One stitch at a time Women’s quilting shop going strong in Orfordville

KATELYN BLACK PHOTO The Independent-Register

     This is the automated, long-arm quilting machine that Tina Wellnitz and Rhonda Streich use instead of the traditional sewing machine.

By Katelyn Black, Correspondent Three years ago, Tina Wellnitz and Rhonda Streich were urged to share their passion for quilting with a larger crowd. Out of this idea came the Sassy Farm Chicks Quilt Company, located on West Beloit Street in downtown Orfordville. “When this building opened up, there were […]


Brodhead Chamber cancels Covered Bridge Days downtown events

The Brodhead Chamber of Commerce announced late Friday morning that it had canceled the 2020 Covered Bridge Days. “Working closely with our team of health officials, along with local and state health departments, we have made the tough decision to cancel all downtown activities for this event,” Brodhead Chamber of […]


Brodhead Dance Academy to host outdoor recital Aug. 1 and 2

  For the first time in its 19-year history, the Brodhead Dance Academy will be performing outdoors to complete its annual dance recital. The recital is typically held at Brodhead High School in April. The performance was postponed due to the pandemic and the venue changed to outdoor recently. Classes […]


Covered Bridge Days scaled back but still on

This was one of the scenes on West Exchange Street in downtown Brodhead during the 2019 Covered Bridge Days celebration.

By Katelyn Black, Correspondent Despite everything that’s different this year, one Brodhead staple remains. Covered Bridge Days will take place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7 to Aug. 9. Though the event continues, this year will be smaller than years past. According to a Brodhead Chamber of Commerce news release, events […]


Work to temporarily close dog park

The Brodhead Barking Lot dog park, located near the corner of 11th Street and East Eighth Avenue, is scheduled for work this coming week and will be closed.

The Brodhead Barking Lot dog park will be closed for three days starting Monday, July 13, for park maintenance and updates. Weather permitting, the dog park will reopen Thursday, July 16. Pick up the July 8th print edition for full story….


Library reopens but with many new guidelines

Brodhead Memorial Public Library reopened to the public today (July 1), offering Library Express services. Library Express allows patrons to pick up holds in person and return items during the library’s staffed hours. Patrons also can apply for library cards, request book packs and collect grab-and-go activity packs and crafts. […]


Monroe Clinic projects moving right along

COURTESY PHOTOS The Independent-Register

	This is a view of the current skywalk to the St. Clare Center on the Monroe Clinic campus, taken from the new medical office building Sunday.

As Monroe Clinic marked one year in its new medical office building on June 10, additional construction projects are underway to complete its campus renovation. Work began June 15 on the take down of the skywalk, currently connecting the new medical office building to the St. Clare Center, and will […]


Factory, store back up to speed Maple Leaf Cheese continues a century of service in Green County

The Twin Grove co-op factory originally was located in Albany.

By Katelyn Black, Contributor June is recognized as National Dairy Month, but it’s still business as usual for the Southern Wisconsin-based company Maple Leaf Cheese. With a factory located in Twin Grove and specialty grocery stores in New Glarus and Juda, Maple Leaf Cheese has become a longtime staple throughout […]


Brodhead library to allow patrons again next month

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent Starting July 1, patrons will be allowed to enter the Brodhead library, although browsing the stacks will still be off limits. The board approved that change at its meeting last Thursday. Like the May meeting, it was conducted via Zoom. The meeting lasted an hour and […]


Some folks are playing ball Adult softball leagues begin under new, more restrictive guidelines

By Todd Mishler, Editor Wade Boegli understands all too well the curve ball that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown at everybody. So, like with most of life these days, the City of Brodhead Parks and Recreation Department director has begun to move forward in this time of reopening while maintaining […]