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Olson marks 50 years of fighting fires with BFD

Olson marks 50 years of fighting fires with BFD

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The day Bob Olson joined up with the Brodhead Fire Department, an arsonist had been working all across town, setting nearly a dozen different fires. Olson was tailing the fire trucks, and admits now he was being a little nosy. A farmer finally challenged him, […]

 
 

Brodhead seeking to fill open Council seat-Details for voter registration also provided

Alderperson Huffman is not seeking re-election and this position will need to be filled. All Council members are “at large” representatives so any resident from the city can run for any open seat. Pick up this week’s print edition for full story….

 
 

Brodhead band members get piece of their own for March 23 concert

Brodhead band members get piece of their own for March 23 concert

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Brodhead school band will be going with their own kind of bang at their Sunday, March 18 Development of the Bands concert. This year’s grand finale was commissioned by the band from American composer Randall Standridge, and is a stirring, sweeping piece that allows […]

 
 

Casualty Care training makes first responders out of teachers

Casualty Care training makes first responders out of teachers

By Ryan Broege, Editor EMT Chris Searles guided a small group of Brodhead teachers through the proper steps in event of a serious injury in their classrooms. The tips were pragmatic but gruesome. For example, if a projectile traveled through both sides of a limb, both sides then need to […]

 
 

Brodhead schools complete crisis drills

Brodhead schools complete crisis drills

By Lenny Lueck, Brodhead School District Superintendent – With the recent school shooting in Florida, I thought I would share some information about how we prepare for these types of events.  We have just recently completed “intruder lockdown” drills in each of our schools. For obvious reasons, we do not […]

 
 

Investors find a mess, exactly what they were looking for at former BMS

Investors find a mess, exactly what they were looking for at former BMS

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent – First they collect the garbage in handfuls, then rakes, then a broom, and finally a vacuum. After a vacuum is through, the ugly, or charming, carpet shines through, and you can almost sense the school children’s boredom. Up and down three floors and a basement, […]

 
 

Wisconsin Innocence Project moves for new trial in shaken-baby homicide case Motion claims Decatur man received unfair trial in 2007

Wisconsin Innocence Project moves for new trial in shaken-baby homicide case Motion claims Decatur man received unfair trial in 2007

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Wisconsin Innocence Project has filed for a motion to re-open the case against Casey Shelton, who was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of his twin son Christopher. A jury convicted Casey Shelton of first-degree reckless homicide on Jan. 17, 2009, and […]

 
 

Sides meet in Fire District kerfuffle; audit forthcoming

Sides meet in Fire District kerfuffle; audit forthcoming

By Ryan Broege, Editor – The Brodhead Fire District and City Council potentially staved off a rumored dissolution with an hour-long meeting last Monday night, Feb. 12. Both parties emerged from the meeting feeling optimistic about the prospects of the district going forward. Lisa Huntington was absent from City Council, […]

 
 

Knight Manufacturing Exhibit Memorabilia Request

Knight Manufacturing Exhibit Memorabilia Request

Brodhead Historical Society is putting together an exhibit on Knight Manufacturing, to be displayed in a portion of the new wing of the museum. The building addition, currently under construction, will be named for William S. Knight. Significant donations from William S. Knight and the William S. Knight Foundation have […]

 
 

Little Maya faces dwindling prospects in Brodhead

By Erica Gokey, Correspondent (Editor Ryan Broege contributed to this report) – The future of Little Maya in Brodhead remains uncertain. Little Maya owner Oscar Leon is unsure if the restaurant will continue or if a suitable building to rent will be available anytime soon. “I don’t see a good […]