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Lifelong photographers Suzette Allen and Jon Yoshinaga set up camp outside their 1985 13-foot camper trailer that they have affectionately dubbed “Bubble Trailer.” submitted photo by Joe Schulz Lifelong photographers and California natives Suzette Allen and Jon Yoshinaga embarked on a coast to coast tour of the United States Sept. 6. […]

Picture this


AUTHOR DIANE EGBERT moved postcards she had collected for more than a dozen years from their binders into a new coffee-table book. Tim Lyke photo by Tim Lyke timl@riponprinters.com If a picture’s worth a thousand words, Diane Egbert’s new history of Green Lake has almost 180,000 words of value. About 180 […]

Postcards now GL history book



Berlin Mayor Richard Schramer displays the model of his patented Hovertoon after piloting the craft out of the garage where it was built. It took Schramer 12 years to take the Hovertoon from concept to prototype. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Berlin Mayor Richard Schramer isn’t holding city […]

It’s a hovercraft … No, it’s a pontoon …




Joe Norton, aka “Mr. Wooden Boat,” demonstrates his love for wooden boats of all shapes — and sizes. The lifelong Green Lake resident, now 72, continues to restore Chris Crafts from the business he created but no longer owns, Norton Boat Works, 535 Commercial Ave. Tim Lyke photo by Joe […]

For the love of Chris Crafts


Pineapple Hill Orchard owner Greg Becker tells Joe Schulz how he switched to smaller apple trees a few years ago. Katherine Swapp photo by Joe Schulz In late July, Greg Becker gave me a tour of Pineapple Hill Orchard, before it opens for the season Labor Day weekend. My girlfriend Katherine […]

A ripening knowledge



Another generation of Lehners float on Big Green Lake — smiling, laughing and making memories just like four generations who preceded them. The family has enjoyed lake life ever since local lawyer Philip Lehner Sr. purchased his cottage on the northwest side of Big Green in the summer of 1919. submitted […]

Flipping through a century of memories


Joe Schulz and Katherine Swapp sit underneath a pergola outside of Twister. submitted photo by Joe Schulz While many know Princeton for its famous flea market, it also hosts a wide variety of antique and souvenir marketplaces. On a weekday in mid-July, my friend Katherine (Kat) Swapp and I went to […]

A leisurely stroll through Princeton



Attendees at the 2018 Field Day learned about soil layers and soil health, along with a whole suite of other conservation practices that protect the land and water. submitted photo By Jennifer Fjelsted For farmers, trying to navigate how best to manage your fields can sometimes be a maize. You may […]

Father-daughter duo will host GLA Field Day


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!