Pecatonica Honors Jim Strommen with Field Dedication

It was Dedication Day on Sunday, June 16th for the man who defined Dedication at Pecatonica, Jim Strommen, who touched the lives of many players, coaches, teammates and parents in his 43 years as the Pecatonica Varsity Boys Head Baseball Coach.

Barneveld Police, Sheriff’s Department, K9 Fenix help apprehend Walmart theft suspects

Iowa County Sheriff Michael Peterson reports that on June 12, 2024, at 3:58 p.m., Iowa County Communications Center received a report of shoplifters leaving the Dodgeville Walmart.

Dodgeville school board honors Weber at last meeting before retirement

The Dodgeville School Board said their farewells to retiring administrators Paul Weber and Jacque Goetzke at their June meeting.

Mineral Point City Council Approves High Street Closure for 4th of July Fireworks Show

At the June City Council meeting, the Chamber of Commerce's request to block off High Street for the 4th of July fireworks show was officially approved. This closure will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Highland board moves toward cell phone policy

When a school board meeting takes about three and a half hours there has to be a good reason.

Knights top Belleville as rule call ends game

A seldom used baseball rule came into effect and ended a battle with Belleville Sunday, giving the Dodgeville Knights a 6-4 win.

Rockies outlast Bullets in Western contest

After a heart warming ceremony honoring longtime coach and athlete Jim Strommen complete with the naming the baseball diamond Jim Strommen field, the Blanchardville Bullets and Hollandale Rockies went onto game mode.

Eagles get past Vikings, lose in finals

There were no strangers on field in the opening game of the Johnson Creek Sectionals Tuesday.


By John Dalton The fourth time was a charm for Mineral Point as the Point golf team returned to the State Tournament and won its first-ever State Tournament in Division 3 by twenty strokes over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser at Blackwolf Run playing the par 72 Meadow Valley course.

Point baseball season ends with 2-0 loss to Viroqua

By John Dalton The Mineral Point baseball team’s season came to an end with a tough 2-0 loss to Coulee Conference Champion Viroqua last Thursday night at the Viroqua Park Bowl in a WIAA Regional championship game.

Nihles, Virgil "Smokey" Andrew

Virgil "Smokey" Andrew Nihles, age 79, of Highland, WI, passed away on July 9, 2024, at St. Mary's hospital surrounded by family.

Fingerson, Kristine

Kristine Fingerson, age 49, of Highland, our sweet, kind, loving and quiet sister, passed away peacefully at home on Monday morning, July 1, 2024, following a short battle with ovarian cancer.

Eide, Duane Larry

Duane Larry Eide, 69, of rural Dodgeville, Wisconsin, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, of a sudden illness. Duane was born in Decorah, Iowa, on November 2, 1954, the youngest son of Obert and Emma (Knudsvig) Eide.

Wills, Judy M. (Zeal)

Judy M. (Zeal) Wills, 82, of Galena, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5th, 2024. She was born on July 25, 1941, in Galena, IL the daughter of Wilbur and LaVerne (Bodell) Zeal.

Stevens, Eleanor M.

Eleanor M. Stevens, age 97, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2024 at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Dodgeville.