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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 […]


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

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.

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

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 […]


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

	Spectators line the streets in downtown Brodhead to see the signature creations on display at the annual Fire & Ice Festival.

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

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 […]




Joyce Louise Myers, age 89, died Nov. 13, 2021 while at her home. She was born on Feb. 9, 1932 in Flint, Michigan to the late Woodworth and Hazel (Dowen) Coad. She married Robert C. Myers on Feb. 14, 1953. The couple spent almost 60 years together before his passing […]




Debra Jo Huschka, age 66, died Nov.14, 2021 at Monroe Clinic Hospice in Monroe, Wisconsin. She was born on Nov.19, 1954 in Janesville to the late Earl and Sonia (Ellefson) Tate. She married Daniel Huschka on July 20, 1996 at the Fulton Church of Edgerton. She was a longtime member […]




Penny Lee Miller, age 53 passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Agrace, Janesville, WI on November 16, 2021 after a long battle with Huntington’s disease. Penny was born in Monroe WI to Kenneth and Bonita (Schupbach) Wilson September 29, 1968. Penny graduated from Brodhead High School then later graduated […]




Bradley J. Kaderly, age 39, died Nov. 11, 2021. He was born Oct. 27, 1982 to John and Tammy (Fowler) Kaderly. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 2000. During high school, he was a member of the FFA and received a national award. He was also in Boy Scouts, […]


Cards fall to the ’cats in third round of playoffs

Gage Boegli gets the edge and heads to the end zone for a TD

Trenten Scheidegger, Correspondent The 2021 Brodhead-Juda Cardinals went on one of the best runs the program has ever seen. Including the 2021 spring season, this year’s senior class on 17 consecutive games. After going 9-0 through the 2021 regular season, the Cards kept their momentum rolling into the postseason as […]