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June 17, 2021

5/19/2021 9:36:00 AM
Along The Ad Routes
Mike Reilly
Co-Publisher/Sports Writer/Photographer

I really thought I was through having to read "Ice Possible, Drive with Care" on my SUV when I would start it up in the morning or anytime during the day, but I was wrong. Last Wednesday all day long it kept appearing when I would start my vehicle. The next day it was gone, thank heaven. Maybe it is gone for good until next winter!
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But, Tuesday I saw snow falling!
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Bob, Terry, Dewey and I went to The Pointer Cafe in Mineral Point Saturday for breakfast. We didn't remember until the time we were leaving Dodgeville that it was Mineral Point's "Garage Sale Day". The restaurant was pretty full with only waitress Carrie working the tables. She was pretty amazing at handling the situation - she has been doing it for quite some time now. We were there before 8:00 and her help came in about 9:00, so she had a really busy hour! There were several people there we hadn't seen in quite some time. It was fun catching up with them. Dewey showed his "magic" off to a few little kids, producing half dollars to them - they were pretty happy!
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Speaking of Garage Sale Day, this Saturday is Dodgeville's big day. The streets will be filled with people hunting down all the sales, looking for something they really need or something they can't live without! I remember, in the past years, people making U-turns in the street as I was heading to a destination like breakfast of another shop (I'm not a garage saler - I have enough of my own stuff I should get rid of). Dodgeville City-Wide Garage Sale maps are available at Kwik Trip north and south, Quality Bakery, Piggly Wiggly, White Rose Annex, New Horizons Cenex and of course here at the Chronicle. Each stop for a map will have some specials and/or goodies for you!
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With the year off from serving hot food and popcorn at the concession stand at Centennial Park for baseball games, there is still a lot of work to get ready for this season(s). The first home baseball game(s) will be Saturday, May 1 starting at 8:30 a.m. in a round robin between Dodgeville, East Dubuque and Madison Edgewood. There's prom involved for one of the teams, so that's the reason for the "early" start! There will be varsity games at Centennial Park and JV games at the high school field at the middle school. Both baseball and softball games begin on Tuesday, April 27, as does the first track & field meet. Girls soccer doesn't start until May 4. There will be a lot of games/meets played in just a short time to get the regular season in. The state tournaments aren't scheduled to be played until mid to the end of June!
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Speaking of June, don't forget to plan for the Drive-thru Iowa County Dairy Breakfast at the fairgrounds in Mineral Point on Saturday, June 5. Another event to plan for will be the first of two summer Dodgeville Lions Club Antique and Flea Market Shows held at Harris Park in Dodgeville on Sunday, June 13. Both events, as do all planned for this summer, need a lot of support to try and make up for not having them last year!
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The Community Connections Free Clinic is holding a broadcasted auction from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 as its annual fundraiser this year. Bids can be placed on items beginning at noon that day with "Early Bird" bids accepted April 26-30. Check it out at ccfcwi.org.





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