Daily Archives: September 18, 2018


Lynn Pollesch of Ripon shuttles fest attendees up and down South Street in 2017. Pollesch is the founder of the East Central Tractor Cruise, Inc.  Maic D’Agostino photo by Ariana Hones Thirty years ago, the farmers came in from the fields after a long summer of planting, tending and weeding […]

Harvest Fest celebrates 30 years of community


2018 GREEN LAKE Conference Center volunteers stand outside one of the buildings on the property.  submitted photo by Ariana Hones It was summer 1888. A sudden storm forced Jessie Lawson onto the shores of Lone Tree Point. Seeking refuge in a small shack, she waited out the rains. When the […]

Preserving a refuge



(Above) Water skiing to first place in the 2018 Green Laker Photo Contest on her bare feet is Olya Ford, 14. The photo was taken Aug. 5 by Michelle Ford of Markesan.  Second Place! (Below) Penny Howell captured Cassidy and Colbie McElroy of California facing each in the shadows during […]

Photo Contest Finalists!


Amanda Drager pours a martini at the start of her Center House shift.  She also bartends at Adam’s Rib in Green Lake. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones Not all superheroes wear capes. In fact, sometimes the factor giving them that extra boost of power comes from a comfortable pair […]

Behind the bar stands super woman



The Princeton Public Library fund-raising team is all smiles following a successful event last year. submitted photo by Ariana Hones “It won’t be the library you remember, but it will be one you won’t forget.” Those words heed all who drive down Princeton’s Water Street and pass the public library. […]

An evening to remember


CHUCK HURLEY, THE new owner of Norton’s Dry Dock, sits in one of the pontoon boats available from the business. Ian Stepleton photo by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com Though the “Norton” name may be synonymous with Green Lake, even Dave and Krista Norton once needed help getting started in the boat […]

Back to family: Norton’s Dry Dock is purchased by Green ...



ARIANA HONES WAVES after successfully making it to her feet during a water skiing adventure with Clancey Nicholls. submitted photo by Ariana Hones “Where are all the people? The lake is so quiet.” That is me. I am on the water near County Park about to water ski for the […]

Reporter waves so long to GL country


Green Lake Community members work to decorate downtown Green Lake with festive fall decorations in preparation for the city’s biggest event of the year, Harvest Fest. Maic D’Agostino photo by Hannah Tetzlaff When the sky turns gray, the air becomes crisp and the trees are decorated in splashes of red, […]

Splash: End of summer? No worries! Fall fun has just ...




MASON KLASSA SHOWS off the fish he and his sister, Aylah, caught while fishing on Big Green Lake. This photo was submitted by Charlie Klassa of Berlin as part of the 2018 Green Laker Photo Contest. by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Not much What’s not: Everything Guide’s […]

Fishing should heat up as temps cool