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City’s economic efforts continue

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The city of Brodhead is continuing its quest, like small communities across the country, to cultivate a healthy economic in its downtown. Or perhaps, at the least, stave off atrophy. Mayor Pinnow said the downtown of his youth is not coming back. In an interview […]

 
 

Phosphorus run-off yields reminder of summer’s work

Phosphorus run-off yields reminder of summer’s work

This photo, taken Jan. 25 at the Albany Dam over the Sugar River in Albany, Wis., show a sizeable floe of foam that was likely caused by phosphorous and other chemical run-off, said Allen Penticoff, a member of the Decatur Lake Mill Race Association and Rock River Times columnist. In […]

 
 

Green County reaches agreement with deputies’ union

By Ryan Broege, Editor – After ratification at the December meeting of the Green County Board of Supervisors, Green County has released a copy of the one-year contract signed with the Green County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Local #275. The two sides bargained on issues like residency requirements, light duty assignments, […]

 
 

Senior Center project entering grant writing phase

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Senior Community Center committee heard from Jeff Theler, the grant writer contracted through MSA who will draft the grant application for the $500,000 of matching funds the city requires to move forward with the project. Thelen discussed his prior work as a grant writer, […]

 
 

CORRECTION: What you missed in this week’s paid Independent-Register

This is the unpaid section of the Brodhead Independent-Register. Below are news items are covered in this week’s subscriber edition of the Independent-Register. * Fate of Parkview football coach decided after marathon school board meeting * Coverage of the Brodhead library board meeting, and a look at the past year […]

 
 

Clarifications regarding the Jan. 3 compliance checks story

By Ryan Broege, Editor – On Jan. 3, the paid section of the Brodhead Independent-Register featured a story on page 1 covering a Facebook post that went locally viral, so to speak. The post was in regards to an alcohol compliance check made at Bridges Bar on Dec. 30, 2017. […]

 
 

Board clarifies Brodhead library’s refund policy

Board clarifies Brodhead library’s refund policy

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library board last week voted to clarify the library’s policy on giving refunds for lost items that an individual has already paid for. The clarification makes it clear that the library will only give refunds for items which it owns. Pick up this […]

 
 

Rumored possible termination of Meyers’ contract sparks marathon meeting After closed session, standard one-year offer extended

Rumored possible termination of Meyers’ contract sparks marathon meeting After closed session, standard one-year offer extended

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Parkview School Board met Jan. 15, and the meeting stretched beyond three hours. At issue was the rumored termination of head football coach Bob Meyers. The board opened the meeting to public comment shortly after the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m., and for […]

 
 

Finance Committee discusses building inspector situation

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Brodhead Finance Committee met last Wednesday night, and mayoral candidate Tim Stocks’ remarks regarding the city’s situation with its building inspector sparked a rather lengthy discussion among committee members and Police Chief Chris Hughes. Committee members Jennifer Naramore, Sam Woodford, Andy Strommen, and Alderman […]

 
 

One seat open on Council; deadline to file as write-in March 30

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Brodhead City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 16. Mayor Pinnow, Alderman Nyman, Huffman, Anderson and Fox. City Clerk Withee and attorney Jamie Olson were present. Aldermen Lisa Huntington and Richard Peach were absent. Mayor Pinnow announced a meeting regarding the Senior Community Center project was […]