Kelch Aviation Museum receives original Pietenpol aircraft donation

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Aircraft donated
	Mr. Baglien is shown here with the donated plane’s designer Bernard Pietenpol who is considered the grandfather of the homebuilt aircraft movement.

The Kelch Aviation Museum at Brodhead Airport has received a donation of an original Pietenpol Air Camper aircraft from Mr. Gary Baglien of Loudon, Tennessee. Mr. Baglien purchased the aircraft in 1965. Originally built in 1937 by the plane’s designer Bernard Pietenpol himself, the aircraft was restored by Frank Pavliga […]


City Of Brodhead local offices for re-election

The offices of Mayor, Judge and three Alderperson at Large will be up for re-election in the April 7, 2020 Spring Election.  All terms are for two years except for the Judge, which is a four-year term. If you are interested in running for any of these offices stop into […]


Green County 4-H youth, adults recognized

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4-H Awards Ceremony
	Green County 4-H held its annual Awards & Recog-nition Ceremony on Nov. 9, honoring dozens of young people and adults of the 4-H program.

By Ellen Andrews, 4-H Youth Development Educator Green County 4-H held its annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 9 where numerous youth and adults of the 4-H program were recognized and thanked for their efforts in promoting and supporting positive youth development. 4-H record books are a means […]


Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge

Allen Penticoff photo The Independent Register The community effort to make Pearl Island Recreational Corridor accessible is nearing completion. Pick up the Nov. 20th print edition for more photos….  


Brodhead library to add a “Collection of Things”

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library will be adding what library director Angela Noel calls “a collection of things” to the traditional books, videos and other regular items that can be borrowed from the library. These are items that people might use only occasionally such as a huge […]


Annual Brodhead Eighth Grade Washington, DC Trip

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Eighth grade class trip
	Members of Brodhead Middle School’s eighth grade returned from a trip to Washington, DC.

Members of Brodhead Middle School’s eighth grade class returned late Saturday, Oct. 26, from a trip to our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC. 54 individuals in all made the trip including three school chaperones:  Mrs. Heather Kundert, Mr. Shane Miller, and Mr. Dan Rueckert. This year’s trip marks the twenty-fourth year […]


Library patrons could face delay in getting e-books

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – Patrons of the Brodhead library may find it takes longer to get a particular e-book from the library. Library director Angela Noel reported on the upcoming change at the library board meeting last week. Noel said one of the main publishers of e-books, McMillian, is […]


Optimist Mitten Tree

Do you want to play Santa Claus this Christmas? Now is the time to do just that.  The Mitten Tree project was founded by Susan Welch of the Optimist Club several years ago.  Families who have difficulty providing gifts for their children who are in the 8th grade or younger […]


Leaves and snow, what you need to know

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Autumn means fallen leaves which are soon followed by fallen snow and the City of Brodhead wants to remind all residents what to do with those leaves and snow. Leaf pickup begins around Oct. 15 each year and ends mid-November. Leaves put out for pickup […]


Bullying Awareness Day

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Bullying Awareness Day
	Students at BMS brightened up the hallways and classrooms with positive comments and encouraging words. Bullies are not welcome at Brodhead Middle School.