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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


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