On the Land


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


FROM LEFT, Green Lake Sanitary District President Jerry Specht discusses progress made removing European buckthorn with Mark Worley and Tom Kloosterboer, who have both donated their time and effort to the project. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Once a tribal gathering place that later served for decades as a campground, […]

Tichora nearing return to natural state



STANDING NEAR THE paddle wheel, which will accompany the floor to ceiling paddle wheeler boat inside the folklore museum, are, from left, project manager Betsy Ladwig, and volunteers Wyatt Dibelius and Gordon DeBruin. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz A small leaning building in Princeton has been bringing people together for […]

A historic transformation


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



An indigo Bunting is spotted by members of the Green Lake Bird Club. submitted photo by Ariana Hones It is 4 a.m. and Tom Schultz is already heading out the door. A birder of more than 40 years, he knows the best times to hear the birds of Wisconsin singing. […]

All eyes on the birds




DANIELLE BOERSON STANDS behind her stand at the Green Lake Farmer’s Market. Boerson is there with her vegetables every Friday. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones On a sunny Friday next to Green Lake’s Town Square, Danielle Boerson is selling “all the vegetables of spring.” Along with her husband Mat […]

Cultivating a sustainable future


GREEN LAKE RENEWAL Development and Marketing Manager Jorge Guiterrez shows off a rendering of the future Mill Pond Terrace. Construction on the project began earlier this month. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones Anyone who has driven past downtown Green Lake in recent weeks has viewed a new sight or […]

A dream inching closer to reality



Troop members, from left, Ella Sutula, Farrah Finley, Anna Heyn, Lexi Verbanac and Natalie Norton stand proudly after stenciling storm drains. The girls were chaperoned by troop leaders Jolene Finley and Sarah Heyn, and parent Sarah Marx. submitted photo by Alison Niescier The path of an urban raindrop is frequently […]

You don’t have to be a scout to do GL ...





Establishing a healthy riparian zone and vegetative buffer helps keep sediment and nutrients like phosphorus from entering the stream, and eventually, Green Lake. by Alison Thiel Brian Olmen knows exactly where he was on June 13, 2008. He wa standing on the western banks of a typically small stream that […]

Eight years later, restored creek benefits Green Lake



13dot1 Half Marathon and 5k returns Sept. 4 to GL SCOTT KRAUSE AND Todd Sharp  lead the pack of runners on their bicycles at the start of last year’s race.       Aaron Becker photo by Hannah Tetzlaff It’s not every race where a woman in her 80s wins […]

Uncommon race in a beautiful place


Town Square instructor pays forward love of quilting Kim Bates cuddles under the first T-shirt quilt she made when her daughter went off to college.    Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff What started as a required assignment in a mandatory class became the foundation of Kim Bates’ life-long passion […]

Patchwork of memories



Exterior, interior upgrades being made at Roger Williams Inn by Hannah Tetzlaff Due to 86 years of housing guests and events, the Green Lake Conference Center’s (GLCC) Roger Williams Inn had visibly diminished. But a restoration project is giving the inn a new lease on life. According to GLCC’s Communications […]

Reviving the past


Local trio develops and sells its own brand of lip balm Jonathan Dudzinski and James Wiciak kneel behind their product, Bee Bella’s Lip Balm.   Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After working hard like the honey bees they raise, three men have created a buzz in the Green Lake […]

Emphasizing the bee in beauty



Green Team will host An Evening with the Bats at the Town Square Ballroom Naturalist Tom Wagner educates those attending “An Evening with the Bats”  last year about the mammal and its tendencies.             Laura Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Thought to be rabid vampires in […]

Get batty the night of Aug. 12


LOOKING JUST A little crazy with their crazy attire are the “crazy” employees of Jillian’s Corner Cottage, 102 S. Fulton St. in Princeton. Pictured are, from left, Joan Giese, Jill Dietz and Brian Farley.     Ian Stepleton photo  by Ian Stepleton Brian Farley has seen some crazy things in […]

Princeton becomes wacky, zany, crazyville!



CAMPERS play a game of Frisbee at the Pilgrim Center.      submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff On different ends of Big Green Lake, Pilgrim Center, Camp Grow and the Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) share this in common: All are local summer ministry sites where kids and families feel […]

Area camps offer opportunities for all ages


Olympic-themed county fair will run Aug. 4 to 7 in Green Lake A TRACTOR PULLS a load at a past Green Lake County Fair. This year, the fair will feature a tractor pull Thursday and Friday.        submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Displaying their skill like the athletes […]

Forget the blue ribbons, go for gold at GL Fair