Daily Archives: June 17, 2020


Bucket Wings Founder Will Gerstein flips chicken wings after their first round through the air fryer. He is operating the restaurant out of Town Square in Green Lake. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Will Gerstein always has been something of an entrepreneur, from spending the last five summers selling […]

18-year-old is no chicken


DEB ROBERTS DISPLAYS an “Open” sign outside The Collection on Mill Street. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Deb Roberts always wanted to open her own business, but between being a nurse and raising a family she never had enough time. That was until she stepped away from nursing and moved to […]

Mother-daughter duo opens GL shop



JILLIAN’S RESTAURANT, WHICH is under new leadership, is located at 200 South Fulton St. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Mark Lemke and Alys Wild met at a Grateful Dead concert in the 1990s, they never imagined that one day they’d be married and co-owners of a restaurant. The couple […]

New Jillian’s owners realize dream


Freeland Director Steve Galster discusses COVID-19’s link to wildlife trafficking during a global webinar in April that Freeland co-hosted with Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand in Bangkok. by Joe Schulz This September, cars were set to line Green Lake streets as people walked between the Thrasher Opera House, Town Square […]

Freeland Film Fest at the touch of your hands



Among the classes will be cooking ones taught by celebrity chef Ace Champion (above). He is the host of Cook Like A. Champion,” which airs Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on CW 14 (WCWF-TV). Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Amy Reese became the program and event manager for Town Square […]

Town Square goes digital to provide community programming


FIREWORKS REFLECT ON the waters of Dartford Bay as Green Lake commemorates the Declaration of Independence. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake’s summer event calendar continues to shift, as the Green Lake Fine Arts Show, Green Lake Triathlon and annual Fourth of July parade through downtown Green Lake have […]

GL Fourth of July parade, fine arts show and triathlon ...



Green Laker reporter Joe Schulz displays his 17-inch lake trout that he caught while fishing with Mike Norton. submitted photo by Joe Schulz I’ve never been much of a fisherman. Both of my parents worked full-time when I was growing up, and there never seemed to be time for it. I’ve […]

Splash: Reporter reels in a fun time fishing with guide ...


During a trip down State Street in Madison the first weekend of June, Todd Sharp noted “It was weirdly apocalyptic with nearly everyone in masks and all the windows boarded, yet a art gallery was being painted with hope.” Todd Sharp photo by Todd Sharp I’ve been working for local businesses […]

The Prune: Wrong way street: It’s time for self-reflection



by Jennifer Fjelsted June is invasive species month in Wisconsin. Invasive species can have big impacts on water quality, so it is important to understand which species Green Lake already has and take steps to prevent any new ones from entering. One particularly annoying aquatic invasive species in Big Green […]

Boaters can prevent spread of invasive species


STEVE SIDERS, LEFT, of Green Lake and Jeff Astrach of Berlin kneel behind a nice day’s catch. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, bass What’s not: Walleye, northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 The best […]

Despite some dirty water, fishing remains good