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CAFO 2016 manure spill settled despite unsettling state trend

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A photo from 2017 on-site inspection of Emerald Sky Dairy's 2016 manure spill shows the stub end of a yardstick, almost fully submerged in a portion of the spill that totaled an estimated 275,000 gallons. The manure from a cracked transfer pipe sat unreported more than 3 months in a ditch, wetlands and pond at the 1600-cow dairy operation.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Picture for a moment what you love about the land we call Wisconsin. Plunging into a cool, clear pond after a long, hot day putting up hay. Wading into a marsh and casting for bass or bluegill as cranes wing noiselessly across a setting sun. […]


Brodhead Garden Club donates plant sales proceeds

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Mayor Doug Pinnow accepts a check from Brod-head Garden Club representatives Diane Anderson and Joyce Nipple to use toward replanting trees in the city parks.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Brodhead Garden Club donated the proceeds from their annual plant sale to the city to use toward replanting trees after the loss of the ash trees last year. Diane Anderson and Joyce Nipple presented Mayor Doug Pinnow with a check for $803 to use toward […]


Brodhead FFA members attend Washington Leadership Conference

Cody Baxter and Skylar Stanley of the Brodhead FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference the third week of June.

Cody Baxter and Skylar Stanley of the Brodhead FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference the third week of June. Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) is the highest leadership conference you can attend as an FFA member and is facilitated by National FFA staff members, most of them having served as […]


Brodhead Dairy Queen passes crown

Hello, my name is Rileigh Powers and I am the 2018-2019 Brodhead Dairy Queen. I would like to say a few Thank You’s and give a brief synopsis of my year as I pass the crown to Samantha McGuire Brodhead’s 2019-2020 Dairy Queen. Thank you to the Green County Ag […]


Brodhead schools areas of focus end of year update

By Lenny Lueck, Brodhead School Superintendent – At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year the Brodhead School Board developed “Areas of Focus” for the District and these continued for the 2018-19 school year.  The Board identified three Areas of Focus: Student Achievement, Service, and People.  Through the use of […]


Paying respects to a Brodhead sports hero

By Trenten Scheidegger, Correspondent – The Brodhead community lost a tremendous sports advocate, and even better man during the past week.  Tom Nipple has nearly impacted every single Brodhead citizen’s life in one way or another.  Tom was involved in the Brodhead sports community for perhaps longer than anyone else.  […]




Thomas R. Nipple is now “safe” at “home” in the arms of Jesus. He was born on July 2, 1960 in Monroe, WI, and died at home on June 18, 2019. Tom was the son of Lawrence and Joyce (Zimmerman) Nipple. He married the love of his life, Andi Vogel, […]




Pauline Joyce Schupbach, age 75, of Brodhead, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home, Monroe, WI. She was born on Aug. 10, 1943 in Janesville, WI, the daughter of Raymond and Harriet (Hartman) Kundert. She married Gary A. Schupbach on Dec. 29, 1962 at […]




Rose Marie Schneider, age 87, formerly of Brodhead, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Manor, Footville, WI. She was born on Feb. 1, 1932 in Mobridge, SD, the daughter of John and Alice (Thompson) Tearman. She married Marvin Schneider. Rose was always a cheerful person. She […]


Nursing Assistant class offered at Brodhead High School

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Nursing Assistants
With a shortage of CNAs, and many healthcare ma-jors requiring prior healthcare experience, this new venture presents a wonderful opportunity for Brod-head High School and Blackhawk Technical College  students. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals: front row: Kaylee Homerding (Monroe High School), Rhianna Teubert, Hailey Hartwig; back row: Laura Powers BSN, Morgan Heinle, Addison Ommodt, Abbey Johnson, and Payton Hauser. Students with questions may contact Jennifer Flory, Brodhead High School Counselor.

Brodhead High School and Blackhawk Technical College partnered together to offer a Nursing Assistant class at Brodhead High School, an exciting first for BHS. The course was offered in hybrid fashion, meaning that the bookwork was done online, with the lab and clinical portions being taught in person. While students […]