Author Archive: RVPEditor

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 […]


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……