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 […]


Local watershed brought to attention in Watershed Field Day

  By Siara Schwartzlow, EDITOR Children and adults learned about an area watershed at the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association’s (LSRWA) Field Day last Friday, June 24. The event took place at the Spring Creek Bridge and the Oakley Branch along County Highway OK in Juda. To begin the testing, […]


Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra performs in summer’s first concert in the park

Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra performs in summer’s first concert in the park

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor Community members turned out in droves for the Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra’s concert at Veterans Park on the evening of Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. “We had 150 programs, and they’re all gone,” said Gregory Roy, the orchestra’s business manager. “This is twice the number we […]


Honor Flight Supper offers spaghetti and swing

Honor Flight Supper offers spaghetti and swing

Scott & Freida Douglas enjoy their spaghetti dinners By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor Community members filed into the Brodhead High School for the Badger Honor Flight Spaghetti Supper last Saturday, June 18th. All proceeds benefited the Badger Honor Flight, which sends veterans to Washington D.C. Dinner go-ers enjoyed spaghetti and garlic […]


Concert in the Park to put music in the air

SPECIAL NOTE:  The concert will be held this Sunday, June 19 instead of June 26 as was printed in the paper.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused. By Melody Pope, Correspondent BRODHEAD — The first Concert in the Park this year will take place at […]


Young Entrepreneur Takes Advantage of City-Wide Garage Sales

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor BRODHEAD – Nine-year-old Ava Risum used last weekend’s city-wide garage sales event to showcase her up-and-coming lemonade business. Featuring a special twist on traditional lemonade, Ava’s Lemonade began nearly a year ago after her family purchased a storage building behind Veteran’s Park. Ava saw the new […]