The Roger Williams Inn was constructed in 1930 when The Stone Company worked to turn the area into a resort community. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Seventy-five years ago, the Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) hosted its first conference. This summer it will hold a conference honoring the past present and […]

75 years of memories

Green Lake man recounts the time he plunged through the ice by Aaron Becker It’s been 30-some years, and Green Lake’s Dennis Walker still remembers going through the ice. He spares no dramatics as he tells it like a grizzled war story … 163 feet deep in the middle […]

Frozen over

Several kids grab soft drinks at Crossroads Market during the shopping blitz. From left are Peyton Zamzow, Derek Zamzow, Blake Meiborg and Caleb Meiborg. by Aaron Becker Customer Fran Hill was all smiles as she grabbed the nearest shopping cart and marched into the warmly lit store. “We should […]

Mob rule: An unforgettable night in Green Lake

Cindy Jaggi, the principal executive officer of Economic Development Partners by Aaron Becker Tourists who visit the Green Lake area commonly are highly educated with large amounts of disposable income, and many return year after year. And they have suggestions to improve that experience, so says the research. Surveys over the […]

Visitors give ideas for improving Green Lake area

SPEAKING AT THE presentation is Linda Ruggeri, director of the Green Lake Country Visitors Bureau. Looking on is Cindy Jaggi of Economic Development Partners.    Aaron Becker photo by Aaron Becker The five communities of the Green Lake area are so special, collectively it’s the Holy Grail of regional […]

Expert: Green Lake area is the ‘Holy Grail’ of tourism

EVENSONG SPA WAS named the No. 12 spa in America by “Spas of America.” submitted photo Evensong Spa at Heidel House Resort in Green Lake has been ranked the first most popular spa in the Midwest and the 12th overall in “Spas of America’s” annual rankings of the Top 100 […]

Spa at Heidel House named tops in U.S.

OWEN PURVIS STANDS in his garden, which features about 1,000 varieties of hostas, with a shovel in hand.   Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter There are more than 7,000 named varieties of hostas in the world. Owen Purvis has about 1,000 varieties of them in his […]

Purvis’ love for hostas dug deep

HEIDEL HOUSE RESORT and spa managers Alex Jakovljevic and Craig Summers dive into Green Lake after Alex made an ill-advised friendly wager earlier this summer.  submitted photo Staff is having fun at Heidel House Resort & Spa by Ian Stepleton Dear guests to Green Laker country. I’ve got a secret […]

A safe bet

The Greenway House Bed and Breakfast, which re-opened last fall, is located on Lake Street in Green Lake.   Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter Green Lake is the place to be in the summertime, but few know that this is all thanks to one man: David […]

Greenway put the fun in Green Lake

Green Lake Downtown Renewal Project hopes so as it transitions to economic development by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter A 29-year-old Green Lake public safety building sits vacant on Hill Street, however now, full of potential. Green Lake resident Mary-Jo Johnson and her neighbors Mary Rowley and Jo Ellen Madden […]

Future home of ‘Hill Street Station?’

Enjoying the view under the new Agnesian Healthcare sign, completed just minutes earlier, are, from left, clinic supervisor Anna Schultz, superintendent Brad Viau and plant/facilities project manager Dan Loest.  Laura Lyke photo by Laura Lyke Green Lake Reporter In 2000, Markesan acquired the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic on Margaret […]

One-stop clinic and pharmacy opens up

UTILITY WORK IS underway along South Lawson Drive, as the Green Lake community prepares for the reconstruction. Aaron Becker photo One of the Green Lake community’s oldest roads will see a makeover soon by Aaron Becker Roadwork is well underway on one of the Green Lake community’s most historic thoroughfares. […]

History in the paving