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County Board sends Livestock Facility Study Group to committee

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Hickory Daniels milks 350 cows between Brodhead and Juda, and attended last Tuesday’s County Board meeting to urge the board to be cautious in its con-siderations over 39 recommendations made by the Livestock Facility Study Group. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” Daniels told the board. 
Daniels warned the board that new regulations could push dairy farmers of all sizes out of business at a time when record numbers of farmers are leaving the industry. “Don’t regulate people out of business,” said Daniels. “Water quality is just as important to me as it is to you.”

The County Board voted to send a total of 39 proposed changes to county ordinances, staffing, zoning regulations and best practices to committee – namely Health, Zoning and Land and Water…

 
 

Loudenbeck achieves ballot access for fall election

Loudenbeck achieves ballot access for fall election

The Wisconsin Elections Commission approved ballot status for the fall 2018 election for state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) after she submitted in excess of the required 200 nominating signatures and her Declaration of Candidacy form earlier this week.

 
 

BPD brass offer dept. update, perspectives

RYAN BROEGE PHOTOS
The Independent-Register
Brodhead Police Chief Chris
Hughes stands for a photo in the
department’s vehicle garage.

The Independent-Register conducted an interview last month with Brodhead Police Chief Chris Hughes and Deputy Chief and investigator Trevor Long to discuss changes, challenges and the state of the department last month. The interview covered crime in the city, department staffing, alcohol and substance abuse…

 
 

Pinnacle yet to meet county’s conditions for manure storage

By Ryan Broege EDITOR Pinnacle Dairy has not cleared every hurdle necessary before it can populate the farm on Decatur-Sylvester Road. Green County Conservationist Todd Jenson said the site has yet to meet the second condition of its waste storage management permit, granted by the county and agreed to by […]

 
 

Decatur Lake Golf Course “Front 9” to be protected as new public nature park

Decatur Lake Golf Course “Front 9” to be protected as new public nature park

Across the country and throughout the Midwest, many private and public golf courses are closing. According to industry reports, the rise of golf popularity in the last century created an over abundance of traditional golf courses.

 
 

Incoming: 5,800 cows to Sylvester township…

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
	These four free-stall barns will house the site’s 5,800 cows, milking and dairy. Calves and heifers will be raised off-site.

DNR grants final permit for Pinnacle Dairy to begin operations at feedlot on Decatur-Sylvester Road…

 
 

Nicholas Quint

Nicholas Quint

Nicholas M. Quint, age 76, of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Benton, IL. He was born in Monroe, WI on June 1, 1941, the son of Nicholas M. and Elizabeth (Galauner) Quint. He married Jeane Briggs-Bump on October 24, 1986, in Janesville. Nick was a […]

 
 

Christine Fabian

Christine Fabian

Christine Rae Fabian, age 48 of Wrightstown, passed away early Friday, April 20, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a two-year battle with cancer.  She was born on December 6, 1969 in Broadhead, Wisconsin to the late Stanley and Ruth (Kummer) Meyers. On June 6, 1992 […]

 
 

Warrants in Illinois, Wisconsin lead to four arrests

Warrants in Illinois, Wisconsin lead to four arrests

On April 17, 2018 the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Beloit Police Department’s Violent Crime Interdiction Team served two search warrants.

 
 

Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces 2018 post-secondary scholarship winners

FFA members awarded $31,000 from Foundation donors The Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces the winners of the 2018 post-secondary scholarships, which were recently awarded to 43 Wisconsin FFA members from 35 chapters. In total, $31,017 has been bestowed upon these students. Recipients of these awards will be recognized at the 89th […]