Daily Archives: August 29, 2017


CHANNELING their inner “Animal House” as they prepare for the annual Party for the Arts at Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake are, from left, Dennis Duijsters, Ryan Avery, Brice Alvord, David Knuth and Andrew Maes. This year’s theme for the annual fund-raiser is toga and frat parties. Reagan Zimmerman […]

Party at Thrasher with ‘Animal House’-style celebration


WISCONSIN State Chili Cook-off Championship Chairman Bill Munsey, right, presents the 2016 championship trophy to members of “Pirates of the Chilibean.” Jonathan Bailey photo by Reagan Zimmerman Throughout the world, there are 99 reported different types of chili peppers. They range from a bell pepper at 0 Scoville heat units […]

Feel the heat and sweet tastes at chili cook-off



Donna Bille and her grandsons, Gordon Ninneman, left, and Matthew Ninneman paint ladybug rocks together for the Green Lake Rocks group. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Have you seen little yellow minions on the loose? What about the title character from the book, “Where’s Waldo?” If you have, chances are […]

Bille puts the ‘rock’ in Green Lake rocks


“Hope” the whooping crane stands for a photo by the International Crane Foundation banner. This will be Hope’s first year at the celebration. The suit was made by the man who made the “Muppets.” submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Imagine spotting a group of migrating whooping cranes high in the […]

Whooping Crane Festival will migrate back to Princeton Sept. 7 ...



June Withhun of Cambria, Wis., displays her hand-painted festive signs at her booth. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Packer games spawn Wisconsin rituals. Some fans are superstitious and have to wear the same socks on game day, while others can’t miss watching a game for anything. They won’t have to […]

Harvest Faire is set for Sept. 17


Reagan Zimmerman de-stresses during her deadline week with some yoga in her backyard. Sheridan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Older sisters are supposed to help us when we fall down, right? Well that is not exactly how my older sister, Aubreigh, feels. Her motto is “Sister, I am always there […]

Reporter needs lift from big sis



Mary Ernest waters a floral arrangement in front of Jillian’s Corner Cottage in Princeton with rainwater the shopkeepers collect in barrels. Like many items for sale at Jillian’s, each flower arrangement is unique and depends upon who created it. Maic D’Agostino photo by Maic D’Agostino Sometimes you walk into a […]

Splash: Jillian’s customers bring home smiles and unique finds




Tom Inorio displays the smallmouth bass he caught during his fishing adventure with Dennis Walker on his vacation from Chicago. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and smallmouth bass What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green […]

Fishing has slowed, but the bites still are there