• MARY HOOKHAM PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Mike Wenger of Brodhead unloads the hopper of his combine into a waiting grain truck late last week on County Road OK south of Highway 11.
  • DUANE MALCOOK KAREN ‘KAY’ (TEAL) MALCOOK
  • SUBMITTED PHOTO The Independent-Register
Members of the Brewer family gather for a photo in the soybean field on harvest day. The adults, from the left, are Tony Brewer, Nicole Brewer, Tami Behnke, Brian Behnke and Traci Brewer with youngsters Jaxson and Kinslee.
  • BRETT SHARP The Independent-Register
	Apple trees surround the round barn at Ten Eyck Orchard in Brodhead. The 1920s-era structure is a favorite stop for visitors to the orchard.
  • JIM ST. JOHN
  • ROBERT E. MILLER
  • JEAN ANN McCLAREN
  • MARY HOOKHAM PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Mike Wenger of Brodhead unloads the hopper of his combine into a waiting grain truck late last week on County Road OK south of Highway 11.

    Farmers stressed as virus outbreak drags on Technology troubles, mental health issues complicate operations

    By Mary Hookham, Correspondent Many farmers believe in being eternal optimists. Technology woes, mental health issues and fluctuating commodity prices have optimists feeling saddened this year. But farmers are looking to the future for hope, better prices and fewer sources of stress. “We have to remember that farmers and agribusinesses […]

  • DUANE MALCOOK KAREN ‘KAY’ (TEAL) MALCOOK

    DUANE MALCOOK KAREN ‘KAY’ (TEAL) MALCOOK

    Duane and Karen “Kay” (Teal) Malcook of Brodhead, both passed away on Oct. 9, 2020. Duane passed away while under hospice care at Agrace Janesville inpatient unit and later that evening, Kay passed away while at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. Duane was born Dec. 17, 1941, in Brodhead, […]

  • SUBMITTED PHOTO The Independent-Register
Members of the Brewer family gather for a photo in the soybean field on harvest day. The adults, from the left, are Tony Brewer, Nicole Brewer, Tami Behnke, Brian Behnke and Traci Brewer with youngsters Jaxson and Kinslee.

    Hard times, hard work made easier when shared among friends Farmers help Brewer family harvest soybeans after losing mother and father within months

    By Mary Hookham, Correspondent Glenn and Joann Brewer’s three adult children, Tami, Traci and Tony, are grateful for the lessons their parents taught them. The most important lesson is how to be happy doing the work that needs to be done each day on the family’s dairy and crop farm […]

  • BRETT SHARP The Independent-Register
	Apple trees surround the round barn at Ten Eyck Orchard in Brodhead. The 1920s-era structure is a favorite stop for visitors to the orchard.

    Rooted in tradition Visitors, family growers enjoy harvest time at Ten Eyck Orchard

    By Katelyn Black, Correspondent With the fall season in full swing, Brodhead’s Ten Eyck Orchard is as busy as ever. Located along Wisconsin Highway 11 just outside of town, the orchard is owned by fifth- and sixth-generation farmers Rob and Drew Ten Eyck. Because of the lack of labor and […]

  • JIM ST. JOHN

    JIM ST. JOHN

    Jim St. John, 75, of Saratoga Springs, New York, died Sept. 25, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Nanci; and siblings, Bill (Carol) St. John and Jane St. John. At a later date, there will be a celebration of his life. He is missed and moved by all who […]

  • ROBERT E. MILLER

    ROBERT E. MILLER

    Robert E. Miller, age 26, of Brodhead, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at his grandparents’ house. He was born on April 20, 1994, at Beloit Memorial Hospital in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of Allen and Ellen (Gilbank) Miller. Robert attended school at The Wisconsin Center […]

  • JEAN ANN McCLAREN

    JEAN ANN McCLAREN

    Jean Ann McClaren, age 81, passed away Sept. 26, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Jean was born Oct. 31, 1938, in Spring Grove Township, the daughter of Alfred and Alice (Malcook) Gadow.   Jean was married to Monte McClaren on Oct. 8, 1960, in Beloit, Wisconsin. Jean was a Brodhead […]

 

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