every cuisine around the world. In its best form the potato is always paired with some fat and additional flavor. Butter, salt and pepper, sour cream, bacon bits, […]

Prune advises: Let the chips fall where they may