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Fritz Badertscher,, age 77, from Brodhead, died peacefully with his family present after a long illness on April 25, 2019 at the Agrace Hospice in Janesville. He was born on April 28, 1941 in Monroe, WI, the son of Garde and Alice (Schneider) Badertscher. He married Phyllis Lohmeier on Dec. […]


Brodhead area producers receive SARE grants

By Tony Ends, Correspondent – Two local producers are among 48 in a 12-state region to get federal funding for grant projects. North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program announced projects selected on Thursday, April 25. Lauren Rudersdorf of rural Brodhead and Edward Kaderly of Juda were […]


4/24/19 Brodhead Shopper

4/24/19 Brodhead Shopper

Brodhead library changes rates for some fines

DAN MOELLER Independent-Register
With the coming of April, the Brodhead library is thinking about spring, including having a free seed library.

By Dan Moeller, Correspondent – Brodhead library board last week approved changes to its fine structure that decreases many fines, although some of the fines will increase. Libraries in the entire South Central Library System have been asked to review fines, library director Angela Noel said in an interview after […]


Brodhead hosts Jim Church Invitational

MANDY FIELDS Independent-Register

	Rhianna Teubert, left, and Alexis Oliver finish strong in the Brodhead Girls 100-meter hurdles, both qual-ifying for the finals in last week’s invitational.

By Trenton Scheiderger, Correspondent – Brodhead-Juda Track hosted their traditional Jim Church Invitational this past week.  It’s one of the biggest events of the track season, with many Wisconsin schools making the trip to Brodhead to compete. The girls’ team had great performances throughout, walking away with the team victory […]


Cards fall to Turner in close game, pitching duel

BECKY MALKOW Independent-Register
Chase Harnack slides safely into second for a stolen base in the top of the 7th last Thursday night. The Cardinals tried to put together a late game rally, but fell short.

By Becky Malkow, Correspondent – Thursday’s game against Turner was a heartbreaker for the Cardinals, as they lost the lead late in a 3-2 defeat. Turner is currently undefeated and ranked third in D2. The game was tied at two, with Turner batting in the bottom of the sixth when […]


Students make adults Beginning Band Night stars

COURTESY PHOTOG Independent Register
The 5th Grade Band

Beginning Band Night was held on Monday, April 15. This concert featured the 5th grade band and our “Adult Band.” During part of the 3rd and 4th quarters the 5th grade band students were asked to teach an adult how to play their instrument. Pick up the April 24th print […]


City council addresses unfinished business from past year, installs newly-elected alderpersons

JEREMY GOKEY PHOTO Independent-Register
Brodhead Common Council members for 2019-2020 are, front row from left, Erin Menzel, Deb Fox, Mayor Doug Pinnow, City Clerk Teresa Withee; back row from left, Paul Huffman, Ann Anderson, Allen Bruce and Troy Nyman.

By Jeremy Gokey, Correspondent – Newly elected alderpersons of the Brodhead Common Council were sworn in before the meeting on April 16. The former council convened to act on unfinished business from the last year. Former business included an update on Brodhead Manor, formerly the city’s middle school. Brodhead Manor […]


4/17/19 Brodhead Shopper

4/17/19 Brodhead Shopper

Community Gardens registration is April 22

Interested in growing your own food? Do you have limited or no space for a garden where you live? Would you like to have fresh beans in July, tomatoes in August and butternut squash for dinner in October? Then you are a candidate to join the Brodhead Community Gardens. There […]