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Brodhead native co-founds One Gift, One Child in Haiti

Brodhead native co-founds One Gift, One Child in Haiti

By Robin Marsden, Correspondent – A war had just ended in Haiti in Jan. 2005. Several people dropped out of the mission trip headed there because of the unrest. Natalie Charlotin, formerly Natalie Joyce, 2004 graduate of Brodhead High, was not one of these people. She felt a pull to […]

 
 

Youth In Government, new Brodhead police officer sworn in at Council meeting

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Brodhead Chief Chris Hughes, Officer Tylor Hoard, and Hoard’s fiancée Taylor.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Common council conducted a short, but sweet meeting last week. Youth In Government students and a new Brodhead police officer swore in. Youth In Government students Craig Christensen, Sebastian Van Wyhe, and Jenna Ils took their oath before the Council.  Accompanying the ceremony were […]

 
 

School is in session at Brodhead Schools

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Parents and children (well, some children) were eager to start the new school year.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – The time to get up early, pack lunches, and spend time with friends finally came last week.  The weather was perfect for the first day of school. Pick up the Sept. 12 print edition for full story & photos…..

 
 

Public Safety Committee addresses complaints, announces new Building Inspector

Public Safety Committee addresses complaints, announces new Building Inspector

 
 

Love for cars transforms into successful car show

Kaitlyn Simpson, coordinator of the event, stands next to her 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer Kaitlyn’s 3rd Annual Classic Car Show brought out a variety of cars and trucks this past Sunday. Brodhead Police sectioned off the downtown area just as the sun started to peak out from behind the clouds. The weather was hot and humid, but it did […]

 
 

Senior/Community center meeting steps back to consider new options

By Erica Gokey, Staff writer New information and opportunities presented themselves at the senior committee meeting last Thursday. The committee entertained the idea of building a new facility. Existing buildings, such as the Antique Mall and the property on East 11th Street, pose problems such as accessibility, parking, and zoning. […]

 
 

Brodhead Night Out provides fun and awareness for the community

Brodhead Night Out provides fun and awareness for the community

Brodhead Night Out is an annual event that brings the community and public safety departments together for a night of fun and education. Other organizations participate in the event, allowing residents to discover what services are available in Brodhead.

 
 

Common Council handles a lengthy agenda

Common Council handles a lengthy agenda

Permits and operator licenses seemed to be a hot topic at the Brodhead Common Council meeting. Council also efficiently tended to a page-long agenda of committee reports and a closed session last Tuesday.

 
 

Life guard instructor hopes pool outage won’t dry up classes

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Brodhead lifeguard class members, from left, Kathy Stilson, Braydon Sommerfeldt, Bailey Matthys and Mhariri Robertson pause recently
in the pool from training now completed. Stacie Baldwin and Dave Gissing co-teach the class.

Brodhead lifeguard class members, from left, Kathy Stilson, Braydon Sommerfeldt, Bailey Matthys and Mhariri Robertson pause recently in the pool from training now completed. Stacie Baldwin and Dave Gissing co-teach the class.

 
 

Listening session over center for city turns ugly

Listening session over center for city turns ugly

Several city residents afterward expressed deep sadness over the division and dismay over what they called “crude, foul, mean” language.