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Citizens update city on progress funding community center

Citizens update city on progress funding community center

Citizen volunteers charged with siting a senior citizens-community center in Brodhead updated finance committee members on their progress last week.

 
 

Community invited to Tallman Arts Festival

Community invited to Tallman Arts Festival

The 61st Annual Tallman Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the RCHS campus.

 
 

Historical Society sets museum addition dedication for July 28

Historical Society sets museum addition dedication for July 28

Historical Society members invite the public to the dedication of their new building addition Saturday, July 28.

 
 

2018 Meat Products Contest Champions announced

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Clinton Topper
Meat product contest judges (from left): Mark Schafer (Richelieu Foods; Beaver Dam, Wis.); Adam Borger (Food Research Institute, University
of Wisconsin; Madison, Wis.); Duane Bunting (Retired, Sentry Foods; Dousman, Wis.); Megan McGough (Kerry Ingredients; Beloit,
Wis.); Tim Lorang (Tyson Prepared Foods; Jefferson, Wis.); and Terry Timm (Retired, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Appleton, Wis.).

Grand Champion, 1st Reserve Champion and 2nd Reserve Champion to be sold during the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction, benefitting Wisconsin 4-H Youth

 
 

Long-time fundraising consultant gets panel’s backing

Long-time fundraising consultant gets panel’s backing

By Tony Ends EDITOR A senior consultant to non-profits and governments across Wisconsin for more than 35 years won Brodhead senior/community center committee backing last week. Committee members have met monthly – at times more often – for years to site a center in the city. Seven of those presently […]

 
 

Lessons from soil defended daily, on America’s birthday

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Tony Ends works soil with a broad fork in a market garden of a village in Guinea, West Africa, earlier this year, while serving a second time with the Peace Corps as a UN field officer with the World Food Programme.

Tony Ends works soil with a broad fork in a market garden of a village in Guinea, West Africa, earlier this year, while serving a second time with the Peace Corps as a UN field officer with the World Food Programme.

 
 

Wisconsin FFA Foundation celebrates 35 years at State Convention

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The 2018-19 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Board of Directors includes: (front row l-r) Director Tom Bressner, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association;
Director Jessie Kreke, Culver Franchising System, LLC; Vice President Danielle Waterworth, CNH Industrial Capital; Director Amber
Vickers Keller, Town Bank; President Ginger James, AgroChem; (second row l-r) Director Jesse Singerhouse, Dunn Energy Cooperative;
Director Jason Kollwelter, We Energies; Past President Jon Anderson, Grade A Strategic Brand and Marketing Solutions; Director Janet
Schneider, Stewart-Peterson, Inc.; Secretary Robin Connelly, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative; Nicole Nelson, Wisconsin Association of
Agricultural Educators representative; (third row l-r) Director Joe Keller, Keller Farms; Director Chris Schneider, Investors Community Bank;
Treasurer Kathleen Murphy, TASC; Director Luke Wiedenfeld, Lake Mills High School; Director Nicole Wagner, Wisconsin Corn Promotion
Board and Wisconsin Corn Growers Association; and Cheryl Steinbach, Wisconsin FFA Alumni representative. Not pictured: Jeff Hicken,
State FFA Advisor; Cheryl Zimmerman, Wisconsin FFA Center Executive Director and Amelia Hayden, State FFA President.

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation celebrated the achievements of the 2017-18 campaign and its 35-year history at the 89th Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison this month.

 
 

Citizens voice support for school district referendum in fall

Citizens voice support for school district referendum in fall

Brodhead School District’s board of education hosted a second meeting for the public last week regarding finances and a likely referendum in the fall.

 
 

DNR seeks citizen help with local turtle crossings

DNR seeks citizen help with local turtle crossings

Since the project began in 2012, more than 1,300 citizens have reported nearly 3,000 turtle sightings throughout Wisconsin and have identified more than 1,300 turtle road crossing hotspots.

 
 

Hotel study gets first public viewing next Monday

Hotel study gets first public viewing next Monday

The detailed market and community analysis of potential for building and operating a hotel in Brodhead will debut for the public with a presentation from its principle architect.