Green Laker reporter Joe Schulz displays his 17-inch lake trout that he caught while fishing with Mike Norton. submitted photo by Joe Schulz I’ve never been much of a fisherman. Both of my parents worked full-time when I was growing up, and there never seemed to be time for it. I’ve […]

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During a trip down State Street in Madison the first weekend of June, Todd Sharp noted “It was weirdly apocalyptic with nearly everyone in masks and all the windows boarded, yet a art gallery was being painted with hope.” Todd Sharp photo by Todd Sharp I’ve been working for local businesses […]

The Prune: Wrong way street: It’s time for self-reflection



by Jennifer Fjelsted June is invasive species month in Wisconsin. Invasive species can have big impacts on water quality, so it is important to understand which species Green Lake already has and take steps to prevent any new ones from entering. One particularly annoying aquatic invasive species in Big Green […]

Boaters can prevent spread of invasive species


STEVE SIDERS, LEFT, of Green Lake and Jeff Astrach of Berlin kneel behind a nice day’s catch. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Lake trout, bass What’s not: Walleye, northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 The best […]

Despite some dirty water, fishing remains good



Taylor Wegner fills a cup with beer while wearing a facemask. Reilly’s Pub requires all employees to utilize personal protective equipment while at work. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz When Gov. Tony Evers ordered all bars and restaurants to close for dine-in service to slow the spread of COVID-19 back […]

Restaurants battle food prices, safety as they re-open for dine-in ...


JUSTIN CLARK, FRONT left, leads his team of Meredeth Clark, front right, and Garrett Clark (obstructed) to its fishing spot last year. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz While some of Green Lake’s traditional summer events have been canceled, the annual Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament is not one of them. […]

AYA fishing tourney will cast lines amid Covid-19



The Craig Baumann & Joe Burbach Duo perform in front of a near empty crowd May 22 at Thrasher Opera House. Thrasher hasn’t been able to fill its 200-seat venue in months due to the coronavirus pandemic. To continue to provide music to the community, the opera house sends out […]

Feel good Friday’s


A group of community leaders gathers at the American Legion Hall in Green Lake to discuss best practices for hosting community events this year. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Each summer, Green Lake is flooded with events that bring the community together and boost local business. But this summer’s schedule […]

Chili cook-off canned by COVID-19; Freeland explores taking festival virtual



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


Joe Schulz rings the bell at the Tichora Conservancy. submitted photo by Joe Schulz In mid-May, I was faced with a question that has too many answers: What to do on a warm summer day after submitting your last exam of the school year? I decided to explore the Tichora […]

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Surveying piglet pen possibilities circa 1992 are, from left, Todd, Tom and Dana Sharp. submitted photo by Todd Sharp I bargained for a couple piglets with a local farmer. We shared stories over a cup of coffee and a piece of rhubarb pie at Helen’s Kitchen. He would buy little piggies […]

The Prune: Two little piggies from the market put to ...


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



MIKE NORTON SHOWS off two lake trout that are 17- and 22-inches long, respectively. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: White bass, lake trout What’s not: Walleye, northern pike Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide Service on Big Green Lake, 294-0611 Though the water hasn’t […]

White bass, lake trout are biting on Big Green


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John Maczuzak has redecorated the upstairs interior with his old beer can collection from fourth through eighth grade. by Joe Schulz When ThunderBoss Bar & Grill announced it was closing back in November, few knew what — if anything — would take its place. Then in March, the eatery announced […]

Taking a bite out of Green Lake’s appetite


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


FIREWORKS ERUPT OVER Dartford Bay last year. As of right now, the Fourth of July celebration in Green Lake is still scheduled. Joe Schultz photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus pandemic has forced event planners and community leaders across Green Lake County to tear up their initial plans for this summer. […]

Local leaders provide tourism outlook



Volunteers from two families cleaned up Tichora the first weekend in May. Pictured are, from left, the Rawson family of Kelly, Max and Olivia, and the Drake family of Bennett, Nathan, Brody, Kelley and Michelle. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Last summer, folks hiking through the Tichora Conservancy were likely […]

Making progress toward natural state


  by Joe Schulz As the Green Lake community isolated at home and small businesses felt the strain of the coronavirus pandemic last month, Angela Zodrow concocted a plan that would give local residents something to do while supporting local businesses. Zodrow, an organizer for the “Green Lake WI Rocks” […]

Green Lake WI Rocks organize scavenger hunt to uplift spirits, ...