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Brodhead man charged with firing gun while drunk

A Brodhead man was arrested for allegedly being armed while intoxicated and recklessly endangering safety after police responded to a neighborhood for reports of shots being fired Oct. 19. Brodhead Dispatch received several 911 calls at 4:46 p.m. about shots being fired in the 1400 block of W. 4th Avenue. […]

 
 

COVID restrictions remain at library. Green County coronavirus case rate still classified as ‘high’

By Dan Moeller, CORRESPONDENT COVID-19 restrictions in place at the Brodhead library remain unchanged for now, including a requirement to wear masks. At its meeting Oct. 21 Library Director Angela Noel recommended patrons continue to wear masks for library browsing and computer use and the library continue its curbside service […]

 
 

City considers land purchase for affordable housing project

The Brodhead Common Council decided recently to move ahead with a project aimed at building affordable housing in the city. A representative from Dimension Development first presented the Driftless Homes project to the council last month, proposing an owner-occupied “pocket neighborhood” for low-income households. Dimension Development would apply for grants […]

 
 

Raupp’s Pumpkins offers family fun

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	Pumpkin displays at Raupp's Pumpkin Patch are beautiful, including this one showcasing pumpkins of all sizes as well as other available decorations.

By Mary Hookham, Correspondent Making family memories in the pumpkin patch at an affordable price is the primary goal of Brian and Jessica Raupp and their family, owners of Raupp’s Pumpkin Patch north of Brodhead. “This is family fun,” said Jessica Raupp. “We want to make sure it’s affordable for […]

 
 

4-H Week highlights opportunities to learn, serve and have fun

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	Spring Grove Honest Workers 4-H club members Ellie Makos and Reaghan Schmelzer share a smile together during Cloverbud judging during the Green County Fair.

October 3-9 is National 4-H Week and Green County is celebrating the opportunities that the 4-H youth development program offers young people to learn, grow and lead. “4-H has allowed me to grow in confidence, leadership and communication skills all while building lifelong relationships with people from all walks of […]

 
 

Tractor drive/ride benefits Alzheimer’s and dementia patients Event raises awareness, offers support

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	A line of tractors and wagons goes down the road during the tractor drive/ride held annually to benefit the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. This year’s ride is Sunday, Sept. 26.

By Mary Hookham, Correspondent Green County’s eighth annual tractor drive/ride will be held Sunday, Sept. 26. This family-friendly event provides people of all ages with an opportunity to see tractors up close while supporting the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. “So many times when a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or […]

 
 

Brodhead schools going back to referendum April measure would look to fund current operations

The Brodhead School Board last week decided to move ahead with an April referendum to exceed the revenue limit in order to maintain current programs and facilities. The measure will be similar to the district’s last two referendums in November 2018 and April 2016, both of which were for three […]

 
 

Orfordville business pieces together annual quilt event Sept. 11

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	The art of quilting takes center stage Saturday, Sept. 11, as The Sassy Farm Chicks Quilting Co. hosts its annual Airing of the Quilts in downtown Orfordville. Dozens of quilts, new and vintage, will be on display.

Colorful craftsmanship will be featured in downtown Orfordville on Saturday, Sept. 11, as the Sassy Farm Chicks Quilt Co. holds its annual Airing of the Quilts outdoor exhibition. The show will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until dark at 203 W. Beloit St. and in nearby Purdy Park. The […]

 
 

New Albrecht principal ready to connect with students, staff, parents Knox comes from teaching post in Monroe district

New Albrecht principal ready to connect with students, staff, parents Knox comes from teaching post in Monroe district

By Margaret Plevak, Correspondent When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in the spring of 2020, Parkside Elementary School second-graders couldn’t distribute May baskets around their Monroe neighborhoods as they usually would. Instead, their teachers, Kelly Knox and Toni Wellman, brought bags with assorted treats — from paper flowers and balloons […]

 
 

Getting the band back together Community musicians gear up for annual concert

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	Musicians of all ages gather weekly in the Brodhead High School band room to rehearse for the annual Brodhead Community Band concert. The concert is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, in Veterans Park.

By Margaret Plevak, Correspondent Every Tuesday night for seven weeks in midsummer, Jenny Flory heads over to the Brodhead High School band room, joining 44 other musicians readying for the culmination of their 90-minute rehearsals: a concert at Twilight in the Park. Flory has been a member of the Brodhead […]