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Brodhead native co-founds One Gift, One Child in Haiti

Brodhead native co-founds One Gift, One Child in Haiti

By Robin Marsden, Correspondent – A war had just ended in Haiti in Jan. 2005. Several people dropped out of the mission trip headed there because of the unrest. Natalie Charlotin, formerly Natalie Joyce, 2004 graduate of Brodhead High, was not one of these people. She felt a pull to […]


Youth flag football is underway

Youth flag football is underway

The Brodhead Park and Recreation youth NFL Flag Football league is back in full swing this fall. Area youth, grades 2nd through 6th from Brodhead, Orfordville and Juda partake in the Saturday morning program in September and October at the high school practice field. Pick up the Sept. 19th print […]


Norman Arn

Norman Arn

Norman Arn, age 92 of Brodhead, died Friday, September 14, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on January 29, 1926 in Monticello, the son of Alfred and Marie (Goodman) Arn. Norman married Jeanette H. Dettweiler on September 27, 1950 in Monroe. He farmed in the Albany area […]


Edwin C. Smith Jr.

Edwin C. Smith Jr., 84, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born on July 21, 1934 in Brooklyn, the son of Edwin and Margie (Benson) Smith. He married Mary B. Anderson on Feb. 28, 1959 in Brodhead. She passed away on […]


Bambi M. Sauer

Bambi M. Sauer, 58, of Brodhead, died Friday Sept. 14 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. She was born on Nov. 22, 1959 in Monroe, the daughter of Orlin and Annie (Obermueller) Haas. She graduated from Juda High School in 1977, and she then graduated from Cosmetology School. Bambi married Larry […]


Cardinals put in good effort but fall short to Trojans

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Nick Naramore looks for open field on the keeper.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – Brodhead-Juda came into Beloit Turner with a 2-2 record, prepared to face off against the Trojans for their 5th conference matchup of the year. Despite recent offensive struggles, Brodhead-Juda had no trouble moving the ball up and down the field last Friday night. It […]


Cardinals sweep Chiefs

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Sabrina Segal hammers down a hit against Big Foot.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – The Lady Cards came out in full force Tuesday, Sept. 11, as they wasted no time jumping out to an early 11-5 lead. The Chiefs came to fight, however, as they quickly tied the score at 13 all. The race began for these teams […]


Youth In Government, new Brodhead police officer sworn in at Council meeting

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Brodhead Chief Chris Hughes, Officer Tylor Hoard, and Hoard’s fiancée Taylor.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Common council conducted a short, but sweet meeting last week. Youth In Government students and a new Brodhead police officer swore in. Youth In Government students Craig Christensen, Sebastian Van Wyhe, and Jenna Ils took their oath before the Council.  Accompanying the ceremony were […]


9/12/18 Brodhead Shopper

9/12/18 Brodhead Shopper

Phyllis J. McKinney

Phyllis J. McKinney, 83, of Brodhead, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Monroe Health Services, Monroe. She was born on July 30, 1935 in Turtle Township, Rock County, the daughter of Harry and Bertha (Erickson) Royce. She married Richard “Dunk” McKinney on Dec. 9, 1952 in Footville. He passed […]