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A teaching tradition Orfordville educator marks fourth generation at elementary school

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Laura Laursen, center, marks the fourth generation of Parkview Elementary School teachers in her family. The teaching tradition also includes her grandmother, Sandra, left, and mother, Vicki Neal, right. Also pictured is Laursen’s daughter, Lainey, who attends 4K in the Parkview district.

By Katelyn Black, Correspondent First-grade teacher Laura Laursen is continuing a longtime tradition, making up the fourth generation of Parkview School District educators in her family. The long line started with her great-grandmother and grandmother, Mildred and Sandra Olson. Mildred Olson was a reading specialist and Sandra Olson was a […]

 
 

LARRY ALLEN STEFANIK

LARRY ALLEN STEFANIK

Larry Allen Stefanik, age 77, of Brodhead, passed away on Sept. 10, 2020, while at the Woods Crossing Nursing Home in Brodhead. Larry was born on March 1, 1943, in Milwaukee, the son of Paul and Marvella (Radtke) Stefanik. Larry married his wife of over 47 years, Kathleen Finley, on […]

 
 

Rosemary Wilke

Rosemary Wilke

Rosemary Wilke, age 86, of Brodhead, passed away on Sept. 7, 2020, at Aster Assisted Living in Monroe.  She was born the daughter of George and Ruth (Rodebaugh) Sands on Sept. 30, 1933.  She attended Orfordville High School, where she met her husband, Verne E. Wilke, and was married on […]

 
 

HAZEL L. JOHNSON

HAZEL L. JOHNSON

Hazel L. Johnson of Brodhead, age 98, passed away on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Agrace Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Janesville, Wisconsin. She was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Argyle, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ever and Estella (Scott) Nyborg. She married Clyde Johnson in 1942 and […]

 
 

County sets free COVID-19 screening

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Green County Public Health is opening COVID-19 test-ing sites in Brodhead, Monroe and New Glarus. Pre-registration is required for the free drive-thru service.

Green County Public Health officials have announced that beginning Sept. 9, Green County will have three COVID-19 community testing sites. Free COVID-19 testing will be available for anyone 5 years of age and older. Individuals who need to be tested are asked to register online prior to getting tested. This […]

 
 

COVID-19 outbreak sends high school students home. District, health officials continue monitoring as school goes online until Sept. 18

Green County public health officials reported Monday that seven Brodhead High School students have tested positive for COVID-19. The school district immediately implemented a full virtual plan for the high school, to last through Sept. 18, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page. The Brodhead School District was […]

 
 

JOSEPH H. NASH

JOSEPH H. NASH

Joseph H. Nash, age 66, of Janesville, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on Nov. 20, 1953, the son of Dr. Charles and Genevieve (Wittl) Nash. Joe married the former Pennie Edwards and they had two sons, Chris and Adam. They […]

 
 

RICHARD A. COPLIEN

RICHARD A. COPLIEN

Richard A. Coplien, age 70, of Brodhead, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 4, 1949, in Monroe, the son of Earl and Beatrice (Pinnow) Coplien. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1967. He started out working […]

 
 

SHERMAN D. SCHEIDEGGER

SHERMAN D. SCHEIDEGGER

Sherman D. Scheidegger, age 83, passed away on Sept. 3, 2020, at the Janesville Mercy Hospital. Sherman was born on Nov. 29, 1936, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of Howard and Edith (Poff) Scheidegger.  He married Shirley Anderson on April 6, 1957, in Brodhead. Sherman owned and operated Farm and […]

 
 

She ‘walks with’ Alzheimer’s patients. Monroe caregiver chairs annual walk

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	Ronda Toepfer is the honorary chair of this year’s Green County Alzheimer’s Walk. Walkers may choose their own routes and places to walk and raise money for the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Longtime volunteer and caregiver Ronda Toepfer will serve as the honorary chair of the 19th annual Green County Alzheimer’s Walk. Toepfer is a resident assistant at Aster Assisted Living in Monroe. “I’ve been involved with the Alzheimer’s Walk for over 17 years,” Toepfer said in a news release. “I’ve been […]