Garden of the Month

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Taking a nice drive into the country you will find our “Garden of the Month” at Steve & Cindi Wallace’s, N3791 Cty. F.  You will see its beauty from the road, but you’re welcome to take the circle drive thru or stop and walk around. Pick up the Aug. 21st […]


Brodhead Night Out

Tristan Mau try to get to the top of the rock wall.



Downtown parking restriction talks moved back to committees

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Brodhead Common Council voted to send the discussion on a downtown parking ordinance back to Public Works and Public Safety committees to allow residents to voice concerns. Public Works and Business Improvement District Board (BID) are pushing for a change in downtown parking. A proposed […]


Covered Bridge Days

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The weather cooperated and hundreds of Brodhead area residents turned out to enjoy the town’s annual festival.

  Pick up the Aug. 14th print edition for many more photos by Dan Moeller & Jeremy Gokey……


Brodhead writer to release two new books

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Brodhead author Siara Schwartzlow shows off the three books she has published so far. A second novel will be coming out in September.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – A Brodhead writer and illustrator is releasing two new books this summer. Siara Schwartzlow released her new children’s book “Whisper in the Woods” last Friday. Schwartzlow describes it as “a fun, colorful book that teaches respect for nature through rhymes and silliness.” The back cover […]


Don’t miss Brodhead’s Wildflower Art Festival

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Wildflower Art Festival
	Brodhead’s 9th Annual Wildflower Art Festival, part of the Brodhead Chamber’s annual Covered Bridge Days, will be open Saturday, Aug. 10, in Veterans Park.

Saturday, Aug. 10, is the day – don’t miss it! Brodhead’s 9th Annual Wildflower Art Festival, part of the Brodhead Chamber’s annual Covered Bridge Days, will be an event not to be missed!  Open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, in shady Veterans Park on Highway […]


Brodhead library finishes summer program

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Library summer programs
	Natalia Baldazzi, left, and her sister Cristiana en-joyed making huge bubbles with monster bubble wands.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library ended its summer program with a “Library Palooza” party Saturday morning. Children’s entertainer Duke Otherwise was the main attraction. A 45-minute show featured his many musical talents combined with lots of help from the children on hand. Also during the morning kids […]


Pontoon boat rides offered at Covered Bridge Days

The Decatur Lake and Mill Race Association (DLMRA) will once again be offering pontoon boat rides the length of Brodhead’s scenic Mill Race Saturday and Sunday of Covered Bridge Days from 10-4. Length of the ride is approximately 40 minutes. Pick up the Aug. 7th print edition for full story….


2019 Green County Premier Exhibitor Competition results

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The 14th annual Green County Master Showman Competition was held at the 2019 Green County Fair on Saturday, July 20th. This event brings in the top senior (grades 10 and above) showmen in the dairy, beef, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits and poultry departments at the fair. Two youth from dairy, beef, sheep, swine and goats are invited to participate, where only one youth is selected from the rabbit and poultry divisions.

The Premier Exhibitor contest is open to any exhibitor in the areas of swine, dairy, beef, sheep, goats, rabbits, and poultry, and is divided into two age divisions. The junior division is for exhibitors in grades 3-8, and the senior division is for exhibitors in grades 9 and up. There […]


“Wildflower Walk” scheduled

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The Brodhead School District Class of 2021 planted and watered native plants at Putnam Park in 2014.

Discover rare native plants that once blanketed the landscape of this area before settlement in the 1830’s. Find grasses and flowers which have built Midwest soils and made this region the “Breadbasket of the U.S.” Identify plants suitable for rain, pollinator, and butterfly gardens. Enjoy a guided “Wildflower Walk” at […]