Festivals and Events


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




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 ...


After searching through the pumpkins, Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Liane Walsh, left, and Roberta Martin pick out their favorite pumpkins in anticipation for Green Lake’s Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest set for Sept. 23 to 25 by Hannah Tetzlaff Like Cinderella’s pumpkin, Green Lake will transform into an enchanted […]

Fall into Green Lake’s largest bash



Berlin Historical Society chairman Chris Kalupa walks past the graveyard at Oakwood Cemetery. She, along with others, will lead groups of people Saturday, Oct. 15 during the 14th-annual Ghost Walk. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Berlin Ghost Walk features theme based on lawyers by Hannah Tetzlaff The Berlin Historical Society will give […]

Corpses within body of law


Attendees socialize at a past From the Land festival. The folk-art event will take place this year, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.     Folk-art event will take place Oct. 15 & 16 rain or shine by Hannah Tetzlaff Even if it means donning a Native American jingle dress […]

Arts & crafts From The Land




A MEMBER OF the “Tighty Whitey Explosion Chili” team serves up a sample during last year’s Green Lake’s Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff, held at Deacon Mills Park. The event returns Saturday, Sept. 10.               Ian Stepleton photo by Hannah Tetzlaff As Green Lake residents […]

Chili cookoff returns Sept. 10



Crane festival returns Sept. 10 to Princeton A whooping crane lands in a marshy area. The type of bird has seen a steady rise over the past several years.                  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff In the 1940s, the number of whooping cranes […]

A whooping good time


Reporter learns true value of cars goes beyond money Green Laker reporter Hannah Tetzlaff and her father, Steve, stand next to a red Ford convertible that caught their eye while strolling around the Street Cruzers Inc. Car Show in Berlin.         Cathy Tetzlaff photo By Hannah Tetzlaff […]

Carful of memories



ABOVE, Green Laker reporter Hanna Tetzlaff shows off her new purchase: a snap-on bracelet with three interchangeable centerpieces. Left, Tetzlaff had no idea what to make of the water/oil atomizer.        Hannah Tetzlaff and submitted photos By Hannah Tetzlaff It was a fantastic maze; one I would never […]

Reporter’s search for old items nets interesting finds


Berlin’s Fox Festival will feature wing-eating contest, music & more SHOWING THEIR EXCITEMENT for the upcoming second-annual Fox Festival are, from left, Becky Jenkinson, Alyssa Mattice,  Jack Nation, Ted Huggins, Sarah Kasuboski, Cathy Hargrave and Marty in the Morning of B104.7. Not pictured is Lynda Parman.      Hannah Tetzlaff […]

Foxy fun for everyone



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


The participants with mopeds and scooters line up and ride out to show off their two-wheelers.  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff There may be no cobblestone streets or stone archways, but Princeton will transform into Italy Saturday, Aug. 20 as the Shops of Water Street hosts its second-annual Festa Della […]

Scoot into Princeton Aug. 20 for Vespa celebration



GLA will celebrate anniversary of protecting the lake July 30 with 1950s-themed gala The Green Lake Association swings back to its origins in 1951 by forming its own Rat Pack out of the relatives of its founding members. From left are Peter Vandervelde (Frank Sinatra), Joseph Pregont (Dean Martin), Bur […]

Hats off to 65 years


Olympic-themed county fair will run Aug. 4 to 7 in Green Lake A TRACTOR PULLS a load at a past Green Lake County Fair. This year, the fair will feature a tractor pull Thursday and Friday.        submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Displaying their skill like the athletes […]

Forget the blue ribbons, go for gold at GL Fair