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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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50 year rededication
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 […]


Brodhead athlete signs letter of intent

Brodhead senior Jeffery Williams signs his letter of intent to attend the University of Wisconsin- Steven’s Point.

By Trenten Schiedegger, Reporter – Brodhead senior Jeffery Williams recently made his big decision when he chose to sign his letter of intent to the University of Wisconsin- Steven’s Point.  Williams was the star of the Brodhead-Juda football squad for the past couple seasons and has decided to continue his […]


Brodhead area producers receive SARE grants

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Two local producers are among 48 in a 12-state region to get federal funding for grant projects. North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program announced projects selected on Thursday, April 25. Lauren Rudersdorf of rural Brodhead and Edward Kaderly of Juda were […]


Brodhead library changes rates for some fines

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With the coming of April, the Brodhead library is thinking about spring, including having a free seed library.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – Brodhead library board last week approved changes to its fine structure that decreases many fines, although some of the fines will increase. Libraries in the entire South Central Library System have been asked to review fines, library director Angela Noel said in an interview after […]


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 […]