Daily Archives: May 23, 2017


Carrie Nolen serves a cup of coffee with a smile. Below, customers may pair their coffee with a sweet treat, which includes muffins. by Reagan Zimmerman What is better than a daily cup of joe? A cup of joe with a little sass and a smile from local coffee shop, […]

Sassafras answers call for coffee


A FARMERS STATE Bank float is decorated in last year’s theme, “Hats off to Dairy,” during the annual June Dairy Days parade. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Reagan Zimmerman Markesan’s June Dairy Days always has prided itself on being a community event. But this year, it’s taking an even closer approach […]

Dairy Days returns June 9 to 11



CHRISTINE Slabosheski sits peacefully at her favorite place at the Green Lake Conference Center, “One Tree Point,” reflecting on her love for nature. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Ripon native and Green Lake resident Christine Slabosheski has visited the Green Lake Conference Center (formerly known as the American Baptist […]

A peaceful place to relax




Bria Reiser, right, laughs along with friends Julie and Sarah Fleegal, while doing a makeover at the annual Girls Glam Night. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman “Freckles.” “My passion for doing what I love.” “Understanding my flaws.” “Being who I am.” These were a few responses from girls who […]

Embracing their natural beauty


NEW GREEN LAKER reporter Reagan Zimmerman stands on the gas dock she spends her summers working on as she is surrounded by the area’s beauty. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman From a young age, I always was that outgoing child that wanted to talk to everyone and learn about everything. […]

Reporter embraces challenge with open arms



Pipes and nozzles for Ripon’s new splash pad wait to be unwrapped and squirt back as they sit in the rain May 17.  Maic D’Agostino photo by Maic D’Agostino A couple weeks ago, my 5-year-old daughter and I stepped outside on our way to school. “It’s warmer than I thought […]

Splash: Warm up to summer by cooling off in Laker ...


WHICH GUY APPEARS more prepared for the Green Lake 100? Gary Hazelberg, right, or the Prune? submitted photo by Todd Sharp This summer is kicking off with robust exercise and plenty of camaraderie. I’m talking about a new bike ride: the Green Lake 100 On Sunday, May 28, the Green […]

The Prune: Green Lake 100 offers biking fun for all ...



NOAH BORGARDT plucked this largemouth bass out of Ripon’s Gothic Mill Pond earlier this month. Tracy Landerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Not much What’s not: Everything Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 With the season just starting […]

As water warms up, so will the fishing


The GLSD is monitoring two fyke nets within the County Highway K Estuary to assess fish populations within the wetland. These nets also serve as an additional method for removal. GLSD staff, Dallas Lewallen, empties a fyke net containing invasive carp. submitted photo by Alison Thiel Editor’s note: This piece […]

Teamwork averts another GL ‘Carpageddon’