Author Archive: RVPEditor

Stay safe while celebrating the 4th of July

  Safety, Safety, Safety – It’s a clear warm night, you’re sitting in a favorite lawn chair, the kiddos are running amongst the chairs and blankets waiting for the fireworks in the park. All of the sudden a flash of light and loud boom disrupts the peace and quiet. Pick […]


Rock County Communications Center public service announcement video ‘Problem’

  The Rock County Public Safety Lip Dubbers are at it again! After our viral hit “Uptown Funk” was released one year ago (with almost 3.5 million YouTube views to date) the group is singing and dancing to the megahit, Problem, by Ariana Grande. The video is a light-hearted attempt […]


Village Board approved painting the water tower

By Mary Ann Inman REPORTER Clinton Village President Connie Tracy called the meeting to order on Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Board Trustees present were: Ron Torkilson, Art Bushue, and Dennis Nielson, and Dina Knibbs. Jeanette Troha was absent. Treasurer/Clerk Pam Franseen Acting Administrator/Police Chief Hooker were present. Pick […]


Ballmer Elected to Serve Wisconsin Association of FFA

Ballmer Elected to Serve Wisconsin Association of FFA

    Clinton FFA member elected Section Five State FFA Officer Ciera Ballmer of the Clinton FFA Chapter was elected to a year of service as the 2016 – 2017 Section Five State FFA Officer during the 87th Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison, Wis. Her parents are Ronna Morton Ballmer […]


Leona May Baumgartner

Leona May Baumgartner

Leona May Baumgartner, 86, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe, Wisconsin.  She was born on May 20, 1930, in Richfield Township, Adams County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Jay and Jessie (Gilden) Kitchen. Leona married Leon Baumgartner on Dec. 15, 1948, in Evansville, Wisconsin.  […]


Optimist Fishing Derby a success

Both kids and adults had fun catching fish, big and small, at the Optimist Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 18. Fish ranged from under three inches to over eight. Even a small fish was exciting to a new fisherman (or woman!) Pick up this week’s print edition for full story……


District goals met

By Lenny Lueck, Superintendent Last August, the Brodhead School Board identified three goals that they wanted to achieve during the 2015-16 school year. The first district goal was to increase achievement in all areas through a rigorous and balanced curriculum measured by assessments.  The district used three different strategies to […]


Wyss retires after 27 years in district

  Jackie Wyss, former fourth-grade teacher at Albrecht Elementary School, has retired after 33 years of teaching, 27 of which were in Brodhead. Wyss graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1983 and taught for the first six years of her career in Catholic schools. She transitioned to Brodhead in 1989. Pick up […]


Local watershed brought to attention in Watershed Field Day

  By Siara Schwartzlow, EDITOR Children and adults learned about an area watershed at the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association’s (LSRWA) Field Day last Friday, June 24. The event took place at the Spring Creek Bridge and the Oakley Branch along County Highway OK in Juda. To begin the testing, […]


Children invited to VBS at Jefferson Prairie Church

  Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church Invites Children to Cave Quest VBS: Following Jesus, the Light of the World! Located just north of Poplar Grove, Ill. we are planning a  summer kids’ event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church from July 11-15. Pick up this […]