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Pearl Island committee shares updates

Over the next month, trees will be removed from the wooded area between the Mill Race and the Sugar River in the area starting south of the headgates and going north to the dam. Signs will be posted warning recreational users of dangerous areas. Most of the tree removals will […]

 
 

“Cruisin’ for St. Jude” event coming in October

A car and motorcycle cruise benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at Cardinal Lanes in Brodhead. A leisurely cruise will leave from the bowling alley at 10:30 a.m. and last about two hours with a few stops along the way. Brenda Kranig, […]

 
 

Local car enthusiast carries out dream, plans own car show

Local car enthusiast carries out dream, plans own car show

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor Brodhead’s Kaitlyn Simpson will be hosting a classic car show in Brodhead from 4:30 p.m. to 8 this Saturday, Sept. 3. The event is open to all classic and antique cars and trucks. “I’ve always really liked anything to do with classic cars,” Simpson said. She […]

 
 

School District of Brodhead holds New Teacher Orientation

School District of Brodhead holds New Teacher Orientation

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the School District of Brodhead hosted an orientation for new teachers.  During this program, the new teachers met with the superintendent and comptroller to look at different aspects of the employee handbook, complete district forms, and learn about different procedures and policies. The new teachers also […]

 
 

Library plans anniversary celebration

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent Plans are being finalized for the Brodhead Memorial Public Library’s 110th anniversary celebration. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 26. It will include an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. and presentations by Mayor Doug Pinnow, state representative Mark Spreitzer, and possibly state […]

 
 

Covered Bridge Days’ south-end events to move east

Covered Bridge Days’ south-end events to move east

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor Stoughton Trailers has purchased the land that is home to the Covered Bridge Days festival every August on the south end of Brodhead. As a result, the festival’s tractor show and pull, among other events, will move east to land along County Highway T. Pick up […]

 
 

Car show winners announced

Car show winners announced

A Classic Car and Motorcycle show was held in Brodhead during Covered Bridge Days on Sunday, Aug. 14. Out of the 126 vehicles entered into the show, five were chosen as the winners via people’s choice voting. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Police stop 30 motorists for failing to yield to pedestrians

Police stop 30 motorists for failing to yield to pedestrians

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 17, officers of the Brodhead Police Department conducted a four-hour pedestrian safety enforcement deployment at 1st Center Avenue and 21st Street. This intersection was targeted due to heavy pedestrian traffic and the increased traffic due to the State Highway 81 construction detour. Even after […]

 
 

William S. Knight trust donates $200,000 to Kelch Aviation Museum

William S. Knight trust donates $200,000 to Kelch Aviation Museum

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor The Kelch Aviation Museum, Inc., of Brodhead, recently announced a major gift from the William S. Knight Revocable Trust in the amount of $200,000. The money has been applied toward the museum’s $1-million-dollar fundraising project to build a new museum facility. Many Brodhead community members recognize […]

 
 

Brodhead woman uncovers fountain of youth in community pool

Brodhead woman uncovers fountain of youth in community pool

Ninety-four-year-old Hazel Johnson can be found swimming laps at the pool in Brodhead every morning at 7 a.m.