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City Council talks audit, dog park, BPD policy manual at Sept. 11 meeting

City Council talks audit, dog park, BPD policy manual at Sept. 11 meeting

Ryan Broege, Editor – City Council met on Sept. 11, where they swore in three new “Youth in Government” representatives, appointed two negotiators to handle the city’s end of contract negotiations between Brodhead police officers and the city, and heard a preliminary report regarding the construction of a dog park, […]

 
 

Albany hearing packed to hear Tuls ‘ permit hearing

Albany hearing packed to hear Tuls ‘ permit hearing

Ryan Broege, Editor – The Albany Lions Club, 402 Cincinnati St., was standing-room-only on Friday afternoon, as more than 200 people from across the county and state gathered for what was likely the last public hearing regarding construction of a mega-dairy in Sylvester township about five miles northwest of Legion […]

 
 

Narrow Survey of neighbors to Tuls-affiliated yields praise, censure

Ryan Broege, Editor – Todd Tuls has more neighbors than perhaps any other dairy farmer you could name. Spanning two states and four area codes, a limited survey of those neighbors, living near Tuls-affiliated dairies in Double Dutch dairy in Shelby, Neb., Butler County dairy in Surprise, Neb., Rock Prairie […]

 
 

Questions and answers with T.J. Tuls, mega- dairy scion, future Pinnacle Dairy supervisor

Ryan Broege, Editor – Last week, the Independent-Register emailed a number of questions regarding the future of Pinnacle Dairy. The questions were submitted to the Tuls’ public relations firm, the Madison, Wis.-based Wood Communication Group. T.J. Tuls, who currently manages Rock Prairie dairy in Avalon, Wis., provided answers over the […]

 
 

Initial report on Decatur Lake options inspire

Initial report on Decatur Lake options inspire

Ryan Broege, Editor – More than 40 members of the public gathered in the Bank of Brodhead conference room Sunday afternoon to hear preliminary impressions, ideas and takeaways from their study of Decatur Lake. Steve Gaffield of Montgomery & Associates, out of Cottage Grove, Wis., opened the meeting with a […]

 
 

Quite a homecoming

Quite a homecoming

Kaitlyn’s Classic Car Show winds down as Kent Frederick, of Janesville, takes a moment to talk about his 1949 Chevrolet 3100 with a pair of admirers. Frederick said that when he purchased the truck about five years ago, it was stored outside along East Exchange St. in downtown Brodhead. Pick […]

 
 

September news from the Brodhead Public Library

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Brodhead Public Library joins with the American Library Association to encourage people to check out what’s new at their library. Visit the library and discover the wonderful resources and services that are available through the public library system. Pick […]

 
 

Sylvester town board grants conditional driveway permit

Sylvester town board grants conditional driveway permit

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Sylvester town board agreed to grant a conditional driveway permit to Pinnacle Land Holdings, LLC, at a meeting of the village board held Thursday night at the Sylvester town hall. Specifics of permit yet to negotiated The tentative agreement allows the parties 60 days […]

 
 

Brodhead schools district welcomes new teachers

Brodhead schools district welcomes new teachers

On August 22, four new Teachers and a new Middle School Counselor participated in the first day of the Brodhead School District New Teacher Mentorship Program. Dolly Phillips (HS Art), Heather Boeke (4K), Jake Shanahan (MS Counselor), Mariah Ahrens (5th Grade), and Crystal Holtsapple (HS Special Ed.) were all welcomed […]

 
 

Brodhead library plans patrons’ survey

Brodhead library plans patrons’ survey

By Dan Moeller,  Correspondent – The Brodhead library will take a patrons’ survey soon to see if it is doing the best it can in serving the community. Library director Angela Noel discussed the survey with the library board at its meeting last week. Pick up this week’s print edition […]