Opioid settlement task force discusses next steps

The Health and Human Services Committee approved a needs assessment study sent to them from the Opioid Task Force in February.
The Opioid Task Force was formed last year to help determine where opioid settlement funds will go, as the county has began receiving funds that will total …

Iowa County announces grants for rec funding

Iowa County is offering a one-time grant opportunity for projects that increase or improve outdoor recreation-based tourism in the County. A total of $50,000 is available; eligible entities include non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities.
"We are looking for proposals that will bring people to Iowa County to …

Iowa County Board discusses wind farm siting

The Iowa County Board was encouraged by their Corporation Counsel to watch a webinar about how much authority counties have on solar and wind farms.
The Wisconsin Counties Association developed the webinar and it was so popular that it turned into a two part series.
By …

Transportation meeting April 25 geared to listen

By Bruce Paull
Mobility, even before the wheel was invented has been a concern.
Independence without transportation in rural counties is difficult at best.
If you consider getting older might affect your ability to get around, as much as it hurts to …

Committee of the whole in effect for Dodgeville school district on a one year trial basis

The Dodgeville school board will function as a committee of the whole for a year instead of hold committee meetings.
The board decided to take that route at their Monday meeting. Going to a committee of the whole will eliminate three meetings presently held.
The …

Dodge-Point soccer handed first loss

By Levi Zimmerman
After winning the season-opener over River Valley last Tuesday in a 1-0 decision, the Dodgeville/Mineral Point girls soccer team was handed its first loss Thursday in a 1-0 defeat by conference opponent Platteville/Lancaster.
Platteville/Lancaster hosted Dodgeville/Mineral Point in a Southwest Wisconsin Conference matchup …

White untouchable and 11 hits later Dodgers 13, RV 0

Dodgeville and River Valley are supposed to be the top two fastpitch teams in this year's edition of the SWC.
And last Friday's game between the two league powers was supposed to be a close game on the newly refurbished River Valley diamond.
It wasn't.
Hunter Schmid and Hunter Larson combined to shut out LaFarge in a non-conference game. The Golden Eagles came away with the win, 10-0.
Schmid went 4 2/3 with nine strikeouts and a walk. …

Pointers fall behind early and lose at Potosi

By Levi Zimmerman
The Mineral Point baseball team couldn't overcome a slow start Thursday in a non-conference game against Potosi/Cassville.
The Pointers hosted the Potosi/Cassville co-op, which entered the 2023 season ranked 13th in the Division 4 Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association preseason poll.
Mineral …

Panthers can't overcome early deficit against Redbirds

By Levi Zimmerman
The Iowa-Grant baseball team hosted Darlington Friday in a SWAL contest and took their first conference loss.
Lefty Brach Holman received the starting nod from head coach Kyle Riemenapp.
The Panthers struggled in the field early on, as Darlington had the …

Erickson, Gena Lee (Hughes)

Gena Lee (Hughes) Erickson, age 90 of Madison, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023. She was born April 29, 1933, in the Welsh Settlement of Rewey, the daughter of Orville "Puggy" Hughes and Nina Belle (Stacy) Hughes.

Larson, Annette Renee

Annette Renee Larson, age 61, of Duluth, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on June 11, 1961, in Madison, Wis., the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Brunker) Larson.

Murphy, Thomas C.

Thomas C. Murphy, age 81, of Hollandale, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 after a long illness at Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Dodgeville.

Potterton, John "Jack"

On 16 May 2023, John "Jack" Potterton (87) rejoined his wife Terry Potterton in eternal life. Born in Dodgeville on 4 May 1936 to Zola Hillman and Burton Potterton, he spent many of his boyhood summers in Dodgeville helping on family farms.

Walczak, Charles Francis

Charles Francis Walczak, age 86, of Ridgeway, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on May 15, 2023, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.