Latest Dane County, Wisconsin Stories

2008-08-06 00:00:31

Jerod Burke, principal of the Southwestern Elementary and Middle school in Hazel Green, resigned the position to accept a post with the Mount Horeb School District as its director of curriculum for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

2008-08-05 21:00:20

By The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 5--Wisconsin Public Power Inc., Sun Prairie, is buying 30 megawatts of wind energy from Barton Windpower, owner of a 40-turbine, 80-megawatt wind farm in Worth County, Iowa.

2008-08-05 21:00:16

By The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 5--Six airline flights were diverted from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to Dane County Regional Airport on Monday because of severe thunderstorms in the Chicago area. Two flights were diverted to Madison between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 5--Why does Madison need a municipal swimming pool when it has so many lakes? Critics of a city pool were fond of asking that question over the last half century.

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 31--The Madison area has a lot of heart. Madison ranks third among 75 mid-sized cities nationally for volunteerism, according to a study released this week by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Being No.

2008-07-29 15:01:04

By Bryan Marshall, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 29--A two-year grant approved this week for the Madison County School District will provide funding to help educate children before they enter kindergarten.

2008-07-26 15:00:32

By Marv Balousek, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 26--The Dane County Regional Airport will lose 15.2 percent of its available outbound airline seats when new schedules take effect this fall.

2008-07-12 12:00:18

By Sisi Chen, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 12--High lake levels are making it harder for Madison's storm sewers to keep streets clear, although city engineers say major street flooding is unlikely.

2008-07-11 21:00:13

By Ryan Hebel, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--In a college town like Madison, the final school bell seems to echo in a blaring cacophony for three long months.

2008-07-10 12:00:33

By Anita Clark, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 10--If you 're new to Madison and try to find "Beltline " on a map, you 'll be out of luck. And if a friend proposes "drinking a boot, " you 'll be puzzled.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.