Daily Archives: June 20, 2016


A SPEEDBOAT RACES past the Heidel House Resort & Spa. submitted photo by Ian Stepleton How did you first learn of Green Laker country? Was it from family, because they’ve always  come here? Was it from a friend, recommending a great place to go relax? Or, perhaps, have you been […]

Grand Canyon, Catskills … and Heidel House


A TABLE IS prepared in the third floor ballroom of Town Square. In case of rain, the Farm to Table Dinner will move from the Town Square lawn to the ballroom. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Green Lake Town Square meal focuses on putting locally grown food on plates by Hannah Tetzlaff […]

From the farm to the table



MARY ROWLEY HOLDS her restaurant award. submitted photo Mary Rowley, owner of the Goose Blind Grill and Bar in downtown Green Lake, recently was honored as the Restaurateur of the Year by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA). The Restaurateur of the Year is the industry’s top honor and is given […]

Restaurant association honors Green Lake’s Mary Rowley


MAGGIE SHELL: “We’re just grateful for the opportunity to be in Green Lake.” staff photo by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com A fine piece of jewelry is cherished and handed down through generations. Gysbers Jewelry understands this well. The fifth-generation, family-owned-and-run store has been creating those kind of pieces for area families […]

Gysbers Jewelry holds grand opening



CORKS N’ CANVAS instructor and local artist Becky Andersen lets loose with a glass of wine and a little paint. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Corks n’ Canvas enables artists of all skill levels to sip wine and create masterpieces by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter With a brush in one hand and […]

Would you like some wine with that paint?


CHILDREN PERFORM under the bright lights of the Thrasher Opera House stage during a past production by the Missoula’s Children’s Theater.  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Taking raw talent and spinning it into pure skill, the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) transforms local area children into golden actors. […]

Missoula Children’s Theatre opens curtains for acting opportunities



DUFFERS LINE UP for everyone’s favorite game, “Sink the Bismarck,” in Playground Park. Proceeds from the event this year will go towards a new American Legion building.   Connor Cummiskey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter With rubber ducks, tie-dye T-shirts, golf balls and souvenir cups, the Green Lake […]

Go Fourth with ducks, cups and shirts, oh my!


Matt Coshway of Ripon shows off a lake trout he caught while fishing with Mike Norton. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish What’s not: White bass and lake trout Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon […]

Warmer weather + clearer water = better fishing!



LAURA AND TRACY Swayze, owners of Creative Soul, get ready to share their creative passion with the city of Green Lake in their surrey.  Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Re-purposing boat propellers into clocks. This is just one skill of many skills exhibited by Tracy Swayze, […]

Creative Soul showcases passion of others


by Todd Sharp There was once a time when the only farmers markets were in big cities. Over the years I’ve noticed how big, ripe ideas spread from community to community. Once good ideas start getting a foothold, it’s hard to keep them contained in one spot. After my first […]

Willy Street? Check out Mill, Watson, Huron streets



A carp barrier and new bubble barrier help trap tens of thousands of invasive rough fish at the County Road K bridge.  by Alison Thiel Tens of thousands of invasive European carp have been swarming beneath the bridge at Green Lake’s Southwest Inlet this spring. The carp’s tireless effort to […]

30 tons of carp pulled from SW side of Big ...