Covered Bridge Days

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The weather cooperated and hundreds of Brodhead area residents turned out to enjoy the town’s annual festival.

  Pick up the Aug. 14th print edition for many more photos by Dan Moeller & Jeremy Gokey……


Brodhead writer to release two new books

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Brodhead author Siara Schwartzlow shows off the three books she has published so far. A second novel will be coming out in September.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – A Brodhead writer and illustrator is releasing two new books this summer. Siara Schwartzlow released her new children’s book “Whisper in the Woods” last Friday. Schwartzlow describes it as “a fun, colorful book that teaches respect for nature through rhymes and silliness.” The back cover […]


Don’t miss Brodhead’s Wildflower Art Festival

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Wildflower Art Festival
	Brodhead’s 9th Annual Wildflower Art Festival, part of the Brodhead Chamber’s annual Covered Bridge Days, will be open Saturday, Aug. 10, in Veterans Park.

Saturday, Aug. 10, is the day – don’t miss it! Brodhead’s 9th Annual Wildflower Art Festival, part of the Brodhead Chamber’s annual Covered Bridge Days, will be an event not to be missed!  Open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, in shady Veterans Park on Highway […]


Brodhead library finishes summer program

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Library summer programs
	Natalia Baldazzi, left, and her sister Cristiana en-joyed making huge bubbles with monster bubble wands.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library ended its summer program with a “Library Palooza” party Saturday morning. Children’s entertainer Duke Otherwise was the main attraction. A 45-minute show featured his many musical talents combined with lots of help from the children on hand. Also during the morning kids […]


Pontoon boat rides offered at Covered Bridge Days

The Decatur Lake and Mill Race Association (DLMRA) will once again be offering pontoon boat rides the length of Brodhead’s scenic Mill Race Saturday and Sunday of Covered Bridge Days from 10-4. Length of the ride is approximately 40 minutes. Pick up the Aug. 7th print edition for full story….


2019 Green County Premier Exhibitor Competition results

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The 14th annual Green County Master Showman Competition was held at the 2019 Green County Fair on Saturday, July 20th. This event brings in the top senior (grades 10 and above) showmen in the dairy, beef, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits and poultry departments at the fair. Two youth from dairy, beef, sheep, swine and goats are invited to participate, where only one youth is selected from the rabbit and poultry divisions.

The Premier Exhibitor contest is open to any exhibitor in the areas of swine, dairy, beef, sheep, goats, rabbits, and poultry, and is divided into two age divisions. The junior division is for exhibitors in grades 3-8, and the senior division is for exhibitors in grades 9 and up. There […]


“Wildflower Walk” scheduled

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The Brodhead School District Class of 2021 planted and watered native plants at Putnam Park in 2014.

Discover rare native plants that once blanketed the landscape of this area before settlement in the 1830’s. Find grasses and flowers which have built Midwest soils and made this region the “Breadbasket of the U.S.” Identify plants suitable for rain, pollinator, and butterfly gardens. Enjoy a guided “Wildflower Walk” at […]


Brodhead library finalizes community room private use policy

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Lisa Biber has been hired to fill the new part-time adult programming and outreach position at the Brodhead public library.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library board last week approved the new policy allowing private gatherings in its program room. In June the board decided to allow the change and this month went over the written policy with library director Angela Noel. Previously the program room could be […]


Methodists welcome Pastor Kook Ho Kim

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	New Brodhead United Methodist Church Pastor Kook Ho Kim with his wife Ran Yoo, who will also start a new ministry at New Horizon UMC in Orfordville. With them is their son Caleb Y. Kim, 2.

Brodhead United Methodist Church is pleased to introduce Pastor Kook Ho Kim. Pastor Kook Ho will be starting his ministry at Brodhead UMC this August. We are very excited to welcome him and his family to our church and community. The United Methodist Church will be celebrating Pastor Kook Ho’s […]


Every dog has its day, and in Brodhead a park, too

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City Parks and Recreation Director Wade Boegli, right, and Brooke Haycraft will be happy early next year to lead the way into Brodhead’s new dog park. They are grateful for much donated time and help, especially from Brodhead youths, also a sturdy fence thanks to the Brodhead Foundation. The pair are spearheading dog park creation in Brodhead with community help – and no tax money.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Developing a park devoted to dogs and their owners in Brodhead is making steady progress toward an opening date early next year. Madison and Dane County have seven dog parks. There are at least three dog parks near Rockford. Yet it’s unusual for a city […]