Independent Register

Track teams win RVC championship meet

By Derek Hoesly Correspondent  BRODHEAD- The Brodhead-Juda girls and boys track and field teams won the Rock Valley south conference championship meet Tuesday, May 5. The girls took home the title with 151 team points and the boys dominated with 190 team points beating Clinton who had 145 points. Freshman […]

 
 

Cardinals compete in annual Beloit Daily News Invitational

By Derek Hoesly Correspondent BELOIT – On a rainy Friday afternoon, local track and field athletes competed in the 37th annual Beloit Daily News Invitational. Brodhead-Juda track and field results from the May 8 event are as follows: In the girls 200-meter dash, freshman Erin Nyhus placed third with a […]

 
 

UW-Platteville students present final report on proposed Pearl Island waterwheel

UW-Platteville students present final report on proposed Pearl Island waterwheel

By Michele Benesh  PLATTEVILLE – On Tuesday, May 5, a group from Brodhead attended a presentation by a team of UW-Platteville senior engineering students on the Platteville campus. The students have worked all semester to design a waterwheel to be placed at the former power house location at the foot […]

 
 

Legion Awardees

Legion Awardees

Lynn M. Johnston (left center) and Brian Shearer (right center) were the local, county and third district American Legion service award winners. Johnston was recognized as Brodhead’s Emergency Medical Technician of the Year, and Shearer was recognized as Brodhead’s Firefighter of the Year. Brodhead American Legion Post 197 recognized the […]

 
 

Bike across America

Bike across America

The local businesses of Brodhead Chevrolet-Buick and Kubly’s Automotive LLC are just two of the many supporters of John Winters and his Bike Across America for Pearl Island. John and his wife Jaine will set off from San Francisco later this month. A local kick-off event will be held on […]

 
 

Quilting – Born of necessity, evolved as artistic medium

Quilting – Born of necessity, evolved as artistic medium

By Cynthia L. Miller Editor  BRODHEAD – Born of necessity, quilts have been part of American culture for centuries. Quilts were originally utilitarian articles providing warm covers for beds or as hangings over doors and windows to keep out the cold. The earliest quilts were intimately connected to everyday life. […]

 
 

Couple gears up for Pearl Island Ride Across America

BRODHEAD – On Sunday, May 17 at 1:00 pm at the Brodhead Library Community Room, John and Jaine Winters will give a short presentation outlining their upcoming epic 4,000 mile bicycle journey across America. The couple will describe their route, display and discuss the equipment they will be using on […]

 
 

Shawn R. Dodson, 45

CONCORD. N.C. – Shawn R. Dodson, 45, of Concord, N.C., formerly of Brodhead, passed away on April 17, 2015, following a long illness. Area survivors include his parents, Robert and Jackie Lentine, Brodhead, and his sister, Holly (Mike) Hasse, Juda; and a nephew, Alex Hasse, Brodhead

 
 

Sandra Franks, 66

Sandra Franks, 66

JANESVILLE – Sandra K. Franks, 66, of Janesville, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 30, 2015 surrounded by her family. Sandra was born in Janesville, to the late Westly and Jean (Trescher) Stockman on Jan. 26, 1949. She graduated from Milton High School in the class of 1967. […]

 
 

Susan Clark, 62

Susan Clark, 62

BRODHEAD – Susan “Suzie” K. Clark, age 62, passed away from a sudden illness on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at UW-Hospital, Madison. Suzie was born on May 2, 1953, the daughter of Richard D. and Phyllis (Royce) McKinney. She had been married to Tom Clark. Suzie had many jobs, including […]