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

TAKING A SELFIE before hitting the beach are, from left, Brett Fischer, Katherine Swapp, Joe Schulz and Nick Wielgosz.  Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz  As the summer begins to heat up, both literally and figuratively, there’s no better way to cool off than to go swimming in Big Green […]

Splash: Reporter and friends take a dip in chilly Big ...

TODD SHARP SHOWS off the chili pepper tattoo that he got on his right calf. submitted photo by Todd Sharp I don’t want to be needled about it … I decided to get a tattoo of a chili pepper on my right calf. Sadly enough, I think my calf muscles […]

The Prune: Surviving the needle for a spicy tattoo

A turbidity curtain is installed in the County K Highway Marsh. Derek Kavanagh photo If you’ve recently driven by the County K Highway Marsh, located at the southwest corner of Green Lake, it’s likely you’ve noticed a new addition: a long line of floating green booms that isolate pockets of […]

A story of hope for County K Highway Marsh and ...

CAPTAIN DAVID LOEWE and his two sons, Wesley, 10, and Harrison, 8, all of Omro, hold up their day’s work at the Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament after weighing in. For more on the competition, see page 5 . Jonathan Bailey photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: […]

Fishing not at peak, but still plenty of bites

Visitors to the Princeton Flea Market peruse a vendors table last year. The flea market is set to open for the season July 18, with some social distancing guidelines. by Joe Schulz When the Princeton Chamber of Commerce announced in May that the city’s famous flea market had been postponed […]

Princeton Flea Market will open for season July 18

Bucket Wings Founder Will Gerstein flips chicken wings after their first round through the air fryer. He is operating the restaurant out of Town Square in Green Lake. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Will Gerstein always has been something of an entrepreneur, from spending the last five summers selling […]

18-year-old is no chicken

DEB ROBERTS DISPLAYS an “Open” sign outside The Collection on Mill Street. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Deb Roberts always wanted to open her own business, but between being a nurse and raising a family she never had enough time. That was until she stepped away from nursing and moved to […]

Mother-daughter duo opens GL shop

JILLIAN’S RESTAURANT, WHICH is under new leadership, is located at 200 South Fulton St. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Mark Lemke and Alys Wild met at a Grateful Dead concert in the 1990s, they never imagined that one day they’d be married and co-owners of a restaurant. The couple […]

New Jillian’s owners realize dream

Freeland Director Steve Galster discusses COVID-19’s link to wildlife trafficking during a global webinar in April that Freeland co-hosted with Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand in Bangkok. by Joe Schulz This September, cars were set to line Green Lake streets as people walked between the Thrasher Opera House, Town Square […]

Freeland Film Fest at the touch of your hands

Among the classes will be cooking ones taught by celebrity chef Ace Champion (above). He is the host of Cook Like A. Champion,” which airs Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on CW 14 (WCWF-TV). Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Amy Reese became the program and event manager for Town Square […]

Town Square goes digital to provide community programming

FIREWORKS REFLECT ON the waters of Dartford Bay as Green Lake commemorates the Declaration of Independence. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake’s summer event calendar continues to shift, as the Green Lake Fine Arts Show, Green Lake Triathlon and annual Fourth of July parade through downtown Green Lake have […]

GL Fourth of July parade, fine arts show and triathlon ...