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William Schwellenbach

William Schwellenbach

William B. Schwellenbach, age 62 of Brodhead, died Friday April 6, 2018 at Mercy Hospital. He was born on July 10, 1955 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of August and Beverly (Gikling) Schwellenbach. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1973 and Milton College with a Bachelor of Arts […]


Ron Luety

Ron Luety

Ron J. Luety, age 58, of Brodhead, WI, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 12, 1959 in Beloit, WI, the son of Roger and Virginia (Schulte) Luety. His first marriage was to Wendy Upward. She passed away in July, 1996.  Ron […]


Green County Defending Our Farmland packs library conference room for forum

State Sen. Janis Ringhand, left, answers a question as Assembly Rep. Mark Spreitzer, right, looks on. Both were in attendance at last week’s GCDF forum on factory farming.

Nearly 100 area residents crowded into a standing-room-only forum held last Tuesday in the Brodhead Library conference room, for a forum titled “The Real Cost of Factory Farms.”


Library works to restart friends organization

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – Library board president Kelly Gratz is working to restart the Friends of the Brodhead Library organization. Gratz reported on her efforts at the library board meeting last week. The board hopes to call another meeting in late April to form the group again, library director […]


Senior Center committee gathering letters of support, research

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – The Senior/Community Committee members were motivated by supportive letters and area community centers, while discussing the Senior/Community Center. Whether supportive or divergent of the decision for a bigger Senior/Community Center, the committee seems to be building momentum. At the latest meeting, held last Thursday, the […]


Brodhead youth wrestlers shine in Madison

Pictured here are the 6 state qualifiers from the Brodhead Youth Wrestling Team. Participants  qualify for this event by placing in the top two in their respec-tive age and weight division at any of the eight qualifier tournaments which were held on March 17, 2018.
Left to right) Jacob Lohmar, Karson Miller, Marcus McIntyre, Brooks Malkow, Clayton Elliott, and Joe Lohmar.

By Becky Malkow, Correspondent – Brodhead Youth Wrestling Club had 6 wrestlers compete at the WWF Kids State Folkstyle State Championships held March 23rd and 24th Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Alliant Energy Center) in Madison. Participants  qualify for this event by placing in the top two in their respective age and […]


Fencing installed along Mill Race by volunteers

Volunteers work to install fencing along the Mill Race last weekend.

By Michele Benesh, Correspondent – Last Saturday was very cold and windy, but that didn’t stop a group of hearty volunteers from showing up at Putnam Park to install a split rail fence along the bank of the mill race where the native plantings are located. The group, organized as […]


City Council gives go-ahead for negotiations to begin on Rodriguez building

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Brodhead’s City Council convened for the final meeting this term ahead of Tuesday’s upcoming elections. With Alderman Paul Hoffman resigning his seat, incumbents Troy Huffman and Ann Anderson will join registered write-ins Allen Bruce and Ben Wellemeyer in a race for the three at-large council […]


Little Maya bids farewell to Brodhead

ERICA GOKEY PHOTOS The Independent-Register
		These patrons were among the last at Brod-head’s Little Maya restaurant last Friday, which closed its doors March 23.

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – It was a bittersweet evening that marked restaurant in Brodhead, Wis. The restaurant staff cooked and served the last meals of Little Maya last Friday night. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….


Bruce Woodward

Bruce M. Woodward, 62, of Orfordville, WI, passed away on Saturday due to an automobile accident in Avon Township, Rock County.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead, WI, is assisting the family.