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Experience Authentic Mexican Cuisine: 5 Must-Try Restaurants in Platteville
In this article, we'll be exploring five exceptional Mexican restaurants in Platteville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Wisconsin Town Crowned The 'Coolest Small Town' In The State
Far & Wide compiled a list of the best small towns around the country.
Three suspects arrested after Platteville home searched
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Three Platteville residents were arrested Thursday morning following a search of a home. The Richland Iowa Grant Task Force served a search warrant on Lancaster Street in Platteville. A 30-year-old suspect is facing multiple charges including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine greater than 50 grams and...
Residents Are Upset Over a Bridge Closure
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is planning to make improvements on County T bridges over the Wisconsin River between Port Andrew and Blue River in Grant and Richland counties. This project will include replacement of the two bridges, pavement approaches, updated guardrail and pavement markings. Construction is anticipated for 2027 with an anticipated closure of two years. During construction County T will be closed and detoured utilizing WIS 60, WIS 80 and WIS 133.
Domestic Arrest in Ridgeway
On Tuesday, an Iowa County Sheriff’s Deputy made contact with an individual regarding a prior incident on West Keane Street in Ridgeway. As a result, 44-year-old Troy Berg of Ridgeway was arrested and charged with Substantial Battery Intending Bodily Harm, Strangulation and Suffocation, and 2-counts of Violating a Domestic Abuse Temporary Restraining Order. Berg was booked at the Iowa County Jail where he remains.
Prosperity Is Possible Grocery Giveaway Events At Piggly Wiggly In Dodgeville And Lancaster
When it comes to the state of the economy, seniors like Pat Jungbluth of Mineral Point aren’t buying the Biden administration’s assertion that the economy is strong and improving. “Seniors are forgotten. Medicare doesn’t cover everything, and those of us living on fixed incomes who have worked all...
Two People Arrested For Drugs Near Dodgeville
On Friday around 6:30pm, an Iowa County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 23 near Rowe Road in Dodgeville Township. An Iowa County K9 alerted officers about the vehicle and a search was conducted. As a result, deputies arrested 44 year old Donald Lehman of Dodgeville for Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Manufacture, Compound, Convert, Produce or Store Methamphetamine and 31 year old Dustin Yanochik of Dodgeville for Felony Possession Drug Paraphernalia to Manufacture, Compound, Convert, Produce or Store Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and 4 counts of Felony Bail Jumping. Both parties were taken to the Iowa County Jail where they currently remain in custody.
UW-Platteville expands cannabis class as medical marijuana dies in state legislation
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is adding a new class focused on cannabis product development to its roster of cannabis education certificates this spring even as marijuana legalization stalled in the state legislature again last week. The new Cannabis Product Development and Design Certificate joins four other non-credit...
Police release body cam footage of officer stabbing
Mifflin Township police officer responds to reports of a suspicious person and a disabled vehicle before getting stabbed, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.
Iowa County 911 Communication Center Receives Hundreds of Calls
The Iowa County 911 Communication Center recently reported the number of service calls they had in one particular week in February. The week was February 4th to February 10th. That week, the department had a total of 426 calls. Some of the leading calls for service were:. 48 Medical Emergencies.
Fields of Sinsinawa farmer-led learning center moves forward
SINSINAWA MOUND - A group of enthusiastic volunteers has been busy pushing forward the vision of the late no-till legend and‘godfather’ of soil health David Brandt for a farmer-led, regenerative agriculture, learning center. The new center, ‘Fields of Sinsinawa,’ will be based at the Sinsinawa Mound facility in Grant County.
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County New Name
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County has revealed its new name: Lafayette Hospital + Clinics. The launch of Lafayette Hospital + Clinics aims to capture the health system’s dedication to compassionate, patient-centered healthcare to the region in which it serves. The name will take effect at the grand opening of their new location in January of 2025. Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County has been the heart of community care since it started in 1952. Since then, its evolved into a leading healthcare provider with a network of clinics and services staffed by community members that meet each patient with a holistic approach. As the only county-owned hospital in the state of Wisconsin, Lafayette Hospital + Clinics is meant to showcase the hospital’s offerings to the communities under its care.
Man Arrested Following Medical Emergency
Around 3am Sunday, Mineral Point EMS responded to County Highway G in the Town of Willow Springs for a medical emergency. Deputies assisted at the scene. As a result, Geontae Gillespie-Murray was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Battery and Bail Jumping. Gillespie-Murray was taken to the Lafayette County Jail where he remains in custody.
