Festivals and Events


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



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


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



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!


Lu Ellen and John Bold are dressed to impress for the annual Green Lake Association Gala, which will take place Saturday, Aug. 5. This year’s theme is “Get Your Kicks.” Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman The Green Lake Association (GLA) is kicking this summer’s projects into gear while rolling […]

Buckle up for GLA’s ’50-themed gala



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


RACING DOWN THE giant slide last year are, from left, Faith Albright, Tyler Draeger, and Emma Draeger, all of Ripon. Aaron Becker photo by Reagan Zimmerman The “Best Little Fair Around” will be crawling with treasure, pirates and adventure. Learn how to cook from the Pirate Family Show during Cutlass […]

Argh…Pirates are coming to GL Fair



Kathy Timm, left, and Melissa Patera are a mother-daughter art duo. Together they own Glassy Chicks Glassworks. They will sell their stained glass artwork at the Green Lake Fine Arts fair Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman This year, Ali Rossberg is organizing […]

A show that goes beyond just art


Joe Norton STANDS between two of his premier wooden boats that he will display Saturday, Aug. 5 during the Wooden Boat Show. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman The sound from the muffler of one wooden boat is loud enough to draw attention. But the boom of 30 wooden boats […]

Roar of wooden boats will return to GL



GREEN LAKE RESIDENT Dan Jorndt drives the Thrasher Opera House parade unit with help from his co-pilot grandchildren: Jack Haravon, Kate Haravon, Olivia Haravon and Blake Haravon.  by Reagan Zimmerman Red, white and blue flooded the surrounding area for America’s birthday. From T-shirts to boat and lawn decorations, Green Lake […]

‘I love our country and I love Green Lake’


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



Frank Gwidt packages homemade jams that Reagan Zimmeramn bought on her trip to the Princeton Flea Market. Aubreigh Zimmerman photo by Reagam Zimmerman As I was preparing for the Princeton Flea Market on Saturday morning, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I imagined a bunch of old people selling useless […]

Flea market exceeds reporter’s preconceptions


Preparing for the annual White Hot Party at the “Renew Crew Party” are, from left, David Lloyd, Joan Lloyd, Jo Ellen Madden, Carole Sotter, Phil Burkart and Mary Kay Burke. The party will take place Saturday, July 15. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman White wine, white decor, white clothes […]

White Hot Party aims to pave way for new party ...



A FEMALE bison, otherwise known as a cow, glances up between snacks of grass, fed to her by visitors.  Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Being deceptively agile and fast, a bison possesses an attitude that not even a fence or vehicle can survive. Owner of 4M Bison Farm near […]

Where the Bison roam


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