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Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

Wondering how you can make a difference and be a better human? Look at the posters throughout the halls at Brodhead Middle School for suggestions. Seventh grade students in Mrs. Tresemer’s Humanities class worked in small groups to complete posters with ideas regarding the simple idea of paying it forward. […]

 
 

County Board sends Livestock Facility Study Group to committee

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
	Hickory Daniels milks 350 cows between Brodhead and Juda, and attended last Tuesday’s County Board meeting to urge the board to be cautious in its con-siderations over 39 recommendations made by the Livestock Facility Study Group. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” Daniels told the board. 
Daniels warned the board that new regulations could push dairy farmers of all sizes out of business at a time when record numbers of farmers are leaving the industry. “Don’t regulate people out of business,” said Daniels. “Water quality is just as important to me as it is to you.”

The County Board voted to send a total of 39 proposed changes to county ordinances, staffing, zoning regulations and best practices to committee – namely Health, Zoning and Land and Water…

 
 

Pinnacle to raise pits to meet county standards

40,000 cubic feet of clay with raise three pits each by 3 feet. Clay will be installed along sidewalls, as well as along the floor, of the manure pits. Three feet of clay will line the bottom, and five feet along the sides.

 
 

BPD brass offer dept. update, perspectives

RYAN BROEGE PHOTOS
The Independent-Register
Brodhead Police Chief Chris
Hughes stands for a photo in the
department’s vehicle garage.

The Independent-Register conducted an interview last month with Brodhead Police Chief Chris Hughes and Deputy Chief and investigator Trevor Long to discuss changes, challenges and the state of the department last month. The interview covered crime in the city, department staffing, alcohol and substance abuse…

 
 

Pinnacle yet to meet county’s conditions for manure storage

By Ryan Broege EDITOR Pinnacle Dairy has not cleared every hurdle necessary before it can populate the farm on Decatur-Sylvester Road. Green County Conservationist Todd Jenson said the site has yet to meet the second condition of its waste storage management permit, granted by the county and agreed to by […]

 
 

Decatur Lake Golf Course “Front 9” to be protected as new public nature park

Decatur Lake Golf Course “Front 9” to be protected as new public nature park

Across the country and throughout the Midwest, many private and public golf courses are closing. According to industry reports, the rise of golf popularity in the last century created an over abundance of traditional golf courses.

 
 

Incoming: 5,800 cows to Sylvester township…

RYAN BROEGE PHOTO The Independent-Register
	These four free-stall barns will house the site’s 5,800 cows, milking and dairy. Calves and heifers will be raised off-site.

DNR grants final permit for Pinnacle Dairy to begin operations at feedlot on Decatur-Sylvester Road…

 
 

Nicholas Quint

Nicholas Quint

Nicholas M. Quint, age 76, of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Benton, IL. He was born in Monroe, WI on June 1, 1941, the son of Nicholas M. and Elizabeth (Galauner) Quint. He married Jeane Briggs-Bump on October 24, 1986, in Janesville. Nick was a […]

 
 

Christine Fabian

Christine Fabian

Christine Rae Fabian, age 48 of Wrightstown, passed away early Friday, April 20, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a two-year battle with cancer.  She was born on December 6, 1969 in Broadhead, Wisconsin to the late Stanley and Ruth (Kummer) Meyers. On June 6, 1992 […]