Thrasher Opera House staff and board members dress in Mardi Gras finery to encourage folks to come to the venue’s 2019 Party for the Arts Saturday, Sept. 21. Playing a jazz tune in front are, from left, Jason Menting, Roger Gundlach, Tim Lyke and Steve Yeomans. Full of nonsense behind […]

Bringing the party to Green Lake

Despite the amputation of his right forearm, Joel Schultz has spent his summer golfing at Tuscumbia Golf Course. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When golf enthusiast Joel Schultz lost the use of his hands in 2011 due to complications from a bypass surgery, he didn’t know if he would ever […]


The Freeland Film Festival’s Opening Night Film will be “Children of Bal Ashram,” with filmmaker Leonard Morris attending. Morris has been an advocate for children before Congress and internationally. Morris will be available for questions from the audience once the film ends. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Parked cars line the […]

Marching back to Green Lake

Lifelong photographers Suzette Allen and Jon Yoshinaga set up camp outside their 1985 13-foot camper trailer that they have affectionately dubbed “Bubble Trailer.” submitted photo by Joe Schulz Lifelong photographers and California natives Suzette Allen and Jon Yoshinaga embarked on a coast to coast tour of the United States Sept. 6. […]

Picture this

The Grand River Valley Museum opened its doors to the public in August 1991 and is open Saturdays through September from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Since 1991, the Grand River Valley Museum has been giving the community a blast from Markesan’s past […]

Central station for history

AUTHOR DIANE EGBERT moved postcards she had collected for more than a dozen years from their binders into a new coffee-table book. Tim Lyke photo by Tim Lyke If a picture’s worth a thousand words, Diane Egbert’s new history of Green Lake has almost 180,000 words of value. About 180 […]

Postcards now GL history book

MIKE AND JILL Havey smile, happy to see more than 1,000 people in attendance at the 2019 Community Street Bash they sponsored. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz A sea of people flooded Water Street, between the Dartford Mill Pond and Town Square, as music echoed for blocks serenading an […]

Thanks to Haveys, GL hosts largest street bash

Mary Lou Neubauer describes Lena Baker’s life as a socialite in the roaring ’20s. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz On Saturday Aug. 24, I decided to watch tombstones come to life at the city of Princeton’s Guided Cemetery Walking Tour. I’ve always been a bit of a history nerd, so […]

Lessons from the grave

Rachel Johnson of Madison and Xi Chen of China enjoy their visit to Green Lake. by Hannah Tetzlaff As a foodie, I love to cook and taste new recipes. And after experimenting with gluten-free meals for a beloved family I know, I’ve become pretty good at improvising and mastering some […]

Splash: The recipe for happiness; ‘What makes YOU happy?’

THE EVER-LOYAL Max, used to sitting beneath the beacon tree as he waits for his 8-year-old master, stands guard next to a maple. submitted photo by Todd Sharp When I was 8, I occasionally would run off to our 18-tree orchard and climb up in the beacon apple tree to hide […]

The Prune: A beacon tree once shown light on Prune’s ...

Evan Zinn, 7, left and brother Cole Zinn, 2, practice their fishing skills Memorial Day weekend in this 2019 Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Judy Benigno. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and lake trout What’s not: Northern pike and white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis […]

Walleyes among top bites for both Big, Little Green

Berlin Mayor Richard Schramer displays the model of his patented Hovertoon after piloting the craft out of the garage where it was built. It took Schramer 12 years to take the Hovertoon from concept to prototype. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Berlin Mayor Richard Schramer isn’t holding city […]

It’s a hovercraft … No, it’s a pontoon …

Princeton Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Ted Kuklinski has a grilling untensil in one hand and a bottle of barbecue in the other as he gets ready for the Puckaway Pigfest, which benefits the fire department. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz If you’re camping at Lake Arrowhead in Montello Saturday, […]

Turning up the heat on bbq

At right, Julie and Bob Dethloff of Green Lake serve up their “Grateful Red” team chili to a long line of hungry folks. The Dethloffs’ first-place trophy from the 2014 State Chili Cookoff is prominently on display. Maic D’Agostino photo by Joe Schulz For more than 35 years the Wisconsin State […]

Chili Party

Whooping Crane Festival committee members Carol and Greg Bielski are ready for another fun filled festival. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Each year, Princeton’s Whooping Crane Festival educates folks about the importance of preserving the endangered species. But this year, it will do so without the help of one of […]

Not easily grounded

FROM LEFT, co-op members Lelia Ziebell, Donna Marquart and Sue McConnell encourage folks to stop by Town Square Saturday mornings or to take a stroll through the corner store. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz In the early days of Town Square, Board President Fran Hill approached former Green Lake County […]

No longer just a Corner Store

Community Hall was constructed in 1929 and turns 90 on Labor Day. In 2010 the non-profit Unity Hall Inc. formed to restore the building to the community gathering place it once was. Joe Schulz Photo by Joe Schulz If you’ve been to the Princeton Flea Market, there’s a good chance you’ve […]

Harvest Faire returns Sept. 8

by Joe Schulz One pound of phosphorus runoff can fuel up to 500 pounds of algae growth in a body of water. Due to a high concentration of phosphorous, Big Green Lake has been listed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as an impaired body of water since 2014. […]

From field to lake

GETTING A HEAD start on the first-ever Green Lake half-marathon (13dot1) in 2010 are committee members, from left, Sandie Quade, Kristin Galatowitsch, Wendy Schultz, Ellen Koeppen and Dr. Tom Kloosterboer. Jonathan Bailey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After nine years of running the race, it was time to pass the torch. Part […]

Splash: As the finish line approaches, organizers remember 13dot1