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“Wildflower Walk” reveals past, enhances the present on Aug. 12

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Paul Roemer will be the “Guide on the Side” for the “Wildflower Walk” on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Discover rare native plants that once blanketed the landscape of this area before its settlement in the 1830s. Find grasses and flowers that have built up soils across the Midwest and made this region the “Breadbasket of the United States.” Identify plants suitable for rain, pollinator, and butterfly gardens. Join […]

 
 

Rock County 4-H Fair helps keep local food production more than a memory

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TONY ENDS PHOTO The Independent-Register

Sisters Presleigh and Delaney Arnold, both active in Brodhead FFA, pose their Rock County 4-H Fair en-tries, a crossbred calf and a Nubian dairy goat wheth-er, last week in Janesville.

By Tony Ends, Editor Letting go of Rock County 4-H Fair, which the four children we raised in Spring Valley Township lived for each year, was a tough part of growing older. Yet when press passes arrived at the newspaper office several weeks ago, I admit having mixed feelings. I […]

 
 

Going to the Fair

Going to the Fair

Hundreds of children from around Green County are headed to the fairgrounds in Monroe this week. Next Generation 4-H Club Cloverbud member Addilynn Andrews has been preparing her bunny for exhibition.

 
 

Citizens update city on progress funding community center

Citizens update city on progress funding community center

Citizen volunteers charged with siting a senior citizens-community center in Brodhead updated finance committee members on their progress last week.

 
 

Historical Society sets museum addition dedication for July 28

Historical Society sets museum addition dedication for July 28

Historical Society members invite the public to the dedication of their new building addition Saturday, July 28.

 
 

Long-time fundraising consultant gets panel’s backing

Long-time fundraising consultant gets panel’s backing

By Tony Ends EDITOR A senior consultant to non-profits and governments across Wisconsin for more than 35 years won Brodhead senior/community center committee backing last week. Committee members have met monthly – at times more often – for years to site a center in the city. Seven of those presently […]

 
 

Lessons from soil defended daily, on America’s birthday

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Tony Ends works soil with a broad fork in a market garden of a village in Guinea, West Africa, earlier this year, while serving a second time with the Peace Corps as a UN field officer with the World Food Programme.

Tony Ends works soil with a broad fork in a market garden of a village in Guinea, West Africa, earlier this year, while serving a second time with the Peace Corps as a UN field officer with the World Food Programme.

 
 

Citizens voice support for school district referendum in fall

Citizens voice support for school district referendum in fall

Brodhead School District’s board of education hosted a second meeting for the public last week regarding finances and a likely referendum in the fall.

 
 

DNR seeks citizen help with local turtle crossings

DNR seeks citizen help with local turtle crossings

Since the project began in 2012, more than 1,300 citizens have reported nearly 3,000 turtle sightings throughout Wisconsin and have identified more than 1,300 turtle road crossing hotspots.

 
 

Hotel study gets first public viewing next Monday

Hotel study gets first public viewing next Monday

The detailed market and community analysis of potential for building and operating a hotel in Brodhead will debut for the public with a presentation from its principle architect.