2024 Budget Approved for City of Dodgeville

By John Dalton As expected the Dodgeville City Council approved the 2024 Budget and Setting the Tax Levy at its last meeting on Tuesday, November 21st. Interested parties can review the detailed budget by going to The tax levy approved was $3,532,322 which is levied against the taxable property …

Father, son murder trial wraps up second day

By John Dalton A father and son charged with poisoning and killing a Dodgeville woman are in court this week at the Iowa County Courthouse in Dodgeville. Two days of what's scheduled to be an eight-day trial for father Aric Way and his son Philip Schmidt-Way wrapped up for the …

Father, daughter among the state’s best at golf and family bonding

By John Dalton This is a Golf story. It’s also about words like Respect. Love. Competitor. Determined, and Desire. Now …

Referendum discussion takes place with I-G Board

A recent community supper headed by Iowa-Grant District Administrator Michael Shimshak generated discussion about a possible referendum, facility needs and the possibility of co-oping educational programs with Highland.

Barneveld school board increased non-teaching staff wages

By John Dalton After a closed session at its last meeting November 8th, the Barneveld School Board approved an unprecedented 6% increase for all non-teaching staff. The school board and administration recognized the importance of retaining and recruiting quality staff members for all positions. Non-teaching staff include custodians, bus drivers, …

Highland school board receives referendum update

The Highland School Board continued its study of a possible referendum Wednesday with a presentation by Darin Sievers from School Perceptions. School Perceptions is a 21 year old company located in Slinger which provides surveys and does a data assessment for school districts looking at holding a referendum. The results …

Lengthy probation for Muscoda man

Arthur E. Linsenbigler, 42, Muscoda, received a lengthy probation and a caution this will be his last chance; as a violation will result in prison in Iowa County Court Tuesday.

Mineral Point council approves budget for 2024

The City of Mineral Point has a new operating budget for 2024 after council action following a budget hearing Tuesday.

Parents, community give input on Iowa-Grant schools

The Iowa-Grant School District hosted its second annual Family and Community Town Supper (FACTS) on October 26.

Mineral Point woman accused of OWI then has emergency surgery

Joanna Ford, the Mineral Point woman charged with the death of an infant that was in her care, had another charged added when she was arrested last Wednesday around 8 a.m. and charged with allegedly driving while intoxicated with someone under the age of 16 in the car with her.

Wyoming Valley man sentenced in shooting incident

The Wyoming Valley man who said he accidentially shot his girlfriend January 25 was sentenced to eight years in prison as part of a plea deal October 25.

Barneveld school tax levy approved, future of district discussed

At its October 25 Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing, the Barneveld School District approved its 2023-2024 total tax levy. The electors voted to hold the tax levy equal to last year at $3,143,260.

New tax levy approved for Highland school district

In less than 40 minutes Wednesday the Highland school district electors had a new tax levy approved and several resolutions passed at the annual meeting and special school board meeting that followed

Dodge-Point Golfers Shoot Their Age.

To quote the late, great Arnold Palmer, “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates …

Judge says testimony from crime lab personnel will be allowed in Way trial

Aric Way and Phillip Schmidt-Way appeared in court Tuesday in front of Judge Craig Day as their attorneys worked through a Daubert challenge motion hearing.