Over the last week, Greenfield Patch has taken a look back at some of the top stories of 2012: top news stories, weird crime stories, political stories, business stories and on and on.
But some of Greenfield’s most interesting stories don’t fit neatly into a category, so they deserve one of their own.
Here are some Editor’s Picks — stories that were fun to do or resonated with readers, and a few things off the beaten path.
- People in Greenfield seem to love their cars, especially police cars. That is, as long as they’re not riding in the back seat of the Greenfield Police Department’s new Dodges or donated Subaru.
- Father-son stories like the one about Kent Kroupa and his boys will tug on the heartstrings, but perhaps no more so than the inspirational story of the Markoses and their baby girl Autumn.
- Kroupa might have been a popular figure in the Whitnall community, but to our knowledge, he hasn’t been immortalized on a T-shirt like longtime Greenfield High School coach Kevin Murphy.
- It’s always fun to have a local celebrity, which is exactly what Miss Wisconsin Chrissy Zamora has become.
- Animals were a recurring theme on Greenfield Patch in 2012, from the retirement of Police K9 Badger, to neighbors’ concerns about coyotes to this little ditty about geese that had some questioning Greenfield Patch’s editor’s sanity.