Independent Register

Annabelle Palka Preston

Annabelle Palka Preston

Annabelle Palka Preston, 89, of Brodhead, passed away with all of her family present on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1927, in Brodhead, the daughter of Helmer and Margaret (Johnson) Olmstead. She married John Palka on February 12, 1949, at […]

 
 

Gene A. Coplien, Sr.

Gene A. Coplien, Sr.

Gene A. Coplien, Sr., 60, of Brodhead, passed away to be with the Lord on Friday, July 2, 2016, at the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Hospital in Madison.  He was born on December 7, 1955, in Monroe, the son of Gene E. and Juanita (Willison) Coplien. He married Bonnie Gould […]

 
 

Youth All Stars go undefeated, win Deerfield tournament

By Becky Malkow, Correspondent Eleven of Brodhead’s youth baseball players participate in the Deerfield Ten-Year-Old Little League Tournament last weekend, July 9 and 10. There are three teams of ten-year-olds in the local Brodhead Little League. Each coach nominated players from his or her team to represent Brodhead in the […]

 
 

Brodhead police issue thanks for Honor Flight supper

The Brodhead Police Department would like to thank all those who volunteered their time or made a donation to its Spaghetti Supper fundraiser for Badger Honor Flight. Thanks go out to the following: A huge“thank you” to the Juda Elementary students who wrote several thank-you notes for the veterans to […]

 
 

Staple community member retires after 42 years

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor After serving as an assistant to two Brodhead dentists, Deb Hofmeister retired from Dr. Andrew Kebus’s dental office at the end of June, almost exactly 42 years after beginning in her position. “It’s been a pleasure,” she said. “It’s been a true enjoyment.” Hofmeister graduated from […]

 
 

Brodhead’s Taylor Bluemel joins Taylor University’s 2016-2017 cross country team

Taylor University women’s cross country head coach, Quinn White, has announced his signing class for the 2016-2017 season, adding five student-athletes to a program that has claimed three-straight Crossroads League Championships. Taylor Bluemel is one of the five making up the incoming class for the Trojans, who are looking to […]

 
 

7/6/16 Shopper

7/6/16 Shopper
 
 

Turner J. Zimmerman

Turner J. Zimmerman

Turner J. Zimmerman, 15, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home. He was born on December 27, 2000, in Beloit, the son of Tony Zimmerman and Krista Giles Drury. Turner attended Brodhead Middle School and had recently graduated from the eighth grade. He was looking […]

 
 

Ruth Ann Wenger

Ruth Ann Wenger

Ruth Ann Wenger, 86, of Footville, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor in Footville. She was born on March 14, 1930, in Rock County, the daughter of Herman and Lillian (Foslin) Skogan. She married Gottfried Wenger Jr. on […]

 
 

Lois I. Bliss

Lois I. Bliss

Lois I. Bliss, 68, of Brodhead, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born on April 14, 1948, in Monroe, the daughter of Roland and Iva (Burkhalter) Scoville. She married Douglas Bliss on October 19, 1996, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church […]