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July 24, 2021

6/11/2021 10:37:00 AM
Along The Ad Routes
Mike Reilly
Co-Publisher/Sports Writer/Photographer

I didn't make Saturday morning breakfast with Bob, Terry and Dewey for the first time in nearly two years! There were junior varsity baseball games scheduled to start at both Centennial Park and the High School Field at the middle school at 8:30. Dewey had requested that we come to Spring Garden at Mount Horeb, so that trip was out for me. I had prepped getting the concession stand stuff to the middle school Friday afternoon and evening so that I could just pull things out at 8:30 a.m. That worked great and I was set to go as the game started. I was up and around by 6:30 a.m. to get rolls from the Quality Bakery and coffee from Kwik Trip for the Centennial Park stand (only packaged products can be sold at the school). I popped some popcorn and had things set for Lisa and Brian Bockhop. They were in the stand for the first game. They did have to cook though! The plan was to trade stand places for the next game if Dodgeville lost. It was a winners/losers tournament. Dodgeville won, so Michelle Latterell and Marilyn Molldrem were on duty for game two at Centennial Park. I stayed at the middle school. It was a little cool being outside at the middle school, but the sun helped a lot. There wasn't much wind, but it was chilly when it blew. Dodgeville won both games by the 10-run rule too and the workers were inside at Centennial Park plus it's a pretty good view of the game there!
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I guess I'm forced to say some good things about the "Not So" Quality Bakery. They have been really helpful with "sweets" for the concession stand not only this year, but other years! Why even Brian was "fairly" congenial to me Saturday! Mike would be yelling at him for being that way though! See a sample of some of their "sweets" in the above photo.
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Brother Pat and I got to go to the Elevation Dance Academy of Spring Green's recital "Life Itself" Saturday night at the Sugarland Wedding Barn just east of Arena. It was a "Senior Showcase" and one of the senior performers was Emma Berg, Pat's granddaughter and daughter of Nick and Amy Berg. Emma choreographed her own solo dance and assisted in choreographing the finale dance. She is going on to school at Western Michigan University to major in dance and minor in business.
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Sunday was Mother's Day. I noticed on Major League Baseball.com that they saluted a Mother/Son profession baseball players that day. There are a lot of Father/Son professional baseball players, but only one Mother/Son. That would be Casey Candaele (Montreal Expos, Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians and now minor league manager) and his mother Helen Callaghan, who played in the All-American Girls Professional League. Casey said he wishes he had her talents!
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One of my classmates, John Lucas, is at Bloomfied Healthcare and would love to hear from people. His address is Room 18, 3151 County CH Dodgeville, WI 53533.
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I messed up not stopping for a woman and her dog that I didn't see standing at the corner of a street downtown waiting to cross. To my defense they had just gotten to the corner, but I should've been watching them approaching it. To make up for that I have since stopped for four people crossing in the middle of the street! My bad though!
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Don't forget to plan for a couple of June events. First there's the Drive-thru Iowa County Dairy Breakfast at the fairgrounds in Mineral Point on Saturday, June 5. That same day will be Montfort's"Big Days." That will also be on Sunday. 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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