Author Archive: RVPEditor

PAUL HARALDSON

PAUL HARALDSON

Paul Louis Haraldson was born Feb. 1, 1925, to Hanna Mae Anderson Haraldson and Harold William Haraldson just a few minutes after his twin sister, Pauline, surprising the family as they did not know they were having twins. Born on the kitchen table and kept warm in the stove during […]

 
 

Resolution sparks petition drive More than 9,000 against change that would allow ATV use on state trail

The Sugar River State Trail covers 24 miles between Brodhead and New Glarus.

By Todd Mishler, Editor Kassandra Huffman didn’t blink upon hearing the news despite potential familial discord and the possibility of taking on city hall in Brodhead. Huffman started a petition drive to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources — focusing her attention at its Southwest Savannah Ecological Landscape planning team […]

 
 

Trying times for a shepherd. Local pastor, congregation united while traveling faith journey during pandemic

Bethlehem Lutheran Church remained silent on Sunday as the Rev. Peder Johanson and the congre-gation continued to follow Safer-at-Home protocol during the pandemic.

By Todd Mishler, Editor “The church is not the building, the church is the people.” That philosophy has helped the Rev. Peder Johanson and members of his congregation at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brodhead for a decade, but more importantly while traveling their faith journey during the coronavirus pandemic. “Life […]

 
 

Richard J. Becker

Richard J. Becker

<H3>Richard J. Becker, 61, passed away on May 27, 2020, at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg after fighting a courageous, four-year battle of liver and lung cancer. Richard was born Jan. 5, 1959, in Monroe, WI, to Robert and Mildred (Grenzow) Becker. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1977. […]

 
 

JANET ZETTLE

JANET ZETTLE

<H3>Janet Louise Zettle, 85, passed away on May 25, 2020, while at the Monroe Hospital in Monroe, WI. Janet was born on Aug. 3, 1934, in Monroe, the daughter of C.W. (Margaret Anna Schneider) Friedly. Janet farmed for many years on their Teneyck Road farm before the kids took over […]

 
 

Bernard Jacob Figi

Bernard Jacob Figi

H3>Davis, IL – Bernard Jacob Figi passed on May 12, 2020. He was born July 14, 1922 in Monroe, Wisconsin the son of Carl and Mabel Figi. He graduated from Juda, Wisconsin High School and was a fast pitch and softball pitcher for many local teams. He was a Renk […]

 
 

Chamber announces Fourth of July changes

Brodhead Chamber of Commerce President Michael Lowery announced Sunday that the Independence Day Fourth of July parade will go on as planned and kick off at noon on July 4. The parade route has been designed to allow for social distancing. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate by contacting […]

 
 

Reactions mixed after Brodhead, county stick to Safer-at-Home order

City of Brodhead Police Department Chief Chris Hughes issued a statement on May 13 after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home declaration, which was scheduled to end on May 26. Hughes posted to the department’s Facebook page: “First off I want to thank residents and businesses […]

 
 

Cardinal hoops season winds down

BECKY MALKOW PHOTO Independent Register
Lady Cards v, Richland Center
	Kiarra Moe weaves her way through the Richland Center press to get to the hoop.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sportswriter – Lady Cards pick up Regional win Last Tuesday, the Brodhead girls’ basketball team found themselves set up to make their postseason run.  After completing the regular season with an overall record of 15-7, the Cards put themselves in a position to host a home playoff […]

 
 

DAVID EUGENE CLARK

DAVID EUGENE CLARK

David Eugene Clark passed away at age 80, peacefully on Feb. 1, 2020, from Alzheimer’s disease. Surviving is his devoted wife, Diane Clark-Coutre of LaGrange, his cherished and talented daughter, Ruthanne (Andrew) Kolb of Batavia and his beloved granddaughters, Felicity and Caillin Kolb. He is also survived by his caring […]