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Pearl Island Project: Where it stands

By Cynthia L. Miller Editor BRODHEAD – Begun in 2011, the city’s Pearl Island Project has evolved from the Brodhead Water & Light and the Street Department’s desire to clear the Mill Race and clean the area during spare time and on weekends. The objective has been and continues to […]

 
 

Lack of quorum delays council action

By Cynthia L. Miller Editor BRODHEAD – In the absence of Mayor Doug Pinnow, Brodhead Common Council president John Bernstein conducted the Tuesday, July 21 meeting. Alderpersons Beth Rosheisen and Debra Fox were also absent, which created a lack of quorum preventing the council from taking action on various agenda […]

 
 

A couple with an unusual hobby – collecting cast iron seats

By Cynthia L. Miller Editor BRODHEAD – Don Wolter has what some people may think is an unusual hobby – he collects cast iron equipment seats and parts. It turns out that his hobby is not all that unusual. In fact, there is an association of cast iron seat collectors, […]

 
 

EAA Chapter 421 Brodhead Fly-in: Charter members honored

EAA Chapter 421 Brodhead Fly-in: Charter members honored

By Cynthia L. Miller Editor BRODHEAD – Charter members of the Cheeseland Chapter EAA #431, Inc. were recognized and honored Saturday, July 18, during a dedication ceremony of the US Air Mail Beacon Tower. The restoration and construction of the town was the Eagle Scout project of Brodhead Boy Scout […]

 
 

Council gives Putnam Park bridge the ‘go-ahead’

By Mel LeBaron Correspondent BRODHEAD – Meeting in regular session July 13, members of the Brodhead Common Council gave the green light for the Pearl Island committee to sign a contract with Dimension IV of Madison to move forward to create construction documents for a covered bridge over the Mill […]

 
 

EAA Chapter 431 to dedicate Beacon Tower Memorial

EAA Chapter 431 to dedicate Beacon Tower Memorial

Cynthia L. Miller photo This is a photo of a replica of the Clarence Covered Bridge, one of the last known covered bridges in use in Wisconsin. The replica was built by the Brodhead Jaycees in 1984 over Norwegian Creek on the Sugar River Bike Trail. BRODHEAD – Chapter 431 […]

 
 

6th annual Optimist Fishing Derby a success

BRODHEAD – Under gray skies, approximately 150 youngsters and adults gathered at Brodhead’s retaining pond on Saturday, June 13 to try their luck at catching fish. During the course of the event hosted by the Brodhead Optimist Club, over 200 fish of all sizes were caught and released. The largest […]

 
 

Brodhead 4th of July parade information

BRODHEAD – The City of Brodhead’s annual July 4th parade will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 4. The parade will follow the same route – from the old water tower, up West 3rd Ave., through North Town and end at the ballpark. Line-up is at 11:30 a.m. […]

 
 

Brodhead summer reading events to start June 16

Brodhead summer reading events to start June 16

By Dan Moeller Correspondent BRODHEAD – Tuesdays will be terrific starting June 16 at the Brodhead library. “Terrific Tuesdays!” programs are part of summer reading at the library, director Nikki Busch reports. This year’s summer reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” This year’s programs are: June 16 Wow! […]

 
 

UW-Platteville students present final report on proposed Pearl Island waterwheel

UW-Platteville students present final report on proposed Pearl Island waterwheel

By Michele Benesh  PLATTEVILLE – On Tuesday, May 5, a group from Brodhead attended a presentation by a team of UW-Platteville senior engineering students on the Platteville campus. The students have worked all semester to design a waterwheel to be placed at the former power house location at the foot […]