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 […]


Senior/Community Center committee makes forward progress

By Erica Gokey, Editor – The Senior/Community Center committee has been meeting over the last few weeks to discuss building plans and possible referendum questions for the April 2019 ballot. On Dec. 4, the committee met to observe a design concept from Chris Manske from Keller Group. Mayor Doug Pinnow […]


Brodhead Fire & Ice brings out the best

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Keith Krause receives as the winner of the Kubly Car Give-a-Way.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – The Brodhead Fire & Ice Festival went off without a hitch this last weekend. Although attendance was down at the beginning of the festival, the numbers slowly grew as the parade came near. The wind died down just in time for festivities and the temperature […]


Council approves 2019 budget, listens to committee updates

By Erica Gokey, Editor – Common Council opened the night with a public hearing regarding the 2019 city budget last week. A regular Council meeting followed. Increases to the budget include Annual Audit, Municipal Court, Attorney fees, and Clerk/Treasurer life insurance. The fireworks fund increased to $4,000 and $1,000 was […]


Brodhead Chamber holds last membership meeting of 2018

By Michele Benesh, Correspondent – Brodhead Chamber of Commerce met at Fibs North for their last membership meeting of 2018 last week.  It has been the practice for several years to omit a December membership meeting because of busy schedules. Vice President Dusty Kubly chaired the lunch meeting in the […]


Arrow sworn in, committees provide updates

Arrow is the newest addition to the Brodhead Police Department.

Common Council received committee reports and swore in K-9 Arrow last week. Arrow acquired his very own badge as Mayor Pinnow swore him in. Police Chief Chris Hughes spoke of Brodhead’s journey to acquire a K-9 unit.


Brodhead performs Shrek the Musical

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The Duloc dancers (Amanda Visger, Hannah Shickles, Kiersten Glynn, Genna Myhre, Victoria Streuly, Ashley Lahaie, Sadie Erb, Alexis Kammerer, and Abigail Mills) are the greeters for Duloc.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – Brodhead High School presented their rendition of Shrek this past weekend. The cast put on 17 musical numbers spanning over a two-hour time span. DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions originally produced the show on Broadway. Pick up the Nov. 14th print edition for more […]


Albrecht Elementary pays respects to Veterans

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Laney Weis speaks about the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and recites “In Flanders Field”.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – Albrecht Elementary put together a memorable program to honor area Veterans. David Novy opened the program followed by the Green County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard marching in the colors with Brodhead 5th grade Cub Scouts. Fifth grader Bryson Oliver performed an impressive rendition of the […]


Brodhead was home to typewriter business

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R.C. Allen Business Machines, Inc. was located on the south side of the Brodhead Square.

By Betty Earleywine While preparing for a program for the Brodhead Historical Society, I learned a lot about the typewriter industry in Brodhead. In January 1946, the Woodstock Typewriter Company bought the A.L. Allen building on West Exchange Street (the Brodhead Independent-Register building). It had a basement, first and second […]


Sunflowers, burgers, brats, and beer – a Harvest Celebration and Fundraiser at the Three Waters Reserve in Brodhead

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Sunflowers blooming this summer on the new Three Waters Reserve, the former “Front Nine” of the Decatur Lake Golf Course in Brodhead.

Buy a bag of birdseed and get a free, locally produced burger or brat.  Wash it down with local brew, and repeat. The Southern Wisconsin Land Conservancy and local conservation partners welcome the community to a harvest celebration and fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. […]