Daily Archives: June 9, 2015


Play was performed  in 2001 as part of Missoula Children’s Theater’s first show in Green Lake A PICTURE ADVERTISING the first production put on at the Thrasher Opera House by the Missoula Children’s Theater, “The Wiz of the West,” top left, hangs with several other autographed photos. The play will […]

‘Wiz of the West’ returns to Thrasher


A youngster watches as Ripon’s Bruce Grampo of the local Walleyes for Tomorrow chapter releases a nice bass back into Dartford Bay last year. Aaron Becker photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter What has competitive sport fishing, lifetime memories and exciting new prizes? The Green Lake Angler Young Angler (AYA) […]

Fishing for Memories, Prizes and $$$ for Scholarships



Green Lake-area residents will be featured in upcoming TV program  THE GREEN LAKE inlet shimmers on a fall morning this year. Aaron Becker photo by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com Filming has wrapped up for an upcoming episode of the TV show “Discover Wisconsin” that will feature the Green Lake area when it […]

Filming complete for ‘Discover WI’


Greenways continue to pedal forward in making foot traffic safer  Top, the new, paved recreational bike path runs along Highway 23 for 2 1/2 miles.  Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter The Berlin, Ripon, and Green Lake communities have shared countless connections. A non-motorized multi-use path was […]

Paving Paths



ROD KAZMERZAK OF Sun Prairie, Wis., shows off the 26-pound lake trout he caught Sunday, May 31 while fishing  with Dennis Walker. Behind him is David Meyer of Cottage Grove, Wis.    submitted photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass and lake trout […]

Fishing is heating up on Big Green, stays hot on ...


(Hint: Look above this headline and add the words, ‘… into Summer’) STEVE GUTH AND Carrie Nolen, organizers of Splash into Summer in Green Lake, show off examples of the popcorn and “summer splashers” that will be given away June 13 at Playground Park. Ian Stepleton photo by Ian Stepleton It’s […]

What’s the name of Green Lake’s newest festival?!



by Todd Sharp I started writing the prune to examine the sweet wrinkly contours of being over 50. I’m now 53 and have explored many of the peaks in my life. I’ve walked through Buddhist temples carved into the tops of mountains in Sri Lanka. Yet I eat a bowl […]

The Prune is going Gruen


DEANA CEMAN, RIGHT, owns Violet & Company. Managing the store is Tina Goetsch. Todd Sharp photo Deana Ceman has had her eye on a downtown Berlin storefront for years. The Berlinite would drive with her family past the building at 151 West Huron St. and ask no one in particular, “What […]

Women’s boutique Violet & Company opens in Berlin



by Ian Stepleton Ever been away for a week or two during the summer and said, “Gee, I wish I knew what was going on in Green Laker country these days.” Well, wonder no more! This week, we introduce our brand-spanking-new website, just for the Green Laker area: TheGreenLaker.com What […]

Get onboard with us, now online, too!


TOWN SQUARE BOARD members prepare for an upcoming hoedown. From left are Charlie Lofgren, Tom Willett, Karla Spinks, Jo Ellen Madden, Pam Alf, Tonya Alling, Mary Rowley, Connie Willett, Phil Burkart and Mary Jo Johnson.  submitted photo Two of the area’s non-profit organizations — the Downtown Green Lake Renewal Project […]

Summer hoedown will benefit Green Lake revitalization, more



THIS SKETCH SHOWS a possible future view of the Green Lake Legion post. by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com Members of the Green Lake Legion and Auxiliary are just about ready to take their case to John Q. Citizen. Plans for the new headquarters at Lake and Water streets — and the […]

Plans underway for new Legion HQ