Library makes COVID policy changes Masks are now optional in all cases

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	Wisconsin folksinger, sailor, and songsmith David HB Drake is the special guest entertainer for the Brodhead Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Pro-gram Costume Party on July 26 at Brodhead High School.

By Dan Moeller, CORRESPONDENT The Brodhead Memorial Public Library Board decided last week to make some changes to its COVID policy. The library will no longer require masking for patrons when COVID levels reach a high level. Masking is now optional for patrons at any COVID level. The staff will mask […]


Brodhead business warms up appetite for good, shared stories – like magic

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	Firebolt Stone Oven Pizza and Colectivo Coffee opened last month at 1002 1st Center Ave., on the edge of downtown Brodhead. The Harry Potter themed décor, menu, and music are bewitchingly entertaining. Selections from Dumbledor Panini to LunaLovegood’s Croissant are available for breakfast with coffee or other good things to drink.

By Tony Ends, Interim Editor Firebolt Stone Oven Pizza and Coffee, which is unquestionably Wisconsin’s only Harry Potter-inspired pizza and coffee café, put me under its spell a month ago. When DeeAnna Straub and her daughter Karrissa Porterfield opened the themed eatery and coffee café at 1002 First Ave. in Brodhead, […]


Kelch Aviation Museum gets summer activities aloft in July and August

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	One of many meticulously maintained vintage air-craft at Brodhead’s airport and museum makes its way from a hanger to the grass landing strip in this 2018 photo. Kelch Aviation Museum has made tre-mendous progress since then, and it’s all on display in fun events this summer 2022.

Kelch Aviation Museum Back by popular demand! Join us on Thursday, July 21 to enjoy delicious BBQ, antique airplanes, and good company! Bring the whole family, and invite a friend. When: Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 7p.m. (or until the food runs out!) Where: The Kelch Aviation Museum: North […]


Open water scuba instructor dives into Brodhead summer library program July 12

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	Diversions Scuba instructor Kim Smith of Madison will share stories of the underwater world at the Brod-head Public Library next week, on Tuesday, July 12.

With the theme for the Summer Library Program as “Oceans of Possibilities,” on Tuesday, July 12 at 1 p.m., Kim Smith will be sharing the underwater world of both oceans and lakes. She will share what type of equipment is needed to survive in such an environment that is not meant for […]


Brodhead ready to celebrate Family Fest

Brodhead ready to celebrate Family Fest

Brodhead will come together Saturday for its biggest celebration of the summer – Family Fest. The community festival begins with a patriotic parade at 11a.m., followed by a full day of food, fun, music and fireworks at Putnam Park. According to organizers, this years event features more games for kids, […]


Putnum Park Bridge nearing completion, donations sought

Putnum Park Bridge nearing completion, donations sought

  Brodhead’s signature bridge across the Mill Race in Putnam Park is nearing completion, with a cover to be installed for sheltering its users. According to organizers, due to limited funds, the roof would be shingled rather than the originally-planned, longer-lasting metal roof. Recently, however, several generous, local donors emerged […]


Retired Brodhead teacher, native prairie steward fills vacant county board seat

Retired Brodhead teacher, native prairie steward fills vacant county board seat

By Tony Ends, Correspondent What do you do after 53 years of creatively filling teaching, stewardship, and community roles? If you’re Paul Roemer of Brodhead you accept a call to even wider service. Green County Board of Supervisors appointed Roemer last Tuesday, May 10, to a seat that’s been vacant […]


Brodhead students plant in celebration of Arbor Day

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Under the leadership of Rich Vogel and Brad Rosheisen, Brodhead Middle Schoolers planted two Canada Red Choke cherry trees and two ivory silk lilac trees on school grounds April 29.

Brodhead Middle School seventh graders last week planted four trees in celebration of Arbor Day. With the help of Rich Vogel and Brad Rosheisen, two Canada Red Choke cherry trees were planted near the school’s basketball hoops. Two ivory silk lilac trees were planted in front of the lunchroom to […]


U. S. Senator visits Brodhead facility to discuss plans that will return manufacturing to the states

Kuhn North America President Greg Petras gives Sen. Tammy Baldwin of the Brodhead facility last week.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Kuhn North America, Inc. last week hosted Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at KUHN’s Brodhead headquarters for a facility tour and to discuss the pro-manufacturing policies needed to grow the economy and create more family-sustaining jobs. KUHN manufactures a broad range of hay and […]


Supervisory District 19 seat still unfilled

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Green County Clerk Arianna Voegeli administers the oath of office to the Board of Supervisors elected April 5 and confirmed in the April 12 official canvas in the historic courthouse in Monroe on April 19.

By Tony Ends, Correspondent It will likely be May 10 before Brodhead Wards 3 and 4 residents know who will serve them for two years on Green County Board of Supervisors. No one among 559 voters in that part of the city registered as a candidate for the District 19 […]