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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.

Contest for Mayor in City of Dodgeville, candidates for other positions also file

The City of Dodgeville has three candidates for the Mayoral position which is currently held by Todd Novak.

Upland Hills Health celebrates 50 years of caring

Upland Hills Health will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024. Plans are already in place to mark this milestone with events throughout the coming year. “Our 50th year is the perfect time to show our appreciation to members of our communities for trusting us with their health and wellness and …

Father’s love evident in 70-year-old dollhouse

By Kenyon Bennett Although Christmas has passed, a treasured yuletide gift can take on a life of its own and …

Toy drive ensures presents under the tree

By Mary Glindinning The song says once you pass toyland’s borders, you can’t ever return again. But just because you’re …

Iowa-Grant school board starts collaboration discussion with Highland

Two area school districts are exploring the concept of collaborating to provide more accessibility to programs for students and staff.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin receives food shortage help

For the seventh year in a row, Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Tyson Foods have joined forces to help end hunger across the United States.

Mineral Point’s Tom Steger among TDS Most Valuable Educator nominees

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) recently congratulated the many deserving nominees for its inaugural Most Valuable Educator Award, which honors a person working in Wisconsin schools making a difference in the lives of students and their community.

Two men found guilty of poisoning Dodgeville woman

Both Aric Way and his son Philip Schmidt-Way were found guilty late Monday of poisoning and killing Diana Way at her rural home in Iowa County on July 19th, 2021. The victim was their mother and grandmother, respectively.
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