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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 […]

 
 

Threats By Employee Force Plant Lockdown

Threats By Employee Force Plant Lockdown

JAMES W. COLLEY III Brodhead Police were called to Stoughton Trailers, 302 23rd St., at 5:17 p.m. after plant management learned of an employee threatening a co-worker, and was possibly going to bring a gun to work. Brodhead Police Chief Chris Hughes stated plant management was conducting an internal investigation […]

 
 

Plans, ideas for Mill Race and Decatur Lake to be discussed

Plans, ideas for Mill Race and Decatur Lake to be discussed

Join the Decatur Lake and Mill Race Association for an exciting reveal of ideas for Decatur Lake and upstream Sugar River improvement. The group received a DNR Large Lake Planning Grant, and with the proceeds hired a team of professionals and environmental engineers to come up with several viable options […]

 
 

City Council encounters outspoken opposition to proposed street name changes

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The more things change, the more they stay the same? Not so fast, say some Brodhead residents. In a marked departure from previous public hearings held over the past couple years at least, more than 25 residents attended a public hearing on Aug. 14 to […]

 
 

Green County, Sheriff’s Deputies Union negotiating new contract

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Negotiations have entered their fifth week between Green County and the Green County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Local #275, as they work to hammer out a new contract for sheriff’s deputies and jail personnel. The current contract took effect Jan. 1, 2016 and will elapse on […]

 
 

Arts Festival draws talented creators both local and regional

Arts Festival draws talented creators both local and regional

By Michele Benesh, Correspondent – Due to widespread community support, the Brodhead Chamber’s seventh Annual Wildflower Art Festival, held Saturday, Aug. 12, was a huge success. Artists and patrons alike expressed their appreciation for the organization and high quality of the show. Live music was provided both morning and afternoon […]

 
 

Library thanks supporters

This summer, many organizations and individuals helped the Summer Library program “Build a Better World.” The Brodhead Area Foundation, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, South Central Library System and the Sugar River Bank financially supported the library program. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Covered Bridge’s legacy echoes Brodhead’s past

Covered Bridge’s legacy echoes Brodhead’s past

Ryan Broege, Editor – The covered bridge stands as an icon of Brodhead. The bridge that inspires lore and weekend festivals was built in two stages, the first during the winter of 1863 into 1864. The builder waited for the Sugar River to freeze, and then stood atop the frozen […]

 
 

Senior Track standout organizes fundraiser

Senior Track standout organizes fundraiser

By Derek Hoesly, Correspondent – Senior Madee Harding was ecstatic with the turn-out for her senior project, Raising the Standards, on a picture-perfect afternoon on July 29. Harding was a bundle of nerves leading up to the fundraiser not getting much sleep worrying about a low turn out and just […]

 
 

Ready to save the day

Ready to save the day

Amanda Elmer, Ruth Hatter, Caleb Engen and Carter Urness graduated the lifeguard course at Brodhead Municipal pool this summer. Pick up this week‘s print edition for more photos….