Author Archive: RVPEditor

BETTY LOU SCHWARTZLOW

BETTY LOU SCHWARTZLOW

Betty Lou Schwartzlow, age 70, of Monticello, formerly of Brodhead, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital, Monroe, Wis.  She was born on March 13, 1948 in Madison, Wis., the daughter of Herschel and Gladys (Hanold) Brockman.  She married Kent Schwartzlow on May 30,1990 in […]

 
 

Brodhead performs Shrek the Musical

ERICA GOKEY PHOTO The Independent-Register
The Duloc dancers (Amanda Visger, Hannah Shickles, Kiersten Glynn, Genna Myhre, Victoria Streuly, Ashley Lahaie, Sadie Erb, Alexis Kammerer, and Abigail Mills) are the greeters for Duloc.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – Brodhead High School presented their rendition of Shrek this past weekend. The cast put on 17 musical numbers spanning over a two-hour time span. DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions originally produced the show on Broadway. Pick up the Nov. 14th print edition for more […]

 
 

Albrecht Elementary pays respects to Veterans

ERICA GOKEY PHOTO The Independent-Register
Laney Weis speaks about the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and recites “In Flanders Field”.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – Albrecht Elementary put together a memorable program to honor area Veterans. David Novy opened the program followed by the Green County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard marching in the colors with Brodhead 5th grade Cub Scouts. Fifth grader Bryson Oliver performed an impressive rendition of the […]

 
 

NANCY SUE MCCORMICK-BLAKSLEE

NANCY SUE MCCORMICK-BLAKSLEE

Nancy Sue McCormick-Blakslee, age 86, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, October 29, 2018. She was born on June 19 1932 in Lawrence, KS, and raised in Tomahawk, Wis., the daughter of John and Mildred (Bjoin) Ockerman. Her first marriage was to John B McCormick. He […]

 
 

Brodhead was home to typewriter business

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Independent-Register
R.C. Allen Business Machines, Inc. was located on the south side of the Brodhead Square.

By Betty Earleywine While preparing for a program for the Brodhead Historical Society, I learned a lot about the typewriter industry in Brodhead. In January 1946, the Woodstock Typewriter Company bought the A.L. Allen building on West Exchange Street (the Brodhead Independent-Register building). It had a basement, first and second […]

 
 

Sunflowers, burgers, brats, and beer – a Harvest Celebration and Fundraiser at the Three Waters Reserve in Brodhead

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Independent-Register
Sunflowers blooming this summer on the new Three Waters Reserve, the former “Front Nine” of the Decatur Lake Golf Course in Brodhead.

Buy a bag of birdseed and get a free, locally produced burger or brat.  Wash it down with local brew, and repeat. The Southern Wisconsin Land Conservancy and local conservation partners welcome the community to a harvest celebration and fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. […]

 
 

MARY AGNES TURNER

MARY AGNES TURNER

Mary Agnes Turner, 91, of Brodhead, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. Mary was born August 6th, 1927 in Racine, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Geneva (LeFebvre) and Ervin Lovell. She married Kenneth Turner on December 31, 1947 in Rockford, Ill. As a […]

 
 

ANNIE MAY (PINNOW) WALLACE

ANNIE MAY (PINNOW) WALLACE

Annie May (Pinnow) Wallace, 92 of Brodhead, passed away on October 25, 2018 at Agrace Hospice Care in Janesville. Ann was born on January 29, 1926 in Rock Grove, Ill., to William C. and Anna Ida (Roenneburg) Pinnow. After attending Poplar Grove School during her elementary years, she attended Brodhead […]

 
 

Brodhead Jaycees Holiday Market is this Saturday

The Brodhead Jaycees Holiday Market is finally here. Don’t miss it this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first 50 shoppers receive a coupon for a free beverage or baked good.  Admission is $2 for adults and children are free.  We have over 70 vendor booths […]

 
 

What is the tax impact of the school district referendum?

The School Board is very much aware of the tough economic conditions facing families in our community and has timed and structured the referendum to limit the tax impact on our community.  They have the unenviable challenge of maintaining a strong, balanced educational program for our children, while still being […]