Cold, dry spring postponing planting season

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
Unseasonably cold temperatures mean spring fertilizing, among a
number of other harbingers of spring, has been on hold.

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Below-average soil moisture and temperature is delaying this year’s planting season. The ground needs to gain about another 30 degrees before farmers can plant this year’s crop, said Nick Baker, UW-Rock County Agriculture Extension agent, who also works in Green and Walworth counties. In an […]


Landlord-tenant issue touches off downtown, village board reshuffle in Orfordville

Landlord-tenant issue touches off downtown, village board reshuffle in Orfordville

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Orfordville Village Board member Becky Strupp is relocating her business, 100 Proof Design, to Evansville, and said she is also resigning her post on the village board. The reason, she said, is local landlord Jason Nehls. Another downtown business owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, […]


Green County Defending Our Farmland packs library conference room for forum

State Sen. Janis Ringhand, left, answers a question as Assembly Rep. Mark Spreitzer, right, looks on. Both were in attendance at last week’s GCDF forum on factory farming.

Nearly 100 area residents crowded into a standing-room-only forum held last Tuesday in the Brodhead Library conference room, for a forum titled “The Real Cost of Factory Farms.”


Sen. Ringhand sits for interview

Sen. Ringhand sits for interview

Ringhand talks school safety, funding, grants and dark-store legislation By Ryan Broege, Editor — State Sen. Janis Ringhand (D – Evansville) sat down with the Independent-Register last Tuesday for a wide-ranging discussion that touched on agriculture, school safety, transportation and other issues. Ringhand represents the 15th Senate district, which spans […]


Library works to restart friends organization

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – Library board president Kelly Gratz is working to restart the Friends of the Brodhead Library organization. Gratz reported on her efforts at the library board meeting last week. The board hopes to call another meeting in late April to form the group again, library director […]


Senior Center committee gathering letters of support, research

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – The Senior/Community Committee members were motivated by supportive letters and area community centers, while discussing the Senior/Community Center. Whether supportive or divergent of the decision for a bigger Senior/Community Center, the committee seems to be building momentum. At the latest meeting, held last Thursday, the […]


Fencing installed along Mill Race by volunteers

Volunteers work to install fencing along the Mill Race last weekend.

By Michele Benesh, Correspondent – Last Saturday was very cold and windy, but that didn’t stop a group of hearty volunteers from showing up at Putnam Park to install a split rail fence along the bank of the mill race where the native plantings are located. The group, organized as […]


City Council gives go-ahead for negotiations to begin on Rodriguez building

By Ryan Broege, Editor – Brodhead’s City Council convened for the final meeting this term ahead of Tuesday’s upcoming elections. With Alderman Paul Hoffman resigning his seat, incumbents Troy Huffman and Ann Anderson will join registered write-ins Allen Bruce and Ben Wellemeyer in a race for the three at-large council […]


Little Maya bids farewell to Brodhead

ERICA GOKEY PHOTOS The Independent-Register
		These patrons were among the last at Brod-head’s Little Maya restaurant last Friday, which closed its doors March 23.

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – It was a bittersweet evening that marked restaurant in Brodhead, Wis. The restaurant staff cooked and served the last meals of Little Maya last Friday night. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….


Supreme Court hearing unlikely to arrive in time for fall elections

Supreme Court hearing unlikely to arrive in time for fall elections

“The main issue is whether or not the way State legislative lines were redrawn violates the Constitution in terms of Equal Protection guaranteed by the 14th Amendment,” said Dr. David Canon, Professor and Leon Epstein Faculty Fellow at UW-Madison.