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Green Lake man recounts the time he plunged through the ice by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com It’s been 30-some years, and Green Lake’s Dennis Walker still remembers going through the ice. He spares no dramatics as he tells it like a grizzled war story … 163 feet deep in the middle […]

Frozen over


Several kids grab soft drinks at Crossroads Market during the shopping blitz. From left are Peyton Zamzow, Derek Zamzow, Blake Meiborg and Caleb Meiborg. by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com Customer Fran Hill was all smiles as she grabbed the nearest shopping cart and marched into the warmly lit store. “We should […]

Mob rule: An unforgettable night in Green Lake



Cindy Jaggi, the principal executive officer of Economic Development Partners by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com Tourists who visit the Green Lake area commonly are highly educated with large amounts of disposable income, and many return year after year. And they have suggestions to improve that experience, so says the research. Surveys over the […]

Visitors give ideas for improving Green Lake area


SPEAKING AT THE presentation is Linda Ruggeri, director of the Green Lake Country Visitors Bureau. Looking on is Cindy Jaggi of Economic Development Partners.    Aaron Becker photo by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com The five communities of the Green Lake area are so special, collectively it’s the Holy Grail of regional […]

Expert: Green Lake area is the ‘Holy Grail’ of tourism



EVENSONG SPA WAS named the No. 12 spa in America by “Spas of America.” submitted photo Evensong Spa at Heidel House Resort in Green Lake has been ranked the first most popular spa in the Midwest and the 12th overall in “Spas of America’s” annual rankings of the Top 100 […]

Spa at Heidel House named tops in U.S.


OWEN PURVIS STANDS in his garden, which features about 1,000 varieties of hostas, with a shovel in hand.   Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter There are more than 7,000 named varieties of hostas in the world. Owen Purvis has about 1,000 varieties of them in his […]

Purvis’ love for hostas dug deep



HEIDEL HOUSE RESORT and spa managers Alex Jakovljevic and Craig Summers dive into Green Lake after Alex made an ill-advised friendly wager earlier this summer.  submitted photo Staff is having fun at Heidel House Resort & Spa by Ian Stepleton Dear guests to Green Laker country. I’ve got a secret […]

A safe bet


The Greenway House Bed and Breakfast, which re-opened last fall, is located on Lake Street in Green Lake.   Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Green Lake is the place to be in the summertime, but few know that this is all thanks to one man: David […]

Greenway put the fun in Green Lake



Green Lake Downtown Renewal Project hopes so as it transitions to economic development by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter A 29-year-old Green Lake public safety building sits vacant on Hill Street, however now, full of potential. Green Lake resident Mary-Jo Johnson and her neighbors Mary Rowley and Jo Ellen Madden […]

Future home of ‘Hill Street Station?’


Enjoying the view under the new Agnesian Healthcare sign, completed just minutes earlier, are, from left, clinic supervisor Anna Schultz, superintendent Brad Viau and plant/facilities project manager Dan Loest.  Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter In 2000, Markesan acquired the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic on Margaret […]

One-stop clinic and pharmacy opens up



UTILITY WORK IS underway along South Lawson Drive, as the Green Lake community prepares for the reconstruction. Aaron Becker photo One of the Green Lake community’s oldest roads will see a makeover soon by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com Roadwork is well underway on one of the Green Lake community’s most historic thoroughfares. […]

History in the paving


WHILE ELLEN KOEPPEN and Alex Zabel have switched roles, Green Lake Real Estate’s commitment to customer service will be unwavering, new owner Koeppen insists.  Ian Stepleton photo GL Real Estate’s new owner pledges continued marketing leadership by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com Some businesses change hands with pomp and circumstance. Customers of […]

Strike up the brand



HIGHWAY 23 TRAFFIC resumes earlier this month between Green Lake and Ripon. The stretch was closed since April 21. Through-traffic still needs to maneuver around the city of Green Lake, however, since the Puchyan River bridge remains closed until late November.    Aaron Becker photo by Aaron Becker First thing […]

Highway is like a long-lost friend


THE MAIN LOBBY at the Heidel House overlooks Big Green Lake. The hotel, restaurants and spa have gone under the management of Marcus Hotels and Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corp.   submitted photo Ownership stays the same, but Marcus promises greater breadth of expertise by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com The […]

The Heidel House is now managed by Marcus Corp.



TESLA MODEL S owners can recharge their vehicles in Green Lake.  submitted photo People usually take vacations to “recharge.” Now in Green Lake, electric cars can, too. Marcus Hotels & Resorts — which took over management of the Heidel House in May — is promoting a new addition to the […]

Green Lake’s newest feature: Just plug it in