Covered Bridge Days preparations continue

Covered Bridge Days preparations continue

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor Late last week, a group of volunteers spent several days cutting and gathering wheat to be used as in a threshing demonstration during the Covered Bridge Days festival next month. Using a binder machine towed behind a tractor, the volunteers cut and piled wheat in the […]


Brodhead police issue thanks for Honor Flight supper

The Brodhead Police Department would like to thank all those who volunteered their time or made a donation to its Spaghetti Supper fundraiser for Badger Honor Flight. Thanks go out to the following: A huge“thank you” to the Juda Elementary students who wrote several thank-you notes for the veterans to […]


Staple community member retires after 42 years

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor After serving as an assistant to two Brodhead dentists, Deb Hofmeister retired from Dr. Andrew Kebus’s dental office at the end of June, almost exactly 42 years after beginning in her position. “It’s been a pleasure,” she said. “It’s been a true enjoyment.” Hofmeister graduated from […]


Brodhead student attends Wisconsin Leadership Seminar

Brodhead student attends Wisconsin Leadership Seminar

Brodhead High School student Morgan Tresemer recently returned from a three-day Wisconsin Leadership Seminar (WILS) hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Along with over 200 of Wisconsin’s brightest young leaders, Tresemer was encouraged to recognize her own leadership potential. She had a fantastic time and is looking forward to integrating […]


New fire engine in production

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor The Brodhead Fire District’s new Engine 1 is currently being built at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton. Delivery is expected in mid-July. The Engine 1 will be replacing a 1988 Mack Pumper that lacked sufficient safety features to keep the fire district in compliance with the National […]


New exhibit marks Brodhead’s 125th year as a city

By Carol J. Gombar The former Village of Brodhead became the “City of Brodhead” through an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in its winter session of early 1891.  In those days, it was the only way for a village in this state to become a city. The Honorable Henry Clay […]


Mass casualty simulation provides real-world practice

By Siara Schwartzlow, EDITOR First responders from Green and Rock Counties participated in a full-scale mass casualty simulation at the Brodhead Airport last Wednesday, June 29. In preparation for the upcoming Fly In, the simulation followed a scenario in which two airplanes collided in midair, and one landed in a […]


Optimist Fishing Derby a success

Both kids and adults had fun catching fish, big and small, at the Optimist Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 18. Fish ranged from under three inches to over eight. Even a small fish was exciting to a new fisherman (or woman!) Pick up this week’s print edition for full story……


District goals met

By Lenny Lueck, Superintendent Last August, the Brodhead School Board identified three goals that they wanted to achieve during the 2015-16 school year. The first district goal was to increase achievement in all areas through a rigorous and balanced curriculum measured by assessments.  The district used three different strategies to […]


Wyss retires after 27 years in district

  Jackie Wyss, former fourth-grade teacher at Albrecht Elementary School, has retired after 33 years of teaching, 27 of which were in Brodhead. Wyss graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1983 and taught for the first six years of her career in Catholic schools. She transitioned to Brodhead in 1989. Pick up […]