Youngsters discover the joy of model trains

Youngsters discover the joy of model trains

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – “I like to run trains. I like to ride trains. I like to play with trains.” That’s what railroad enthusiast Paul Schoenike told about 25 youngsters and several adults during a story time presentation at the Brodhead public library last Wednesday. Youngsters watched as Schoenike […]


2019 Brodhead Senior Citizen Prom

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Senior Citizen Prom organizer Hunter Fields and guest show off some high steppin’.

Brodhead High School hosted the 2019 Senior Citizen Prom Friday April 5, at the Brodhead High School. 62 guests from surrounding areas joined for dancing, food and socializing. Senior Hunter Fields organized the event as her Senior Project. Pick up the April 10th print edition for more photos….


New owner of Brodhead Health and Fitness sees bright future

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Heather Chojnacki is the new owner of Brodhead Health and Fitness. She plans to add health and wellness programs and classes.

By Jeremy Gokey, Reporter – Brodhead Health and Fitness changed ownership on March 1, 2019 to Heather Chojnacki. Chojnacki cleaned and helped during vacations at Brodhead Health and Fitness prior to purchasing the business. She happened to be present when the former owner announced she was looking to sell. Chojnacki’s […]


Brodhead Memorial Public Library April news

National Library Week is April 7 – 13. National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, […]



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Brodhead High School Band
	The Brodhead Band warms up backstage before their Magic Kingdom performance.

Drone Seminar at Brodhead Airport

A free seminar on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones will be held at the Brodhead Airport on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Craig Czerwinski, FAA Safety Team Member and leader of Gateway Technical College’s sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft System) Program will discuss drone safety tips and the options […]


Brodhead City Council holds March meeting

By Jeremy Gokey, Reporter – Mayor Doug Pinnow addressed the loss of the $500,000 community development block grant for a new senior/community center at the March 19, 2019 City Council meeting. The referendum question remains on the ballot, but will change to an advisory referendum. Pinnow played a pivotal role […]


Senior/Community Center referendum remains on ballot as advisory question

By Jeremy Gokey, Reporter – The Senior/Community Center referendum question remains on the April 2, 2019 ballot because the community development block grant was rescinded after the ballots were approved and printed. The vote on the referendum is changed to advisory, giving the city council an idea of what direction […]


Brodhead Library does not owe $3 million

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library doesn’t owe $3 million on the building that was built 10 years ago, library director Angela Noel said last week. After last week’s library board meeting, Noel said there is   some incorrect information circulating about the remaining debt on the library building. […]


Band themed-basket fundraiser termed huge success

The Brodhead Band program raised thousands of dollars towards their goal of purchasing new percussion equipment for their growing band program.  A special thanks to everyone that donated towards the baskets especially: Nancy Acker, Eileen Daniels, Wendy Oliver, Julie Kail, Doughertys, Williams family, Olmedos, Wahlers, Clines, Johnsons, Krattigers, Arns, the […]