Daily Archives: August 8, 2017


Future Green Lake diver Tyler Jennings practices his diving techniques. Jennings is taking classes at Mountain Bay Scuba to obtain his Scuba Diving certification. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman The murky — or maybe not so murky — waters of Green Lake hold many secrets. Some of those secrets […]

Green Lake’s secrets surface during dives


Ellen Koeppen, left, and Tom Schultz, right, cheer on Kristin Galatowitsch, second from left, and Wendy Schultz as they practice their finish-line faces for the upcoming 13dot1 half marathon and 5k. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman 13.1 miles is a long distance, especially for runners. Running that far can […]

Get your race face on for 13dot1



Campers used the Caestecker Public Library’s binoculars at Assembly Creek in hopes of spotting the osprey nesting by the Norwegian Bay Wetlands Boardwalk. Tom Schultz photo by Reagan Zimmerman For three weekends this summer, 16 kids became “little warriors of the environment” as they learned how to become one with […]

Keeping an eye on the environment


From left, Celest King, Ed Fischer and Marge Bostelmann hold the Doghouse sign from the drive-in’s first iteration, when King worked there. All three share a connection to the now-empty building. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Fifty years and seven businesses all in one building. Green Lake’s once well-known […]

Drive-in passion



Pewaukee Lake Water Ski club stacks up a pyramid for the finale; Batman (secret identity Mike Strauss) carries Kayla Asbach to safety after showing off some super-powered moves during the doubles performance. Reagan Zimmerman and Rudy Winther photos by Reagan Zimmerman Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is […]

Up, up and aweigh!


Members of the Mascoutin PGA Junior League teams and Berlin High School golf team took a road trip to the LPGA Classic at Thornberry Creek in Oneida, Wis., during July this summer where they met professional golfer Paula Creamer. The 2017 Mascoutin Maulers and 2017 Mascoutin Brawlers are two PGA […]

Green golfers get training, meet pro



Green Lake’s waters are splattered with an array of colors from the swim caps of the 263 participants. photo Reagan Zimmerman by Reagan Zimmerman Wetsuits, bicycles and running shoes were all that could be seen in the swarms of Ripon Medical Center Triathlon participants. The Green Lake Conference Center hosted […]

Long distance? No problem!


Reagan Zimmerman tries to rip a nice disc throw while beginning the second hole at Zobel Park’s 18-hole frisbee golfing — or “frolfing” — course. But something’s lurking in the woods … Jake Henderson photo by Reagan Zimmerman Mother nature has not been on my side this summer. Her overproduction […]

Summer’s blood-sucking enemies plague outing




by Todd Sharp From the tubular, righteous, humble beginning in Peru, the potato has been cooked up as a staple in nearly every cuisine around the world. In its best form the potato is always paired with some fat and additional flavor. Butter, salt and pepper, sour cream, bacon bits, […]

Prune advises: Let the chips fall where they may



From left, Carson Halum, Brady Halum and Tavin Chip of Indianapolis show off their impressive lake trout they caught during their fishing adventure with Dennis Walker. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake Trout and Smallmouth What’s not: Northern Pike and White Bass Guide’s Corner: Mike […]

Lake Trout bite better than expected right now


There are multiple ways of washing boats and other gear, each with its own level of effectiveness. Rinsing equipment with water, such as a hose, will help remove mud and other organisms either out of reach or unseen by a boater. Pressure wash systems more effectively remove unseen organisms from […]

Boat wash stations may be coming to Green Lake