Author Archive: RVPEditor

Dorothy Mae (Jaques) Speth

Dorothy Mae (Jaques) Speth

Dorothy Mae (Jaques) Speth, age 94, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe. She was born on August 16, 1924 in Mineral Point, the child of Lester and Alice (Huxtable) Jaques. Dorothy attended school in Belmont, graduating in 1942. She later attended Bayless Business […]


Brodhead boys unable to get ahead of East Troy

BECKY MALKOW PHOTO The Independent-Register
Josiah Kloepping hits a pair of free throws after East Troy's Darryl Rayfield was given a technical foul.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – The Brodhead Boys hosted the East Troy Trojans last Friday night for a Rock Valley Conference matchup.  The boys knew they would be in for a tough battle, as East Troy carried an undefeated conference record, and sat at 9-1 overall coming into Friday […]


Increased program attendance highlights Brodhead library in 2018

DAN MOELLER PHOTO The Independent-Register
This year the Brodhead library is offering educational kits for children to take home and play with. Here are some of the items, which will be available.

By Dan Moeller , CORRESPONDENT – “We did a lot in 2018,” Brodhead library director Angela Noel said last week in accessing the library’s year. One of the biggest efforts the library has been making in recent years is to increase programs and program attendance and that continued last year, […]


Lady Cards triumphant over Big Foot

MANDY FIELDS PHOTO The Independent-Register
Hunter Fields moves for a shot low on the inside.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent The Brodhead girls hosted Big Foot last Thursday for a Rock Valley Conference matchup.  The Cardinals came in as underdogs with Big Foot sitting ahead of them in the Rock with a 6-3-conference record.  Brodhead held the opposite conference record, at 3-6.   The return of […]


Visger set to step aside in February

JEREMY GOKEY PHOTO The Independent-Register
Cubmaster Mike Visger, of Pack 108, leading a pack meeting.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Longstanding Cubmaster Mike Visger of Brodhead Pack 108 is stepping aside on Feb. 28, 2019 after dedicating 13 years to the position. Visger became a den leader in 2005 and took the role of Cubmaster in 2006 after Joe Sandlin stepped down. Visger made the […]


William O. “Uncle” Rhyner

William O. “Uncle” Rhyner, 86, of Durand, Ill. died at 4:58 a.m. Saturday, January 5 2019 in Wood’s Crossing Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was born July 30, 1932 in Durand, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel and Mabel (Zimmerli) Rhyner.  Uncle graduated from Durand High […]


John Burton Schmitt

John Burton Schmitt

Darlington- June 10, 1956 must have been a special night in Illinois. A little baby was anxious to arrive. He wouldn’t wait for his mother to reach the delivery room – the bed would have to do. He had ideas of his own…it started young. They named him John Burton […]




Neil R. Laube, 75, of Junction City, Wis., died peacefully from cancer, January 1, 2019, while holding the hand of his wife of 50 years, Mary Jo (Kethcart) Laube, in their home. He was born January 10, 1943, in Brodhead, Wis., the son of the late Elzie V. and late […]


Cards Hold Off Whippets

BECKY MALKOW PHOTO The Independent-Register
Cade Walker elevates to the rim for two.

By Trent Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – The Brodhead Cardinals hosted the Whitewater Whippets last Thursday for a Rock Valley Conference matchup. The Cards were down early as Whitewater began the game with a 7-0 run.  They responded quickly as two straight Cardinal 3-pointers brought them within one point.  After giving […]


Sinnin’ Skinn Inkworks sees promise in downtown Brodhead

JEREMY GOKEY PHOTO The Independent-Register
Owners Matt Bremer and Diana Baade and piercer Megan Socker have made Brodhead their new home for their business.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Sinnin’ Skinn Inkworks moved to 1008 First Center Avenue in downtown Brodhead on Dec. 1, 2018 and has had a warm welcome by city leaders and residents. Matt (Madd Matt) Bremer and Diana Baade own and operate Sinnin’ Skinn Inkworks. The tattoo shop recently relocated […]