• PHOTO COURTESY NORM AND CAROL AULABAUGH The Independent-Register
	Carol and Norm Aulabaugh recently donated a 75-acre prairie preserve to the Parkview School District to be used for educational nature opportunities for students.
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	The Brodhead volleyball team celebrates its regional win April 10 against Parkview. The girls were to face Columbus in the sectional semi-final on April 13, which is after the Independent-Register’s press time.
  • DEAN L. WITT
  • STEVEN L. GISSING
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	Finley Riese, left, and Easton Riese help load and unload items donated for a textile drive to benefit Al-brecht Elementary School, where they are students and their mom, Lori Riese, is a third-grade teacher.
  • MARY HOOKHAM PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Workers at Ahrens Acres of Brodhead clean early geranium blooms in a greenhouse last week. With the weather warming, it’s an ideal time to think about spring planting.
  • IRVIN T. PIECZYNSKI
  • PHOTO COURTESY NORM AND CAROL AULABAUGH The Independent-Register
	Carol and Norm Aulabaugh recently donated a 75-acre prairie preserve to the Parkview School District to be used for educational nature opportunities for students.

    Open-air classroom: Couple donates land for Parkview nature preserve

    By Mary Hookham, Correspondent One couple’s love for the land combined with a local school district’s desire for high-quality learning options is creating a beautiful partnership. The Sunny Peace Prairie will provide tranquil nature experiences and educational adventures for Parkview School District students and the general public. “We had the […]

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	The Brodhead volleyball team celebrates its regional win April 10 against Parkview. The girls were to face Columbus in the sectional semi-final on April 13, which is after the Independent-Register’s press time.

    Brodhead volleyball brings home regional title

    By Trenten Scheidegger, Correspondent The Brodhead girls volleyball team got on a hot streak to end their regular season, winning three out of their last four games heading into the postseason. Despite the shortened season, the Cards posted a record of 8-3 and earned the one seed in their regional […]

  • DEAN L. WITT

    DEAN L. WITT

    Dean Lee Witt, age 65, of Beloit, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2021, while at his home after a two year and three month courageous battle with lung and brain cancer. Dean was born on Sept. 24, 1955, in Beloit, the son of Lester […]

  • STEVEN L. GISSING

    STEVEN L. GISSING

    Steven L. Gissing, age 70, passed away on April 9, 2021, at the Birch Tree Group Home in Fort Atkinson. Steven was born on Dec. 28, 1950, in Monroe, the son of Lawrence and Catherine Gissing. Steven was an avid train enthusiast and knew where every train and train track […]

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	Finley Riese, left, and Easton Riese help load and unload items donated for a textile drive to benefit Al-brecht Elementary School, where they are students and their mom, Lori Riese, is a third-grade teacher.

    Recycling effort helps reduce waste and clutter while raising funds for school Albrecht volunteers organize textile drives

    By Margaret Plevak, Correspondent Albrecht Elementary School has found a fundraising project that not only makes people feel good as they tackle spring cleaning, but does some good environmentally too. For the last several years, Albrecht has held textile drives, asking people to donate old and used clothing, and items […]

  • MARY HOOKHAM PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Workers at Ahrens Acres of Brodhead clean early geranium blooms in a greenhouse last week. With the weather warming, it’s an ideal time to think about spring planting.

    Time to dig into garden planning Local experts share tips for successful growing season

    By Mary Hookham, Correspondent For gardeners, spring is the busiest time of the year. As air and soil temperatures begin to warm up and seed catalogs arrive in mailboxes, the experts are sharing tips to make the art of gardening more efficient and enjoyable. “Sometimes patience is the key to […]

  • IRVIN T. PIECZYNSKI

    IRVIN T. PIECZYNSKI

    Irvin T. Pieczynski, age 76, of Brodhead, passed away on March 22, 2021, while at the Monroe Hospital Clinic in Monroe, Wisconsin, surrounded by his family. Irvin was born June 13, 1944, in Hammond, Indiana, the son of Bernard and Bernice Pieczynski. Irvin was married to Antonette “Toni” Rasmussen on […]

 

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