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Earthquake activity rattles residents

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CLINTONVILLE (WAOW) --  The population is 4,600. But, the city of Clintonville is booming.

The reported earthquakes has attracted national attention, and media outlets from all over the state. But, for one couple, seeing it on TV just wasn't enough.

"I woke up and said we are going to Clintonville. Let's go check out what is going on. He told me I was goofy," Barbara Huber said as she sat next to her Husband, Ken, at Schultz's Bluebird Cafe.

The pair comes from Beaver Dam, miles away from Clintonville.

But, for the Huber's, driving long distances is second nature. The two are retired truck drivers, and say they've seen it all.

"Earthquakes in California, tornadoes, storms, everything," Barbara and Ken said as they mentally compile a list of all the crazy things they have seen over the years. And now, they can add Clintonville to their long list of destinations.

"We wanted to walk the streets and hear people's stories. We just want to talk to the residents," Barbara explained.

And it's not just the Hubers. These streets have been buzzing with people from all over who say they want to visit the city that booms.

The executive director of the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Yaeger, says they have gotten calls from California, Kentucky, and Illinois.

"People just are calling to give their opinions, their theories," Yaeger said.

Even local businesses are joining in on the activity. The A & W right off Main street is sporting a new sign that says, "Clintonville is Booming." And the phrase couldn't be more appropriate.

 "It is a play on words. We're booming with activity and noises," Operations Manager Erica Hundertmark said.

Business owners say the instant popularity, in their once quiet city, is keeping business booming.

And now that people have answers, residents say it will be talk of the town for weeks to come.

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