Daily Archives: September 22, 2015


JOLENE AND HENRIK Schatzinger dance at a past Oktoberfest event at the Heidel House in Green Lake. Henrik grew up in Germany.     submitted photo Green Lake resort will celebrate Oktoberfest Oct. 17 by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter What do 44 percent of all Wisconsinites share in common? […]

Auch du lieber Heidel House!


ATTENDEES AT A past Ghost Walk listen to a tour guide. The walk, which the Berlin Historical Society organizes, will return Saturday, Oct. 17.  submitted photo Meet legends of the past at historical society’s Ghost Walk  by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter For nearly two centuries, men, women and children […]

Faces of Berlin’s Past



Berlin Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Becky Jenkinson smiles while volunteering at Berlin’s Farmers & Artists Market a few years ago. submitted photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter As Green Lake Country’s 2015 tourist season is coming to an end, two area chamber of commerce rookies deserve big pats […]

New chamber directors reflect on first summer


AMONG THE MEMORIES created by Green Laker reporter Laura Lyke this summer is enjoying a break with cousin John after paddling south (upstream) on the Fox River. by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter At St. Olaf, a small Lutheran liberal arts college in Northfield, Minn., I am grateful for the […]

Thanks for the memories!



by Todd Sharp Summer always goes way too fast. I’m sad to see the geese coming back. However, instead of wondering where summer went so damn fast, I’m looking forward to fall and winter. If I wanted to extend summer I could move to Texas, Florida, New or old Mexico. […]

No summer bummer: Baby it’s cold cool outside




HARVEST FEST PRINCESS and prince Felicia Ciukaj and Max Kelly wave to spectators in the hour-long parade while being driving by Lee Baird at Harvest Fest in Green Lake last year. Aaron Becker photo Laker communities have great events, activities planned by Ian Stepleton So long … farewell … It’s […]

Good-bye summer, hello to more fun


OWEN PURVIS STANDS in his garden, which features about 1,000 varieties of hostas, with a shovel in hand.   Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter There are more than 7,000 named varieties of hostas in the world. Owen Purvis has about 1,000 varieties of them in his […]

Purvis’ love for hostas dug deep



John Pahlas stands behind his bird sculptures, which are the most popular at art shows.  submitted photo Former Ripon resident enjoys experimenting with different sculptures by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Professional artist and former Ripon resident John Pahlas can’t remember a day when metalworking wasn’t a major part of […]

Metaling around