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Brodhead’s Taylor Bluemel joins Taylor University’s 2016-2017 cross country team

Taylor University women’s cross country head coach, Quinn White, has announced his signing class for the 2016-2017 season, adding five student-athletes to a program that has claimed three-straight Crossroads League Championships. Taylor Bluemel is one of the five making up the incoming class for the Trojans, who are looking to […]

 
 

7/6/16 Shopper

7/6/16 Shopper
 
 

Turner J. Zimmerman

Turner J. Zimmerman

Turner J. Zimmerman, 15, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home. He was born on December 27, 2000, in Beloit, the son of Tony Zimmerman and Krista Giles Drury. Turner attended Brodhead Middle School and had recently graduated from the eighth grade. He was looking […]

 
 

Ruth Ann Wenger

Ruth Ann Wenger

Ruth Ann Wenger, 86, of Footville, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor in Footville. She was born on March 14, 1930, in Rock County, the daughter of Herman and Lillian (Foslin) Skogan. She married Gottfried Wenger Jr. on […]

 
 

Lois I. Bliss

Lois I. Bliss

Lois I. Bliss, 68, of Brodhead, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born on April 14, 1948, in Monroe, the daughter of Roland and Iva (Burkhalter) Scoville. She married Douglas Bliss on October 19, 1996, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church […]

 
 

James W. Loften

James W. Loften

James W. Loften James W. Loften, 92, of Albany, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe. He was born on August 17, 1923, near Moorefield, West Virginia, the sixth of ten children born to Harness and Kurnie (Shook) Lofton. He graduated from […]

 
 

Brodhead student attends Wisconsin Leadership Seminar

Brodhead student attends Wisconsin Leadership Seminar

Brodhead High School student Morgan Tresemer recently returned from a three-day Wisconsin Leadership Seminar (WILS) hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Along with over 200 of Wisconsin’s brightest young leaders, Tresemer was encouraged to recognize her own leadership potential. She had a fantastic time and is looking forward to integrating […]

 
 

New fire engine in production

By Siara Schwartzlow, Editor The Brodhead Fire District’s new Engine 1 is currently being built at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton. Delivery is expected in mid-July. The Engine 1 will be replacing a 1988 Mack Pumper that lacked sufficient safety features to keep the fire district in compliance with the National […]

 
 

New exhibit marks Brodhead’s 125th year as a city

By Carol J. Gombar The former Village of Brodhead became the “City of Brodhead” through an act of the Wisconsin Legislature in its winter session of early 1891.  In those days, it was the only way for a village in this state to become a city. The Honorable Henry Clay […]

 
 

Mass casualty simulation provides real-world practice

By Siara Schwartzlow, EDITOR First responders from Green and Rock Counties participated in a full-scale mass casualty simulation at the Brodhead Airport last Wednesday, June 29. In preparation for the upcoming Fly In, the simulation followed a scenario in which two airplanes collided in midair, and one landed in a […]