SWC All-Conference Boys Soccer

2019 SWC ALL-CONFERENCE BOYS SOCCER   STANDINGS Platteville/Lancaster 8-0-0 Dodgeville/Mineral Point 4-3-1 Richland Center 4-3-1 River Valley 3-5-0 Prairie du Chien 0-8-0   FIRST TEAM Kaydan Addie Junior Forward Platteville/Lancaster Ryder Arians Junior Defender Platteville/Lancaster Nate Busch Senior Defender Platteville/Lancaster Michael Fields Senior Goalie Platteville/Lancaster Josh Kerr Junior Midfielder River Valley Nick Kroll Senior Forward … Read More

The Costs and Benefits of Technology

We were heading home from a family gathering along the interstate. When I looked at my Google Maps display on my smartphone, a small bullhorn symbol showed up next to my highlighted route. It was a speed trap alert. Apparently, drivers ahead of us had spotted a police officer pulling over speeding cars. Other drivers embedded … Read More

Board Sets 2019-20 Tax Levy

At a brief special meeting Monday night, the Mineral Point School Board certified the levy for the 2019-20 school year by a 6-0 vote with Larry Steffes absent. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Although the mill rate is up this year, it is increasing by less than what was projected during last … Read More

SWC All-Conference Cross Country

2019 SWC ALL-CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY   BOYS FIRST TEAM Henry Keith, Dodgeville/Mineral Point, Senior Beau Gloudeman, River Valley, Senior John Wells, Platteville, Junior Charlie Keith, Dodgeville/Mineral Point, Freshman Blaine Springer, River Valley, Senior Joey Robinson, Dodgeville/Mineral Point, Freshman Sam Kronick, Platteville, Senior   SECOND TEAM Quinn Wright, Platteville, Freshman Julius Ross, River Valley, Sophomore Cal … Read More

October Regular Board Meeting

Gary Sullivan was appointed by the School Board at its October regular meeting Monday night to fill the vacant School Board seat left by Andrew Busch (who, by law, needed to resign in order to apply for a position with the district). (Scroll past the video for more article text) Board policy directed how the … Read More

Hanson, Shemak are Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its October Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, October 15 at the Pointer Cafe. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff at the high school, and their biographies are written by themselves. Tessa Hanson … Read More

Sullivan Appointed to School Board

Gary Sullivan has just been appointed by the School Board at tonight’s meeting (Monday, October 14) to fill the vacant School Board seat left by Andrew Busch (who, by law, needed to resign in order to apply for a position with the district). To read Mr. Sullivan’s interest letter:    Board policy directed how the … Read More

1999 State Runner-Up Football Team Enters Hall of Fame

The State Runner-Up 1999 Mineral Point Football Team was inducted into the Mineral Point High School Gridiron Hall of Fame during the game vs. Darlington October 11, 2019. The group of people honored represent the ideals of the Mineral Point Football Program: hard work, perseverance, toughness, relentless effort, and teamwork. Sitting at 2-4 in the … Read More

Many Other Factors

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright It’s hard to believe that one year ago, the district was asking the taxpayers for permission to issue debt to add on to and remodel the elementary school, along with asking for additional operating money.  During those meetings last fall, we presented information on the property tax impact if one, or … Read More

Lindseys to Lead Homecoming Parade

What year do the following things have in common? Jimmy Carter was President of the United States. A gallon of gas cost $0.86. A first class stamp was $0.15. McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers both claimed world championships. “My Sharona” by the Knack was named Billboard’s #1 song. “Alien” … Read More