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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 Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club gathers before a show. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Superheros come in all shapes, sizes and ages for the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club. Its youngest superhero is 3 years old and its oldest is 87. Age won’t stop the members from performing in […]

Holy batman! Superheroes are coming to GL



THE EVOLUTION OF 18 different eras of uniforms for the Green Bay Packers is on display at the team’s recently renovated hall of fame. Jonathan Bailey photos by Reagan Zimmerman Next to the four Lombardi trophies in the Super Bowl room at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, you […]

Hall of Fame material


GREEN LAKE SHOWS off its patriotic and national pride with large military vehicles in last year’s Fourth of July downtown parade. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Reagan Zimmerman Planning for this year’s July 4th celebrations is heating up with fireworks, parades and more. Green Lake, Ripon and Berlin will celebrate another […]

Roll into Fourth of July celebrations



JAKE AALFS HOLDS a nice-sized bass that he caught while fishing with his father, Jim, during last year’s Green Lake Regional Angler Young Angler Tournament. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman “It’s the smiles on their faces. It is in their heart. That is why we do it.” — Dave Norton, […]

Youth fishing tournament aims to reel in family fun


GOLF COURSES of Lawonia Golf Pro Josh Carroll tees off of the Links course to keep his golfing skills sharp. The Green Lake graduate returned home to take over the position last year. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Fresh out of college, Josh Carroll never thought he would return […]

Swinging his way back home



ABOVE, DARTFORD Historical Society President Larry Behlen opens the door for those who plan to vist the Dartford Depot Museum, which features an exhibit on the “Waters of Green Lake.”  Reagan Zimmerman by Reagan Zimmerman Imagine playing a game of volleyball on ice. Then, add in truck racing, while having […]

Exhibit opens door to history of Green Lake


David Stevens, left, and Jerry Parsons challenge each other at the net during the Berlin Adult Volleyball League. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Opening day was chilly with low-40 degree weather, but that didn’t stop the smiles on the players’ faces. Berlin’s Adult Volleyball League has been taking place […]

A spiking good time



A FARMERS STATE Bank float is decorated in last year’s theme, “Hats off to Dairy,” during the annual June Dairy Days parade. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Reagan Zimmerman Markesan’s June Dairy Days always has prided itself on being a community event. But this year, it’s taking an even closer approach […]

Dairy Days returns June 9 to 11


CHRISTINE Slabosheski sits peacefully at her favorite place at the Green Lake Conference Center, “One Tree Point,” reflecting on her love for nature. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Ripon native and Green Lake resident Christine Slabosheski has visited the Green Lake Conference Center (formerly known as the American Baptist […]

A peaceful place to relax




Bria Reiser, right, laughs along with friends Julie and Sarah Fleegal, while doing a makeover at the annual Girls Glam Night. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman “Freckles.” “My passion for doing what I love.” “Understanding my flaws.” “Being who I am.” These were a few responses from girls who […]

Embracing their natural beauty



Pipes and nozzles for Ripon’s new splash pad wait to be unwrapped and squirt back as they sit in the rain May 17.  Maic D’Agostino photo by Maic D’Agostino A couple weeks ago, my 5-year-old daughter and I stepped outside on our way to school. “It’s warmer than I thought […]

Splash: Warm up to summer by cooling off in Laker ...





Opera house fund-raiser will feature movie-premiere  theme Saturday, Sept. 17 Thrasher Opera House Executive Director Maria Dietrich, left, pretends to be paparazzi as Development Director Rachael Avery strikes a celebrity-worthy pose on the red carpet.    Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Johnny Cash, Sonny and Cher among other celebrities […]

Thrasher gala unrolls red carpet



THE MUMM FAMILY of Ripon and others enjoy the musical offerings of a singer in downtown Ripon during the most recent “First Friday” event, held in early August.  Ian Stepleton file photo  By Ian Stepleton For years, when I’ve visited the town in which my parents live these days, I’ve […]

First Fridays looking up in downtown


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



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!


Pewaukee Water Ski Club will return Saturday, July 30 to Green Lake for ‘Cirque de Ski’ show THE PEWAUKEE LAKE Water Ski Club performs one of its signature pyramids. The group does many tricks throughout the show.    submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After successfully co-hosting the Green Lake Water […]

Circus on skis is coming to town