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Brodhead girls fall in walk off

MANDY FIELDS PHOTO Independent Register
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 […]


After 50 years, Arboretum is re-dedicated

COURTESY PHOTO Independent Register
50 year rededication
Brian Wahl plays a game called “From a Tree?” dur-ing the rededication of the M.J. Blackford Brodhead School Arboretum.

The M.J. Blackford Brodhead School Arboretum was re-dedicated on April 24. Mr. Novy first unveiled the sign addition with K, 1, and 2 students. The sign addition read “Celebrating 50 Years, Rededication April 24, 2019”. After the re-dedication, students proceeded into the Arboretum, where a “Spring Flurry Serviceberry” was planted. […]


Audubon plans field day at Sunny Peace Prairie Woods

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Green-Rock Audubon Society members have scheduled a “botanical inventory” of native species plants at the 8-acre Sunny Peace Prairie and Woods, Saturday, May 18. People enthusiastic about native species plant and tree preservation, in particular those people who have knowledge and expertise to share are […]


Luann Kay Komprood

Luann Kay Komprood

Luann Kay Komprood, age 73, of Orfordville, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Agrace Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Janesville surrounded by her loving family. Luann was born in Monroe, on February 13, 1946, the daughter of Walter E. and Emma (Minder) Gutzmer. She graduated from […]


Brodhead softball falls to Evansville

By Trenten Scheidegger, Reporter – The Brodhead Cardinals softball squad traveled to Evansville High School last Friday for an inner-conference matchup.  The Cards got off to a good start as they took advantage of some sloppy defense by the Blue Devils as Bailey Matthys scored the first run on an […]


Brodhead athlete signs letter of intent

Brodhead senior Jeffery Williams signs his letter of intent to attend the University of Wisconsin- Steven’s Point.

By Trenten Schiedegger, Reporter – Brodhead senior Jeffery Williams recently made his big decision when he chose to sign his letter of intent to the University of Wisconsin- Steven’s Point.  Williams was the star of the Brodhead-Juda football squad for the past couple seasons and has decided to continue his […]




Randy Palombi, age 77, of Orfordville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital, Monroe, WI. He was born on April 17, 1942 in Rockford, IL, the son of Frank and Vira (Gornet) Palombi. Randy graduated from Orfordville High School in 1960 and farmed with […]




Fritz Badertscher,, age 77, from Brodhead, died peacefully with his family present after a long illness on April 25, 2019 at the Agrace Hospice in Janesville. He was born on April 28, 1941 in Monroe, WI, the son of Garde and Alice (Schneider) Badertscher. He married Phyllis Lohmeier on Dec. […]


Brodhead area producers receive SARE grants

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Two local producers are among 48 in a 12-state region to get federal funding for grant projects. North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program announced projects selected on Thursday, April 25. Lauren Rudersdorf of rural Brodhead and Edward Kaderly of Juda were […]


Brodhead library changes rates for some fines

DAN MOELLER Independent-Register
With the coming of April, the Brodhead library is thinking about spring, including having a free seed library.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – Brodhead library board last week approved changes to its fine structure that decreases many fines, although some of the fines will increase. Libraries in the entire South Central Library System have been asked to review fines, library director Angela Noel said in an interview after […]