Brodhead Memorial Public Library offers “A Universe of Stories”

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“A Universe of Stories!” is the theme for this sum-mer’s program at the Brodhead Memorial Public Library.

“A Universe of Stories!” is the theme for this summer’s program at the Brodhead Memorial Public Library. All ages are encouraged to participate in the Terrific Tuesday programs, reading activities, hands-on opportunities, and a variety of events based on the space theme. Your first mission is to register online, at […]


Elizabeth McGuire to compete in state “Fairest of the Fair” competition

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Elizabeth McGuire of Brodhead will compete in the state “Fairest of the Fair” competition.

Hello, my name is Elizabeth McGuire, daughter of Alan and Marcia McGuire.  I am a former graduate from Brodhead High School. Currently, I am a sophomore attending UW-Platteville with a double major in agricultural education and technology education. After graduation, I plan to become an agricultural and vocational technology teacher […]


Brodhead library may expand use of its program room

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library may expand the use of its program room to allow private gatherings. The library board last Monday decided to have library director Angela Noel draft a change in library policy for future board action. The change would allow use of the room […]


Brodhead Historical Museum opens

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The Brodhead Historical Museum will open for the summer May 25 featuring new permanent exhibits of wedding attire and Frank Engebretson paintings.

The Brodhead Historical Society’s Depot Museum will open for the summer season on May 25. It will be open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays through September 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. There is always a need for volunteers to keep those hours. If you would like to volunteer call […]


Brodhead School Arboretum celebration

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Brodhead Middle School students do face painting and more during the arboretum celebration.

A beautiful sunny morning greeted visitors to “Arboretum Fun Day” and “Arboretum Tours” May 4. The M.J. Blackford Brodhead School Arboretum turned 50 years old this year. The Arboretum sign addition reads “Celebrating 50 years, Rededication April 24, 2019”. Pick up the May 22nd print edition for full story….


UniverCity Alliance presents senior housing concept to City Council

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UniverCity Alliance representatives Kevin Burow, Jered Bruckner and Joe Hannah (back from left) along with Brodhead City Council Paul Huffman, Erin Menzel, Mark Schroeder, Mayor Doug Pinnow, Teresa Withee, Ann Anderson, Allen Bruce and Troy Nyman (front from left)

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – University of Wisconsin-Madison civil engineering students working with UniverCity Alliance presented a conceptual 22,000 square foot, forty-five-unit senior housing complex. Jered Bruckner and Joe Hannah graduated two days before presenting the semester long team project to the City Council. Kevin Burrow of Knothe Bruce Architects, […]



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Thanks to the collective efforts of nearly 50 volunteers, a difference was made!

Arbor Day is celebrated in Brodhead School Arboretum

Arbor Day is celebrated in Brodhead School Arboretum

Special historical, ecological, and educational sessions were offered to Albrecht Elementary Students on Friday, April 26. The last Friday of April is Arbor Day in Wisconsin. Each third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom was split into three groups. The small groups went to 1 of 3 stations for 5 minutes […]


After 50 years, Arboretum is re-dedicated

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Brian Wahl plays a game called “From a Tree?” dur-ing the rededication of the M.J. Blackford Brodhead School Arboretum.

The M.J. Blackford Brodhead School Arboretum was re-dedicated on April 24. Mr. Novy first unveiled the sign addition with K, 1, and 2 students. The sign addition read “Celebrating 50 Years, Rededication April 24, 2019”. After the re-dedication, students proceeded into the Arboretum, where a “Spring Flurry Serviceberry” was planted. […]


Audubon plans field day at Sunny Peace Prairie Woods

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Green-Rock Audubon Society members have scheduled a “botanical inventory” of native species plants at the 8-acre Sunny Peace Prairie and Woods, Saturday, May 18. People enthusiastic about native species plant and tree preservation, in particular those people who have knowledge and expertise to share are […]