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Leopold facing 8 years in Dane Co.; Green Co. charges pending tox. report

Leopold facing 8 years in Dane Co.; Green Co. charges pending tox. report

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Charges against Nathan L. Leopold in the Oct. 20 fatal crash on Highway 11 are forthcoming pending the results of a toxicology report, said Sue Leistikow, secretary to Green County District Attorney Craig Nolen. Charges cannot be filed until those results are finalized, she said […]

 
 

Raupp finalist for Orfordville Chief

Raupp finalist for Orfordville Chief

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Brodhead Police Deputy Chief Brian Raupp could be parting ways with the department to take a position as Chief of Police in the Village of Orfordville. According to an email sent last week by Orfordville interim Police Chief Don Bomkamp, the Orfordville Police Committee selected […]

 
 

Brodhead teacher named graduate student

This year’s recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year is Brooke Lederman, a special education teacher at Brodhead Middle School. Each spring, faculty members of the Department of Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater elect an outstanding graduate student of the year. Pick up this week’s […]

 
 

Decatur Lake Mill Race Association installs signs guiding boaters down Sugar River

Decatur Lake Mill Race Association installs signs guiding boaters down Sugar River

By Ryan Broege, Editor – John and Jaine Winters contributed to this reporting. The Sugar River will be an even more enticing, and safer, destination for canoe and kayak enthusiasts, thanks to an effort spearheaded by the Decatur Lake Mill Race Association. The signs will be placed beside boat landings, […]

 
 

Mayoral race starting early, as Stocks starts pressuring Pinnow, council directly

Mayoral race  starting early, as Stocks starts pressuring Pinnow, council directly

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Welcome or otherwise, a new season is in effect in Brodhead, and will not be going anywhere until April. It has nothing to do with the temperature, either – it is mayoral campaign season. Tim Stocks announced his candidacy for Mayor on Oct. 16, and […]

 
 

Quick update on Pinnacle Diary

Quick update on Pinnacle Diary

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Green County Land and Water Conservation Committee went into closed session at their meeting last Thursday to discuss litigation that the committee is, or is very likely to become involved with. The potential lawsuit involves Pinnacle Dairy, who is allegedly in violation of stipulations […]

 
 

OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 5 NOT NOVEMBER 4

The community calendar on page 2 of the November 1 issue of the Independent-Register incorrectly listed the date of the Senior/Community Center Open House as Saturday, November 4.  The Open House is actually November 5, 11-4 pm.

 
 

Brodhead 8th-graders tour nation’s capitol

Brodhead 8th-graders tour nation’s capitol

By Becky Malkow, Correspondent/Photographer – Several members of the 8th grade class, along with four teachers and many other parent chaperones headed to Washington D.C. this past week for a tour of our Nation’s capitol. The group’s trek took them to the Pentagon, White House, Capitol building, National Archives, Library […]

 
 

Police union labor contract negotiations underway

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The city entered into negotiations last Wednesday morning with the Wisconsin Professional Police Association to negotiate a new labor contract with the Brodhead officers’ union. Alderwoman Deb Fox, one of the city’s negotiators along with Dave Newcomer, said she anticipates good-faith, relatively painless negotiations between […]

 
 

Casey at the Bat Brodhead native returns home with eye on resurrecting historic church

Casey at the Bat Brodhead native returns home with eye on resurrecting historic church

By Ryan Broege, Editor – A church as old as the community of Brodhead itself may get new life as a bed and breakfast. Brodhead native Casey Jones, now a resident of Phoenix, Ariz., bought the former Brodhead Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 905 10th St., in April […]