Takin’ care of business

Takin’ care of business

The Youth Americans 4-H Club picked up trash along the highway at their May meeting, and completed their section of the highway in about a half hour. The club then conducted regular meeting business over pizza at Pizza Hut.


Council purchases former Fitness Center for $435,000

The Brodhead City Council moved ahead with its plans for renovating the former Fitness Center at 1803 23rd St. by bringing a close to months of negotiations between retired local dentist Dr. Julio Rodriguez and the city’s purchasing agent.


Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

Wondering how you can make a difference and be a better human? Look at the posters throughout the halls at Brodhead Middle School for suggestions. Seventh grade students in Mrs. Tresemer’s Humanities class worked in small groups to complete posters with ideas regarding the simple idea of paying it forward. […]


County Board sends Livestock Facility Study Group to committee

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Hickory Daniels milks 350 cows between Brodhead and Juda, and attended last Tuesday’s County Board meeting to urge the board to be cautious in its con-siderations over 39 recommendations made by the Livestock Facility Study Group. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” Daniels told the board. 
Daniels warned the board that new regulations could push dairy farmers of all sizes out of business at a time when record numbers of farmers are leaving the industry. “Don’t regulate people out of business,” said Daniels. “Water quality is just as important to me as it is to you.”

The County Board voted to send a total of 39 proposed changes to county ordinances, staffing, zoning regulations and best practices to committee – namely Health, Zoning and Land and Water…


Pinnacle to raise pits to meet county standards

40,000 cubic feet of clay with raise three pits each by 3 feet. Clay will be installed along sidewalls, as well as along the floor, of the manure pits. Three feet of clay will line the bottom, and five feet along the sides.


BPD brass offer dept. update, perspectives

The Independent-Register
Brodhead Police Chief Chris
Hughes stands for a photo in the
department’s vehicle garage.

The Independent-Register conducted an interview last month with Brodhead Police Chief Chris Hughes and Deputy Chief and investigator Trevor Long to discuss changes, challenges and the state of the department last month. The interview covered crime in the city, department staffing, alcohol and substance abuse…


Pinnacle yet to meet county’s conditions for manure storage

By Ryan Broege EDITOR Pinnacle Dairy has not cleared every hurdle necessary before it can populate the farm on Decatur-Sylvester Road. Green County Conservationist Todd Jenson said the site has yet to meet the second condition of its waste storage management permit, granted by the county and agreed to by […]


Decatur Lake Golf Course “Front 9” to be protected as new public nature park

Decatur Lake Golf Course “Front 9” to be protected as new public nature park

Across the country and throughout the Midwest, many private and public golf courses are closing. According to industry reports, the rise of golf popularity in the last century created an over abundance of traditional golf courses.


Incoming: 5,800 cows to Sylvester township…

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
	These four free-stall barns will house the site’s 5,800 cows, milking and dairy. Calves and heifers will be raised off-site.

DNR grants final permit for Pinnacle Dairy to begin operations at feedlot on Decatur-Sylvester Road…


Brodhead Jaycees name 2018 honorees

COURTESY PHOTO The Independent-Register
From left, Jason Reisterer, Beth Reisterer, Dave Olsen, McKenna Bump, and Stephanie Pinnow were
among nominees for awards from the Jaycees for their efforts throughout 2017 to help make Brodhead
a better place to live, work and raise a family.

On March 12, the Brodhead Jaycee’s hosted their Annual Community Awards Reception. The reception recognized Jaycee members, and outstanding members of the community.