Independent Register

Will 2016 mark death of town board powers?

By Tony Ends Editor MADISON – A proposal that cripples Wisconsin’s most democratically controlled government body is poised for a hearing in the first weeks of 2016. Assembly Bill 582 has nine elected supporters in the 99-member state house of representatives, three in the 33-member state senate. It is before […]

 
 

Putting others first takes Brodhead High graduate far

By Tony Ends Editor BRODHEAD – Softball skills that powered Erin Kloepping, 19, to statewide recognition before she graduated high school last spring helped carry her last fall to Winnona State University. In softball, Winnona’s Warriors are standouts, finishing most recently, with a 46-14 record and making their ninth consecutive […]

 
 

Cards triumph against St. Francis, but fall to Cuba City

By Derek Hoesly Correspondent CUBA CITY – Holiday Tournament play Tuesday, Dec. 29, saw the sixth ranked Brodhead girls’ basketball squad cruise to an 88-10 victory over St. Francis in the morning, but drop their first game in 2015-16, losing to third ranked Cuba City, 62-50, in the championship showdown. […]

 
 

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Public Service Commission approves utility rate hike

Editor BRODHEAD – City utility customers will be seeing a 4 percent rate hike on their February bills, according to Water and Light Superintendent Jeff Peterson. Peterson reported on the rate increased before City Council in their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 14. The Public Service Commission approved the increase, the […]

 
 

Second Green County town close to setting liquid waste rules

By Tony Ends Editor TOWN OF DECATUR – Board members received final draft of a health and safety measure to regulate manure application and transport last week. The measure, patterned after ordinances already adopted in neighboring Town of Sylvester in early October, bans center pivot manure distribution. It also spells […]

 
 

Walmers keep horse-owners in gear after Christmas cheer

By Tony Ends Editor BRODHEAD – What do horse-ridin’, drivin’ folks like to do when they’re not atop or holding reigns of their favorite critter? Why swappin’, biddin’, shoppin’ and talkin’ over a horse or two’s tack, of course. This past fall, I found more than 100 of them hold […]

 
 

Cards lack just one key play in loss to McFarland

By Derek Hoesly Correspondent BRODHEAD- In a classic battle Brodhead (3-2 overall, 1-2 Rock Valley) let one slip away as McFarland overcame a 10-point deficit with four minutes left to beat Brodhead, 90-85, in double overtime in a Rock Valley crossover matchup Thursday, Dec. 17. The Cardinals came out red-hot […]

 
 

Massive tanks made in China come to rest in Beloit

By Tony Ends Editor BRODHEAD – A pair of 210,000-lb. fermenting tanks made their way out of the west along State Highway 11 Sunday afternoon, Dec. 20. Taking up both sides of the two-lane highway, they crawled along at about 10 mph, in an entourage of support vehicles and police, […]