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Agnes (Gadget) A. Venard, 91, of Brodhead passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. She was born on January 12, 1927 in Malden, Missouri, the daughter of William and Camilla (Mosbey) Barker. Agnes married Frank Venard on September 2, 1966 in Rockford, Ill. She worked at […]


Brodhead K-9 set to graduate this week

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Officer Brian Bennett and his partner, Arrow, are looking forward to the next step in the K-9 certification process.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Officer Brian Bennett and K-9 partner Arrow are hard at work in order to be certified as the official Brodhead K-9 Unit. Arrow is graduating from Steinig Tal Police K9 Academy in Campbellsport, Wis., where he trained for the past five weeks. Officer Bennett […]


Lady Cards’ season ends in a hard fought battle

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Players and coaches celebrate after the Cardinals upset Williams Bay, at Williams Bay, last Thursday night.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – The Brodhead Cardinals hosted the Clinton Cougars last Tuesday for the opening round of regionals.  The Cardinals came in as the #5 seed, as Clinton came in as the #12 seed. Having already faced the Cougars twice prior in conference matchups, the Cards knew […]


City Council listens to budget presentations and committee reports

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – After several cancelled meetings for no quorum, City Council was able to convene last week to discuss budget and committee reports. Wade Boegli kicked off the presentations with the Park and Rec budget report. Boegli told the committee that his budget remains the same […]


Screamatorium is a spooktacular hit

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R.I.P. Productions makes a lot of their props by hand. Ann-Margaret Naber, President of R.I.P. Productions, made these pumpkins by hand using papier-mache and sealant. The whole process takes about a week.

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Brodhead’s newest attraction made itself available to the public this past weekend. The event hosted over 500 people on opening night. Gore and fright were everywhere in the 20,000 square foot space, but the process of turning the building from an abandoned shell and […]


10/17/18 Brodhead Shopper

10/17/18 Brodhead Shopper

Brodhead-Juda loses final game to McFarland

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The Cardinals seniors took the field for the final time on Friday at McFarland.  They are pictured here from left:  Dawson Van Wyhe (14), Husain Madgedy (42), Matt Mordhorst (53), Quinton Kammerer (12), Lucas Stephenson (7), Jacob Wilson (51), Seth Allen (21), Jeffery Williams (34), Jeremiah Darwin (24), Jacob Mahlkuch (75), Nick Noonan (53), Jon Elsner (61), Theo Policastro (49), and Austin Southall (66).

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – The Brodhead-Juda football team traveled to McFarland last Friday for what they knew would be a tough game for them.  The McFarland Spartans came into the game undefeated on the season, with an 8-0 record. The Cardinals found themselves deep in a hole, as […]


East Troy athleticism too much for Cards

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Daisy Nelson puts the set up to the middle hitter.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent – The East Troy volleyball squad traveled to Brodhead for the final inner-conference matchup of the season last Tuesday.  In honor of the event, the Cardinals hosted their senior night, giving thanks to the parents of seniors, and of course the seniors themselves. The Trojans […]


Brodhead School Board presents updates; Reinstates snack milk program

By Erica Gokey, Staff Writer – Brodhead School Board met last week to discuss updates, school trips and the elementary school milk program. Administrative reports kicked off the meeting. David Novy, elementary school Principal, explained to the Board that the elementary school was participating in Great lakes Apple Crunch last […]




Ronald E. Bruce, age 75, of Brodhead, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the U.W. Hospital, Madison.  He was born on March 18, 1943 in Vernon County, Wis, the son of George E. and Charlotte G. (Pepper) Bruce.  He married Joanne R. Zurfluh on Nov. 4, 1967 in […]