Students make adults Beginning Band Night stars

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The 5th Grade Band

Beginning Band Night was held on Monday, April 15. This concert featured the 5th grade band and our “Adult Band.” During part of the 3rd and 4th quarters the 5th grade band students were asked to teach an adult how to play their instrument. Pick up the April 24th print […]


City council addresses unfinished business from past year, installs newly-elected alderpersons

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Brodhead Common Council members for 2019-2020 are, front row from left, Erin Menzel, Deb Fox, Mayor Doug Pinnow, City Clerk Teresa Withee; back row from left, Paul Huffman, Ann Anderson, Allen Bruce and Troy Nyman.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Newly elected alderpersons of the Brodhead Common Council were sworn in before the meeting on April 16. The former council convened to act on unfinished business from the last year. Former business included an update on Brodhead Manor, formerly the city’s middle school. Brodhead Manor […]


Community Gardens registration is April 22

Interested in growing your own food? Do you have limited or no space for a garden where you live? Would you like to have fresh beans in July, tomatoes in August and butternut squash for dinner in October? Then you are a candidate to join the Brodhead Community Gardens. There […]


Youngsters discover the joy of model trains

Youngsters discover the joy of model trains

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – “I like to run trains. I like to ride trains. I like to play with trains.” That’s what railroad enthusiast Paul Schoenike told about 25 youngsters and several adults during a story time presentation at the Brodhead public library last Wednesday. Youngsters watched as Schoenike […]


2019 Brodhead Senior Citizen Prom

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Senior Citizen Prom organizer Hunter Fields and guest show off some high steppin’.

Brodhead High School hosted the 2019 Senior Citizen Prom Friday April 5, at the Brodhead High School. 62 guests from surrounding areas joined for dancing, food and socializing. Senior Hunter Fields organized the event as her Senior Project. Pick up the April 10th print edition for more photos….


New owner of Brodhead Health and Fitness sees bright future

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Heather Chojnacki is the new owner of Brodhead Health and Fitness. She plans to add health and wellness programs and classes.

By Jeremy Gokey, Reporter – Brodhead Health and Fitness changed ownership on March 1, 2019 to Heather Chojnacki. Chojnacki cleaned and helped during vacations at Brodhead Health and Fitness prior to purchasing the business. She happened to be present when the former owner announced she was looking to sell. Chojnacki’s […]


Brodhead Memorial Public Library April news

National Library Week is April 7 – 13. National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, […]



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Brodhead High School Band
	The Brodhead Band warms up backstage before their Magic Kingdom performance.

Drone Seminar at Brodhead Airport

A free seminar on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones will be held at the Brodhead Airport on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Craig Czerwinski, FAA Safety Team Member and leader of Gateway Technical College’s sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft System) Program will discuss drone safety tips and the options […]


Brodhead City Council holds March meeting

By Jeremy Gokey, Reporter – Mayor Doug Pinnow addressed the loss of the $500,000 community development block grant for a new senior/community center at the March 19, 2019 City Council meeting. The referendum question remains on the ballot, but will change to an advisory referendum. Pinnow played a pivotal role […]