Trial Date Set For Woman Accused of Killing Her Grandmother-in-Law
A trial date has been set for an area woman accused of killing her grandmother-in-law. 30 year old Shannon Bussan of Elizabeth, Illinois, is charged in Lafayette County Circuit Court with first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the 2023 death of 83 year old Lynne Montgomery of Benton. Bussan has pleaded not guilty. Her trial now is set to start November 4 at the Lafayette County Courthouse with a final pretrial conference scheduled for August 16th. Reports say that law enforcement was called to Montgomery’s residence Feb. 27, 2023, after Bussan called 911 to report Montgomery falling. Montgomery later was pronounced dead at a Dubuque hospital. A report says Montgomery’s family called law enforcement Feb. 28 after finding notes in what appeared to be Montgomery’s handwriting stating, “Help Shannon is hurting me” and, “She dragged me from the basement to try and get in my safe.” A search of Bussan’s phone found an email draft created on Feb. 28 with the correct combination to the safe.
Informational Meeting at Potosi Schools
The Potosi School District will host an informational meeting next week on the district’s operational referendum question that will appear on the spring election ballot. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at Potosi Schools. The school is seeking an increase to its operational revenue starting with a $400,000 increase next school year and increasing by $100,000 each year for the following three years before maxing out at $700,000 per year. District Administrator Kurt Cohen will make a short presentation and be available to answer questions.
UW-Platteville to Host Sugarbush Event
University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host an event next week to open the maple sugar season. Students and faculty from the university’s environmental science and society and history programs have helped establish a sugarbush at Platte Mound over the past several years, tapping maple trees to boil for maple syrup and sugar. On Wednesday (Feb. 28), the university will mark the start of the sugarbush season with events open to the campus and community. A university event posting states Jon Greendeer, current president of the Ho-Chunk Nation, will deliver a public lecture on land and Indigenous knowledge at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 in Nohr Gallery in Ullsvik Hall. UW-P then will lead a sugarbush opening event at 2:30 p.m. at Platte Mound.
One Vehicle Accident, Driver Abandons Vehicle
Shortly after 4pm Saturday, Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to Bethel Grove Road in Kendall Township for a one vehicle rollover accident. The driver of the vehicle struck a pole and abandoned the vehicle. The driver has yet to be located. The vehicle had disabling damage and was towed from the scene. The Belmont Fire Department and Belmont EMS assisted at the scene.
Phoebe Point Trail: Frank Lloyd Wright’s hiking gem
The Driftless Area Land Conservancy has released information regarding a new hiking trail just south of Spring Green. Those wishing to hike the new trail can find the starting location on County Highway C, just a half-mile from Highway 23. There is a parking area, although I must say that the day my handsome companion and I went, it wasn’t easy to find; and once found, it wasn’t plowed enough to drive into without the possibility of getting stuck. As it is a year round trail, I’m not as confident that it is maintained during the winter months, especially as it is a new trail. A four-wheel drive vehicle may be required, as is dressing for the weather. A state park sticker is not needed. The trail is on the Taliesin property, across the road from the mansion that was once owned and occupied by Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed architecht. Wright considered this area of grasslands a special place, and kept it a secret from most people that he knew. He referred to the area as Phoebe Point. It is unknown who, if anyone particular, the trail and point are named after. There is a song bird named Phoebe, although they tend to live near the southern United States into Mexico region, and it seems unlikely that they would have flown this far north, although anything is possible. The spectacular views of the trail are said to be included in Wright’s 1930 essay “Why I Love Wisconsin”.
WIAA Division 3 Wrestling Mineral Point Sectional Results
2nd Place – Lucca Grosse of Kickapoo/La Farge/Youth In. This match has not been wrestled yet. This match has not been wrestled yet. 2nd Place – Gracie Rombalski of Independence/Gilm. 4th Place – Mariyana Miller of Kickapoo/La Farge/Youth In. 4th Place – Autumn McDaniel of Pittsville.
In the 608: What comes next for Spirit of Service campaign
BARNEVELD, Wis. - The nomination period for the Spirit of Service award ended over the weekend, and now we're getting our first look at the numbers with our partners at Vortex Optics. We had a total of 100 entries this year. Sixteen veterans were nominated twice, so that puts the...