Last Updated 2/1 12:31am

Asbury Snow Emergency Through Monday
Bellevue First Presbyterian Church No Sunday Mass
Bellevue St. Joseph’s Catholic Church No Marquette Catholic School’s Sunday Breakfast
Centralia Peosta Fire Dept. Super Bowl Breakfast postponed to Feb. 8
Dubuque Arbor Oaks Bible Chapel Canceled
Dubuque First Presbyterian Church All Activities Canceled
Dubuque Holy Trinity Lutheran Church All Sunday Activities Canceled
Dubuque Lincoln Elementary School Vendor Fair postponed to 2/8
Dubuque St. Paul Lutheran Church All Sunday Activities Canceled
Dubuque Rockdale United Methodist Church Sunday Services Canceled
Dubuque St. Paul Lutheran Church: All Sunday Activities Canceled
Dubuque Westminster Presbyterian No Sunday Worship Services
Dyersville Snow Emergency Sunday, February 1st from 3 am until 3 pm.
Epworth Snow Emergency through 8 p.m. Sunday
Peosta Snow Emergency Through Monday

DUBUQUE COUNTY -Winter Storm Warning remains in effect to 9 PM CST Sunday.

  •  timing…this evening through Sunday evening.
  • Snow accumulations…7 to 11 inches. The highest amounts near Highway 30 through Interstate 80 corridor.
  • Winds…light south winds becoming east overnight. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph Sunday…resulting in considerable drifting of snow and some blowing snow.
    Visibilities…below 1/2 mile in heavier snowfall and blowing snow.
  • Impacts…roads will be slick and hazardous. On Sunday…blowing and drifting snow will create areas of low visibility and may make it difficult for Road crews to keep roads clear…especially in rural and open areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or are occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel…keep an extra flashlight… food…and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

GRANT COUNTY – A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 PM CST Sunday.

  • Snow tonight and Sunday.
  • The heaviest snowfall rates will occur between midnight and 6 am Sunday.
  • Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow…especially on ridge tops and in open areas.
  • Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are expected.
  • Plan on difficult driving conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel…keep an extra flashlight…food…and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

This afternoon at the Grant County Courthouse, Judge Robert VanDehay sentenced 26 year old Timmy Johnson Jr to 50 years in prison in relation to the 2014 kidnapping and homicide of 79 year old Merle Forbes of Platteville.

The 50 year sentence means that Johnson will not be eligible for supervised release until he is 76 years old.

Timmy Johnson Junior Sentencing 2

Around 6:30 this morning, 48 Year old Robert Kuhn of Fennimore, WI was killed in an accident on HWY 61, north of Lancaster, WI. Authorities report that 60 year old Donald Martin of Bagley, WI was traveling south on HWY 61 from Circle Road pulling a goose neck trailer with large round bales of hay. The load was not secure and two of the bales fell off and into the southbound lane. Kuhn was headed south on HWY 61 and struck one of the bales and then traveled into the northbound lane where his vehicle struck, head on, a vehicle driven by 42 year old Nathan Harris of Lancaster. Harris was taken to Grant Regional Health Center and then transferred to a hospital in Madison. There are no reports on Harris’ condition at this time. Martin was not involved in the accident and left the scene. He was located a short time later. The incident remains under investigation


IBM has announced that 202 people from their Dubuque Operations will be laid off effective February  27th. IBM recently signed a 5 year extension on its Roshek Building lease, insuring the company’s presence in Dubuque though 2019.

Village of Dickeyville Trash Carts!  If you have not turned in your form to exchange your Trash Cart, you will have until Monday, February 2, 2015.  After that date, you will be charged a $45 delivery fee to change it out.  Please contact the village clerk at 568-3333.

Mary Lee Powell

Village Clerk/Treasurer
PO Box 219
500 East Avenue
Dickeyville, WI 53808

Jake Manning of U-W Platteville has been named the W-I-A-C men’s- basketball player of the week.  Manning, a senior forward, tied the game with 11 seconds left and scored the game-winning free throw in a one-point victory over U-W Stout. Manning also had 23 points in that game, and 21 the previous game against Eau Claire.

The Platteville School Board voted unanimously Monday night to accept the resignation of Eric Newton as the Assistant High School Principal and Athletic Director, effective at the end of the school year.

The board also voted to accept the open enrollment projections in K4 through 8th grade for the 2016 school year.

In order to comply with the Affordable Care Act, the board also voted to approve administrative contract changes for Art Beaulieu, Lisa Finnegan and Don Shaw.

Superintendent Connie Valenza clarified details on the $15 million dollar renovation referendum for the April 7th spring general election ballot and informed board members and those present on the legalities of advocacy by school board members, and the expenditure of public funds regarding the referendum.

16 year old Alexis Hendrickson of Dodgeville was listed in critical condition after she lost control of her vehicle Saturday afternoon on County Hwy Y and stuck a utility pole. Hendrickson was not wearing her seatbelt and had to be extricated from her vehicle by Dodgeville Fire personnel. She was transported to Upland Hills Health and later taken to UW Hospital in Madison. Her current condition has not been released and the accident remains under investigation.

Within the past 2 weeks, Dubuque Police have received several reports of counterfeit currency circulating in the community.  Counterfeit bills have been passed at a variety of local businesses including convenience stores, restaurants, and department stores.  The fake currency varies in denomination and includes ten, twenty, fifty and one hundred dollar bills.  Police are asking citizens, merchants and financial institution personnel to be vigilant and carefully examine incoming currency whenever possible.  At a minimum, two-stage verification testing is recommended (example: using a counterfeit detection marker and checking for the embedded denomination band).  More recommendations for detecting counterfeit currency are available on the Secret Service website:
Anyone receiving what they believe to be counterfeit currency should notify local law enforcement as soon as possible, retain the bill(s) in question, and try to get a description of the person(s) passing the currency and/or any vehicles involved.

Dubuque police seek public assistance in locating a missing person.

Jance L. Reisdorf of Dubuque, was last seen the night of Friday, Jan. 16, driving a gold 2004 Pontiac Sunfire two-door car with Iowa license plates and in the area of Cedar Cross Road.

Reisdorf is described as a white female, 5-feet-3 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds with red/auburn hair and blue eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing pink leggings, a white and black coat, and white and black shoes.

According to Dubuque police, no foul play is suspected in her disappearance but her safety remains a concern.

Call the police at 563-589-4410 with information.