The Green Sheet Comes Back to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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A much beloved and still remembered section of the Milwaukee Journal gets new life, starting Memorial Day

An old friend is returning to Milwaukee and Wisconsin homes.

Many people across the state remember the Green Sheet, a daily feature of the Milwaukee Journal for most of the 20th Century. A four-page section, printed on green newsprint from Monday through Saturday, the Green Sheet was filled with entertaining feature and wire stories, including historical notes, comics, puzzles, advice columns and more. The Green Sheet brought comic relief to the daily news and featured writers who became household names, including Ione Quinby Griggs and Gerald Wilmer Kloss.

The Milwaukee Journal retired the Green Sheet in 1994, citing the expense and difficulty of acquiring green paper. Readers have been calling for its return ever since.

Starting May 25th, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will once again deliver the Green Sheet from Monday through Saturday. Like the Green Sheet of old, it will offer historical notes, feature stories, news quizzes, advice columns and even "Throw Back Thursday" reprints of old favorites like "Slightly Kloss-Eyed." The four-page section fronted by the Green Sheet will include comics, puzzles and the newspaper's popular Tap Daily page of music, arts and entertainment news.

In addition to the separate section in the daily newspaper, the Green Sheet will be available online at

“Our readers have never stopped asking us to bring the Green Sheet back, even after 21 years," said Journal Sentinel Editor George Stanley. "Many readers, including some in their 30s, told us they learned to read through the Green Sheet; they wrestled their brothers and sisters over it; their parents read it with them before they could read on their own. Many also missed the lighter side of daily life the Green Sheet offered.”

"We're excited to bring it back."

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