Brodhead library finalizes community room private use policy

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Lisa Biber has been hired to fill the new part-time adult programming and outreach position at the Brodhead public library.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The Brodhead library board last week approved the new policy allowing private gatherings in its program room. In June the board decided to allow the change and this month went over the written policy with library director Angela Noel. Previously the program room could be […]


Methodists welcome Pastor Kook Ho Kim

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	New Brodhead United Methodist Church Pastor Kook Ho Kim with his wife Ran Yoo, who will also start a new ministry at New Horizon UMC in Orfordville. With them is their son Caleb Y. Kim, 2.

Brodhead United Methodist Church is pleased to introduce Pastor Kook Ho Kim. Pastor Kook Ho will be starting his ministry at Brodhead UMC this August. We are very excited to welcome him and his family to our church and community. The United Methodist Church will be celebrating Pastor Kook Ho’s […]


Every dog has its day, and in Brodhead a park, too

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City Parks and Recreation Director Wade Boegli, right, and Brooke Haycraft will be happy early next year to lead the way into Brodhead’s new dog park. They are grateful for much donated time and help, especially from Brodhead youths, also a sturdy fence thanks to the Brodhead Foundation. The pair are spearheading dog park creation in Brodhead with community help – and no tax money.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Developing a park devoted to dogs and their owners in Brodhead is making steady progress toward an opening date early next year. Madison and Dane County have seven dog parks. There are at least three dog parks near Rockford. Yet it’s unusual for a city […]


City gets good report on 2018 audit of finances

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – City of Brodhead and Common Council got a clean bill of health and positive review in its 2018 audit in its regular meeting this past week. Carla Gogin, who is a partner in Baker Tilly Virchow Krause’s public sector practice group, presented a 14-page overview […]


Aviation’s “golden era” destined for Brodhead

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Kelch Aviation Museum’s Phase I groundbreaking drew a crowd last Friday in support of the board’s lifting gold-painted shovels to preserve a “golden era of aviation” at Brodhead Airport.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Several hundred people gave a very warm July welcome to Kelch Aviation Museum’s groundbreaking last Friday morning south of Brodhead. With clear skies and temperatures soaring into the 90s, the crowd gathered round Kelch Foundation board members at the 2.5-acre site adjacent Brodhead Airport. Armed […]


CAFO 2016 manure spill settled despite unsettling state trend

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A photo from 2017 on-site inspection of Emerald Sky Dairy's 2016 manure spill shows the stub end of a yardstick, almost fully submerged in a portion of the spill that totaled an estimated 275,000 gallons. The manure from a cracked transfer pipe sat unreported more than 3 months in a ditch, wetlands and pond at the 1600-cow dairy operation.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Picture for a moment what you love about the land we call Wisconsin. Plunging into a cool, clear pond after a long, hot day putting up hay. Wading into a marsh and casting for bass or bluegill as cranes wing noiselessly across a setting sun. […]


Brodhead Garden Club donates plant sales proceeds

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Mayor Doug Pinnow accepts a check from Brod-head Garden Club representatives Diane Anderson and Joyce Nipple to use toward replanting trees in the city parks.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Brodhead Garden Club donated the proceeds from their annual plant sale to the city to use toward replanting trees after the loss of the ash trees last year. Diane Anderson and Joyce Nipple presented Mayor Doug Pinnow with a check for $803 to use toward […]


Brodhead FFA members attend Washington Leadership Conference

Cody Baxter and Skylar Stanley of the Brodhead FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference the third week of June.

Cody Baxter and Skylar Stanley of the Brodhead FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference the third week of June. Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) is the highest leadership conference you can attend as an FFA member and is facilitated by National FFA staff members, most of them having served as […]


Brodhead Dairy Queen passes crown

Hello, my name is Rileigh Powers and I am the 2018-2019 Brodhead Dairy Queen. I would like to say a few Thank You’s and give a brief synopsis of my year as I pass the crown to Samantha McGuire Brodhead’s 2019-2020 Dairy Queen. Thank you to the Green County Ag […]


Brodhead schools areas of focus end of year update

By Lenny Lueck, Brodhead School Superintendent – At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year the Brodhead School Board developed “Areas of Focus” for the District and these continued for the 2018-19 school year.  The Board identified three Areas of Focus: Student Achievement, Service, and People.  Through the use of […]