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Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival: 15 years and growing

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival: 15 years and growing

The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival will take place Sept. 8-11 at Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, Wis. This year’s festival expands to four days this year with the addition of a full schedule of fiber arts classes offered on Thursday, Sept. 8. With a total of 91 classes, the […]


Sweet corn and BLT’s: Garden produce is the best thing about summer

  By Scott Cernek PASTOR, HARVEST HILLS CHURCH Is there anything more delicious than steaming hot sweetcorn, dripping with butter and lightly sprinkled with salt and pepper? The only thing that makes sweetcorn taste better is the addition of a nice big fresh BLT sandwich. I make my BLTs with […]


Governor Walker appoints Rock County judge

  Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney John Wood to serve as a judge on the Rock County Circuit Court, replacing retiring Judge Richard T. Werner. “It is my privilege to appoint John Wood to serve as a judge in Rock County,” said Governor Walker. “John has admirably served the Rock […]


Rock County to host 2016 historic house tour

  The Rock County Historical Society’s 36th Annual Historic House tour is coming up on Aug. 21. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can take self-guided tours of six houses in Janesville’s Courthouse Hill neighborhood. This historic neighborhood boasts a wide range of architectural styles ranging from dramatic Queen […]


Foresters provide residents free tree appraisal, guidance, training

  By Art Bushue CHAIR, CLINTON FORESTRY BOARD The average residential tree adds more than $1,400 to the value of its property in the eyes of prospective buyers. Also, a tree’s numerous benefits – many unknown by the public – repay some three times the investment made in them over […]


It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime, summertime…

  By John Rindfleisch CLINTON FIRE CHIEF Well shut them books and throw em away, Say goodbye to dull school days, So come on and change your ways, It’s summertime. Well no more studying history, And no more reading geography, And no more dull geometry, Because it’s summertime. It’s time to […]


Emergency crews respond to two-vehicle injury crash on Hwy. 11 near Footville

  On July 31 at approximately 1:08 p.m., Footville Fire Department and Rock County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were sent to W. Hwy 11 near Footville, WI. For a two-vehicle head-on collision. Responding agencies arrived to find a White Hyundai Accent in the roadway, and a Red Jeep Wrangler in the […]


Library announces prize winners

The Brodhead Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Teen and Adult Summer Library Program Prizes. From June 13 through July 25, 12 teens and 46 adults earned entry tickets by tracking their weekly reading time. The grand prize for each program, a $50.00 Best Buy […]


Brodhead resident to present at Quilt Expo in September

A Brodhead resident and noted authority on quilting will present at the upcoming Quilt Expo in Madison. Eileen Daniels, an independent quilt artist, teacher, and lecturer, will lead two sessions of a lecture titled “Vintage Textiles with a Creative Twist.” Hundreds of lecture and presentation sessions at Quilt Expo provide an opportunity […]


Brodhead’s growing Covered Bridge Days festival quickly approaches – Don’t miss it!

Brodhead’s Covered Bridge Days festival will be held on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. On Saturday, the Wildflower Art Festival, Jaycee Kids’ Run, Garden Club display, historic wagon tours ($4 and also good for south end admission), Brodhead Historic Museum, food and vendors, music, and street dance will […]