Daily Archives: August 21, 2018


MEMBERS OF THE Green Lake Conservancy Board are, from left, Barry Rogers, Tom Schultz, Randy Roeper, Jane Pearsall, Peter Vandervelde, Bur Zeratsky, Dave Norton, Melissa Curran, Tom Eddy, Lynn Grout, Debbie Zeratsky, Jenna Walker and Bob Burke. Not pictured are Lindsie Wallenfang and Dave Goodspeed. submitted photo by Ariana Hones […]

GL Conservancy acquires Camp Grow property


Gala guests and long-time GLA supporters, Larry and Victoria Gundrum, participate in the event’s pillar project appeal to support major lake initiatives. Together, guests donated more than $165,000 toward major lake initiatives to protect and restore Green Lake’s water quality. submitted photo by Alison Niescier For the Green Lake Association’s […]

Party-goers raise more than $165,000 to improve Green Lake’s ...



GETTING IN THE spirit for the Green Lake Area 13dot1 Half Marathon & 5k, which takes place the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, are, from left, Kinzie Quade, Kristin and Dennis Galatowitsch, Tom and Wendy Schultz and Sandie Quade. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones A decade ago, Tom Kloosterboer, […]

On your mark…Get set…


Foxtale ginger beer brewing owners Zach Johnson, left, and Zach Frazier stand by their product at the Oshkosh Farmer’s Market. Left, Zach Johnson assists a customer. Ariana Hones photos by Ariana Hones It all began with a blueberry soda that exploded all over the kitchen counters, leaving stained spots. Eventually […]

A river of ginger Foxtale flows on



The Long family members, from left, Jarrod, Doug, Amelia, Wendy and Julia welcomes guests to Terrace Beach Retreat from mid-May to mid-October.  Ariana Hones photos by Ariana Hones A change was needed from farm life. So in 1967, Mace and Dollie Miller moved onto a Green Lake shore-side property which […]

All in the family


Guests mingle and dine during Langford’s famous fish fry. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones In between noshing on his favorite pop rock breath mints and asking the ever constant question of “links or woods?” to a steady stream of clients, Josh Carroll, PGA Head Golf Professional at Lawsonia, paused […]

Langford’s of Lawsonia: A living legacy



Children line up for their turn during the Green Lake County Fair’s Demolition Derby. Ariana Hones photos by Ariana Hones A hoard of lawnmowers rammed into each other as a cloud of dust engulfed them. The crowd screamed. “Reverse! Get ‘em!” This was Demolition Derby 2018. I had never been […]

Not your grandmother’s derby


Jeanna Powell, left, and Steve Joas show off their traditional German clothing while polka dancing at last year’s Volksfest. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff When Jeanna Powell attended Waupun’s Volksfest — a German festival ­— more than four years ago, she witnessed a scene that inspired her. A woman and […]

Splash: Half-stepping and twirling, Volksfest polkas into town



THE PRUNE’S HANDLEBARS ride above his new front tire, ready to circumnavigate Green Lake. submitted photo by Todd Sharp I got me some new wheels. Not the kind of wheels you might be thinking, like a new car or new rubber tires but some new wheels — hubs, rims and […]

Prune wheely happy with two new additions to his bicycle


LEO WEHNER of Green Lake holds up a 12-pound lake trout that he caught. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass What’s not: Lake trout Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures, www.biggreenlakefishing.com, 920-295-3617 Lake Trout fishing has slowed down a bit as of […]

Catch the rainbow (trout) in Big Green