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Enjoying their stop on the Eureka Lock are, clockwise, from front left, Berlin Boat Club Director Josh Nigbor, Berlin Boat Club Vice Commodore Dick Schramer, Russ Kuehn, Sue Kuehn, Ashley Nigbor, Cris Schramer, Berlin Boat Club Secretary Sandy Cartmill and Larry Reagan. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Located 6.3 miles […]

Eureka Lock powered by corn


Joe Schulz hold up his almost literal donut inner tubes at Hattie Sherwood Beach. Katherine Swapp photo by Joe Schulz The beach. What better way to spend a hot summer day in Green Lake? My friend Katherine and I recently went to Hattie Sherwood Beach for a day of fun in […]

Donut forget sunscreen



Guests, including from left, Jo Ellen Madden, Jodi Olmen and Loni Meiborg, dazzled as they dressed the part at the GLA’s 2018 prohibition-themed gala. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to twinkle and shine as they dress to impress at the GLA’s black-tie optional 2019 gala: A Night Among […]

GLA will reach for the stars at Aug. 3 gala


Green Laker Reporter Joe Schulz breaks a sweat on the elliptical at Green Lake Fitness. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For many people, summer is a time to unwind. But for me this summer has been a rat race. That is until I had a chance to work out at […]

A nice summer workout



THIS IS A sketch of what the Mill Pond Terrace was envisioned to look like. submitted photo by Joe Schulz It took two years, more than 400 donors and the work of 20 contractors, but Mill Pond Terrace’s long-awaited debut is almost here. Its grand opening is set for Tuesday, […]

Mill Pond Terrace is taking shape


Freeland Foundation founder Steve Galster, left and IBM Corporate Initiatives Analyst Chris Brown take a quick break May 27 at a Freeland fund-raiser in Chicago. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake native and Freeland Foundation founder Steven Galster is an environmental and human rights investigator, as well as globetrotter, going […]

Innovative minds



Green Lake Bird and Nature Club Founder Tom Schultz displays his bird painting, which is inside the “National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition.” Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Tom Schultz isn’t your typical outdoorsman. He is an expert bird watcher, but he’s also an […]

Taking flight with his art


Joe Schulz hikes along a paved trail at the Green Lake Conference Center. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The official first day of summer is June 21, but you could say that my summer started a month early. For me, the summer began Monday, May 20 when some friends and I […]

Pay no attention to the lost hiker



JOE SCHULZ TAKES a break from his bike ride around Green Lake by checking out what’s happening in the area. He is excited to be the one to tell readers what fun there is to do as the new Green Laker reporter. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake. Before […]

Pedaling toward a fun summer


2018 GREEN LAKE Conference Center volunteers stand outside one of the buildings on the property.  submitted photo by Ariana Hones It was summer 1888. A sudden storm forced Jessie Lawson onto the shores of Lone Tree Point. Seeking refuge in a small shack, she waited out the rains. When the […]

Preserving a refuge



(Above) Water skiing to first place in the 2018 Green Laker Photo Contest on her bare feet is Olya Ford, 14. The photo was taken Aug. 5 by Michelle Ford of Markesan.  Second Place! (Below) Penny Howell captured Cassidy and Colbie McElroy of California facing each in the shadows during […]

Photo Contest Finalists!


The Princeton Public Library fund-raising team is all smiles following a successful event last year. submitted photo by Ariana Hones “It won’t be the library you remember, but it will be one you won’t forget.” Those words heed all who drive down Princeton’s Water Street and pass the public library. […]

An evening to remember



CHUCK HURLEY, THE new owner of Norton’s Dry Dock, sits in one of the pontoon boats available from the business. Ian Stepleton photo by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com Though the “Norton” name may be synonymous with Green Lake, even Dave and Krista Norton once needed help getting started in the boat […]

Back to family: Norton’s Dry Dock is purchased by Green ...


ARIANA HONES WAVES after successfully making it to her feet during a water skiing adventure with Clancey Nicholls. submitted photo by Ariana Hones “Where are all the people? The lake is so quiet.” That is me. I am on the water near County Park about to water ski for the […]

Reporter waves so long to GL country



From left, Ariana Hones, Marcel Hones and Kathleen Hones witness the culmination of the greater Green Lake watershed as they sit on the shore of Lake Michigan. Ariana Hones and submitted photo by Ariana Hones “Like the fur of the chinchilla. Like the cleanest tooth. Yes, the fishes say, this […]

Witnessing the watershed


Foxtale ginger beer brewing owners Zach Johnson, left, and Zach Frazier stand by their product at the Oshkosh Farmer’s Market. Left, Zach Johnson assists a customer. Ariana Hones photos by Ariana Hones It all began with a blueberry soda that exploded all over the kitchen counters, leaving stained spots. Eventually […]

A river of ginger Foxtale flows on



The Long family members, from left, Jarrod, Doug, Amelia, Wendy and Julia welcomes guests to Terrace Beach Retreat from mid-May to mid-October.  Ariana Hones photos by Ariana Hones A change was needed from farm life. So in 1967, Mace and Dollie Miller moved onto a Green Lake shore-side property which […]

All in the family


Sue Kuehn shows the truth of her shirt as she smiles among just one section of her extensive collection. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones “Da da DAH!” That’s Sue Kuehn. Affectionally, the M&M Lady from Berlin. As she walks up the stairs to her expansive second floor collection of […]

Kuehn keeps it sweet with hobby



CALVIN LARSON GUIDES Joey the Clydesdale during one of the Larson family’s 37 years worth of shows at their farm just southeast of Ripon. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones The year is 1988. Two Clydesdale horses are en route from their native Scotland to the United States. More precisely: […]

Larsons find fame with their four-legged friends


JULIA KOSKI, Woodland Hills, Calif. enjoys the monkey bars at Green Lake’s Playground Park, one of the Green Lake County summer park challenge stops. Her dad, Charlie, watches. Tim Lyke photo by Ariana Hones Summer days of sun-soaked skin and catching fireflies late into the evening only to wake up […]

Checking off a youthful bucket list