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Brodhead’s fourth mural coming soon

The Brodhead Chamber’s Mural Committee is working on plans for the community’s next mural, which will feature the Brodhead Fire Department, past and present. Details are currently being worked out, but there will surely be firetrucks and a number of firefighters featured on the mural.  One will be Bob Olsen, […]

 
 

Pinnacle project pushes forward; results shifting in test wells

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Pinnacle megadairy is forging ahead on Decatur Sylvester Road, and has started meeting required water levels in monitoring wells after months of consistent, and stark, failures to do so. Each of the four pits has four pits, and the fourth abuts Decatur Sylvester Road.  […]

 
 

Bob Olsen celebrated at surprise party

Bob Olsen celebrated at surprise party

By Michele Benesh Just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening, the Brodhead fire station was filled with people. Only some were firefighters. At 5:30, all of the firefighters’ pagers went off. There was no fire.  In minutes, Bob Olsen pulled up to the station, summoned by his pager. He was […]

 
 

BID Committee wants to promote “City of Murals”

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – A meeting of the Business Improvement District and Revitalization Committee was called to order, where the pressing topics on the agenda involved the UW-Extension Market Analysis and First Impressions Survey, entrance sign maintenance, and whether or not to create a Facebook page for the committee. […]

 
 

Brodhead library to add more comfortable seating

Brodhead library to add more comfortable seating

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library will be adding additional comfortable seating in the main section of the library. Library director Angela Noel reports that the recent weeding of library and rearranging of materials meant several shelves were no longer needed and could be sold or donated, thus […]

 
 

Singers and admirers flock to Knute’s for WSJY contest

Singers and admirers flock to Knute’s for WSJY contest

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – Knute’s was standing room only, and reportedly turned customers away, at last Thursday’s singing showcase sponsored by 107.3 WSJY. The showcase was part of the fifth annual Voice 2018 competition, which brought out 16 competitors who vied for a $1,000 grand prize, to be awarded […]

 
 

Olson marks 50 years of fighting fires with BFD

Olson marks 50 years of fighting fires with BFD

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The day Bob Olson joined up with the Brodhead Fire Department, an arsonist had been working all across town, setting nearly a dozen different fires. Olson was tailing the fire trucks, and admits now he was being a little nosy. A farmer finally challenged him, […]

 
 

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….

 
 

Brodhead band members get piece of their own for March 23 concert

Brodhead band members get piece of their own for March 23 concert

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Brodhead school band will be going with their own kind of bang at their Sunday, March 18 Development of the Bands concert. This year’s grand finale was commissioned by the band from American composer Randall Standridge, and is a stirring, sweeping piece that allows […]

 
 

Casualty Care training makes first responders out of teachers

Casualty Care training makes first responders out of teachers

By Ryan Broege, Editor EMT Chris Searles guided a small group of Brodhead teachers through the proper steps in event of a serious injury in their classrooms. The tips were pragmatic but gruesome. For example, if a projectile traveled through both sides of a limb, both sides then need to […]