Countdown: Most-viewed Caledonia Stories of 2012
Recall elections, weird crime and a local tragedy make up the list of this year's most popular stories on Caledonia Patch.
Wonder what stories caught the most people's attention this year? These are the 10 most-viewed stories on Caledonia Patch.
10. A Racine woman who had been missing for several days was found dead at the bottom of a Caledonia quarry.
9. A jogger reported an unknown man approached him and asked him for sex.
8. The GAB posted recall signatures online for all to see who signed to have their elected officials ousted from office.
7. A Racine man said he found his name on a recall petition—but he never signed one. The man also believed he knew the person responsible for the fraud, and pointed law enforcement in that direction. See No. 5 for more info on that situation.
6. Before Tom Barrett became the official recall challenger for Gov. Scott Walker, the full field of Democrats and Independent candidates came to Racine for a forum that ended up a platform to bash the governor.
5. The man accused of collecting phony recall signatures finds himself slapped with felony charges. Mark Demet's case is still open in Racine County Circuit Court, but he could face prison if convicted.
4. State Sen. John Lehman took back the seat he lost a few months earlier to Van Wanggaard, when he was the only successful Democrat in the statewide recall elections.
3. Gov. Scott Walker visited Racine Metal-Fab, and asked the public to help try getting young people interested in manufacturing industry careers.
2. A neighbor of the Kwiatkowski family got hit with community disproval after he filed a complaint with the village over the family's memorial to their slain son.
1. And, the most-read story on Caledonia Patch: Despite Some Issues with Petitions, Recalls Likely to Move Forward In this March story, Patch reported that, despite some fraudulent signatures on petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker, the elections were likely to take place.