A reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, WI. Interested in the curiosities, flaws and follies in life.

Bicycle crash victim was Highway 14 commuter

host.madison.com — With her belongings in three plastic bags slung over the handlebars, Cynthia Arsnow rode her green bicycle in the rain, snow, dark and sunshine, about 40 miles round-trip, from the East Side of Madison to work in Cross Plains almost daily.

Bicycle crash victim was Highway 14 commuter

host.madison.com — With her belongings in three plastic bags slung over the handlebars, Cynthia Arsnow rode her green bicycle in the rain, snow, dark and sunshine, about 40 miles round-trip, from the East Side of Madison to work in Cross Plains almost daily.

Know Your Madisonian: John Mathis leaves the stars for earthly volunteerism

host.madison.com — John Mathis' ideas might seem alien to some. For an astronomer and a volunteer, however, he certainly landed in the right place. Mathis was recently interviewed in the colored-quilt-walled apartment he and his wife, Carol, share in Oakwood Village, where they have lived for the past 10 years.

The key to Devil's Lake graffiti may be in the lichen

host.madison.com — The mystery surrounding the word "DIE" once thought to be painted on a boulder 500 feet above Devil's Lake may be related to the intentional removal of centuries-old lichen, itself an act of vandalism with long-term effects. The letters were probably fashioned by scraping away the lichen, said a UW-Madison lichenologist.

The key to Devil's Lake graffiti may be in the lichen

host.madison.com — The mystery surrounding the word "DIE" once thought to be painted on a boulder 500 feet above Devil's Lake may be related to the intentional removal of centuries-old lichen, itself an act of vandalism with long-term effects. The letters were probably fashioned by scraping away the lichen, said a UW-Madison lichenologist.

Eight injured, one critically, in medical transport bus crash near Jefferson

host.madison.com — One person was critically injured when a medical transport bus with seven disabled passengers on board crashed and rolled over in Jefferson County Friday morning, sending all eight people, including the driver, to hospitals.

Graffiti is not new problem at Devil's Lake State Park, but it may be on the rise

host.madison.com — On June 16, 1903, it would appear, "F.H.R." and "T.R.R." painted their initials on the "Devil's Doorway," one of the best known of the many rock formations in what later would become Devil's Lake State Park.

Graffiti is not new problem at Devil's Lake State Park, but it may be on the rise

host.madison.com — On June 16, 1903, it would appear, "F.H.R." and "T.R.R." painted their initials on the "Devil's Doorway," one of the best known of the many rock formations in what later would become Devil's Lake State Park.

Pedestrian fatally struck trying to help bird off Highway 30, Madison police say

host.madison.com — A 45-year-old female pedestrian died Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 30 while attempting to escort a bird off the road, Madison police said. The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 30 between Interstate 90/94 and Highway 51.

Don't become a meal for a blood-sucker this weekend

host.madison.com — Happy holiday weekend, Wisconsin. Try to avoid becoming a blood meal. That is part of the routine for anyone venturing outside this and every summer, as state health officials issue the seasonal warning about the 54 kinds of mosquitoes and 15 types of ticks, all of which are on the lookout for blood meals from any mammal handy.
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Jul 01, 2016

RT @DWDelozier: On New3@5 we'll tell you how to treat the burns and how to get rid of the wild parsley. https://t.co/vtpxq2tvTQ

Jun 30, 2016

@MollyBeck I cannot respond to this without getting into trouble.

Jun 30, 2016

DNR staff and citizen volunteers prepare for annual invasive species landing blitz  http://dnr.wi.gov/news/weekly/article/?id=3647 


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