KATHY Ninneman smiles and displays ribbons awarded for 4-H Club. Ninneman has loved the Green Lake County Fair since she was 10 and now is ready to share her lifelong passion for the fair with the community as she plans the 2021 Green Lake County Fair in her new role […]

From 4-H club to fair coordinator

Vines & Rushes Winery owner and winemaker Ryan Prellwitz tends to the fire in the eatery’s brick oven. On the first and third monday of each month, the winery typically donates 25% of its food sales to a local non-profit. The events have been dubbed “Cause of the Mondays.” submitted […]

Cooking up Cause of the Mondays

Discussing ways to attract more visitors to Green Lake during the winter months are, from left, Crystal Krueger of Good Life Massage, Desiree Brush of Special Properties, Kristen Hermanson of Fortifi Bank, Lisa Beck of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Laura Swayze of Creative Soul, Alli Henke of […]

GL seeks ways to boost winter tourism

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HELPING KEEP BLOCH’S Farm going strong during the pandemic are, from left, Jennifer LaMontagne, K.C. Stewart, Jen Waters, Lee Baird, Sue Ellen Bloch and Sue McConnell. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Sue Ellen Bloch and her husband, John, began running Bloch’s Farm in the 1980s, they never imagined […]

Bloch’s blossoms during tough time

Jon Roy gives fire extinguisher demonstrations to businesses in the area. submitted photo  by Joe Schulz As Riponite Jon Roy watched his childhood home burn to the ground in 1988, his worldview shifted and the trajectory of his life changed.  From that day on, whether it be spending more than […]

Roy continues to help extinguish fires

CELEBRATING THE opening of the Boys & Girls Club are, from left, Melissa Hilke, Ashley Bartol, Megan Beardsley, Eydie Reiser, Lisa Nelson, Bob Zache, Jason Presto and Mindy Collado. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz After school, folks in Green Lake are likely to see a parade of children in […]

Boys & Girls Club opens in Green Lake

Fresh produce is on display at a pop-up market hosted at the Commercial Avenue storefront Avrom Farm purchased earlier this year. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When restaurants closed in March for dine-in service to slow the spread of COVID-19, Avrom Farm lost all of its restaurant accounts almost overnight.  […]

Four friends, one dream

A boat is pulled out of the water at Sunset Park in late July as another boat waits its turn. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus pandemic has caused a migration of sorts in Green Lake as summer tourism has been better than originally anticipated, given the cancellation of […]

GL tourism is weathering the pandemic

GARY HAZELBERG grins as he turns a bowl on his lathe in his workshop. by Hannah Tetzlaff After turning a new wood and epoxy bowl on his lathe, town of Brooklyn resident Gary Hazelberg added the finishing polish. And as he witnessed the final product, emotions welled-up in him. He […]

Discovering the beauty in the grain

Town Square Tap co-owner Zach Frazier mixes up a smoothie. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz A lot can change in one year.  After opening last summer, Town Square Tap co-owner Zach Frazier realized the taproom needed to adjust its business model to remain viable. “We started out with the […]

Town Square Tap adjusts on the fly

Indy and Pete Cheema smile by a wine display. The couple purchased Malchetske’s on Broadway in 2004. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For the last 16 years, Indy Cheema has been living the American dream.  She came to the United States from India 33 years ago, not expecting to one […]

Living the American dream

Jeremy Stibb prepares to take a photo. Since taking a photography class in high school, Stibb has been taking photos of wildlife, community events and nature. His photos will be on display in Town Square through the month of August. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Jeremy Stibb was […]

An eye for photography

The Hummingbird House features one queen bed, two lofted twin beds and pullout sofa. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Bayview Landing Ice Cream Parlor has always had a special place in Loni and Ryan Meiborg’s hearts.  Before they were married, they’d come to Green Lake from Illinois each summer […]

A place close to the heart

Tanya Schwartz-Roeper, right, and son Oliver display projects made at a previous “Papermaking Party.” Schwartz-Roeper is offering Papermaking Parties again this summer by appointment. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When Tanya Schwartz-Roeper got an Arnold Grummer Papermaking kit for Christmas 25 years ago, it set off a fire inside of […]

Fun with paper

FROM LEFT, Rita Hermanson-Mueller, Mark Mueller and their granddaughter, Jade, smile under the tent Rita has used at local art fairs for years. This year, she’s switched from selling pottery and paintings at art fairs to selling from her home. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Nestled on a farm […]

Potterita lives up to nickname

Thomas Eddy works to help rescue an osprey, who became stuck in a tree Wednesday, July 8 when it got tangled in discarded kite string. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Every morning at 7 a.m., Freeland Film Festival Coordinator Evelyn Galster walks around the neighborhood.  But Wednesday, July 8, something […]

Team effort helps free stuck osprey

ROCHELLE AND RICK Ford, second and third from left, hand the keys of Ford’s Gathering to Lindsay Krueger, left, and Micayla Merrifield. Studio 708 photo by Joe Schulz When Ford’s Gathering Wine & Craft Beer Bar closed its doors in March due to COVID-19, it was unknown when — or […]

Ford’s Gathering is under new management

GARRETT CLARK, third from right, is presented a $500 donation for his Eagle Scout Project, which is a bike repair station for a trailhead at Town Square Community Center. Pictured around him are, from left are Sheila Pulice, Rich Grennan, Marge Bostelmann, Marge’s granddaughter Maggie, Mike Pulice, Tom Batty and […]

Scout shifts gears to bike repair station

Joe Schulz displays the items he found at the Princeton Flea Market, the majority of which were Green Bay Packers related. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus continues to affect everyday life in the United States, but you wouldn’t know it if you drove through Princeton on a Saturday […]

Splash: Reporter scores nice finds at Princeton flea market