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The Icing on the Lake

After more than 50 years of catching cold winter wind in his face, it's not surprising that Bill Mattison looks so young -- as if, from the neck up, age has been cryogenically slowed. Under loose-fitting, sawdusted and epoxy-stained dungarees, the body is lean and hard. And if he walks a little stiffly, if his lower back is a little sore, it's because he's spent most of the last four months in his garage on Williamson Street, laboring over his first new iceboat in four years. >More
 Apocalypse Mistele

You have to wonder about Nancy Mistele: She's turned a political victory into a personal defeat, and she has no one to blame but herself. >More
 Tedd O'Connell: Out with a Bang

Longtime Madison television anchor Tedd O'Connell died Monday at his home in Green Bay. The following story, appearing in the "Mixed Signals" department, was printed in the February 3, 1989, issue of Isthmus. >More
 Epic Systems: Epic change

The company's new campus will alter the face of southwestern Dane County, for better and worse. >More
 Epic Systems: Epic investment

In spectacular fashion, real estate speculators have won their gamble that farmland west of Verona would give way to development, thanks to a software developer's desire to build its campus in a rural setting. >More
 Epic Systems: Epic decision

At Epic Systems Corp., the fast-growing medical software company, concern for the work setting is at the forefront of corporate planning. Epic's insistence on a horizontal workspace for its 700 or so employees, with an artful mix of private and group space in a pastoral campus setting, is turning out to be the first major land-use decision of the new century in Dane County. >More
 The Dreyfus Affair

This Isthmus cover story from April 14, 1978, was one of the first journalistic reports on the budding Dreyfus insurgency and why it could succeed. It includes a gallery of Dreyfus photos from Brent Nicastro. >More
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