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 […]


City gets good report on 2018 audit of finances

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – City of Brodhead and Common Council got a clean bill of health and positive review in its 2018 audit in its regular meeting this past week. Carla Gogin, who is a partner in Baker Tilly Virchow Krause’s public sector practice group, presented a 14-page overview […]


Aviation’s “golden era” destined for Brodhead

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Kelch Aviation Museum’s Phase I groundbreaking drew a crowd last Friday in support of the board’s lifting gold-painted shovels to preserve a “golden era of aviation” at Brodhead Airport.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Several hundred people gave a very warm July welcome to Kelch Aviation Museum’s groundbreaking last Friday morning south of Brodhead. With clear skies and temperatures soaring into the 90s, the crowd gathered round Kelch Foundation board members at the 2.5-acre site adjacent Brodhead Airport. Armed […]


CAFO 2016 manure spill settled despite unsettling state trend

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A photo from 2017 on-site inspection of Emerald Sky Dairy's 2016 manure spill shows the stub end of a yardstick, almost fully submerged in a portion of the spill that totaled an estimated 275,000 gallons. The manure from a cracked transfer pipe sat unreported more than 3 months in a ditch, wetlands and pond at the 1600-cow dairy operation.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Picture for a moment what you love about the land we call Wisconsin. Plunging into a cool, clear pond after a long, hot day putting up hay. Wading into a marsh and casting for bass or bluegill as cranes wing noiselessly across a setting sun. […]


Brodhead Garden Club donates plant sales proceeds

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Mayor Doug Pinnow accepts a check from Brod-head Garden Club representatives Diane Anderson and Joyce Nipple to use toward replanting trees in the city parks.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Brodhead Garden Club donated the proceeds from their annual plant sale to the city to use toward replanting trees after the loss of the ash trees last year. Diane Anderson and Joyce Nipple presented Mayor Doug Pinnow with a check for $803 to use toward […]