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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 […]

 
 

Legion Awardees

Legion Awardees

Lynn M. Johnston (left center) and Brian Shearer (right center) were the local, county and third district American Legion service award winners. Johnston was recognized as Brodhead’s Emergency Medical Technician of the Year, and Shearer was recognized as Brodhead’s Firefighter of the Year. Brodhead American Legion Post 197 recognized the […]

 
 

Bike across America

Bike across America

The local businesses of Brodhead Chevrolet-Buick and Kubly’s Automotive LLC are just two of the many supporters of John Winters and his Bike Across America for Pearl Island. John and his wife Jaine will set off from San Francisco later this month. A local kick-off event will be held on […]

 
 

Quilting – Born of necessity, evolved as artistic medium

Quilting – Born of necessity, evolved as artistic medium

By Cynthia L. Miller Editor  BRODHEAD – Born of necessity, quilts have been part of American culture for centuries. Quilts were originally utilitarian articles providing warm covers for beds or as hangings over doors and windows to keep out the cold. The earliest quilts were intimately connected to everyday life. […]

 
 

Couple gears up for Pearl Island Ride Across America

BRODHEAD – On Sunday, May 17 at 1:00 pm at the Brodhead Library Community Room, John and Jaine Winters will give a short presentation outlining their upcoming epic 4,000 mile bicycle journey across America. The couple will describe their route, display and discuss the equipment they will be using on […]