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October 25, 2020

10/16/2020 9:52:00 AM
Along The Ad Routes
Mike Reilly
Co-Publisher/Sports Writer/Photographer

Saturday morning breakfast took Bob, Terry and myself to Spring Garden in Mount Horeb. We make that trek so friend Dewey can hop over from a couple blocks away to join us. he got called away as we entered to join him, but was back in just a few minutes. It was one of the few times that we all ordered the same breakfast. Dewey ordered beef bacon while we each had sausage links with our french toast and eggs! Like almost every time we are there (last time was about a month ago), we ran into Chuck Misky and the Nesheims!
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We made a stop in Ridgeway to check out the new subdivision that is really growing fast! Then we checked out a few things in Dodgeville that are under construction. Our about 50 mile trip ended up nearing 70 miles for the second week in a row by the time we got back to the Chronicle office!
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Sports have been put on hold for Dodgeville School District, at least until Monday, October 19, due to the COVID-19. Classes will be online. There have been several area schools affected by the virus too. Kids are clammering to be able to compete and socialize, but that virus isn't going along with it at times!
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I was at "fall Ball" at Centennial Park Sunday and had to run to the store for a minute. As I left the concession stand to go to my car I ran into a "Crubaugh" I had my facial covering on and he said to me: "The only good thing about this COVID thing is we don't have to look at your face. Now what did I ever do to that family?!!!
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Check out the above photo of "me" (or is it!) with my facemask on!
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I'm not sure what "Trick or Treating" will be around the area this Halloween, but the Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce is planning to hold their "Trunk of Treat" again this year beginning and ending in the courthouse parking lot just outside the Dodgeville Chronicle office. This year's event will be on October 24th. There will be a specific one-way route that will start on the south side of the courthouse parking lot near the Plymouth Congregational Church. It will take you down and around nearby streets and end on the north side of the courthouse parking lot. Trunks will be socially distanced along the route. Marks are required. Goodies will be handed out by participants with a gloved hand. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Facemask and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best trunk. Contact the Chamber at 935-9200 for questions and to enter.
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The Dodgeville City Council approved "Trick or Treating" hours for Halloween Saturday, October 31 from 3-6 p.m. I guess masks won't be a problem for the young ghosts and goblins as they all should be wearing them to scare people. Hopefully everything handed out is packaged candy with fruits wrapped or packaged! it wouldn't hurt for both participants and hander outers to wear gloves either!
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The Dodgeville Lions Club has begun its Birthday/Anniversary Calendar Sale. Since the pandemic forced cancellation of three major fundraisers for the group - Fun Night and two Antique/Flea Markets - this may be the club's only fundraiser for the year. The Lions Club gives a lot of money to local and area needs, including the Food Pantry, Food Locker and Feeding Friends. They have built a lot of shelters at parks and provided funds for dugouts at ball fields plus they give out several scholarships to graduating seniors. They also help Boy Scouts with Eagle Projects and donate much more to other needs. If you haven't been contacted by a Dodgeville Lion to buy a calendar, please do so. There is information on their website.






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