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Brodhead student attends Wisconsin Leadership Seminar

Brodhead student attends Wisconsin Leadership Seminar

Brodhead High School student Morgan Tresemer recently returned from a three-day Wisconsin Leadership Seminar (WILS) hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Along with over 200 of Wisconsin’s brightest young leaders, Tresemer was encouraged to recognize her own leadership potential. She had a fantastic time and is looking forward to integrating […]


New fire engine in production

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor The Brodhead Fire District’s new Engine 1 is currently being built at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton. Delivery is expected in mid-July. The Engine 1 will be replacing a 1988 Mack Pumper that lacked sufficient safety features to keep the fire district in compliance with the National […]


New exhibit marks Brodhead’s 125th year as a city

By Carol J. Gombar The former Village of Brodhead became the “City of Brodhead” through an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in its winter session of early 1891.  In those days, it was the only way for a village in this state to become a city. The Honorable Henry Clay […]


Mass casualty simulation provides real-world practice

By Siara Schwartzlow, EDITOR First responders from Green and Rock Counties participated in a full-scale mass casualty simulation at the Brodhead Airport last Wednesday, June 29. In preparation for the upcoming Fly In, the simulation followed a scenario in which two airplanes collided in midair, and one landed in a […]


Clinton Cougars learn more about football from former Packer

Clinton Cougars learn more about football from former Packer

The Clinton High School football team held their annual five-day camp June 13-17. This year’s camp had a different flavor as former Green Bay Packer and 11-year NFL veteran Blaise Winter held a clinic for the Cougar linemen on Wednesday, June15. His “Hands Combat for Football” program emphasizes hands skills […]


Old Wooden Spokes

  I called one of my farming brothers the other day and asked if he had any old flatbed wagons I could use for a vegetable stand this summer. He said, “We sure do, you can have Old Wooden Spokes.”I was pretty shocked because Old Wooden Spokes has a legacy […]


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 […]