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Brodhead School Arboretum celebration

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Arboretum celebration
Brodhead Middle School students do face painting and more during the arboretum celebration.

A beautiful sunny morning greeted visitors to “Arboretum Fun Day” and “Arboretum Tours” May 4. The M.J. Blackford Brodhead School Arboretum turned 50 years old this year. The Arboretum sign addition reads “Celebrating 50 years, Rededication April 24, 2019”. Pick up the May 22nd print edition for full story….


UniverCity Alliance presents senior housing concept to City Council

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UniverCity Alliance representatives Kevin Burow, Jered Bruckner and Joe Hannah (back from left) along with Brodhead City Council Paul Huffman, Erin Menzel, Mark Schroeder, Mayor Doug Pinnow, Teresa Withee, Ann Anderson, Allen Bruce and Troy Nyman (front from left)

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – University of Wisconsin-Madison civil engineering students working with UniverCity Alliance presented a conceptual 22,000 square foot, forty-five-unit senior housing complex. Jered Bruckner and Joe Hannah graduated two days before presenting the semester long team project to the City Council. Kevin Burrow of Knothe Bruce Architects, […]




David Richard Kamholz, age 85, of Juda, WI, loving husband and father of eight children, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, surrounded by his family, at Woods Crossing Nursing Home, Brodhead, WI, due to complications of dementia. David was born on Feb. 10, 1934, in Beloit, WI, the son […]


Brodhead softball falls to Turner

By Trenten Scheidegger, Correspondent – Last Tuesday the Brodhead softball team traveled to Beloit to face off with the Turner Trojans in a Rock Valley Conference matchup.  The Cards knew they were in for a tough one as they came in at 3-15 while the Trojans sat near the top […]


Cards win over Blue Devils

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Cardinals catcher Jake Miller throws down to second.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Correspondent – The Brodhead Juda baseball team faced off with the Blue Devils twice last week.  First, they met on Tuesday for their first conference matchup of the week.  The Cardinals had the luxury of being on their home turf in this one, and they took advantage. […]



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Thanks to the collective efforts of nearly 50 volunteers, a difference was made!



Dawn Walmer, age 80 of Brodhead, died Friday May, 10, 2019 at her home.  She was born on May 21, 1938 in Tiskilwa, Illinois, the daughter of Claude and Sylvia (Ferguson) Lee. She graduated from High School in Maple Park, Illinois. Dawn married Duane Walmer on April 25, 1971 in […]


Arbor Day is celebrated in Brodhead School Arboretum

Arbor Day is celebrated in Brodhead School Arboretum

Special historical, ecological, and educational sessions were offered to Albrecht Elementary Students on Friday, April 26. The last Friday of April is Arbor Day in Wisconsin. Each third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom was split into three groups. The small groups went to 1 of 3 stations for 5 minutes […]


Brodhead-Juda baseball team splits double header at Jefferson

Brodhead-Juda baseball team splits double header at Jefferson

The Brodhead-Juda baseball team traveled to Jefferson Friday night to play a double header as a rain make up.  The boys got their offense going early, after Brady Malkow tripled, and Andrew Brockwell hit a sac fly to score him.  Jefferson mounted a rally in the sixth inning, scoring 3 […]


Brodhead girls fall in walk off

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Cards v. East Troy
Madisyn Kail delivers from the mound during game two of the double header against East Troy.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Correspondent – Last Thursday the Brodhead Cardinals softball team faced off with East Troy High School for what would be a double header.  The first game was entirely one-sided as the East Troy Trojans took a 20-0 victory over the Cardinals, which was concerning as the Cards […]