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March 22 was a clear day right at the beginning of spring. It also happened to be World Water Day, an annual observance established by the United Nations in 1993 to highlight freshwater sustainability and resources. Along Lawson Drive’s winding way through Green Lake Conference Center, the waters of Green […]

Water on the mind: Keynote at ‘Water Thinkers’ event in ...


Custom car kindles memories of past for Kingston couple Michelle and Ted Machugo hold up a few of their trophies next to their customized 1954 Chevrolet Bel Aire.       Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Kingston’s Ted Machugo’s 1954 Chevrolet Bel Aire is not just a custom car; […]

Driving through time



Green Lake chamber is running Facebook promotion to inform, reward followers ABOVE, GOODIES THAT may be won by “liking” or commenting on a picture of the beach bag that the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce posts on Facebook every Tuesday sit on a chair in front of Green Lake. […]

Win all of this with a click of the mouse


GOLFERS enjoy the numerous fairways Lawsonia has to offer.      Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff To Adam Swenson, it was like a hole-in-one. Ever since he had become a fan of Tiger Woods at 11 years old, Swenson’s goal was to attain a head golf professional position. When […]

Adam Swenson is Lawsonia’s new director of golf



THE GREEN LAKE community fills the dead-end Lake Street during the dedication of the new Legion building Memorial Day weekend.   Aaron Becker photo by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com A distinct sound was heard here and there just as a ceremony began for Green Lake’s new Legion building. Ping … ping […]

Legion dream becomes a Green Lake reality


NEW GREEN LAKE Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liane Walsh, right, works on planning events with marketing and program coordinator Roberta Martin.            Hannah Tetzlaff photo Walsh transitions from surgical technologist to Green Lake chamber executive director by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter From assisting […]

Operation: Planning GL events



Relaxing against the stair-rails at Camp Grow, Green Laker reporter Hannah Tetzlaff remembers the fun times she had as a camper, swimming in the refreshing water of Green Lake.     submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter My voice was squealing and I was smiling uncontrollably. If I […]

Reporter excited to ‘grow’ in new position


DOWNTOWN GREEN LAKE is one beneficiary of a newly created city staff position.  Aaron Becker photo by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com Green Lake city officials have decided to create a new position to facilitate economic and community development, hoping the investment will pay dividends in local vibrancy. But just beneath that […]

Split vote reveals difference in vision



by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinter.com It’s a sight that’ll turn heads and move souls. A convoy of perhaps 100 to 200 motorcycles will roar into Green Lake while escorting a memorial wall with the names of 10,000 people killed in the war on terrorism. The “Wall of Remembrance” will travel through […]

Terrorism memorial wall will roar into Green Lake


Green Lake digests new ideas for growth by Aaron Becker Reporter Green Lake’s “next big thing” could be an auto dealer. Or a department store. At least, those are suggestions being made by a planning firm that’s working with the city. Vierbicher Associates Inc. has submitted its 98-page economic development strategic […]

Looking Forward



AMONG THE MEMORIES created by Green Laker reporter Laura Lyke this summer is enjoying a break with cousin John after paddling south (upstream) on the Fox River. by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter At St. Olaf, a small Lutheran liberal arts college in Northfield, Minn., I am grateful for the […]

Thanks for the memories!


John Pahlas stands behind his bird sculptures, which are the most popular at art shows.  submitted photo Former Ripon resident enjoys experimenting with different sculptures by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Professional artist and former Ripon resident John Pahlas can’t remember a day when metalworking wasn’t a major part of […]

Metaling around



Ripon College professor Memuna Khan checks and cleans out one of her many bluebird boxes located in the Golf Courses of Lawsonia.  Laura Lyke photo RC professor monitors bluebirds around area by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Mid-spring, when many college students begin packing up their rooms and dreaming of […]

Keeper of the birdhouses


CHILDREN DASH IN for cookies during one of several cookie drops while at the 2014 Cookie Daze celebration.         Ian Stepleton photo It’s just another August in Green Laker country by Ian Stepleton Dear Green Lakers, welcome to festival season around Laker country! Historically, July isn’t a […]

Cookies, Cruizers, Vespas, Bands



ALEX PHILLIPS OF Kohler, Wis., holds up one of the two smallmouth bass he caught while fishing with Joel Baranowski of North Bay Sport & Liquor.   submitted photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, white bass and cisco What’s not: walleye Guide’s […]

Lake trout fishing heating up on Big Green