Library Friends host Movie Trivia Night

First place team, “We Thought This Was Speed Dating” left to right: Nicholas Krueger, Ashley Pluss, Emily Krueger, Ashley Bates, Andy Bates, Amber Rear, and Matthew Rear.

The Friends of Brodhead Memorial Public Library hosted a Movie Trivia Night on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at FIBS North. With over 60 people in attendance, team “We Thought This Was Speed Dating,” consisting of Andy Bates, Ashley Bates, Emily Krueger, Nicholas Krueger, Ashley Pluss, Amber Rear, and Matthew Rear took […]


Brodhead Schools Adjust Schedule Due to Inclement Weather

By Lenny Lueck – Due to the recent inclement weather that has forced the cancellation of school for several days, the District is short on required instructional minutes which is set by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Different grade levels have different required instructional minutes as set by the […]


Brodhead seventh graders adopt a goat!

While “traveling” to Africa with Mrs. Tresemer in ge-ography, Brodhead seventh-grade students learned about a young girl named Beatrice from Uganda and gifted her with a goat from Heifer International.

While “traveling” to Africa with Mrs. Tresemer in geography, seventh-grade students learned about a young girl named Beatrice from Uganda. Beatrice was given the gift of a goat from Heifer International. Seventh-grade students were given the opportunity to make a monetary donation to Heifer International. Upon doing so, students signed […]


Senior/Community Center committee and City Council discuss changes, new officer sworn in

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The Senior/Community Center committee had a thermometer made, reflecting the money that will be awarded once the $500,000 grant is match. Important details concerning the thermometer’s portrayal are located at the bottom of the thermometer board.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – The Senior/Community Center committee and Common Council held meetings Jan. 14. The main topic of discussion was the Senior/Community Center. At the Senior/Community Center meeting, information was discussed about the conversations between the committee and the state. On Dec. 18, 2018, the Common Council voted […]


Increased program attendance highlights Brodhead library in 2018

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This year the Brodhead library is offering educational kits for children to take home and play with. Here are some of the items, which will be available.

By Dan Moeller , CORRESPONDENT – “We did a lot in 2018,” Brodhead library director Angela Noel said last week in accessing the library’s year. One of the biggest efforts the library has been making in recent years is to increase programs and program attendance and that continued last year, […]


Visger set to step aside in February

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Cubmaster Mike Visger, of Pack 108, leading a pack meeting.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Longstanding Cubmaster Mike Visger of Brodhead Pack 108 is stepping aside on Feb. 28, 2019 after dedicating 13 years to the position. Visger became a den leader in 2005 and took the role of Cubmaster in 2006 after Joe Sandlin stepped down. Visger made the […]


Sinnin’ Skinn Inkworks sees promise in downtown Brodhead

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Owners Matt Bremer and Diana Baade and piercer Megan Socker have made Brodhead their new home for their business.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Sinnin’ Skinn Inkworks moved to 1008 First Center Avenue in downtown Brodhead on Dec. 1, 2018 and has had a warm welcome by city leaders and residents. Matt (Madd Matt) Bremer and Diana Baade own and operate Sinnin’ Skinn Inkworks. The tattoo shop recently relocated […]


Senior Center Committee meets to discuss spring referendum question and fundraising

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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 […]


Decatur Township listens to complaints about Pinnacle Dairy traffic

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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 […]


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 […]