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Cardinal boys fall to McFarland

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Brodhead boys v McFarland
	Josiah Engen nails a jump shot over the McFarland big man.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sportswriter – The Cardinals lost their third game in a row when they hosted the McFarland Spartans, last Thursday.  Coming off losses to Monticello and Whitewater, Tommy Meier and his Cardinal squad were looking to bounce back in what would be a very physical game with the […]


Brodhead Area EMS milestones

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Brodhead Area EMS
	First modular ambulance purchased in 1998 by the Brodhead Area EMS in front of the then three year-old EMS building.

Last month we printed the first of a series of four articles in which we celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the inception of the Brodhead Area EMS on Dec. 16, 1989. These articles will share with the community their humble beginnings, progress and future goals. Looking Back From the […]


Robert Wendell “Cowboy Bob” Kirchhoff

Robert Wendell “Cowboy Bob” Kirchhoff

Sutton, Ne resident Robert Wendell “Cowboy Bob” Kirchhoff, 80 passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE. In honoring his wish to be cremated there will not be any services at this time. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Bayard, NE. Condolences […]


Linda Heidi Holmes

Linda Heidi (Leatherman) Holmes, born April 5, 1940 in Oseola, Wisconsin of Wilbur and Myrtle Leatherman. She was diagnosed with a return of breast cancer in October 2017. She died peacefully at Kensington Hospice, Toronto on December 4, 2019. Heidi attended University of Chicago for her Bachelor of Nursing degree. […]




Edward A. Ruef Jr., 81, of South Beloit, IL, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 in his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1938 in Monroe, WI, the son of Edward A. and Frieda (Baumgartner) Ruef Sr. Edward was a graduate of Brodhead High School, Brodhead, WI. He received his Bachelor […]




Mary Catherine (Sommers) Lancaster, age 79, passed away on Jan. 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born on April 21, 1940 in Darlington, WI the daughter of Ezra and Eva (Kendall) Sommers. She married Norman L. Lancaster on April […]




Shirley Sue (Streiff) Gray passed away on Jan. 10, 2020, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 27, 1933, on the family farm Northwest of New Glarus WI. She was the daughter of Peter and Dorothy Streiff. She graduated from […]


Albrecht Elementary introduces “Reading Makes Life Sweeter” program

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Reading Makes Life Sweeter
	Willy Wonka and his Oompas open the Albrecht Elementary Motivational Reading Program, “Reading Makes Life Sweeter” with a celebratory school assembly.

This year the title of the Albrecht Elementary Motivational Reading Program is, “Reading Makes Life Sweeter”. Monday, Jan. 6, we were entertained by Willy Wonka and his Oompas while they introduced the five golden ticket winners. The students enjoyed listening to the Oompas sing and dance.  Each student will record […]


Piggly Wiggly Round Up fund-raiser benefits school district backpack program

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Brodhead school’s Backpack program
	David Novy, Albrecht Elementary Principal receives a donation from Justin Campbell, owner of the Brod-head Piggly Wiggly and his wife Alicia Campbell. They are holding a check written to the School District from Piggly Wiggly's "Round Up" program done through November and December.

Brodhead Piggly Wiggly partnered with the School District of Brodhead to help raise money for the District’s Weekend Backpack Food Program. This program provides healthy foods and snacks for our District’s food insecure families over weekends and during extended school breaks. Throughout the months of November and December, Piggly Wiggly […]


Brodhead library backs its closing policy

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library board is confirming its winter and holiday closing policy in a letter to a patron. At its meeting last week the board finalized the letter that it had authorized be written after talking about the patron’s concerns last month. The patron relies […]