Daily Archives: August 24, 2020


EVAN, left, AND Cole Zinn of Lockport, Ill., show off their catch while fishing in Big Green Lake is the Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Judy Benigno. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Northern pike, smallmouth bass, bluegill What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, […]

Northern pike is one of best bites on Big Green ...


Fresh produce is on display at a pop-up market hosted at the Commercial Avenue storefront Avrom Farm purchased earlier this year. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When restaurants closed in March for dine-in service to slow the spread of COVID-19, Avrom Farm lost all of its restaurant accounts almost overnight.  […]

Four friends, one dream



The No Walk Dog Walk will have contests for largest dogs, this dog won the contest at a previous dog walk. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Each fall, during Ripon’s Septemberfest celebration, pet owners dress up their dogs to enjoy a pet parade up and down Watson Street. The annual […]

No dog walk this year


PHIL BURKART MOWS the lawn at the Town Square Community Center. He started taking care of the grass in 2012 to reduce costs and is doing it again this year to help out amid the COVID-19 pandemic. submitted photo by Joe Schulz If you walked through downtown Green Lake on […]

Just mowing along



A boat is pulled out of the water at Sunset Park in late July as another boat waits its turn. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus pandemic has caused a migration of sorts in Green Lake as summer tourism has been better than originally anticipated, given the cancellation of […]

GL tourism is weathering the pandemic


GARY HAZELBERG grins as he turns a bowl on his lathe in his workshop. by Hannah Tetzlaff After turning a new wood and epoxy bowl on his lathe, town of Brooklyn resident Gary Hazelberg added the finishing polish. And as he witnessed the final product, emotions welled-up in him. He […]

Discovering the beauty in the grain




by Jennifer Fjelsted Water samples collected by the Green Lake Sanitary District Aug. 7 showed high densities of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, in the County Highway K Marsh located at the southwest inlet of Green Lake.  Blue-green algae are a type of photosynthetic bacteria that are capable of […]

Blue-Green Algae Bloom found in Big Green’s County Highway ...