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Brodhead hosts Jim Church Invitational

MANDY FIELDS Independent-Register

	Rhianna Teubert, left, and Alexis Oliver finish strong in the Brodhead Girls 100-meter hurdles, both qual-ifying for the finals in last week’s invitational.

By Trenton Scheiderger, Correspondent – Brodhead-Juda Track hosted their traditional Jim Church Invitational this past week.  It’s one of the biggest events of the track season, with many Wisconsin schools making the trip to Brodhead to compete. The girls’ team had great performances throughout, walking away with the team victory […]


Cards fall to Turner in close game, pitching duel

BECKY MALKOW Independent-Register
Chase Harnack slides safely into second for a stolen base in the top of the 7th last Thursday night. The Cardinals tried to put together a late game rally, but fell short.

By Becky Malkow, Correspondent – Thursday’s game against Turner was a heartbreaker for the Cardinals, as they lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat. Turner is currently undefeated and ranked third in D2. The game was tied at two, with Turner batting in the bottom of the sixth when […]


Students make adults Beginning Band Night stars

COURTESY PHOTOG Independent Register
The 5th Grade Band

Beginning Band Night was held on Monday, April 15. This concert featured the 5th grade band and our “Adult Band.” During part of the 3rd and 4th quarters the 5th grade band students were asked to teach an adult how to play their instrument. Pick up the April 24th print […]


City council addresses unfinished business from past year, installs newly-elected alderpersons

JEREMY GOKEY PHOTO Independent-Register
Brodhead Common Council members for 2019-2020 are, front row from left, Erin Menzel, Deb Fox, Mayor Doug Pinnow, City Clerk Teresa Withee; back row from left, Paul Huffman, Ann Anderson, Allen Bruce and Troy Nyman.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Newly elected alderpersons of the Brodhead Common Council were sworn in before the meeting on April 16. The former council convened to act on unfinished business from the last year. Former business included an update on Brodhead Manor, formerly the city’s middle school. Brodhead Manor […]


Community Gardens registration is April 22

Interested in growing your own food? Do you have limited or no space for a garden where you live? Would you like to have fresh beans in July, tomatoes in August and butternut squash for dinner in October? Then you are a candidate to join the Brodhead Community Gardens. There […]


Youngsters discover the joy of model trains

Youngsters discover the joy of model trains

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – “I like to run trains. I like to ride trains. I like to play with trains.” That’s what railroad enthusiast Paul Schoenike told about 25 youngsters and several adults during a story time presentation at the Brodhead public library last Wednesday. Youngsters watched as Schoenike […]



Richard E. “Dick” Perrin, age 80, of Albany, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born Feb. 17, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the Richard and Margaret (Mannion) Perrin. Richard had worked for Illinois Bell, where he began as a telephone technician and […]




Matthew A. Messel, age 45, passed away on April 8, 2019 at Mercy Health hospital in Janesville, Wi. Born in Waukegan IL on Dec. 11 in 1973, he was the son of Walter and Bernadette Messel. He attended Brodhead High School. He was the CEO and Founder of Messel Truck […]


Cardinals outscore Big Foot in offensive battle

MANDY FIELDS PHOTO Independent Register
Cade Walker closes out the game for Brodhead-Juda saving the win over Big Foot.

By Trent Scheidegger, Reporter – The Brodhead-Juda Cardinals baseball squad hosted the Big Foot Chiefs last Tuesday for a battle amongst two Rock Valley Conference members.  The Chiefs came in with a 1-1 overall record on the young season.  Following two consecutive losses to Whitewater, the Cards came in at […]


Lady Cardinals holds on over Edgerton

MANDY FIELDS PHOTO Independent Register
Brooke Teubert awaits the runner at home for a close play.

By Trent Scheidegger, Reporter – Last Tuesday the Brodhead Cardinals softball squad hosted the Edgerton Tide in what would be an early season conference matchup.  The Cards came into the game with an 0-3 record as they looked to get the zero out of the win column on their home […]