Evan Zinn, 7, left and brother Cole Zinn, 2, practice their fishing skills Memorial Day weekend in this 2019 Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Judy Benigno. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Walleye and lake trout What’s not: Northern pike and white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis […]

Walleyes among top bites for both Big, Little Green


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 …



Princeton Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Ted Kuklinski has a grilling untensil in one hand and a bottle of barbecue in the other as he gets ready for the Puckaway Pigfest, which benefits the fire department. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz If you’re camping at Lake Arrowhead in Montello Saturday, […]

Turning up the heat on bbq


At right, Julie and Bob Dethloff of Green Lake serve up their “Grateful Red” team chili to a long line of hungry folks. The Dethloffs’ first-place trophy from the 2014 State Chili Cookoff is prominently on display. Maic D’Agostino photo by Joe Schulz For more than 35 years the Wisconsin State […]

Chili Party



Whooping Crane Festival committee members Carol and Greg Bielski are ready for another fun filled festival. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Each year, Princeton’s Whooping Crane Festival educates folks about the importance of preserving the endangered species. But this year, it will do so without the help of one of […]

Not easily grounded


FROM LEFT, co-op members Lelia Ziebell, Donna Marquart and Sue McConnell encourage folks to stop by Town Square Saturday mornings or to take a stroll through the corner store. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz In the early days of Town Square, Board President Fran Hill approached former Green Lake County […]

No longer just a Corner Store



Community Hall was constructed in 1929 and turns 90 on Labor Day. In 2010 the non-profit Unity Hall Inc. formed to restore the building to the community gathering place it once was. Joe Schulz Photo by Joe Schulz If you’ve been to the Princeton Flea Market, there’s a good chance you’ve […]

Harvest Faire returns Sept. 8


by Joe Schulz One pound of phosphorus runoff can fuel up to 500 pounds of algae growth in a body of water. Due to a high concentration of phosphorous, Big Green Lake has been listed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as an impaired body of water since 2014. […]

From field to lake




GETTING A HEAD start on the first-ever Green Lake half-marathon (13dot1) in 2010 are committee members, from left, Sandie Quade, Kristin Galatowitsch, Wendy Schultz, Ellen Koeppen and Dr. Tom Kloosterboer. Jonathan Bailey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After nine years of running the race, it was time to pass the torch. Part […]

Splash: As the finish line approaches, organizers remember 13dot1



VISIONARY BRIAN TAYLOR takes a break at Renard’s European Bake Shop in downtown Princeton. Todd Sharp photo by Todd Sharp If you are what you eat and the food we eat is made from the land where we live, we very well might just be the luckiest, best fed people in […]

The Prune: Foodie delights in abundance of local, gastronomic gifts


Water samples are collected and then analyzed for environmental DNA to detect the presence of aquatic invasive species. submitted photo By Jennifer Fjelsted Seems like every time you turn on the television you see some new crime show where the hero catches the bad guy using DNA. But DNA can be […]

eDNA is latest twist in Green Lake’s own version of ...



COUSINS BEN, LEFT, and Will Allen, both 12, show off their catch while fishing during a visit with their grandparents in this Green Laker Photo Contest entry submitted by Jeanie Allen of Markesan. by Joe Schulz Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike What’s not: Lake trout […]

Bites have slowed a bit, but fishing still fine


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



Co-Owner Zach Johnson pours a mixed drink inside Town Square Tap. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Eight years ago, Zach Frazier was brewing beer inside his home in Minnesota. Today, he co-owns a taproom in the heart of downtown Green Lake. The taproom is located inside of the old Town […]

Mixing it up


The Davidson County Band jams at the 2018 Community Street Bash. submitted photo by Joe Schulz At the end of summer each year, the patch of street between the Dartford Mill Pond and Town Square is blocked off and a large white tent is set up for a free community […]

The bash of the summer



Families take a break from shopping to enjoy the playground equipment at Nathan Strong Park. Joe Schulz photos by Joe Schulz Tuesday nights in Berlin, music echoes down East Huron Street, tents fill Nathan Strong Park and families come together for the Berlin Farmers and Artists Market. The market runs Tuesdays […]

A night at the park


Levee Contemporary co-owner Andrew Blanchard has a tape measure in one hand and coffee in another as he prepares for the work that needed to be done to transform the space into what it is now, top. The space is described by its owners as “clean and comforting, offering a […]

A work of art



FROM LEFT, Berlin native Christie Galow, Francesca and Tatianya pet their baby cow Sweet Cheeks. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Folks of all ages came together for a fun-filled weekend of animal shows, carnival rides and delicious treats at the Green Lake County Fair. The family-friendly event ran Aug. 1 […]

A world of fun at the fair


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