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12/30/15 Shopper

12/30/15 Shopper

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, […]


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Johnson’s Hot Hand Leads Cards to Victory

By Becky Malkow Correspondent WALWORTH – The Cardinals boys’ basketball team continued to impress, defeating Big Foot Tuesday night in convincing fashion, 82-67. The Cardinals (3-1 overall, 1-1 Rock Valley Conference) hit 10 three-pointers, including six from Sophomore Parker Johnson. Johnson had a team high 23 points. He was joined […]


5,000-cow dairy proposal in troubled water

By Tony Ends Editor MONROE – Pinnacle Dairy has hit a wall – a wall of water – that could wash out the proposal to build a 5,000-cow dairy on 130 acres in Sylvester Township several miles west of Brodhead. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Engineer Gretchen Wheat just before […]