On the Land


Participants at the 2015 NRCS Soil Health Field Day learn how conservation practices can increase soil health by improving various physical and chemical characteristics within the soil, including increased organic matter, healthier microbial communities, improved infiltration and reduced soil erosion.            submitted photo  by Alison Thiel […]

Cleaning up our watershed: One best management practice at a ...


Sue Thorn, LEFT, Chicago, chats with fused glass artist Wendy Reiter, Ripon, after buying a piece of Reiter’s work at Town Square’s Summer Market. Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Rocking and rolling while shopping and strolling is an experience all can share when visiting Green Lake Town Square. Through […]

Summer market comes to GL



CLYDE OLSON HANGS out on the lanes at his bowling alley, Prairie Lanes, back in 2010. It closed permanently recently as Clyde and wife Darlene have retired.       Jonathan Bailey photo  By Ian Stepleton Over the years, I’ve really tried to dedicate this space to telling you about […]

Say goodbye to two Laker country legends





Whether it’s beer for the ‘big kids’ or soda for the younger ones, this family event has it all in Princeton CLICKING THEIR GLASSES in celebration of the Brew Ha Ha! third-annual event are, back row, from left, Paige Mackay, Jessica Greget, Owen Greget, Matt Greget, Jenna Zodrow, John Zodrow; […]

Drink UP!



Many of Green Lake’s streets, campgrounds and more have a unique history behind them by Hannah Tetzlaff Rich with history, Green Lake’s names connect the past to the present. Many landmarks, streets and popular destinations like the Golf Courses of Lawsonia or Hattie Sherwood Campground have stories behind their names. […]

What’s in a name?


PARTICIPANTS GO AT their own pace as they paddle past three Conservancy sites including Norwegian Bay Wetlands, Hammer’s Trail and Winnebago Trail. The tour provided a unique opportunity for paddlers to experience each site from the water’s edge.  By Alison Thiel Lake enthusiasts got their feet wet with the Green […]

Fish sticks?! They are a best practice for a ...



JACK AND MARY Ramsauer  hold one of the antiques that can be found at their shop, Victorian House Antiques. It’s one of several antique stores in Princeton.               Beth Pelland photo By Ian Stepleton I remember, 17 years ago when I was just a […]

Princeton hosts critical mass of antique shops


CORKS N’ CANVAS instructor and local artist Becky Andersen lets loose with a glass of wine and a little paint. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Corks n’ Canvas enables artists of all skill levels to sip wine and create masterpieces by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter With a brush in one hand and […]

Would you like some wine with that paint?



CHILDREN PERFORM under the bright lights of the Thrasher Opera House stage during a past production by the Missoula’s Children’s Theater.  submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Taking raw talent and spinning it into pure skill, the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) transforms local area children into golden actors. […]

Missoula Children’s Theatre opens curtains for acting opportunities


DUFFERS LINE UP for everyone’s favorite game, “Sink the Bismarck,” in Playground Park. Proceeds from the event this year will go towards a new American Legion building.   Connor Cummiskey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter With rubber ducks, tie-dye T-shirts, golf balls and souvenir cups, the Green Lake […]

Go Fourth with ducks, cups and shirts, oh my!



LAURA AND TRACY Swayze, owners of Creative Soul, get ready to share their creative passion with the city of Green Lake in their surrey.  Hannah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Re-purposing boat propellers into clocks. This is just one skill of many skills exhibited by Tracy Swayze, […]

Creative Soul showcases passion of others


GETTING IN THE spirit for the Splash Into Summer event are, from left, Al Walker of Green Lake Mercantile, Freddie Walker, Elizabeth Walker of Green Lake Mercantile, Sarah Loberg of Special Properties, Steve Guth of Guth’s End of the Trail Candy Shoppe, Carrie Nolen of Sassafras Coffee and Danelle Smith […]

Splash into Summer June 11th



BEFORE SHE EVEN reaches her car, Green Laker reporter Hannah Tetzlaff devours a large part of the pretzel she bought from Pleasant View Bakery.     Sarah Tetzlaff photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Google Maps lied to us. All my sister and I wanted to do was hunt […]

Following the… obscure dirt road to the Amish bakery


CHILDREN RAISE THEIR hands on a coaster ride during June Dairy Days last year. Event organizers are trying to be even more family friendly this year.    Laura Lyke photo Annual event also is making push to become more family friendly by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Markesan will tip […]

June Dairy Days will take its hat off to farmers ...



PETER GARETSON OF Waupun takes off on the 5k route with a confident stride during the June Dairy Days first-ever Dairy Air 5k Run/Walk last year. Laura Lyke photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter A new way to celebrate Markesan’s June Dairy Days is to breathe in the fresh […]

Fun walk added to this year’s Dairy Days


THRASHER STAFF ARE, from left, Administrative Director Martha Janz, Executive Director Maria Dietrich, Development Director Rachael Avery and Programming Director Roby Irvin.           submitted photo Familiar face is new executive director of GL opera house Roby Irvin is only half-joking when he says this was supposed […]

Thrasher staff play musical chairs



PARTICIPANTS WATCH FOR birds in the Sunnyside Conservancy during a past Green Lake Bird Festival.  submitted photo Green Lake will hold its fourth-annual Green Lake Bird Festival Saturday morning, April 30, with activities planned for participants of all manners of bird lovers. The festival will kick off with a special […]

Green Lake cements place as ‘Bird City’ with events April ...


GUY DAVIS IS the son of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. submitted photo Guy Davis is a talented bluesman, reviving traditional acoustic blues with inspiring originality. Thrasher Opera House will welcome Davis back to the stage Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of blues. Davis’ 1995 debut, “Stomp […]

Bluesman Guy Davis takes the stage at Thrasher