Daily Archives: May 19, 2020


John Maczuzak has redecorated the upstairs interior with his old beer can collection from fourth through eighth grade. by Joe Schulz When ThunderBoss Bar & Grill announced it was closing back in November, few knew what — if anything — would take its place. Then in March, the eatery announced […]

Taking a bite out of Green Lake’s appetite


LISA BECK POINTS TO a wood carving of Green Lake that is inside the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. She took over for Liane Walsh as executive director of the chamber last month. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Lisa Beck left the Green Lake area about 30 years […]

Home sweet home



Mill Street Haven and Cooking School Owner Kathy McCarthy shared her creme brulee recipe to the community cookbook. She believes the cookbook is helping the community stick together through trying times. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Around this time of year, the Town Square Community Center is usually bustling with life, […]

A recipe for getting through COVID-19


FIREWORKS ERUPT OVER Dartford Bay last year. As of right now, the Fourth of July celebration in Green Lake is still scheduled. Joe Schultz photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus pandemic has forced event planners and community leaders across Green Lake County to tear up their initial plans for this summer. […]

Local leaders provide tourism outlook



Volunteers from two families cleaned up Tichora the first weekend in May. Pictured are, from left, the Rawson family of Kelly, Max and Olivia, and the Drake family of Bennett, Nathan, Brody, Kelley and Michelle. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Last summer, folks hiking through the Tichora Conservancy were likely […]

Making progress toward natural state


  by Joe Schulz As the Green Lake community isolated at home and small businesses felt the strain of the coronavirus pandemic last month, Angela Zodrow concocted a plan that would give local residents something to do while supporting local businesses. Zodrow, an organizer for the “Green Lake WI Rocks” […]

Green Lake WI Rocks organize scavenger hunt to uplift spirits, ...



CONSTRUCTION began in late April on the bike path connecting Green Lake, Ripon and Berlin. This is phase one of the project, which will be completed by the end of July. Tim Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Individuals may not have to wait long to grab a bike and traverse an […]

GL Greenways breaks ground on paved bike path


GREEN LAKER REPORTER Joe Schulz is looking forward to getting his donut inner tubes out again this year once the COVID-19 pandemic gets more under control. Katherine Swapp photo by Joe Schulz Normalcy is defined as “the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.” Good Lord […]

Splash: Reporter excited to be back; hopes for times to ...




TWO CHILDREN swim in Big Green Lake. Jennifer Fjelsted, Green Lake Association project manager, reminds people that everyone needs to do their part to keep the water flowing to Green Lake as clean as possible. submitted photo by Jennifer Fjelsted Warming weather and longer sunny days have us all yearning to […]

Big Green Lake’s bathtub: How to care for the lake



A team of anglers cast their lines and begin fishing for smallmouth bass at last year’s Angler Young Angler Tournament. It is set to return June 20. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Bass, panfish and lake trout What’s not: Walleye Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing […]

Looking to get out of the house? Go fish!