Daily Archives: August 27, 2019


Berlin Mayor Richard Schramer displays the model of his patented Hovertoon after piloting the craft out of the garage where it was built. It took Schramer 12 years to take the Hovertoon from concept to prototype. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Berlin Mayor Richard Schramer isn’t holding city […]

It’s a hovercraft … No, it’s a pontoon …


Princeton Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Ted Kuklinski has a grilling untensil in one hand and a bottle of barbecue in the other as he gets ready for the Puckaway Pigfest, which benefits the fire department. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz If you’re camping at Lake Arrowhead in Montello Saturday, […]

Turning up the heat on bbq



At right, Julie and Bob Dethloff of Green Lake serve up their “Grateful Red” team chili to a long line of hungry folks. The Dethloffs’ first-place trophy from the 2014 State Chili Cookoff is prominently on display. Maic D’Agostino photo by Joe Schulz For more than 35 years the Wisconsin State […]

Chili Party


Whooping Crane Festival committee members Carol and Greg Bielski are ready for another fun filled festival. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Each year, Princeton’s Whooping Crane Festival educates folks about the importance of preserving the endangered species. But this year, it will do so without the help of one of […]

Not easily grounded



FROM LEFT, co-op members Lelia Ziebell, Donna Marquart and Sue McConnell encourage folks to stop by Town Square Saturday mornings or to take a stroll through the corner store. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz In the early days of Town Square, Board President Fran Hill approached former Green Lake County […]

No longer just a Corner Store


Community Hall was constructed in 1929 and turns 90 on Labor Day. In 2010 the non-profit Unity Hall Inc. formed to restore the building to the community gathering place it once was. Joe Schulz Photo by Joe Schulz If you’ve been to the Princeton Flea Market, there’s a good chance you’ve […]

Harvest Faire returns Sept. 8



by Joe Schulz One pound of phosphorus runoff can fuel up to 500 pounds of algae growth in a body of water. Due to a high concentration of phosphorous, Big Green Lake has been listed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as an impaired body of water since 2014. […]

From field to lake




GETTING A HEAD start on the first-ever Green Lake half-marathon (13dot1) in 2010 are committee members, from left, Sandie Quade, Kristin Galatowitsch, Wendy Schultz, Ellen Koeppen and Dr. Tom Kloosterboer. Jonathan Bailey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After nine years of running the race, it was time to pass the torch. Part […]

Splash: As the finish line approaches, organizers remember 13dot1




Water samples are collected and then analyzed for environmental DNA to detect the presence of aquatic invasive species. submitted photo By Jennifer Fjelsted Seems like every time you turn on the television you see some new crime show where the hero catches the bad guy using DNA. But DNA can be […]

eDNA is latest twist in Green Lake’s own version of ...


COUSINS BEN, LEFT, and Will Allen, both 12, show off their catch while fishing during a visit with their grandparents in this Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Jeanie Allen of Markesan. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike What’s not: Lake trout […]

Bites have slowed a bit, but fishing still fine