2024 Budget Approved for City of Dodgeville

By John Dalton As expected the Dodgeville City Council approved the 2024 Budget and Setting the Tax Levy at its last meeting on Tuesday, November 21st. Interested parties can review the detailed budget by going to dodgevillewi.gov/council. The tax levy approved was $3,532,322 which is levied against the taxable property …

Father, son murder trial wraps up second day

By John Dalton A father and son charged with poisoning and killing a Dodgeville woman are in court this week at the Iowa County Courthouse in Dodgeville. Two days of what's scheduled to be an eight-day trial for father Aric Way and his son Philip Schmidt-Way wrapped up for the …

Father, daughter among the state’s best at golf and family bonding

By John Dalton This is a Golf story. It’s also about words like Respect. Love. Competitor. Determined, and Desire. Now enter a father and daughter who love and respect each other. Both are determined competitors. And both have the desire to win.

Referendum discussion takes place with I-G Board

A recent community supper headed by Iowa-Grant District Administrator Michael Shimshak generated discussion about a possible referendum, facility needs and the possibility of co-oping educational programs with Highland.

Barneveld school board increased non-teaching staff wages

By John Dalton After a closed session at its last meeting November 8th, the Barneveld School Board approved an unprecedented 6% increase for all non-teaching staff. The school board and administration recognized the importance of retaining and recruiting quality staff members for all positions. Non-teaching staff include custodians, bus drivers, …

Nice Team Effort Helps the Mineral Point Boys Basketball Team Defeat Platteville

By John Dalton In an up-tempo, fast-paced game Tuesday night at Platteville, the Mineral Point Pointers were able to hold off the Platteville Hillmen 78-68.

Panther boys survive two overtime thriller with Cardinals

On the coldest day of winter so far on Tuesday the warmest place in the area had to be the Iowa-Grant gym. It was hot all night through two halves and two extra periods of boys basketball before a winner was determined. The decision finally went to the host Panthers …

Dodgers use pair of runs to drop Wisconsin Heights

In the game of basketball, runs are most often important to the outcome. The Dodgeville girls basketball team went on a pair of 11-3 runs, one in each half, to distance themselves from Wisconsin Heights in a non-conference game Tuesday. Those were enough to propel the Dodgers to a 60-40 …

Pointers cruise past River Valley

Maddy Kabat might have to scrape some paint off her shoes after spending most of the night in the lane for the Pointers in a 66-17 win over River Valley Tuesday. The sophomore inside player for the Pointers netted 14 points to lead her team offensively. Mineral Point coach Nick …

Veteran Redbirds too much for Dodgers

Will Murray and company showed they have the ability to score in many ways as Darlington tripped up Dodgeville 75-36 in a non-conference boys game Tuesday.

Rosenkranz, Gisela

Gisela Rosenkranz, age 84, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at Renaissance Senor Living. She was born on April 21, 1939, in Munich, Germany, the daughter of George and Martha Absneier.

Ewers, Kara Marie

Kara Marie Ewers passed away peacefully and in comfort on a brisk autumn morning with the sun peeking through the clouds at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI, on Monday, November 20, 2023, following a brief, yet tenacious, battle against colon cancer. She faced the challenge and her treatments with a …

Schmitz, Helen Lucille (Palzkill)

Helen Lucille (Palzkill) Schmitz, age 89, of Mineral Point passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023, peacefully after a short illness at the Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab surrounded by her loving family.

Russell, Byron Otto

Byron Otto Russell, 95, of Spring Green, peacefully went to be with Jesus on November 17, 2023. He was born on October 13, 1928 to Joe Russell and Julia (Peaslee) Russell of Woodman, WI. Byron married Jeanne Brown in May of 1949 and together they had 3 daughters. Byron was …

Chapman, Ann "Annie" Louise

Ann "Annie" Louise Chapman of Mineral Point Wisconsin passed away peacefully at her home in Mineral Point on November 18th, 2023, at the age of 82. Annie's daughter, Melissa Louise Titcher, and son-in-law, David Paul Titcher, were by her side.