Author Archive: RVPEditor

Brodhead girls suffer loss to Evansville

MANDY FIELDS PHOTO The Independent-Register
Onnikah Oliver drives towards the paint looking for an open Cardinal.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent The Lady Cards were in a tough matchup hosting the Evansville Blue Devils last Thursday.  Evansville is near the top in the Rock Valley Conference and proved why. The Blue Devils went on an impressive 16-0 run to start the game last Thursday.  The Cards […]


Senior Center Committee meets to discuss spring referendum question and fundraising

JEREMY GOKEY PHOTO The Independent-Register
The committee is having MSA do an assessment on this lot located across from Brodhead Water & Light.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – The Senior Center Committee met last week to review the updated design and discuss a spring referendum question and fundraising to meet the Apr. 1, 2019 deadline for the matching $500,000 senior center grant. Finalizing the land has been slowed due to the holidays. The […]


Brodhead boys struggle against McFarland

BECKY MALKOW PHOTO The Independent-Register
Joe Kloepping looks to pass up the court on the press breaker.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – The Brodhead boys hosted the McFarland Spartans basketball squad last Tuesday for a Rock Valley Conference Matchup. McFarland’s only 2 losses this season has came against Evansville and East Troy, two of the top teams in the RVC. The Cards found themselves in a […]


Brodhead-Juda puts forth valiant effort at Mount Horeb Varsity Invitational, comes up short to Beloit Turner

PAM GREEN PHOTO The Independent-Register
Blain Berget won by fall over Madison Memorial’s Todd Dombo.

Brodhead placed 7th overall with 99.5 team points. 106 Seth Mansfield (4-6) placed 5th and scored 8.5 team points. -Champ. Round 1 – Seth Mansfield (Brodhead) 4-6 received a bye () (Bye) -Quarterfinal – Braulio Belmudez (Whitewater) 4-1 won by fall over Seth Mansfield (Brodhead) 4-6 (Fall 1:35) -Cons. Round […]


Decatur Township listens to complaints about Pinnacle Dairy traffic

ERICA GOKEY PHOTO The Independent-Register
Decatur/Sylvester Road is deteriorating at a rapid pace. Some stretches of the road are filled with pot-holes that are at least an inch or more deep.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Decatur Township residents living on Prairie Road wrote a letter to the board asking for help in limiting access to Pinnacle Dairy’s trucks. David Olsen, a resident of Prairie Road, addressed the board concerning excessive traffic along Prairie Road. “This fall there were empty trucks […]




Roger L. Lentz, age 88, of Monroe, formerly of Brodhead, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Pleasant View Nursing Home.   He was born on August 18, 1930 in Hanover, WI, the son of Fred and Anna (Paulson) Lentz.  He married Phyllis C. Zahn on November 12, 1960 in […]




Frances M. Johnson, age 87, died peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Oakwood Prairie Village in Madison. She was born April 2, 1931, to the late Evalyn (Parke) and Raymond Eickstead in Janesville, Wis., later growing up in Belvidere, Ill., and Durand, Ill. A 1950 Durand High School graduate, […]




After a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, Gary Ray Davis passed away on December 3rd, 2018.  Gary was born July 8th, 1946.  He was the son of the late Clyde and Margaret Davis. Gary graduated from Juda High School in 1965.  On January 15th, 1967 he married Carol Feldt, his […]




James “Jim” A. Caldwell passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Stevens Point, Wis.  He was born on September 12, 1932, the son of the late James P. and Isabelle E. (Smith) Caldwell. James graduated from Brodhead High School in 1950 and the University of Wisconsin Madison, earning a […]


TOOL holiday cheer and volunteer

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TOOL members have been busy spreading holiday cheer to those in need.

Over 60 seventh and eighth-grade members of the Team of Outstanding Leaders were out and about on Dec. 3. TOOL adviser, Stephanie Tresemer, would like to thank Beth Riesterer for joining the TOOL team on this busy day of leadership enrichments. This annual tradition of spreading holiday cheer, while volunteering […]