Encouraging folks down to go around the world at the Green Lake County Fair Aug. 1 to 4 are, from left, Caroline Retzlaff, Debra Dowen, Eileen Hochmuth, Miltred Roeder and Debra Dowen. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz The Green Lake County Fair will take folks around the world as it […]

GL County Fair will go ‘Around the World’


Tennessee native Jacob Wheeler reels in a bass. Of the 10 anglers who fished Sunday, only Wheeler took the time for a four-hour ride around Big Green Lake during a day off earlier in the week. Garrick Dixon photo by Joe Schulz During the summer months it’s not unusual to see […]

A bass-tacular event



Folks of all ages gather behind Town Square for the grand opening of Mill Pond Terrace. Joe Schultz photo by Joe Schulz Folks of all ages gathered behind Town Square July 2 for Mill Pond Terrace’s grand opening. The celebration gave patrons their first look at the venue and conjoined […]

‘There’s so much joy with this project’


Enjoying their stop on the Eureka Lock are, clockwise, from front left, Berlin Boat Club Director Josh Nigbor, Berlin Boat Club Vice Commodore Dick Schramer, Russ Kuehn, Sue Kuehn, Ashley Nigbor, Cris Schramer, Berlin Boat Club Secretary Sandy Cartmill and Larry Reagan. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Located 6.3 miles […]

Eureka Lock powered by corn



The Roger Williams Inn was constructed in 1930 when The Stone Company worked to turn the area into a resort community. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Seventy-five years ago, the Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) hosted its first conference. This summer it will hold a conference honoring the past present and […]

75 years of memories


FIREWORKS REFLECT ON the waters of Dartford Bay as Green Lake commemorates the Declaration of Independence. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake hosted a smorgasbord of events to commemorate America’s Independence Thursday, July 4. SUPPORTING THE RED, white and blue are, from left, Sam Thill, Eleanor Rogers, Betsy […]

Green Lake has a blast on the Fourth of July



Joe Schulz hold up his almost literal donut inner tubes at Hattie Sherwood Beach. Katherine Swapp photo by Joe Schulz The beach. What better way to spend a hot summer day in Green Lake? My friend Katherine and I recently went to Hattie Sherwood Beach for a day of fun in […]

Donut forget sunscreen


GREEN LAKE RESIDENT Tom Eddy identifies a plant in one of his chaotic garden plots. Some of the plants are cultivars and were purposefully planted there while several are voluntary, meaning one day they  appeared, taking root there. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff When I drive around Green Lake, I […]

Splash: One man’s manicured lawn is another’s ‘chaotic garden’



THE SUN SETS on the do-it-yourselfer Prune and his new, expensive clothesline. submitted photo  by: Todd Sharp There is a beautiful simplicity in performing a repetitive chore with little effort and energy. Initially, the set up can get a little more complicated. My 4th of July was spent pursuing freedom from […]

The Prune: Nothing says holiday like building your own clothesline


Guests, including from left, Jo Ellen Madden, Jodi Olmen and Loni Meiborg, dazzled as they dressed the part at the GLA’s 2018 prohibition-themed gala. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to twinkle and shine as they dress to impress at the GLA’s black-tie optional 2019 gala: A Night Among […]

GLA will reach for the stars at Aug. 3 gala



Joel Jorgensen of Green Lake, holds up his 28-inch lake trout. He and his family caught all lake trout except for one white bass. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Most fish What’s not: Not much Guide’s Corner: Joel Baranowski, North Bay Sport and Liquor, 920-294-6462 […]

Clearer water is leading to better fishing


FROM LEFT, Green Lake Sanitary District President Jerry Specht discusses progress made removing European buckthorn with Mark Worley and Tom Kloosterboer, who have both donated their time and effort to the project. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Once a tribal gathering place that later served for decades as a campground, […]

Tichora nearing return to natural state



STANDING NEAR THE paddle wheel, which will accompany the floor to ceiling paddle wheeler boat inside the folklore museum, are, from left, project manager Betsy Ladwig, and volunteers Wyatt Dibelius and Gordon DeBruin. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz A small leaning building in Princeton has been bringing people together for […]

A historic transformation


Swimmers embark on the first leg of the Ripon Medical Center Triathlon during a past year’s event. The triathlon, set for July 21, will move to downtown Green Lake this year. Jonathan Bailey photo by Joe Schulz Athletes competing in the Ripon Medical Center Triathlon Sunday, July 21 will have some […]

Changing course



RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALING $11,000 after the 11th-annual Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament in Green Lake are, front row, from left, Blake Meiborg, Jackson Kuehn, Gil Leben, Hunter Judas, Kolsen Whitchouse; back row, Derek Zamzow, Zack Gedville, Max Vande Slunt, Justin Malatia and Caden De Maa. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The […]

Reeling in another successful year


Market-goers rummage through tables of goods at the Princeton Flea Market. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz At 5:58 a.m. Saturday mornings, Princeton City Park is deserted except for one man brewing coffee in the food stand. Mike Jacobi has been organizing the Princeton Flea Market for 38 years and every […]

Flea market offers variety of finds



Green Laker Reporter Joe Schulz breaks a sweat on the elliptical at Green Lake Fitness. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For many people, summer is a time to unwind. But for me this summer has been a rat race. That is until I had a chance to work out at […]

A nice summer workout


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



THE PRUNE’S FATHER check’s out the ’62 Chevy Nova Station Wagon’s engine, preparing it, perhaps, for the next family outing to the outdoor theater. submitted photo by Todd Sharp Sometimes I have a great notion to set forth on adventure! When there’s an opportunity for adventure, travel and good eats, […]

The Prune: Spontaneity? It’s key to embarking on adventures


Jordan Honish shows off her first musky, which she caught recently while fishing on Big Green Lake. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: lake trout, smallmouth bass and walleye What’s not: Bluegill Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Fishing […]

Fishing is getting good on Big, Little Green