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1/13/21 Brodhead Shopper

1/13/21 Brodhead Shopper

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Albrecht students embark on reading adventure

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Albrecht Elementary School students enjoy some “sight-seeing” as part of a special reading motivational project at the school. The theme of the January effort is “’Book’ a Trip: Reading Takes You Everywhere.”

Local students are “going places” with a special motivational reading program this month. A video presentation kicked off “‘Book’ a Trip: Reading Takes You Everywhere” last week at Albrecht Elementary School. “Our goal is for the students to get excited about reading and realize how fun it can be to […]

 
 

Pearl Island bridge roof is up in the air Accounting snafu delays project

MARY HOOKHAM The Independent-Register
	The Pearl Island bridge was finished in 2019 but still awaits a roof to make it a covered bridge. Recently, a clerical error was discovered with the Pearl Island account, so funding for the roof remains unclear.

By Margaret Plevak, Correspondent A not-yet-covered bridge in the Pearl Island Recreational Corridor is still awaiting its roof. The bridge, located in Putnam Park, was one of the projects generated by a group of volunteers formed in 2011 to improve the 180-acre area between the Sugar River and along the […]

 
 

BARBARA JOHNSON

BARBARA JOHNSON

Barbara Elizabeth Johnson, age 76, passed away at Meriter Hospital in Madison surrounded by her three children on Jan. 7, 2021, after a brief illness. Barbara was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of William and Blanche (Hubbard) LaBorde. She married Lloyd Hartman on Jan. 1, 1964. […]

 
 

1/6/21 Brodhead Shopper

1/6/21 Brodhead Shopper

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Sharing treasures from ‘the county’s attic’ Historical society volunteers organize for eventual museum reopening

Sharing treasures from ‘the county’s attic’ Historical society volunteers organize for eventual museum reopening

By Margaret Plevak, Correspondent The COVID-19 pandemic closed the Green County Historical Society’s museum this year, keeping visitors away. Behind the scenes, however, some members are busy reorganizing the past with an eye toward the future. “We couldn’t open. We couldn’t have our annual fundraiser breakfast. We couldn’t even hold […]

 
 

NAOMI VIRGINIA MILLER

NAOMI VIRGINIA MILLER

Naomi Virginia Miller, age 96, of Brodhead, passed away Dec. 29, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home in Monroe, Wisconsin. Naomi was born Aug. 21, 1924, the daughter of Herman and Helen (Kelly) Krueger. When Naomi was young, her mother was ill and her father was unable to care […]

 
 

DENISE GALLO

DENISE GALLO

Denise Gallo, age 77, of Janesville, passed away Dec. 30, 2020, while at the Select Specialty Hospital in Madison with her devoted daughter and son-in-law by her side. Denise was born July 29, 1943, in Watertown, South Dakota, the daughter of Howard and Catherine (Scheiber) Shoff. She married John Gallo […]

 
 

12/30/20 Brodhead Shopper

12/30/20 Brodhead Shopper

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Libraries strive to serve community needs amid pandemic Virtual offerings increase, Orfordville opts to stay open

MARY HOOKHAM The Independent-Register
Albertson Memorial Library Director Carolyn Seaver reads “Max's Christmas” by Rosemary Wells for a recent storytime recording. Because of the pandemic, Storytime is posted weekly on the Albany library’s Facebook page instead of being held in person.

  By Margaret Plevak, Correspondent In a year where so much of normal life has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, even trips to the local library to browse the shelves, meet with book club members or take a youngster to storytime aren’t always possible. The new normal is now […]