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Brodhead Jaycees name 2018 honorees

COURTESY PHOTO The Independent-Register
From left, Jason Reisterer, Beth Reisterer, Dave Olsen, McKenna Bump, and Stephanie Pinnow were
among nominees for awards from the Jaycees for their efforts throughout 2017 to help make Brodhead
a better place to live, work and raise a family.

On March 12, the Brodhead Jaycee’s hosted their Annual Community Awards Reception. The reception recognized Jaycee members, and outstanding members of the community.

 
 

4/18/18 Shopper

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Council swears in new officer, releases mortgage on Production Grinding building

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Retiring Brodhead Police Officer Kathy Hammon swears in new officer Brandon Barnes at the April 10, 2018 City Council meeting.

By Ryan Broege, Editor — Outgoing Brodhead Police officer Kathy Hammon was honored for her 34 years of service with the force, where she started as a part-time dispatcher in 1984. Hammon was thanked for her service, and awarded a shadow box as a token of gratitude from the city. […]

 
 

Finance committee recommends wheel tax

Finance committee recommends wheel tax

By Ryan Broege, Editor — The Green County Finance and Accounting Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a proposed wheel tax before the county board for a vote scheduled for the April 17 meeting. The tax would tack on $20 in registration fees to each of the roughly 30,000 […]

 
 

Mayor Pinnow, committee members talk future of Senior Center Project

Mayor Pinnow, committee members talk future of Senior Center Project

By Ryan Broege, Editor — The Independent-Register sat down last Wednesday with Mayor Doug Pinnow and Senior Community Center Committee members Ellyn Popanz and Sharon Wolter for an update on the progress on the Senior Community Center project. The conversation covered the proposed project’s feasibility, timeline, and fundraising needs. Pinnow […]

 
 

Kieth Pinnow

Kieth Pinnow

Kieth W. Pinnow age 67 died Wednesday April 11, 2018 at Beloit Memorial Hospital. He was born March 18, 1951 the son of Alfred and Dorothy (Brager) Pinnow in Brodhead, WI. Kieth was employed at Kandu Industries in Janesville for the last 51 years. He enjoyed bowling, watching old movies, […]

 
 

Betty Malcook

Betty Malcook

Elizabeth “Betty” Malcook, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Woods Crossing in Brodhead where she was a resident for over three years. She was born on October 20, 1926 in Morrison, Ill., the daughter of Earl and Mildred (Larson) Shrier.  She moved to Wisconsin when she […]

 
 

4/11/18 Shopper

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Election brings half of registered Brodhead voters to polls

Election brings half of registered Brodhead voters to polls

By Ryan Broege, Editor – While it fell a few hundred votes short of the turnout two years ago when a school referendum was up for a vote, last week’s Spring Election drummed up significant activity at the polls. 725 voters cast ballots, accounting for 50 percent of all eligible […]

 
 

Cold, dry spring postponing planting season

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
Unseasonably cold temperatures mean spring fertilizing, among a
number of other harbingers of spring, has been on hold.

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Below-average soil moisture and temperature is delaying this year’s planting season. The ground needs to gain about another 30 degrees before farmers can plant this year’s crop, said Nick Baker, UW-Rock County Agriculture Extension agent, who also works in Green and Walworth counties. In an […]