Brodhead performs Shrek the Musical

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The Duloc dancers (Amanda Visger, Hannah Shickles, Kiersten Glynn, Genna Myhre, Victoria Streuly, Ashley Lahaie, Sadie Erb, Alexis Kammerer, and Abigail Mills) are the greeters for Duloc.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – Brodhead High School presented their rendition of Shrek this past weekend. The cast put on 17 musical numbers spanning over a two-hour time span. DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions originally produced the show on Broadway. Pick up the Nov. 14th print edition for more […]


Albrecht Elementary pays respects to Veterans

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Laney Weis speaks about the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and recites “In Flanders Field”.

By Erica Gokey, Editor – Albrecht Elementary put together a memorable program to honor area Veterans. David Novy opened the program followed by the Green County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard marching in the colors with Brodhead 5th grade Cub Scouts. Fifth grader Bryson Oliver performed an impressive rendition of the […]


Brodhead was home to typewriter business

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R.C. Allen Business Machines, Inc. was located on the south side of the Brodhead Square.

By Betty Earleywine While preparing for a program for the Brodhead Historical Society, I learned a lot about the typewriter industry in Brodhead. In January 1946, the Woodstock Typewriter Company bought the A.L. Allen building on West Exchange Street (the Brodhead Independent-Register building). It had a basement, first and second […]


Sunflowers, burgers, brats, and beer – a Harvest Celebration and Fundraiser at the Three Waters Reserve in Brodhead

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Sunflowers blooming this summer on the new Three Waters Reserve, the former “Front Nine” of the Decatur Lake Golf Course in Brodhead.

Buy a bag of birdseed and get a free, locally produced burger or brat.  Wash it down with local brew, and repeat. The Southern Wisconsin Land Conservancy and local conservation partners welcome the community to a harvest celebration and fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. […]


Brodhead Jaycees Holiday Market is this Saturday

The Brodhead Jaycees Holiday Market is finally here. Don’t miss it this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first 50 shoppers receive a coupon for a free beverage or baked good.  Admission is $2 for adults and children are free.  We have over 70 vendor booths […]


What is the tax impact of the school district referendum?

The School Board is very much aware of the tough economic conditions facing families in our community and has timed and structured the referendum to limit the tax impact on our community.  They have the unenviable challenge of maintaining a strong, balanced educational program for our children, while still being […]


Brodhead K-9 set to graduate this week

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Officer Brian Bennett and his partner, Arrow, are looking forward to the next step in the K-9 certification process.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Officer Brian Bennett and K-9 partner Arrow are hard at work in order to be certified as the official Brodhead K-9 Unit. Arrow is graduating from Steinig Tal Police K9 Academy in Campbellsport, Wis., where he trained for the past five weeks. Officer Bennett […]


City Council listens to budget presentations and committee reports

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – After several cancelled meetings for no quorum, City Council was able to convene last week to discuss budget and committee reports. Wade Boegli kicked off the presentations with the Park and Rec budget report. Boegli told the committee that his budget remains the same […]


Screamatorium is a spooktacular hit

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R.I.P. Productions makes a lot of their props by hand. Ann-Margaret Naber, President of R.I.P. Productions, made these pumpkins by hand using papier-mache and sealant. The whole process takes about a week.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Brodhead’s newest attraction made itself available to the public this past weekend. The event hosted over 500 people on opening night. Gore and fright were everywhere in the 20,000 square foot space, but the process of turning the building from an abandoned shell and […]


Brodhead School Board presents updates; Reinstates snack milk program

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Brodhead School Board met last week to discuss updates, school trips and the elementary school milk program. Administrative reports kicked off the meeting. David Novy, elementary school Principal, explained to the Board that the elementary school was participating in Great lakes Apple Crunch last […]