Daily Archives: July 26, 2016


CAMPERS play a game of Frisbee at the Pilgrim Center.      submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff On different ends of Big Green Lake, Pilgrim Center, Camp Grow and the Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) share this in common: All are local summer ministry sites where kids and families feel […]

Area camps offer opportunities for all ages


Reporter climbs aboard Heidel House yacht with her family Jack and Shirley Tetzlaff stand in front of Heidel House’s 60-foot Escapade yacht after their cruise around Green Lake.    Hannah Tetzlaff photo By Hannah Tetzlaff Riding in a car for hours at a time into the night, walking miles a […]

An escapade with the grandparents



GLA will celebrate anniversary of protecting the lake July 30 with 1950s-themed gala The Green Lake Association swings back to its origins in 1951 by forming its own Rat Pack out of the relatives of its founding members. From left are Peter Vandervelde (Frank Sinatra), Joseph Pregont (Dean Martin), Bur […]

Hats off to 65 years


Olympic-themed county fair will run Aug. 4 to 7 in Green Lake A TRACTOR PULLS a load at a past Green Lake County Fair. This year, the fair will feature a tractor pull Thursday and Friday.        submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Displaying their skill like the athletes […]

Forget the blue ribbons, go for gold at GL Fair



TODD SHARP’S FATHER, Tom, left, shows Diane Leatherberry how a cartridge tape player works as Johnson’s TV store owner George Johnson watches. It was at the downtown Ripon store that Todd’s imagination blossomed and his interest in sales began.  RCP file photo By Todd Sharp  “I believe strongly that the […]

The Prune: Imagination grows with person, experiences


McConnell Inn celebrates three decades of serving guests ABOVE, leaning against the sign post, Mary-Jo Johnson reminisces about the various guests the she has met over the years as an innkeeper. Left, the McConnell Inn is a five-room Victorian bed and breakfast that celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 29 with […]

30 years and counting …



Participants at the 2015 NRCS Soil Health Field Day learn how conservation practices can increase soil health by improving various physical and chemical characteristics within the soil, including increased organic matter, healthier microbial communities, improved infiltration and reduced soil erosion.            submitted photo  by Alison Thiel […]

Cleaning up our watershed: One best management practice at a ...


Pewaukee Water Ski Club will return Saturday, July 30 to Green Lake for ‘Cirque de Ski’ show THE PEWAUKEE LAKE Water Ski Club performs one of its signature pyramids. The group does many tricks throughout the show.    submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After successfully co-hosting the Green Lake Water […]

Circus on skis is coming to town



Sue Thorn, LEFT, Chicago, chats with fused glass artist Wendy Reiter, Ripon, after buying a piece of Reiter’s work at Town Square’s Summer Market. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Rocking and rolling while shopping and strolling is an experience all can share when visiting Green Lake Town Square. Through […]

Summer market comes to GL


Florence Doss of Quincy, Ill., holds a 12-pound lake trout she caught while fishing with Mike Norton.    Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass and northern pike What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide […]

Warm weather = slow fishing on Big, Little Green



CLYDE OLSON HANGS out on the lanes at his bowling alley, Prairie Lanes, back in 2010. It closed permanently recently as Clyde and wife Darlene have retired.       Jonathan Bailey photo  By Ian Stepleton Over the years, I’ve really tried to dedicate this space to telling you about […]

Say goodbye to two Laker country legends