Weston Hannan, 9, of Sun Prairie, Wis., displays an 8- and 10-pound lake trout that he caught. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, smallmouth bass, white bass, northern pike What’s not: Walleye, panfish Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big […]

Several fish are biting on Big, Little Green Lake


Charlotte Prellwitz looks up at Shae the golden retriever as they sit next to a lantern during a sunset over Big Green Lake. Ric Damm photo by Joe Schulz As March turned to April, Stephanie Prellwitz began questioning the feasibility of the Green Lake Association (GLA) hosting its annual gala […]

GLA virtual gala will shine a light



Pie Shack owners Karla and Jay Wakeley smile in front of the kitchen of their newly opened restaurant in Berlin. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz In the summer of 2018, Karla Wakeley and her two sisters began selling pie by the slice at the Berlin Farmers & Artists Market […]

Slice by slice, Pie Shack aims to satisfy


Benjamin and Lindy Cloyd enjoy a bottle of wine shortly after opening Riverside Coffee Co. in 2018. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Lindy and Benjamin Cloyd were taking a drive through Berlin in late 2017 when the building at 170 West Huron St. caught their eyes. The structure had a […]

Expansion is brewing



DAN HUTTER SITS in The Moboevo Gallery, located on the first floor of Town Square. It offers a variety of electric and non-electric bikes, scooters, recumbents, surfboards and kayaks. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Green Lake resident Dan Hutter and his friend, Mark Radler, opened Moboevo, a next […]

New shop at Town Square offer bikes, more


A CDC GRAPHIC explains how Cercarial Dermatitis — or swimmer’s itch — is transferred to humans. Norwegian Bay has seen a recent uptick of swimmer’s itch. by Joe Schulz Swimmer’s itch appears to be back on Big Green Lake. Last week Monday, the Green Lake County Health Department received a […]

Swimmer’s itch suspected in Green Lake



FIREWORKS ERUPT over Big Green Lake during the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Right, a crowd gathers outside of the Town Square Community Center to watch the parade. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz While many communities across Wisconsin had Independence Day celebrations canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Green […]

GL celebrates Independence Day


SMILING OUTSIDE THE 1967 patrol gunboat are, from left,Vietnam War Veterans Mark Kramer, Jim Nelson, Gary Balthazor, Rich Groeschel and Ralph Warner. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz If you’ve ever driven down South Lawson Drive in the summer, you’ve likely seen a Vietnam War-era military boat anchored in Dartford […]

Splash: Veterans reminiscence while onboard military boat



POTATO BUDS blossom on a plant. Todd Sharp photo by Todd Sharp As I was pedalling by some lake cottages Sunday, July 5, the smells and the feeling of the breezy ease of a summer morning were comforting and serene.  The smoky bacon, the combination of sweet syrup and oily […]

The Prune: Morning ride brings back memories


by Stephanie Prellwitz The Green Lake Association (GLA) recently hosted its first-ever virtual annual meeting.  Viewed by nearly 300 households, the GLA was excited to have their lake-loving message reach far and wide.  For those unable to view the live premiere, that video is available on the Green Lake Association’s […]

7 takeaways from GLA’s annual meeting



Green Lake Association Executive Director Stephanie Prellwitz displays a lake trout she caught with Mike Norton. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, smallmouth bass, white bass What’s not: Walleye, panfish Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 […]

Warmer weather resulting in mixed success


Loading their boat for this year’s White Hot Boat Party are, from left, Thomas Clydesdale, Joan Lloyd, Laura Clydesdale, David Lloyd and Jo Ellen Madden. The party was moved to the water this year to make social distancing earlier. For more information on the event, see page 14. Joe Schulz […]

All Aboard the White Hot Boat Party



A crowd at Deacon Mills Park anxiously awaits the firework display over Dartford Bay. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz After deciding to cancel the Fourth of July Parade in early June, the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (GLACC) announced last week Friday that a parade will, in fact, […]

Fourth of July won’t be a dud in Green Lake


A cabin moved by the Amish from the old Camp Grow property is now used as a roadside fruit and veggie stand in Manchester. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When the Green Lake Conservancy deeded the Tichora Conservancy property to the Green Lake Sanitary District in 2018, the estate looked […]

Camp Grow buildings: Where are they now?



The first phase of construction on Lauree’s Trail began in late April and is set to wrap in July. submitted photo by Joe Schulz After roughly nine years of planning, an 18-mile bike path connecting Green Lake, Ripon and Berlin is becoming a reality, and a recent stewardship grant from […]

Bike path pedals along with help of grant


A CAMPER USES binoculars to check out the area during a past Green Lake Conservancy Camp. The camp will be virtual this year and will run throughout July. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When Lindsie Wallenfang pitched the idea of a summer camp to the Green Lake Conservancy board of […]

I spy a virtual camp



RANDI THOM, left, holds a bass that he and his young angler, Easton Thom, 8, both of Berlin, caught. Jonathan Bailey photo by Joe Schulz In the days leading up to the 12th-annual Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament, Saturday, June 20, the weather became the main point of conversation between […]

AYA Tourney reels in another successful year


WHILE COVID-19 doesn’t need to stop people from enjoying the beach, Green Lake County Health Officer Kathy Munsey encourages people to social distance and not share beach equipment with people outside their family. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz While COVID-19 has upended regular life by canceling events and forcing […]

GL County provides tips to enjoy summer safely



THE UW-MADISON Marching Band plays at one of Green Lake’s Concerts in the Park. The Wednesday concert series is scheduled to start July 8, nearly a month later than normal due to COVID-19 The marching band is set to return Aug. 12. submitted photo by Joe Schulz While many events […]

Concerts in the Park begin July 8


After retiring from print journalism, Roger Bartel has written 58 chapters detailing Princeton’s history for his upcoming book, “Bartel’s History of Princeton, From the New World to the New Deal.” Mary Catanese photo by Joe Schulz Roughly two and a half years ago, Roger Bartel went to the Princeton Public […]

Combing through Princeton’s History