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Love for cars transforms into successful car show

Kaitlyn Simpson, coordinator of the event, stands next to her 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer Kaitlyn’s 3rd Annual Classic Car Show brought out a variety of cars and trucks this past Sunday. Brodhead Police sectioned off the downtown area just as the sun started to peak out from behind the clouds. The weather was hot and humid, but it did […]

 
 

Senior/Community center meeting steps back to consider new options

By Erica Gokey, Staff writer New information and opportunities presented themselves at the senior committee meeting last Thursday. The committee entertained the idea of building a new facility. Existing buildings, such as the Antique Mall and the property on East 11th Street, pose problems such as accessibility, parking, and zoning. […]

 
 

Brodhead Night Out provides fun and awareness for the community

Brodhead Night Out provides fun and awareness for the community

Brodhead Night Out is an annual event that brings the community and public safety departments together for a night of fun and education. Other organizations participate in the event, allowing residents to discover what services are available in Brodhead.

 
 

Common Council handles a lengthy agenda

Common Council handles a lengthy agenda

Permits and operator licenses seemed to be a hot topic at the Brodhead Common Council meeting. Council also efficiently tended to a page-long agenda of committee reports and a closed session last Tuesday.

 
 

Life guard instructor hopes pool outage won’t dry up classes

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Brodhead lifeguard class members, from left, Kathy Stilson, Braydon Sommerfeldt, Bailey Matthys and Mhariri Robertson pause recently
in the pool from training now completed. Stacie Baldwin and Dave Gissing co-teach the class.

Brodhead lifeguard class members, from left, Kathy Stilson, Braydon Sommerfeldt, Bailey Matthys and Mhariri Robertson pause recently in the pool from training now completed. Stacie Baldwin and Dave Gissing co-teach the class.

 
 

Listening session over center for city turns ugly

Listening session over center for city turns ugly

Several city residents afterward expressed deep sadness over the division and dismay over what they called “crude, foul, mean” language.

 
 

“Wildflower Walk” reveals past, enhances the present on Aug. 12

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Paul Roemer will be the “Guide on the Side” for the “Wildflower Walk” on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Discover rare native plants that once blanketed the landscape of this area before its settlement in the 1830s. Find grasses and flowers that have built up soils across the Midwest and made this region the “Breadbasket of the United States.” Identify plants suitable for rain, pollinator, and butterfly gardens. Join […]

 
 

Rock County 4-H Fair helps keep local food production more than a memory

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TONY ENDS PHOTO The Independent-Register

Sisters Presleigh and Delaney Arnold, both active in Brodhead FFA, pose their Rock County 4-H Fair en-tries, a crossbred calf and a Nubian dairy goat wheth-er, last week in Janesville.

By Tony Ends, Editor Letting go of Rock County 4-H Fair, which the four children we raised in Spring Valley Township lived for each year, was a tough part of growing older. Yet when press passes arrived at the newspaper office several weeks ago, I admit having mixed feelings. I […]

 
 

Going to the Fair

Going to the Fair

Hundreds of children from around Green County are headed to the fairgrounds in Monroe this week. Next Generation 4-H Club Cloverbud member Addilynn Andrews has been preparing her bunny for exhibition.

 
 

Citizens update city on progress funding community center

Citizens update city on progress funding community center

Citizen volunteers charged with siting a senior citizens-community center in Brodhead updated finance committee members on their progress last week.