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Council implements fee on special planning meetings

Council implements fee on special planning meetings

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Brodhead City Council convened last Monday night, swearing in Deputy Chief Trevor Long in a brief ceremony and tabling two items concerning attendance and the length of terms on the council. In his remarks at the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Chris Hughes noted that Long […]

 
 

Guys and Dolls director pulls back curtain

Guys and Dolls director pulls back curtain

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Shaylae Szotkowski, known to her kids as Ms. Szot., is the coach of the Brodhead Guys and Dolls Show Choir team. The group’s 2018 theme is titled “From dreams and nightmares, we rise.” Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Livestock Study Group hears from CAFO regulatory official

Livestock Study Group hears from CAFO regulatory official

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Livestock Study Group, a body established last August to find scientific recommendations to the County Board on protecting ground and surface water, air quality and public health, heard from Mark Cain, a wastewater engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Cain oversees CAFOs […]

 
 

Plan Commission backs middle school zoning change

Plan Commission backs middle school zoning change

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Brodhead Plan Commission and Community Development Authority met for a special meeting last Thursday night. Members Jeremy Pinnow, Joe Coleman, Jerry Elmer and Dan Brown and Mayor Doug Pinnow were present, as was Mayor Doug Pinnow. City council representative Richard Peach was absent. A […]

 
 

Get informed about Brodhead winter ordinances

By Brodhead Public Works Another winter has come upon us. Once again we will be dealing with snow and ice. I would like to take a few minutes to explain Brodhead’s winter parking and sidewalk snow removal ordinances. Let’s start with sidewalks. Yes, even in the winter people do use […]

 
 

Parkview hosts first annual Xtravaganza

Parkview hosts first annual Xtravaganza

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Parkview hosted the first annual Xtravaganza on Saturday, bringing 10 teams from eight area schools. The program was spearheaded by first-year director Alyssa Case, who said the morning-to-evening event went off basically without a hitch, except for a tight parking situation Saturday morning. “We’ve already […]

 
 

Earthrider accepts offer

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The owner of Earthrider bike shop, Sharon Kaminecki, has reportedly accepted an offer on the building on the square in downtown Brodhead. She was reportedly at the planning commission meeting on Jan. 3 asking questions of the committee. Other news from last week’s economic development […]

 
 

PD officers to take on larger share of retirement, under new contract

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Officers employed by the city of Brodhead will pay a larger share toward their retirement funds, under a new contract signed Dec. 22, 2017. The contract between the city and the Brodhead Police Officers’ Local will extend through the 2020 calendar year. Pick up this […]

 
 

Tuls proposal to meet condition two shot down

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Tuls organization will face yet another hurdle in its pursuit to clear conditions set forth by the county in the conditional permit. The dairy has to meet three conditions to meet the conditions set forth in the permit from the county. It met the […]

 
 

Piggly Wiggly under new ownership

Piggly Wiggly under new ownership

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – As of December 3, 2017, the Brodhead Piggly Wiggly came under new ownership, Justin and Alicia Campbell assumed the reins from long-time owner, who retired last year. The decision had been in the works for the past few years.  “It takes years of experience. There […]