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Fellowship training good for surgeons -- Ernie Pellegrino

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:00pm
I would like to applaud the efforts made by the Alliance group of employers who for years have kept the costs of medical care down. They do so by identifying high-cost surgical procedures at a…

Kudos to State Journal for giving gifts -- Ron Endres

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:00pm
The Empty Stocking Club and Helping Hands projects were another success. Kudos to the State Journal staff and many volunteers who make these efforts possible.

Ice sport enthusiasts zero in on the few frozen patches of lake

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:45pm
For the most part, though, lakes Mendota and Monona are still wet and wavy.

The Fonti family returns to Madison and sets up in a former competitor's space

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00pm
The former American TV and Appliance building on the Beltline is being transformed into a Furniture & ApplianceMart, Ashley Furniture HomeStore and an Ashley Sleep Mattress Store.

Q&A: Common Core questions answered

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:00pm
Confused about Common Core? You're not alone. Here are some answers to common questions about the academic standards.

Artisan food emporium could be coming to Mount Horeb

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:15pm
Organizers of a proposed enterprise center in Mount Horeb that would serve as a hub for numerous food-related businesses have begun studying feasibility of the project.

Footville man arrested for alleged drunken driving in Rock County crash that critically injured 2

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:45am
Armand Meier, 69, was not injured in the crash and was taken to the Rock County Jail, while James Savoie, 64, and Helen Savoie, 63, both of Caro, Michigan, were transported to Mercy Hospital a…

Joel L. A. Peterson: Mom and Bob Hope taught me true meaning of Christmas

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 7:15am
It has been 15 Christmases since my mother passed. But I can’t help remembering all the lessons she taught me — especially what Christmas is all about.

Donors contribute more than $237,000 to give Christmas toys to area children

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:31am
Since 1918, the Empty Stocking Club has provided Christmas toys to needy children in the greater Madison area. You can help again this year. Send your gift online at emptystockingclub.com or m…

Squad car damaged, strikes an Arby's

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:30am
A Madison Police Department squad car was damaged and an officer was slightly injured when the the car "left the roadway" and struck an Arby's restaurant at 4002 E. Washington Ave. Thursday morning.

Once again, State Journal readers bring Christmas joy to thousands of area children

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:30am
The needy children in the Madison area, some 12,387 at last count, will wake up this morning and discover that Santa has left them some beautiful new gifts.

Caring for Christopher, a special needs child who had been abused

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:05am
Lawren Lange was 21, going to art school and working three part-time jobs when a nun’s question changed her life.

First Business Bank Promotes Alton Multhauf, CTP®

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:00am
MADISON, WI, December 17, 2014 - First Business Bank announced today that Alton Multhauf has been promoted to Treasury Management Officer. First Business Bank is a part of First Business Finan…

Kathy Elvert celebrates 15th year at Wilson Law Group, LLC

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:00am
Kathy Elvert is celebrating her 15th year of service with Wilson Law Group, LLC, a Madison based estate and business planning law firm. Kathy is the firm's senior paralegal and manages the est…

Chris Rickert: Study and celebrate the Madison officer-involved-shooting-that-wasn't

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 6:00am
For those willing to keep their knee jerking in check, there may be things worth learning -- and celebrating -- in this officer-involved-shooting-that-wasn’t.

Madison-area clergy members share their Christmas messages

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:50am
As Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, pastors offer thoughts on the religious significance.

Know Your Madisonian: Gloria Reyes

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:45am
Gloria Reyes brings her commitment to the city of Madison and her connections to the community to her new role as assistant to the mayor. 

A gift of song for State Journal readers

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00am
Hear Madison Youth Choirs' most advanced singers perform "The Holly and the Ivy."

Packers: Aaron Rodgers plays Santa for Packers offensive line

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 4:00am
As if the linemen needed any more motivation to protect the quarterback from the fearsome defensive front of the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Tom Oates: Beloit's Jim Caldwell has Lions on right track

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:30am
GREEN BAY — Of all the low down dirty tricks the Detroit Lions have tried hoping to snap their 23-game losing streak on Wisconsin soil, the latest one might be the lowest.