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Referendum, saving money heads Barneveld School Board meeting

By John Dalton Before the Barneveld School Board Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th, the school district had one more district community session regarding the upcoming referendum.

Highland district voters can expect postcard

The Highland School Board learned there will a postcard sent to district residents reminding them about the approaching vote on the proposed referendum. The card will discuss the referendum amount and the possible $10 mill rate increase.

Dodgeville School Board continues to ready survey

The Dodgeville School Board worked on some modifications for the survey that will be sent to district residents in April and also will settle on the numbers to be included soon.

Anti-Human Trafficking presentation and information

By Kayla Barnes Subject matter and language within this article may be upsetting or uncomfortable to some. This article is about making people aware that human trafficking happens everywhere and can happen to anyone.

Schmidt-Way sentenced to 20 years

By John Dalton Philip Schmidt-Way appeared in Iowa County Court Tuesday afternoon and was sentenced by Judge Craig Day to life in prison, but will be eligible for extended supervision in 20 years.

Council approves emotional support dog for the DPD School Resource Officer

By John Dalton On Tuesday the Dodgeville Common Council approved a therapy emotional support dog for the Dodgeville Police Department to work with the Dodgeville School District for the use of the dog at the school.

For the Wellnitz family it’s basketball, basketball and more basketball

By John Dalton When Jen Wellnitz took the head girls’ basketball coaching job at Argyle three years ago, she asked four of her younger sisters if they wanted to play for her. Two of her sisters (Tara and Hailey) were currently on the roster at Black Hawk High School in …

Funding shifts force school districts to referenda

By Mary Glindinning Public schools are essential to democracy and central to why the state of Wisconsin exists, a speaker told about 50 people Sunday afternoon, February 18 at Merrimac and Main Center in Dodgeville.

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 …
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