Daily Archives: July 11, 2017


Reagan Zimmerman Rainy days seem to be more common than sunny days this summer. Have you been wondering why we can’t seem to get one nice day a week? So have the businesses and fishermen. They are experiencing the backfire of the crazy weather. Restaurants, boat rentals and fishing guides […]

What’s up with the weather?


The original interior of the building shows through in the clothing shop with the original support beams and brick walls. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Have you ever seen a purple chicken or been to a store named after a donkey? Anyone who shops at Violet & Company can […]

A match made in renovations



Joe Van Rhyn poses in front of his hand-made, limited edition wooden plaques for Green Lake’s 125th year celebration in 1973. A complete set of these plaques may be viewed at the Dartford Historical Society in Green Lake. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman “All of the how-to books [on […]

From GL steakhouse owner to author


Owen Purvis stands by the entrance of Elim Hosta Gardens. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman In the Biblical book of Exodus, the Israelites wandered through a desert for 40 years. During those 40 years, they encountered a few oases. One was Elim, which had seven springs and 70 palm […]

Hostas provide oasis for Princeton couple



GREEN LAKE RESIDENT Dan Jorndt drives the Thrasher Opera House parade unit with help from his co-pilot grandchildren: Jack Haravon, Kate Haravon, Olivia Haravon and Blake Haravon.  by Reagan Zimmerman Red, white and blue flooded the surrounding area for America’s birthday. From T-shirts to boat and lawn decorations, Green Lake […]

‘I love our country and I love Green Lake’


GREEN LAKER REPORTER Reagan Zimmerman gives younger sister, Sheridan, a big hug after her performance as a robot in “Gulliver’s Travels” June 24. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman This summer, I relived one of my favorite childhood memories in a slightly different way. Instead of performing on the Thrasher Opera […]

Lights, camera, reporter enjoys action



Bike safety is of paramount importance to many in Green Laker Country — not just avid cyclists such as Mike Schattschneider, left, who was hit by a car last August while riding on County Road T, and Lauree Renaud, right, of Green Lake Greenways. It’s also important to safety officials […]

Splash: Sharing is caring — but it’s also the law




McCoy Walejko caught this 9.5-inch bluegill at the Dartford Mill Pond. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, smallmouth bass and walleye What’s not: Northern pike Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton, Mike Norton’s Fishing Adventure, 295-3617 “The lake trout fishing has picked up and it is […]

Lake trout, smallmouth and walleye are hot bites