Lurch was a Watusi steer that is somewhat of an international celebrity. He was the Guinness Record holder for the largest circumference of horns of any animal in the world. You have to see it to believe it and even then it’s still hard to comprehend.
His horns circumferance was over 3' 4" and each horn weighed 100 lbs!
Lurch passes away Friday at the age of 16...a normal lifespan.
US NAVY C-130 - "Fat Albert"I have had many chances to ride in some great aircraft in my life, but never a rocketpowered cargo plane. I will ride Fat Abert Sunday June 13 at the Milwaukee Air Show....wha hoo!!!!!
Bear,I thought that you might want to see the attached picture of Toby and LtCol Vince Barker of Appleton......two American patriots indeed. The pic was taken about 10 days ago in Afghanistan. Vince returns home in early June.All the best,Dan McGraw
Never wonder if Country Stars care about Americans!
Green Bay Gamblers vs. Fargo Force: Championship GameThe Green Bay Gamblers are the leage champs after beating Fargo 5-3 last night at the Resch. They were down by two games to come back and win the series 3 games to 2. What a comeback!!
Every year, the Social Security Administration goes through their records and compiles a list of the most popular baby names of the past year. Last year's #1 girl's name, Emma, has been unseated by Isabella. Jacob was the number one most popular name for boys again last year. It's the 11th year in a row for Jacob.
This is just more proof the "Twilight" series is taking over the next generation. Both Isabella and Jacob are the main characters in "New Moon," played by KRISTEN STEWART and TAYLOR LAUTNER while Cullen --(actually Edward Cullen) played by ROBERT PATTINSON-- is also heading up the list, rising from number 782 to 485. Other trend-setting names include Maliyah, a variation on First Daughter MALIA OBAMA and Isla, thanks to ISLA FISHER, while Lindsay, Miley, Jonas and Britney are on their way out of style.
Over the last 100 years, Michael has held the top spot most often (44 times), while Mary has been ranked number one 46 times.
Most popular girls' names (Last year's ranking in parentheses):
10. Mia (new)
9. Chloe (10)
8. Abigail (8)
7. Madison (4)
6. Emily (3)
5. Ava (5)
4. Sophia (7)
3. Olivia (6)
2. Emma (1)
1. Isabella (2)
FYI: Elizabeth (#9 last year) dropped off this year's top 10.
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Most popular boys' names (Last year's ranking in parentheses):
10. Anthony (7)
9. Noah (new)
8. Jayden (new)
7. Daniel (5)
6. Joshua (4)
5. William (8)
4. Alexander (6)
3. Michael (2)
2. Ethan (3)
1. Jacob (1)
FYI: last year's #9 and #10 names, Christopher and Matthew, dropped off this year's top-10.
LZ Lambeau will welcome Vietnam Veterans and their families to a special Welcome Home celebration at Lambeau Field in Green Bay May 21-23. Concerts, reunions and exhibits including The Moving Wall™and Vietnam-era military aircraft and vehicles are planned. A motorcycle rally starting in La Crosse, WI and ending at Lambeau Field will kick off the event.
During the showcase event inside the stadium's bowl at Lambeau Field on May 22, those who did not return from combat will be remembered with music, readings and a preview of the Wisconsin Public Television documentary, "Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories" on Lambeau’s jumbo televisions. Local museums and galleries will host special art exhibits that support the event. Military reunion groups from across the country are welcome. Get your tickets online or by calling 800-985-0071.
A FREE City Tour will be offered by the Convention & Visitors Bureau with drop offs at local museums with exhibits related to the event. Tours leave from Lambeau Field on May 22 only starting at 10am and running until 4pm. Bus transportation by Lamers Bus Lines. For more information call 888-867-3342.
This is a great idea! I am going to buy one! You can too.
Fond du Lac County Fire Departments Support U.S. Troops
Fond du Lac County-area firefighters are wearing red shirts on Fridays to show support for U.S. troops overseas.
The Fond du Lac city fire department says its firefighters will wear the shirts starting Friday, May 7th, and then every Friday indefinitely.
The Fond du Lac Fire Department is selling the shirts to the public for $10 at Hoppers in Fond du Lac. Proceeds from the sales go to the Josh Wege Fund. The 19-year-old Marine from Fond du Lac was wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last year.