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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

PHOTO SUBMITTED The Independent-Register
	
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

TONY ENDS The Independent-Register

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 […]

 
 

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

BECKY MALKOW Brodhead Independent-Register
‘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 […]