Making sense out of no sense

by J. Patrick Reilly It makes no sense. Assassination attempts on prominent political figures take place in other countries, not America.

To our farmers.... thank you

by J. Patrick Reilly While it takes place mainly in Dodgeville the fact is that this weekend’s celebration is “Iowa County Farmers Appreciation Day.”


by Kenyon Bennett Canadian wildfires are already raging in British Columbia and Alberta, the Associated Press reported May 13. Smoke from the wildfires impacted the upper Midwest, including parts of the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin May 12-13.


by Kenyon Bennett “Burglary tourists” entering the United States are on the rise. Reports from other news media surfaced April 6 and April 14. The burglars, organized crime ring members, target upscale houses and estates, often stealing millions of dollars in goods or jewelry per site.

Let the record stand with no questions

by J. Patrick Reilly Caitlin Clark. That young woman has made college women’s hoops fun to watch and has set the bar for future female competitors. And it is a high bar to say the least.

What I have learned

by J. Patrick Reilly I have spent a good portion of my life in the information business. One thing I have learned about writing stories, especially sports, is somewhere in the article you have to give the score.

Missing at the UW

by J. Patrick Reilly Breaking news. A new facility is being proposed for UW-Madison that will cost an estimated $200,000,000 and will be used mainly for football. Seems the old shell is not great as a recruiting tool so we HAVE to upgrade.

We don’t need to lose things that are good

by J. Patrick Reilly I have a son who has worked for UPS for over 30 years, so when the word came out that there will be several thousand jobs cut it bothered me. I doubt he will be affected, at least not yet, as he is a semi-driver on …

Time for the R word in 2024

With the start of a new year no doubt there are many resolutions being made and some will undoubtedly be carried out. One resolution we are suggesting is a return to respect.

Thank you Mayor Basting

For the past six years the city of Mineral Point has had Jason Basting as its Mayor. During that time the city has seen business growth and many upgrades to its streets and infrastructure. Mayor Basting has been a great leader of a great community.

A widespread issue

One of the things I do when I get a chance is judge different categories of writing and advertising from other newspaper associations throughout the US. This past week I did different entries from Kentucky.

Toy drive in progress

by Mary Glindinning Now through Dec. 15 at noon, the Dodgeville Chronicle, Mineral Point Democrat Tribune (along with the Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce) and Pecatonica Valley Leader are sponsoring a toy drive.


by Kenyon Bennet Sometimes, reports of joint resolutions and proposed bills pop up in state and national news. The far-reaching effects of those proposals can be muddied and not easily understood when differing opinions are voiced. Consider the 2023 Assembly Joint Resolution 76

What did we ever do to you, Louis

Hey Louis DeJoy, what did I ever do to you?

Mental health needs are apparent

The need for improved mental health services, especially for those with struggles with the law was apparent as I sat in the courtroom Tuesday covering a few court cases.