Plea deal reached in infant’s death case

A Mineral Point woman, JoAnna Ford, pleaded guilty in Iowa County Court Monday to Child Neglect where the consequence was the death of 4-month-old Wyatt Hamlin.

Solar on Schools is “Penny Smart”

Two hundred fourteen (214) schools throughout Wisconsin are lowering their energy costs by adding solar to their campuses. Utility expenses are one of a school district’s most costly budgetary items.

Collision Specialists expands to Dodgeville location

In 1967 a young man named Jack Slack had a vision and that was to bring the best autobody shop he could to the area. He was sole owner back then. He and his wife, Jean, started a family and one of their sons, Greg, wanted to come on board. …

Iowa-Grant board opts to deny property detachment

The Iowa-Grant School Board decided that losing land in the district to a neighboring school district is not in the Iowa-Grant’s best interest. Brian and Shonda Peat asked to detach their property at 2252 Rhoda Road, Town of Linden, from the Iowa-Grant School District and attach to the Mineral Point …

Aric Way sentenced to life in prison, Philip Schmidt-Way's sentencing later

By John Dalton Both Aric Way and his son Philip Schmidt-Way appeared in Iowa County Court Tuesday afternoon in separate sentencing hearings. Aric Way was sentenced by Judge Craig Day to life in prison without eligibility for extended supervision in the Wisconsin State Prison System. Way was given credit for …

Dodgeville council hears update on Armory building

By John Dalton The Dodgeville City Common Council held its regular meeting Tuesday night. An update on the Armory Building was given. The city acquired the building late in 2023. It has been unoccupied for over 3 years. Plans to tour the facility in January were pushed back due to …

Highway 18-151 and YZ intersection topic of public meeting

By John Dalton The Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a Public Involvement Meeting last Thursday at Dodgeville City Hall to …

Wisconsin Harness Horse Association to induct Harry Ivey into Hall of Fame

Harry Ivey, a lifelong Mineral Point resident, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Harness Horse Association Hall of Fame Jan. 27 in Madison, WHHA recently said.

Former Iowa-Grant Teacher Makes Initial Appearance in Child Abuse Charge

A Mineral Point man, Kirby Grutz, 31, the former Iowa-Grant Physical Education Teacher, made his initial appearance Tuesday, along with his attorney Michael Curran, in the Iowa County Courthouse in front of the honorable Judge Matthew Allen.

Fire and ice combine for Ice Lantern Festival Feb. 3

Activities added to last year’s Ice Lantern Festival return Feb. 3, bringing costume contests, concessions, cakewalks and music to downtown Mineral Point.

Tabletop gaming group welcomes all

A newly formed tabletop gaming group is meeting once a month in Mineral Point. The group plays Dungeons and Dragons and other games.

Housing shortage hits home

High demand, low inventory and increasing prices are the state of the housing market right now. “I think there’s definitely a shortage, especially for middle to low- income people,” said Mel Loy, of 1st Advantage Real Estate in Dodgeville.

Avoca man arrested after stand-off

Kyle McIntosh, 33, Avoca, was taken into custody December 30 after an incident involving siblings got out of hand in the Town of Pulaski.

Iowa-Grant PE teacher resigns, will face felony charge

The Iowa-Grant School Board accepted the resignation of a PE teacher accused of child abuse-recklessly causing harm.

Barneveld recognizes a lot of state girls teams

It was Bring Back the Champions Day at halftime of the Barneveld Girls Basketball Game Friday night celebrating the rich history of the Lady Eagles Basketball Program.