By Jeff Moore
and Rachel Baka
We spend all day scouring the Internet while we look for bidding information for JobTrac. So it’s inevitable we come across a few strange entities. Here’s a few:
2. Dairy Expo underway amid new bovine digs
MADISON — The nation’s largest dairy show entered its second day Wednesday in Madison.
The annual World Dairy Expo began Tuesday with a dedication ceremony for the newly constructed New Holland Pavilions, where more than 2,500 dairy cows can be exhibited in comfort.
Gov. Scott Walker, who toured the facility, said it would open the door to new opportunities in the future. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel said other international livestock shows have booked the new pavilions and some other events are looking at the Madison site as well.
World Dairy Expo attracts various dairy-related interests from throughout the globe, where new ideas and products are discussed and unveiled.
The five-day expo also features a host of competitions and award presentations. It runs through Saturday at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center.
For listings of daily activities, visit https://www.worlddairyexpo.com/.
3. On the evening of Oct. 8, 1871, the worst recorded forest fire in North American history raged through northeastern Wisconsin and upper Michigan, destroying millions of dollars worth of property and timberland, and taking between 1,200 and 2,400 lives.
4. Callan Road Witch
RIPON — As motorists drive down Callan Road at night, the gnarled branches of barren trees cast frightening shadows in their car headlights. Some of these trees begin to take the form of a twisted old crone. The spirit of a witch, they say, inhabits these woods.
The remnants of her old house can be found in the woods off to the side of the road. Crosses and bones lay scattered about. Some brave souls have reported seeing the ghost of an adolescent girl hiding behind the trees, still trying to escape the clutches of the witch.
One visitor reportedly heard crying and faint moaning, and the sound of pebbles being thrown against his or her car. Additionally, strange flashing lights have been spotted deep in the woods, and the sound of trickling water echoes down the lonely road at night.
Others report that the temperature will suddenly drop, chilling visitors to the bone. It is no wonder this creepy stretch of pavement has been called “Witch Road.”
5. First World Problems in Paddock Lake
NOTICE TO THE ELECTORS OF THE
VILLAGE OF PADDOCK LAKE
RELATING TO A REFERENDUM
TAKE NOTICE that a referendum election shall be held on November 4, 2014 in the Village of Paddock Lake for the purpose of approving or rejecting Resolution R14-06, adopted by the Village Board of Paddock Lake. The Resolution reads as follows: WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Paddock Lake, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, hereby resolves that the following advisory referendum question shall be placed upon the ballot on the November 4, 2014, general election pursuant to §8.55 of the Wisconsin Statutes:
“Should golf carts be allowed to operate on Village of Paddock Lake paved streets?
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk/Treasurer shall publish notices of the special advisory referendum pursuant of the Wisconsin Statutes. Adopted August 20, 2014 Persons wanting a copy of this resolution or with questions regarding the referendum election should contact the Village Clerk/Treasurers office, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm, 6969 236th Avenue, Paddock Lake, Wisconsin. Dated this 7th day of October, 2014 Emily Uhlenhake, Clerk/Treasurer Village of Paddock Lake Published: Oct. 7, 2014
6. If you’re looking to getaway this weekend but you don’t want to travel too far, why not head to Calumet County? For the second year in a row the area is offering a Rural Arts Roadtrip.