Author Archive: RVPEditor

The old setting hens: Some don’t want to give up eggs

  One of the many chores I had as a farm kid was gathering the eggs each day from the henhouse. We probably had 25 to 30 laying hens all the time on the farm, and they helped provide a little grocery money for the family. For years my family […]

 
 

Things to think about when heading to the beach

  Now that the summer heat has set in it’s time to head to the lake, river or creek for some water fun. Just make sure you’re prepared to have a fun and safe trip. Planning ahead will make your trip much more enjoyable and prevent the need to call […]

 
 

Friends of Carver-Roehl Park host summer reading program

Friends of Carver-Roehl Park host summer reading program

By Mary Ann Inman REPORTER It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood on Tuesday, July 5 when students from Clinton Public library’s Summer Reading Program participants were bussed to Carver-Roehl Park in Bradford Township to eat lunch, learn about and explore living creatures. Pick up this week’s printed edition […]

 
 

Interim Administrator Thompson publishes book on race

Interim Administrator Thompson publishes book on race

By Mary Ann Inman REPORTER My interview with Milton Thompson about his newly published book was engaging. We openly swapped opinions on race on his last day as Clinton Community School District’s Interim Administrator. He pointed out issues brought about by economic disparity and unbalanced opportunities. The average household income […]

 
 

Annabelle Palka Preston

Annabelle Palka Preston

Annabelle Palka Preston, 89, of Brodhead, passed away with all of her family present on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1927, in Brodhead, the daughter of Helmer and Margaret (Johnson) Olmstead. She married John Palka on February 12, 1949, at […]

 
 

Gene A. Coplien, Sr.

Gene A. Coplien, Sr.

Gene A. Coplien, Sr., 60, of Brodhead, passed away to be with the Lord on Friday, July 2, 2016, at the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Hospital in Madison.  He was born on December 7, 1955, in Monroe, the son of Gene E. and Juanita (Willison) Coplien. He married Bonnie Gould […]

 
 

Youth All Stars go undefeated, win Deerfield tournament

By Becky Malkow, Correspondent Eleven of Brodhead’s youth baseball players participate in the Deerfield Ten-Year-Old Little League Tournament last weekend, July 9 and 10. There are three teams of ten-year-olds in the local Brodhead Little League. Each coach nominated players from his or her team to represent Brodhead in the […]

 
 

Brodhead police issue thanks for Honor Flight supper

The Brodhead Police Department would like to thank all those who volunteered their time or made a donation to its Spaghetti Supper fundraiser for Badger Honor Flight. Thanks go out to the following: A huge“thank you” to the Juda Elementary students who wrote several thank-you notes for the veterans to […]

 
 

Staple community member retires after 42 years

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor After serving as an assistant to two Brodhead dentists, Deb Hofmeister retired from Dr. Andrew Kebus’s dental office at the end of June, almost exactly 42 years after beginning in her position. “It’s been a pleasure,” she said. “It’s been a true enjoyment.” Hofmeister graduated from […]

 
 

Brodhead’s Taylor Bluemel joins Taylor University’s 2016-2017 cross country team

Taylor University women’s cross country head coach, Quinn White, has announced his signing class for the 2016-2017 season, adding five student-athletes to a program that has claimed three-straight Crossroads League Championships. Taylor Bluemel is one of the five making up the incoming class for the Trojans, who are looking to […]