Around Our Town
Holy Ghost-Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School is dedicated to assisting parents in the development of each child’s God-given potential. Committed to the highest standards of excellence, we develop each child’s fullest potential spiritually, academically, artistically and physically through a partnership with the clergy, parents, and highly educated professionals following Grade Specific Catholic Education Curriculum to identify key religious education concepts for each grade level. Students enrolled in 4K – 3rd Grade attend the Dickeyville campus while 4th – 8th students attend the Kieler campus and have the opportunity to participate in school sponsored athletic events.
The village of Dickeyville is part of the Cuba City School District. Parents opting for the Public Education route are able to utilize the Stratton Bus service to transport the students from designated Dickeyville pick-up locations to Cuba City Elementary School. For more information see their website.
Students choosing to continue the parochial education path into their high school years have the option to attend Wahlert Catholic High School located in Dubuque, IA. Transportation is the parent/student’s responsibility. If public school option is more to your liking, students from Dickeyville attend Cuba City High School and have the same transportation arrangement as the Grade School option with Stratton Bus. For more information see their respective websites.
Holy Ghost Catholic Church was establish in the community with a meeting held in the Town Hall in June 1872. Construction of the initial church was completed and the first Mass was held in 1873. The current church was built in 1913 as the parish outgrew the original small frame building.
With over 300 families as members, the parish is a vibrant welcoming Catholic Faith community of people who are experiencing Christ in their lives through the Gospel, sacraments and life long faith. Our members are living their faith in worship and stewardship who serve God’s people to reveal the presence of Christ in our community. Individuals, couples, new and established families, empty-nesters and seniors find Holy Ghost Parish providing guidance and direction needed for their faith journey.
Villagers practicing other faiths have a short commute to nearby towns for worship such as Cuba City, WI; Dubuque, IA; Platteville, WI and Potosi, WI.
Parks & Recreation
Dickeyville sports two community parks which feature; softball fields, horseshoe pitch, tennis courts, playground equipment and covered pavilions. Softball and Horseshoe leagues are available in the Summer and Fall.
Dickeyville Community Park (Ginter Park)
Baseball Field, Tennis Courts, 2 Large Shelters, Sand Volleyball Courts, Playground Equipment, Restrooms
Contact 608-568-3333 to reserve pavilions.
Limited Softball Field, Playground Equipment, Lighted Horseshoe Courts, Shelter, Restrooms
Contact 608-568-3333 to reserve pavilions.
Other Recreation options in the surrounding area include:
Cole Acres (Cuba City) - Golf, Swimming
Birchwoof Golf Course (Jamestown) - 9 Hole Golf Course
O'Leary's Lake (Eagle Point Rd) - Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Camping
Kieler Nature Area (Kieler) - Furnished Log Cabin, Fish Pond, Swings, Basketball hoop, Group Nature Tours
The Dickeyville Community Center is a great example of our commitment to the community in action. This facility was converted from the former public grade school, which had been sitting unused until the village purchased the building from the school district. It was refurbished into the civic facility which hosts the Police Department offices, the Village Clerk's Office and the Brickl Memorial Library as well as several meeting rooms, a gymnasium and working kitchen which are available to rent.
Please call 608-568-3333 for rental reservations. The village charges a nominal fee for the use of the facilities. All civic and non-profit groups are not charged, but donations are accepted. Available for Rent:
Meeting Room A
accommodates 40-50 people - table & chairs included
meetings & small party gatherings
accommodates up to 100+ people for larger gatherings - table & chairs included
if serving food the attached kitchen must also be rented
indoor Basketball court
indoor Volleyball court with net and poles/standards
Check the Calendar of Events for dates and times of these currently sponsored activities occurring at our Community Center:
AA Meetings (Meeting Room A)
Meal Site Lunches available to any Senior, 60 years or older (Gymnasium)
Fire & Rescue
The Dickeyville-Paris Fire Department and Rescue Squad was organized in 1952 to meet the specific needs of the people. The call went out and civic-minded men and women volunteered and committed to the accelerated training needs. The positive response continues yet today as our volunteers are dedicated to maintaining a state of readiness to meet the needs of the community. The department is supported by the Village of Dickeyville and Paris Township. The department relocated to the current building located on Splinter Avenue in 2005. All vehicles and fire-fighting apparatus are owned by the fire department.
Since its inception, the Dickeyville-Paris Fire & Rescue has handled thousands of calls. Though the stories of the calls are interesting, the most moving fact about the department is our members. The future will see growth and more bad situations made better because of the dedication and unselfish determination of our members. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer fire-fighter or EMT? Join the Dickeyville team. Call 608-568-3095 for more information.
Did you know you can drop-off your tattered, torn, and used country and state flags for disposal in the collection bin at the Fire Department building. This service is sponsored by the Dickeyvile VFW.
Businesses in Town
Dickeyville has a thriving economy revolving around small businesses offering a variety of services for the community. There are two convenient shops, two banks, grocery store, flora shop, photographer, locker plant, two gas stations, service station, auto repair, veterinarian office, dog grooming, two beauty shops, lumber office, feed mill, two storage units, dentist, insurance and real estate office, used car lot, pest control, lawn service, chiropractor, plumbing and heating contractor, car wash, three eating establishments, four bars, two motels, cycle store (ATV & snowmobile), bowling lane and reception hall, call center, bike rack manufacturer, concrete contractor and numerous building contractors.
Brickl Memorial Library
Opened in 2006, the Brickl Memorial Library began when a community member donated the start-up funding and matched donations for the next five years. The book collection contains adult and youth fiction, financial, and self-help as well as every other category. There are magazines, DVDs, CDs and videocassettes available for checkout. Through the partnership with SWLS, the library is among a group of libraries in the five counties that rotate materials through the Inter-Library Loan System. Several programs and events are sponsored throughout the year.
Points of Interest
Looking for places to see or things to do check out our What to Do page.