Library director to leave Brodhead in June. Angela Noel accepted lead position at Dodgeville Public Library

Library director to leave Brodhead in June.   Angela Noel accepted lead position at Dodgeville Public Library

By Dan Moeller, CORRESPONDENT The Brodhead Memorial Public Library Board will be on the search for a new director following the news that the current director would be resigning early this summer.  The library board last Thursday accepted the resignation of Angela Noel after six years as director. Noel is […]


Brodhead voters pass school referendum

Dave Novy

By Tony Ends, Correspondent Brodhead voters approved a school district referendum to exceed state revenue limits during last week’s nonpartisan election held April 5. The vote in Green County was 555 in favor and 466 against the measure with 1,021 votes cast. Western Rock County rural voters in the Brodhead […]


City voters shoot down referendum, elect Jones as new mayor

City voters shoot down referendum, elect Jones as new mayor

Forty percent of Brodhead city voters turned out last week to cast ballots in the election for City Council and a non-binding referendum concerning a future city administrator. Seventy-four percent of the ballots cast voted “no” on the creation of a city administrator. Of the 650 votes cast on the […]


Brodhead Junior Prom held April 2 – Diamonds & Gold

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‘Diamonds & Gold’ 
The Brodhead junior class hosted prom April 2 at the high school, electing the following to court: Winnie Weiss (front, from left), Braxton Drasch, Lexie Lobeck (center), Devan Jones, Lily Bump, Leon Saunders, Skyler Gretebeck, Joey Ross, Alexis Kammerer, Sean Huffman (back), Kaidynce Bevars, Austin Moe, McKenna Young and Aidyn Vondra. More images from the event appear on page 3.



What is the tax impact of the school district referendum?

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The above chart compares rates for other Green County and Rock Valley Conference districts. 

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Successful passage of a referendum April 5 would result in the above projected tax rates for the three years of the referendum.

By David Novy, Superintendent, Brodhead School District The School Board is very much aware of the tough economic conditions facing families in our community and has timed and structured the referendum to limit the tax impact on our community. Board members have the unenviable challenge of maintaining a strong, balanced […]


Juda Zion to present ‘Come to the Cross and Remember’

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Cantata performers include Bob Severson (from left), Dakota Davis, Gene Dobbins, Rudy Kaderly, Mark Woodword, Kalvin Kaderly, Steve Anderson, Jake Hoesly and Brian Matzke.

After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, Juda Zion United Methodist Church is reviving its Easter-cantata tradition. The presentations will be at 1:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 10, and on Good Friday, April 15 at the church, N2350 Church St., in Juda. The cantata titled, “Come […]


Music in our Schools. Directing couple’s ‘band family’ extends beyond the home

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The Riesterer Family – Brant (from left), Jason, Brynn and Beth – share their love of music with each other and the community.

For Music in our Schools Month, the Brodhead Music Boosters is spotlighting the teachers who bring sweet sounds into the classroom. Husband and wife duo- Jason and Beth Riesterer lead the high school and middle school bands, respectively, heading these programs and developing the skills students need to perform, including […]


Write-in candidates emerge for Council seats. Meet those who wish to serve

By Maureen Vander Sanden,  Brodhead Independent-Register Alderman Casey Jones will be the sole name to appear on the ballot under the city seats in the April 5 election, but a handful of registered write-in candidates have come forward for a chance to secure a seat on City Council. Casey, who […]


United with ukuleles. Albrecht School music program gets boost

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Albrecht Elementary School students are learning to play ukuleles with music teacher Jennifer Perry thanks to a recent donation by the Music Boosters.

As part of Music in our Schools month, Brodhead School District is celebrating its programs by focusing on various components. At Albrecht Elementary School Jennifer Perry is in her second year as the music teacher. With the help of Music Boosters, she recently equipped her classroom with ukuleles and has […]


A closer look at what a city administrator does for municipalities

The Brodhead City Council is asking for residents’ interest on the creation of a city administration position at the Tuesday April 5, 2022, Spring Election, via a non-binding referendum. In 2017 the city completed its 20-year Comprehensive Plan that is required by state statue. One of the goals of the […]