RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
Retiring Brodhead Police Officer Kathy Hammon swears in new officer Brandon Barnes at the April 10, 2018 City Council meeting.

By Ryan Broege, Editor —

Outgoing Brodhead Police officer Kathy Hammon was honored for her 34 years of service with the force, where she started as a part-time dispatcher in 1984. Hammon was thanked for her service, and awarded a shadow box as a token of gratitude from the city. After receiving her accolades, Hammon swore in a new officer, Brandon Barnes. Barnes graduated from UW-Superior, and has prior police experience in Ashland, Wis.

Attorney Todd Schluesche then addressed the council, requesting that the city re-lease its mortgage on the Production Grinding and Machinery building, located at 1805 9th Ave. The building is currently empty.


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