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The Greenway House displays its Victorian architectural roots during a sunny afternoon. submitted photo by Ariana Hones On the corner of Lake Street and Illinois Avenue the “Ugly Duckling” of Green Lake sat. And sat. Until local developer Wayne Chaney, and Brian Fisher, an architect from the Milwaukee area decided […]

Greenway House: a lakeside home away from home


CHECKING OUT SOME chunks of wax for tinted lip balm are, from left, Scott Haskins, Jon Dudzinski and James Wiciak. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones Just give three local men a few hours in the Green Lake Town Square commercial kitchen and the fellows of Bee Bella will have […]

Have you heard the buzz




Casey Larson, far right, stands next to his Team USA ski jumping teammates during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. submitted photo by Ariana Hones When you are in Green Lake this summer, you might just run into the 100,000th male athlete to ever compete in the Olympics. A native of […]

From Green Lake to Pyeongchang



Bloch’s Farm is located off Highway 23 in Green Lake. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones In the 1980s, long before the millennial craze of eating organic hit, Sue Ellen Bloch was selling organic free-range chickens and bouquets of herbs and flowers to the Green Lake community and surrounding area. […]

Cultivating the community one geranium at a time


TOP, A YOUNG Ariana Hones, right, is all bundled up for outside time with brothers Marcel, left, and Orion. submitted photos by Arian Hones For those of you who have been gone for the winter, welcome back. For those who toughed it out through the snow and cold and drear, […]

New reporter welcomes summer with open arms



Princeton Historical Society members, from left, Betsy Ladwig, Vickie Wielgosh and Jerry Disterhaft are excited to begin their renovations of the Princeton Historical Society. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman In the 1880s, 40 oxen pulled a general store across the frozen tundra of Wisconsin to be placed in Princeton. […]

Historical society will breathe new life into old building


The Miller’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast, 453 North St., Green Lake, is lit up with welcoming warmth during a busy summer night. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman As the oldest resort community west of Niagara Falls, Green Lake has a history of welcoming people. Opening a bed and breakfast in […]

Bed and breakfasts aim to provide ‘homey’ feel



GREEN LAKER REPORTER Reagan Zimmerman, right, and her friend, Morgan Damm at the front of a sail boat. They spent the morning of Aug. 29 on the water learning how to sail at the Green Lake Sailing School. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman I am sitting in my dorm room, […]

Reporter sails away to new adventures


Donna Bille and her grandsons, Gordon Ninneman, left, and Matthew Ninneman paint ladybug rocks together for the Green Lake Rocks group. submitted photo by Reagan Zimmerman Have you seen little yellow minions on the loose? What about the title character from the book, “Where’s Waldo?” If you have, chances are […]

Bille puts the ‘rock’ in Green Lake rocks



Reagan Zimmerman de-stresses during her deadline week with some yoga in her backyard. Sheridan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Older sisters are supposed to help us when we fall down, right? Well that is not exactly how my older sister, Aubreigh, feels. Her motto is “Sister, I am always there […]

Reporter needs lift from big sis


THE BOOK COVER of “Green Lake Scenery” features stereoview images of a steamboat that William Lockwood operated in Green Lake in the 1870s. The images were stored in Gordon Hoffman’s closet for more than 40 years, before the idea came to make a book out of the rarely seen photos. […]

Stereo views provide glimpse into unseen past



Reagan Zimmerman plays with cats during her day volunteering at the local shelter. Sheridan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Those who are close to me know I have a weakness for cats. I have no control when a cat is around. Such was the case on July 22 when I […]

Just kitten around


Campers used the Caestecker Public Library’s binoculars at Assembly Creek in hopes of spotting the osprey nesting by the Norwegian Bay Wetlands Boardwalk. Tom Schultz photo by Reagan Zimmerman For three weekends this summer, 16 kids became “little warriors of the environment” as they learned how to become one with […]

Keeping an eye on the environment



From left, Celest King, Ed Fischer and Marge Bostelmann hold the Doghouse sign from the drive-in’s first iteration, when King worked there. All three share a connection to the now-empty building. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Fifty years and seven businesses all in one building. Green Lake’s once well-known […]

Drive-in passion


Reagan Zimmerman tries to rip a nice disc throw while beginning the second hole at Zobel Park’s 18-hole frisbee golfing — or “frolfing” — course. But something’s lurking in the woods … Jake Henderson photo by Reagan Zimmerman Mother nature has not been on my side this summer. Her overproduction […]

Summer’s blood-sucking enemies plague outing



There are multiple ways of washing boats and other gear, each with its own level of effectiveness. Rinsing equipment with water, such as a hose, will help remove mud and other organisms either out of reach or unseen by a boater. Pressure wash systems more effectively remove unseen organisms from […]

Boat wash stations may be coming to Green Lake


Jim and Mary Ratos surround themselves with the natural beauty of their prairie.  Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman Fire is a red flag when it comes to nature. It kills wildlife and destroys habitats. When it comes to prairies, it is just the opposite. Fire actually favors prairies and […]

A burning desire for nature



David Donica of Houston, Texas, waits patiently for the adventure to start. Reagan Zimmerman photo by Reagan Zimmerman My least favorite smell in the world is dead fish. After having to fish out eight dead carp from Green Lake one day last year, the smell definitely makes me squirm. I […]

Reporter paddles past fears for breathtaking sight


Reagan Zimmerman Rainy days seem to be more common than sunny days this summer. Have you been wondering why we can’t seem to get one nice day a week? So have the businesses and fishermen. They are experiencing the backfire of the crazy weather. Restaurants, boat rentals and fishing guides […]

What’s up with the weather?