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Fencing installed along Mill Race by volunteers

Volunteers work to install fencing along the Mill Race last weekend.

By Michele Benesh, Correspondent – Last Saturday was very cold and windy, but that didn’t stop a group of hearty volunteers from showing up at Putnam Park to install a split rail fence along the bank of the mill race where the native plantings are located. The group, organized as […]

 
 

City Council gives go-ahead for negotiations to begin on Rodriguez building

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Brodhead’s City Council convened for the final meeting this term ahead of Tuesday’s upcoming elections. With Alderman Paul Hoffman resigning his seat, incumbents Troy Huffman and Ann Anderson will join registered write-ins Allen Bruce and Ben Wellemeyer in a race for the three at-large council […]

 
 

Little Maya bids farewell to Brodhead

ERICA GOKEY PHOTOS The Independent-Register
		These patrons were among the last at Brod-head’s Little Maya restaurant last Friday, which closed its doors March 23.

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – It was a bittersweet evening that marked restaurant in Brodhead, Wis. The restaurant staff cooked and served the last meals of Little Maya last Friday night. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Supreme Court hearing unlikely to arrive in time for fall elections

Supreme Court hearing unlikely to arrive in time for fall elections

“The main issue is whether or not the way State legislative lines were redrawn violates the Constitution in terms of Equal Protection guaranteed by the 14th Amendment,” said Dr. David Canon, Professor and Leon Epstein Faculty Fellow at UW-Madison.

 
 

Brodhead Gardening Club offering scholarship

Once again, the Brodhead Garden Club is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior who is continuing their education in the fields of horticulture, plant science, landscaping or turf science. Students of Brodhead, Albany, Juda, Orfordville, and qualified home school applicants, are eligible to apply. If interested, please contact your […]

 
 

Brodhead Rocks with the help of Amber Hawkinson

Brodhead Rocks with the help of Amber Hawkinson

By Robin Marsden, Correspondent – With Easter just around the corner, you may start seeing pops of color throughout our town, hiding in a bush, in clump of grass, or up a tree. Do not be misled into thinking these are Easter eggs. Upon a closer look, they might just […]

 
 

Brodhead seeking to fill open Council seat Details for voter registration also provided

Alderperson Huffman is not seeking re-election and this position will need to be filled. All Council members are “at large” representatives so any resident from the city can run for any open seat. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Hughes: Police budget talks lacking clarity

Chris P. Hughes, Chief of Police, Brodhead Police Department – The police department budget is being questioned during this mayoral race, a discussion I have always welcomed. The information being provided over the last few months is lacking much-needed clarity. Municipal budgeting is a complex process, with many variables. When […]

 
 

Indoor carnival draws crowd for Kid Connection

Indoor carnival draws crowd for Kid Connection

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – The annual Kid Connection crew and volunteers kept in stride with the large crowd that gathered for free games, food, and raffle baskets. Kid Connection is a nonprofit organization that uses donations from their events to benefit the Albrecht Elementary School. President of Kid Connection, […]

 
 

Cub Scouts wind down busy season

Cub Scouts wind down busy season

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – Cub Scout Pack 108 have been busy bees this last week while hosting a Parent/Son Bake Off, All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper, and attending a hockey game. The scouts were prepared for fun, while in attendance of a Madison Capitals men’s hockey game on […]