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Cardinals beat McFarland 5-4

Cardinals beat McFarland 5-4

By Derek Hoesly, Correspondent – The Cardinals (1-1 overall, 1-0 Rock Valley) pulled off a dramatic 5-4 win over McFarland in their Rock Valley home opener last Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals capitalized on five Spartan errors. “It’s huge. You always want to get off on the right foot, and having […]

 
 

School bus driver to retire after 40 years

School bus driver to retire after 40 years

Students are looking forward to Spring Break, and so is one Brodhead school bus driver.  Clint Bailey will be beginning his second retirement and will hang up his bus keys on Friday April 7. Bailey began driving a school bus following his retirement from the Brodhead School District as a […]

 
 

3/29/17 Shopper

3/29/17 Shopper

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JULIE ANN TEAL

Julie Ann Teal, 62, of Monroe, Wis., formerly of Brodhead, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2017, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe, Wis.  She was born on Sept. 12, 1954, in Monroe, the daughter of Forrest L. and Juanita C. (Smilley) Moore.  She married Frank Teal, who predeceased […]

 
 

JEAN M. PRESTBROTEN

JEAN M. PRESTBROTEN

Jean M. Prestbroten, 67, of Orfordville, Wis., passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospice, Janesville, Wis., on Monday, March 20, 2017.  She was born on April 7, 1949, in Oconomowoc, Wis., the daughter of Warren and Mary Lou (Voigt) Ebert.  She married her best friend, Sven Prestbroten, on May 4, 1968,in […]

 
 

JANET L. THOMMEN

JANET L. THOMMEN

Janet L. “Grandma Jan” Thommen, 85, of Monroe, Wis., formerly of Juda, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Aster Assisted Living, Monroe, Wis.  She was born on Jan. 3, 1932, in Juda, Wis., the daughter of Ivan and Mary (Davis) Arnsmeier.   She married Ernest H. Thommen on […]

 
 

ARTHUR McGINTY

ARTHUR McGINTY

Arthur F. “Bud” McGinty, 72, of Brodhead, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at his home. He was born on July 15, 1944, in Muncie, Ind., the son of William and Mernice (Valentine) McGinty. Arthur and Susan Brandenburg were united in marriage on Jan. 30, 1965, in Chicago, Ill. Arthur […]

 
 

Friends group draws Brodhead library’s concern

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – The dormant status of the separate Friends of the Library organization was discussed at the Brodhead library board’s meeting last week. Library director Angela Noel reported the library received an unsolicited mailing from an attorney saying the group has lost its tax exemption status from […]

 
 

Themed basket fundraiser a huge success for Brodhead bands

The Brodhead Band program raised thousands of dollars toward their goal of commissioning a piece of music written by nationally renowned composer Randall Standridge. A special thanks to everyone who donated toward the baskets: Nancy Acker, Eileen, Daniels, Steinmanns, Bruns, Demrows, Strathmans, Tallmans, Stanley/Letchers, Nipples, Dodds, Fishes, Richardsons, Leifkers, Huffmans, […]

 
 

Music in our schools Beth Riesterer

Music in our schools Beth Riesterer

This is my 17th year of teaching. I previously taught at Platteville Middle School and New Glarus Middle School. Jason was the High School Band Director in Brodhead and really liked working in this school district, so when the middle school job opened up, we decided that it would be […]