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Green County Volunteer Network set to launch

Interested in getting involved but not sure where to start?  Curious as to how your skills and strengths can be used to make a positive impact on Green County communities?  The new Green County Volunteer Network, launched yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 29, will be an easy way to get connected with […]

 
 

Brodhead library faces reduced funding

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent The Brodhead Public Library is facing reduced funding from the city for the budget that begins in January. Deb Fox, Brodhead Alderman At Large, discussed the matter at the library board last week, library director Angela Noel said in an interview following the meeting. “Basically, the […]

 
 

Better Brodhead receives funding from Brodhead Area Community Foundation

Better Brodhead receives funding from Brodhead Area Community Foundation

Better Brodhead would like to thank the Brodhead Area Community Foundation for their generosity in funding the Strengthening Families Program.   This program is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for all families. This evidence-based program has been found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships […]

 
 

Friends rally to honor memory of Jodi Thompson

Friends rally to honor memory of Jodi Thompson

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor A memorial project is underway in honor of Jodi Thompson, who passed away on Nov. 14. Through a website, GoFundMe, several of Thompson’s friends have been raising money to plant a tree and install a bench along the trail in the Pearl Island Recreational Corridor in […]

 
 

TOOL members give back

TOOL members give back

Members of the Brodhead Middle School’s Team of Outstanding Leaders (TOOL) were out and about in the community last week. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Optimist Club sponsoring Oratorical Contest

The Brodhead Optimist Club will be hosting an Oratorical Contest on Jan. 16.  The theme of this year’s speeches will be “What the World Gains from Optimism.”  The contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of Oct. 1 of the current Optimist Contest year. Applications can […]

 
 

Eighth-graders travel to Washington D.C.

Eighth-graders travel to Washington D.C.

Members of Brodhead Middle School’s eighth-grade class returned late Saturday, Oct. 29, from a trip to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Fifty-six individuals in all made the trip, including four school chaperones:  Miss Heather Lawrence, Mr. Shane Miller, Mr. Dan Rueckert, and Mrs. Annette Smith. This year’s trip marks the […]

 
 

Brodhead Historical Society commends Betty Earleywine and Carol Gombar

Brodhead Historical Society commends Betty Earleywine and Carol Gombar

Brodhead Historical Society held their annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 31. Two long-time active members were acknowledged for their many years of devoted service.  Betty Earleywine and Carol Gombar have each provided over 40 years of active service since the historical society’s inception in 1975, which was in preparation for […]

 
 

Students honor veterans at annual celebration

Students honor veterans at annual celebration

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor On Thursday, Nov. 10, students at Albrecht Elementary School carried out their annual Veterans Day celebration. Following a brief introduction by Principal Dave Novy, Boy Scouts led veterans into the room and to their seats. The event then began with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” performed by the […]

 
 

Circle of Friends to release Christmas CD this month

Circle of Friends to release Christmas CD this month

Circle of Friends, part of the music ministry of St. John’s UCC in Monroe, will be releasing its first Christmas CD with a public concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 16529 W. Church Road, in Brodhead. Recorded in late August at Bethany Lutheran by […]