Festivals and Events


Members of the Davidson County band play the night away during last year’s Street Bash. submitted photo by Ariana Hones The last days of summer drenched in a Green Lake atmosphere of camaraderie and music. The Mill Pond-lined streets blocked off as hundreds flock for a final evening of jubilee. […]

A bash to remember


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…



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




Josephine and her mother, Katie Broderick of Berlin, enjoy a spin on the tilt-a-whirl as the sun begins to set on the fair. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Ariana Hones The agricultural history of the United States, just as rich as the very soil it uses to thrive, celebrates itself in […]

GL Fair aims to provide fun for all



Green Lake association staff, including Development Manager Josh Schubring, Project Manager Alison Niescier and Executive Director Stephanie Prellwitz serve up a cheers for their Aug. 4 Prohibition Party Gala. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones From just across Gatsby’s West Egg lawn, he could see the shimmery green light on […]

A little party will be permitted


REED Shohoney, left, and Stephen Lunde don Folds of Honor shirts as the sun sets on their marathon golf day earlier this month. Each golfed 83 holes over 13 hours to raise $871.50 for the military organization. submitted photo by Ariana Hones The noon sun was just overhead as Stephen […]

Marathon day of golf at Lawsonia drives big donation for ...



Members of the 2018 White Hot Party planning team and Green Lake Renewal jump for joy thinking about this year’s party. The celebration will take place Saturday, July 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Joe and Tina Pregont’s home on Green Lake’s Sugarloaf Point. submitted photo by Ariana Hones […]

Let’s party


ADIRONDACK CHAIRS MADE pleasant perches for riders on a parade unit that recognized all five branches of the armed services. Plane, politicians and patriots highlight GL Fourth of July Parade Must be an election year. Politicians — including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — were out in force for Green Lake’s […]

Patriotic Flyover



A line of fellows focus on their shots while trying to “Sink the Bismarck” in the Mill Pond next to Playground Park. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Ariana Hones As people around the United States gear up to celebrates America’s birthday to remember the freedoms both won and still fighting for, […]

Flags won’t be all that’s flying July 4th


Performing Native American folk music before the start of “The Last Animals” are, from left, Annie Humphrey, Wade and Quintin Fernandez. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones What invokes dialogue? What inspires action? These questions served as guide for the creation of “The Last Animals,” the premiere film of the […]

White Rhi-no!



A VIEW FROM the balcony shows all the merchandise for sale at Saving Grace Salvage Co., which is located in a former Berlin Catholic church. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones At least twice a year, in the fall and spring, local vintage and salvage stores comes together to promote […]

Hitting the road for the Mascoutin Vintage Roadshow


MEMBERS OF THE ZOR Mavericks ride on scooters during a past June Dairy Days Grand Parade. This year’s “Grand Parade” is set for Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Jonathan Bailey photo As a salute to the area’s rich agricultural past, present and future, Markesan June Dairy Days is set […]

June Dairy Days returns to Markesan June 8-10



BRANTLEY NISSEN OF Brantley’s Bowlerama in Green Lake waves from a tractor with grandma Cindy Nissen. Aaron Becker photo by Reagan Zimmerman Looking for two days of non-stop fall celebrations for families and people of all ages? Green Lake’s Harvest Fest might be just the answer. The annual event will […]

Harvest Fest will tractor back into GL Sept. 22 to ...


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


“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


National Republican Party Museum President Dan Zimmerman presents the museum plan and foundation to an audience at Ford’s Gathering in Princeton. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman “A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valued.” ­— Thomas Jefferson Inside of a little white […]

Princeton holds fund-raiser for Republican Museum