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Car show winners announced

Car show winners announced

A Classic Car and Motorcycle show was held in Brodhead during Covered Bridge Days on Sunday, Aug. 14. Out of the 126 vehicles entered into the show, five were chosen as the winners via people’s choice voting. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Police stop 30 motorists for failing to yield to pedestrians

Police stop 30 motorists for failing to yield to pedestrians

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 17, officers of the Brodhead Police Department conducted a four-hour pedestrian safety enforcement deployment at 1st Center Avenue and 21st Street. This intersection was targeted due to heavy pedestrian traffic and the increased traffic due to the State Highway 81 construction detour. Even after […]

 
 

William S. Knight trust donates $200,000 to Kelch Aviation Museum

William S. Knight trust donates $200,000 to Kelch Aviation Museum

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor The Kelch Aviation Museum, Inc., of Brodhead, recently announced a major gift from the William S. Knight Revocable Trust in the amount of $200,000. The money has been applied toward the museum’s $1-million-dollar fundraising project to build a new museum facility. Many Brodhead community members recognize […]

 
 

Brodhead woman uncovers fountain of youth in community pool

Brodhead woman uncovers fountain of youth in community pool

Ninety-four-year-old Hazel Johnson can be found swimming laps at the pool in Brodhead every morning at 7 a.m.

 
 

High school band members attend camp

High school band members attend camp

The Brodhead High School Marching Band held their annual camp last week, August 8 through August 11. “Camp is an excellent way to get a head start on the school year,” Jason Riesterer, band director, said. “I have found it to be a great way to get most of the […]

 
 

Champions crowned in Jeremy Pinnow & Associates golf outing

Champions crowned in Jeremy Pinnow & Associates golf outing

Jeremy Pinnow & Associates held its 13th annual golf outing on Friday, August 5 at the Decatur Lake Golf Course. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

New law requires school bus drivers to use amber lights before red lights

New law requires school bus drivers to use amber lights before red lights

Kobussen school bus drivers will be practicing their routes starting Monday, August 29.  Drivers will run their assigned routes during actual drive times in the mornings and afternoons through Wednesday, August 31. Drew Burns, Brodhead terminal manager for Kobussen, says that school buses in our area and elsewhere will look […]

 
 

Brodhead residents to display artwork at Wildflower Art Festival this weekend

  By Michele Benesh, Correspondent – Among the many talented artists participating in this year’s Wildflower Art Festival are Brodhead artists Patricia Troyer and Christine Dieckhoff. Troyer has been creating beautiful pottery for many years alongside her husband, Tom.  Now retired from teaching art at Brodhead Middle School, she continues […]

 
 

National Night Out takes camaraderie to new heights

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor – Brodhead and surrounding areas took part in the 2016 National Night Out last Tuesday, August 2 at Jaycee Park for the third year. Representatives from Brodhead, Albany, Belleville, Orfordville, and Beloit participated, as well as those from numerous area organizations. According to the National Association […]

 
 

Cardinal Lanes open under new ownership

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor – Mark Oyan became the new owner of Brodhead’s Cardinal Lanes on Friday, July 29. The bowling alley will hold a re-grand opening this Friday, August 12, just in time for Covered Bridge Days. Oyan has worked in the bowling business since 1989. He even started […]