• Bygone Brodhead
  • JAMES ARLAN COMBS
  • Brodhead school district drops in state rating.  Officials caution that scores come with many factors due to pandemic
  • Brodhead Middle Schools collectively collected, boxed and delivered hundreds of items for the Afghan refugees temporarily living at Fort McCoy. The supply drive was coordinated by Brodhead grad Harper Sage, who had been enlisted at Fort McCoy, and middle school teacher Stephanie Tresemer, who advises the school’s leadership club TOOL.
  • Hospital reaches ‘all-time high’ of COVID cases   Monroe health group suspends procedures to keep up with demand
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF BRODHEAD CHAMBER The Independent-Register
	Spectators line the streets in downtown Brodhead to see the signature creations on display at the annual Fire & Ice Festival.
  • Proposed policing cut, increased EMS costs dominate budget talk.   2022 budget moves to Council for adoption Nov. 29
  • Bygone Brodhead

    Bygone Brodhead

    Brodhead Historical Society member Polly Weeden said Wisconsin was on the northern edge of covered bridges. According to the local historian, there were 60 bridges in the state when the first started going up in the 1830s. Romantic theories offered as to why they were covered, but roofs were built […]

  • JAMES ARLAN COMBS

    JAMES ARLAN COMBS

    James Arlan Combs, 85, died  peacefully on Dec. 3, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville while surrounded by family. He was born on Jan. 7, 1936 in Kentucky to the late Roscoe and Eva (Feltner) Combs. He married Linda Klapp in Durand, Illinois on Feb. 9, 1957. He worked […]

  • Brodhead school district drops in state rating.  Officials caution that scores come with many factors due to pandemic

    Brodhead school district drops in state rating. Officials caution that scores come with many factors due to pandemic

    RVP staff, Brodhead School District scored lower on its state report card than in 2018-19, when schools throughout the state were last rated. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction published public and choice school and district report cards for the 2020-21 school year Nov. 16, as required by federal and […]

  • Brodhead Middle Schools collectively collected, boxed and delivered hundreds of items for the Afghan refugees temporarily living at Fort McCoy. The supply drive was coordinated by Brodhead grad Harper Sage, who had been enlisted at Fort McCoy, and middle school teacher Stephanie Tresemer, who advises the school’s leadership club TOOL.

    Sending love and joy to Fort McCoy. Students complete successful supply drive for Afghan refugees

    By Independent-Register Staff, After a two-week supply drive to benefit the thousands of Afghan refugees temporarily housed at Fort McCoy, Brodhead Middle School students got word that donations they recently collected were distributed among those in need. Wisconsin National Guardswoman Sage Harper, who graduated from Brodhead High School in 2018, […]

  • Hospital reaches ‘all-time high’ of COVID cases   Monroe health group suspends procedures to keep up with demand

    Hospital reaches ‘all-time high’ of COVID cases Monroe health group suspends procedures to keep up with demand

    SSM Health Monroe Hospital and Monroe Clinic Medical Group began suspending select, non-urgent medical procedures beginning Monday, citing an all-time high of COVID patients. “Like many other healthcare facilities, SSM Health is experiencing extremely high patient volumes,” according to a press release from the health group. “While our staff has […]

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF BRODHEAD CHAMBER The Independent-Register
	Spectators line the streets in downtown Brodhead to see the signature creations on display at the annual Fire & Ice Festival.

    Fire & Ice returns Dec. 3 It’s not too late to join the festivities

    By Independent-Register staff Brodhead’s signature two-day holiday event returns Friday, Dec. 3 with a lineup of cozy, cold-weather events. Hundreds gather annually in downtown Brodhead to enjoy carriage rides through the streets, with wintry scenes of fires roasting, lights glistening, and ice being transformed into impressive sculptures. Organizers with the […]

  • Proposed policing cut, increased EMS costs dominate budget talk.   2022 budget moves to Council for adoption Nov. 29

    Proposed policing cut, increased EMS costs dominate budget talk. 2022 budget moves to Council for adoption Nov. 29

    By Maureen Vander Sanden, Editorial Coordinator Dozens filled Brodhead Council Chambers last week to speak during the public hearing on the proposed 2022 budget about the most contentious issue – the proposal to save $83,000 by cutting a vacant, full-time patrol officer position. During the lengthy hearing Nov. 15, citizens […]

 

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