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JOE SCHULZ RINGS a bell at the Tichora Conservancy on one of his summer adventures. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Is it really the end of Green Laker season already?  Yes, it is. That means, unfortunately, this will be my final column of the summer.  But don’t fret, there’s still […]

Splash: Reporter says so long to another Laker season





TAKING A SELFIE before hitting the beach are, from left, Brett Fischer, Katherine Swapp, Joe Schulz and Nick Wielgosz.  Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz  As the summer begins to heat up, both literally and figuratively, there’s no better way to cool off than to go swimming in Big Green […]

Splash: Reporter and friends take a dip in chilly Big ...



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 ...




GREEN LAKER REPORTER Joe Schulz is looking forward to getting his donut inner tubes out again this year once the COVID-19 pandemic gets more under control. Katherine Swapp photo by Joe Schulz Normalcy is defined as “the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.” Good Lord […]

Splash: Reporter excited to be back; hopes for times to ...


DREW ENDERS OF West Chicago races his girlfriend, Gina Graff of Bloomingdale, Ill., whose family has a house in Green Lake. The two enjoyed spending time on the ice during Thunderfest in February. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Summer is winding down but Green Laker country is gearing up. […]

Splash: Summer’s ending but the fun is just beginning!



Rachel Johnson of Madison and Xi Chen of China enjoy their visit to Green Lake. by Hannah Tetzlaff As a foodie, I love to cook and taste new recipes. And after experimenting with gluten-free meals for a beloved family I know, I’ve become pretty good at improvising and mastering some […]

Splash: The recipe for happiness; ‘What makes YOU happy?’


GETTING A HEAD start on the first-ever Green Lake half-marathon (13dot1) in 2010 are committee members, from left, Sandie Quade, Kristin Galatowitsch, Wendy Schultz, Ellen Koeppen and Dr. Tom Kloosterboer. Jonathan Bailey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After nine years of running the race, it was time to pass the torch. Part […]

Splash: As the finish line approaches, organizers remember 13dot1



A PROPOSED THREE-MILE stretch of trail would begin at the intersection of highways 23 and 49 and connect to Ripon’s Northwestern Trail at County Road PP. Above, it would run parallel but separate from Highway 23. Tim Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After at least 10 years working to create a […]

Splash: Green Lake Greenways’ bike path hits a bump in ...


HATTIE SHERWOOD PARK beach sports similar foam pads to ones purchased from The ParadisePad, above. Green Lake committee members noted the foam pads are popular among kids. The ParadisePad photo by Hannah Tetzlaff In the next few years, Green Lake could become the home to a “floating rubber city.” As Ald. […]

Splash: A floating water park may come to Green Lake




Pretending to be firebenders in 2016 from TV series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” are, from left, Hannah Tetzlaff, her nephew, Isaiah, and her sister, Sarah. Even floating in water, one can still bend fire, apparently. Emily Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Spoons. That’s one of the traditions my family seems to […]

Splash: Traditions and memories abound for Independence Day



HANNAH TETZLAFF, SEVENTH from left, and Timi Robida, sixth from left, are surrounded by campers, staff and fellow volunteers they got know during the summer of 2013. Image captured from Camp Grow Ministries video by Hannah Tetzlaff Ten years ago, a young awkward teenager was enjoying an afternoon camping with her […]

Splash: Visiting Tichora Conservancy, but remembering Camp Grow


KRISTIN AND DENNIS Galatowitsch sit in their new 2017 Airstream trailer, which they will rent through Airbnb and HomeAway to give others a one-of-a-kind glamping experience. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Traveling where the weather might take her, from visiting friends in Maine or skiing in Colorado. This is Kristin Galatowitsch’s […]

Splash: Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? Try ‘glamping’




Green Lake Community members work to decorate downtown Green Lake with festive fall decorations in preparation for the city’s biggest event of the year, Harvest Fest. Maic D’Agostino photo by Hannah Tetzlaff When the sky turns gray, the air becomes crisp and the trees are decorated in splashes of red, […]

Splash: End of summer? No worries! Fall fun has just ...




Jeanna Powell, left, and Steve Joas show off their traditional German clothing while polka dancing at last year’s Volksfest. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff When Jeanna Powell attended Waupun’s Volksfest — a German festival ­— more than four years ago, she witnessed a scene that inspired her. A woman and […]

Splash: Half-stepping and twirling, Volksfest polkas into town