EACH FALL, IN A QUIET neighborhood on Ripon’s east side, ghouls begin to rise from the grave. Skeletons rattle across beds of dry leaves.

And the stuff of nightmares and horror movies lurk.

115 Stanton St. boasts arguably the creepiest yard in Ripon each Halloween — and it’s entirely the creation of the Kling family.

Each fall for the past 10 years, family members have helped the ghoulish graveyard grow, whether it’s a few bones here or a gravestone there.

Are neighbors excited about the creatures crawling out of their yard every year as Halloween arrives? That’s hard to say. ...

To read the entire column, including what motivates folks to turn their front yard into a haunted spectacle, see the Oct. 29 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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