Contractors from Janke Construction work to complete the Princeton Lock doors. submitted photo by Joe Schulz In order to adjust seasonal water levels on Lake Puckaway, for decades operators of the Princeton Dam were forced to walk out onto the concrete spillway to install wooden flashboards in the spring and remove […]

Dam good safety improvements

JENNIFER FJELSTED ASKs people to use lake friendly lawn tips to protect Big Green, so all enjoy a summer of fun, and a lake that’s clean.   submitted photo by Jennifer Fjelsted Green Lake is the thing, that brings our community together. We love this big lake, no matter the […]

A summertime sonnet for a cleaner Green Lake

Want to see the print edition of the Green Laker, but not around the area to look inside this week’s Express or pick up a copy from your favorite business? We have just the answer for you. Page through the Laker by by visiting this link: https://issuu.com/theofficialgreenlaker/docs/may__20_2020_green_laker We hope you […]

The Green Laker is now on ISSUU

LISA BECK POINTS TO a wood carving of Green Lake that is inside the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. She took over for Liane Walsh as executive director of the chamber last month. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Lisa Beck left the Green Lake area about 30 years […]

Home sweet home

Mill Street Haven and Cooking School Owner Kathy McCarthy shared her creme brulee recipe to the community cookbook. She believes the cookbook is helping the community stick together through trying times. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Around this time of year, the Town Square Community Center is usually bustling with life, […]

A recipe for getting through COVID-19

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, readers have submitted their photos taken in the Green Lake area for the 2019 Green Laker Photo Contest. Above is the first place winner: Erica Downes Koch took this photo of her daughter, Raina Koch, 14, and Jade Collar, 14, holding hands as they jump into the sunset. […]

Green Lake leap year

ABOVE, Princeton Historical Society President Marj Mlodzik flips through a book inside the Princeton Historical Society Museum. Left, from left, Tina and Jon Zodrow buy 50/50 raffle tickets from Karen March and Mlodzik at the Princeton Flea Market. Joe Schulz photos by Joe Schulz Princeton Historical Society President Marj Mlodzik isn’t […]

History Buff

Green Laker reporter Joe Schulz bids farewell outside of his 2001 Oldsmobile, which he routinely used to go from Oshkosh to Green Lake. submitted photo by Joe Schulz When the summer began, I was glued to my GPS the entire drive to Green Lake. Now I could drive from Oshkosh to […]

Reporter waves farewell to GL Country

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