GREEN LAKE ASSOCIATION (GLA) intern Marcel Hones tests a number of water quality parameters. The GLA and its partners are researching and planning the restoration of 5,700 feet of degraded stream in Dakin Creek. submitted photo By Alison Niescier This summer, residents throughout Wisconsin awoke to the news that blue-green […]

Green Lake Association advances pillar projects to outpace water quality ...


MEMBERS OF THE Green Lake Conservancy Board are, from left, Barry Rogers, Tom Schultz, Randy Roeper, Jane Pearsall, Peter Vandervelde, Bur Zeratsky, Dave Norton, Melissa Curran, Tom Eddy, Lynn Grout, Debbie Zeratsky, Jenna Walker and Bob Burke. Not pictured are Lindsie Wallenfang and Dave Goodspeed. submitted photo by Ariana Hones […]

GL Conservancy acquires Camp Grow property



Gala guests and long-time GLA supporters, Larry and Victoria Gundrum, participate in the event’s pillar project appeal to support major lake initiatives. Together, guests donated more than $165,000 toward major lake initiatives to protect and restore Green Lake’s water quality. submitted photo by Alison Niescier For the Green Lake Association’s […]

Party-goers raise more than $165,000 to improve Green Lake’s ...


GETTING IN THE spirit for the Green Lake Area 13dot1 Half Marathon & 5k, which takes place the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, are, from left, Kinzie Quade, Kristin and Dennis Galatowitsch, Tom and Wendy Schultz and Sandie Quade. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones A decade ago, Tom Kloosterboer, […]

On your mark…Get set…



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



Guests mingle and dine during Langford’s famous fish fry. Ariana Hones photo by Ariana Hones In between noshing on his favorite pop rock breath mints and asking the ever constant question of “links or woods?” to a steady stream of clients, Josh Carroll, PGA Head Golf Professional at Lawsonia, paused […]

Langford’s of Lawsonia: A living legacy


Children line up for their turn during the Green Lake County Fair’s Demolition Derby. Ariana Hones photos by Ariana Hones A hoard of lawnmowers rammed into each other as a cloud of dust engulfed them. The crowd screamed. “Reverse! Get ‘em!” This was Demolition Derby 2018. I had never been […]

Not your grandmother’s derby



Jeanna Powell, left, and Steve Joas show off their traditional German clothing while polka dancing at last year’s Volksfest. submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff When Jeanna Powell attended Waupun’s Volksfest — a German festival ­— more than four years ago, she witnessed a scene that inspired her. A woman and […]

Splash: Half-stepping and twirling, Volksfest polkas into town


THE PRUNE’S HANDLEBARS ride above his new front tire, ready to circumnavigate Green Lake. submitted photo by Todd Sharp I got me some new wheels. Not the kind of wheels you might be thinking, like a new car or new rubber tires but some new wheels — hubs, rims and […]

Prune wheely happy with two new additions to his bicycle



LEO WEHNER of Green Lake holds up a 12-pound lake trout that he caught. submitted photo by Ariana Hones Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass What’s not: Lake trout Guide’s Corner: Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures, www.biggreenlakefishing.com, 920-295-3617 Lake Trout fishing has slowed down a bit as of […]

Catch the rainbow (trout) in Big Green


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


Patti Garro will be portraying Maria Wicks during the 2018 Cemetery Walk. submitted photo by Ariana Hones A reprinted 1938 cookbook, milk bottle caps, chocolate bars and a walk through a cemetery. The connection lies in Princeton. The city of Princeton, with high hopes to continue four years of restoration […]

Tales of the dead



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


JEAN ADAMS, LEFT, and daughter Rachel Nitz stand in the dining room at Adam’s Rib in Green Lake. The business was opened 40 years ago as a bar, but now offers lunches and dinners as well. Ian Stepleton photos by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com Jean Adams remembers one of her early […]

Adam’s Rib celebrates 40 years in Green Lake



NOW CO-OWNING SPECIAL Properties together are, from left, Sarah Loberg, founder Lynn Grout and Jeffrey Shadick. Ian Stepleton photo by Ian Stepleton ians@riponprinters.com Historically, Special Properties in Green Lake may have been best known for two things. First, for selling beautiful lake properties on Big Green. And, second, for Lynn […]

Special Properties expands ownership, market area


Green Laker Reporter Ariana Hones is very excited to eat her “Happy Birthday to You” ice cream “Crazy Shake.”  Laura Lyke photo by Ariana Hones How much ice cream can the human body truly handle? What would it feel like to consume 10 scoops of ice cream in two hours? […]

Local ice cream investigator tests limits of this creamy treat



Standing before their cars are Street Cruzers, Inc. Car Club members, from left, President Brian Dudek, owner of the red 1950 Chevy 2 ton; Vice President Don Fink, owner of the blue 1939 Chevy Coupe; and Vicky Parsons, owner of the black and gray 1946 GMC. Spectators may spot these […]

Splash: For 31 years, ‘Cruzers’ have cruised down memory lane


by Todd Sharp The first thing that comes to my mind about the quality of life in this area is the weather. Really! Ebbs and flows, highs and lows. The constant change of variable temperatures, wind patterns, sunny skies, downpours, heavy wet snow storms and crunchy, freeze-dried snow all add […]

The Prune: Whither the weather? Doesn’t matter; we Lakers adapt