Author: Mary Jo Ola

Kindergartners stump college professor

What started as a way to show young students how a college classroom feels has turned into priceless moments for a University of Wisconsin professor and the kids involved.

Bandanna-wearing man robs east Madison gas station at gunpoint

A man wore a bandanna over his face as he robbed an east Madison gas station at gunpoint Tuesday night, police said.Madison police said a lone gunman entered the Citgo at 4905 Commercial Ave. at 9:54 p.m. A clerk told police the robber was armed with a handgun, demanded money and fled with cash from the till.Police said a K-9 was brought in, but no suspect was found.

Seahawks RB Lynch fined $20K

Marshawn Lynch was fined $20,000 for grabbing his crotch after scoring a 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship game. The Seahawks' running back was previously fined for a similar gesture against the Arizona Ca...

Cold doesn't stop Wonder Bugs from exploring

Kids learn through outdoor activities at nature center

The thought of a Wisconsin winter can make someone want to cozy up indoors, but the people at Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona always have a way to get outdoors.

Leola Haberkorn

Leola "Ollie" I. Haberkorn, 93, of Watertown, was called to her heavenly home on the holiest of nights, Christmas Eve 2014, while surrounded by her loving family, at Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Badgers arrive in Tampa

Resume Outback Bowl practice Saturday

The Wisconsin Badgers football team arrived in Tampa Friday afternoon for next Thursday's Outback Bowl against Auburn.

Construction on US 41 to cause delays for Packers game travelers

Plan for an early commute to Lambeau Field Sunday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday for the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game that US 41 and adjacent roadways from Oneida Street north to Suamico in Brown County are under construction.

James "Jim" Thomas Anderson

James T. Anderson, Verona, died at Agrace Hospice on December 24, 2014. Jim was born in Freeport Il on March 22, 1927 to Royal and Irene (Kennedy). He graduated from Freeport High School, and Michigan Tech, School of Forestry. Jim served in the US Navy in WWII and the Korean War.

Cecil Warren Perrin

Cecil Warren Perrin, age 51, passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the King Veterans Home after a long debilitative disease. He was born in Darlington, WI on July 13, 1963 to the late Cecil J. and Doris E. (Dilley) Perrin. He attended Madison East High School and later M.A.T.C. Cecil enlisted in the United States Marines Corps and proudly served as a Corporal during the Gulf War. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and served as their Commandant. Cecil enjoyed artwork, ceramics, fishing and spending time with his family.

David LaPorte

David Paul LaPorte, age 69, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in New Glarus after a battle with cancer. He was born on November 21, 1945 in Madison to his parents John and Inez (Judd) LaPorte. David served in the United States Navy and United States Air Force for over twenty years. After his military service he graduated from Regis University in Denver. Early on David developed an understanding, hobby, and vocation for computers and technology that he shared with others. David worked as a technology instructor for many years and was the assistant director of technology at Roosevelt University until 2011. Most recently he traveled the U.S. teaching fiber optics. David loved to travel the world, and throughout the country by motorcycle. He also enjoyed the opportunities in the outdoors and nature that came from living in Alaska and Colorado.