Mask policy mandated as virus impact spikes in schools

By Tony Ends, Correspondent A sharp rise in COVID-19 cases during Brodhead School District’s first week back in session, following winter break, has prompted the return of an in-school mask policy. Responding to virus number increases, on Jan. 12 the Brodhead School Board re-instituted a mask-required policy, which was suspended […]


From city hall-Spending has been cut by about 7.4%, referendum aims to preserve services

Last week, the City of Brodhead provided general information on the upcoming referendum question that will appear on the Feb. 15 ballot. This week, the city is providing more information on how services might be affected if the referendum does not pass. Most department funding requests have been cut in […]


Citizens sought to advise Green County on American Rescue Plan funding. Area will see more than $10 million in aid from effects of pandemic

By Tony Ends, Correspondent Green County is looking for residents interested in helping review ideas and develop proposals for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Elected county officials have set a session next Monday, Jan. 17, to inform citizens about serving on an ARPA ad hoc committee. The community educational […]


City clerk seeks write-in candidates

By Maureen Vander Sanden, Editorial Coordinator Alderman Casey Jones will be the sole name on the ballot in the April 5 election despite four open seats on City Council. Mayor Troy Nyman and aldermen Timothy Schadewaldt, Robert Moon and Casey Jones filed notice of non-candidacy papers with the clerk’s office. […]


Sheriff: Janesville man was victim in fatal crash

The Green County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the victim of the Christmas Eve crash that left one man dead and another severly injured. Santos Pascual Velasquez Lopez, 44, of Janesville, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County Coroner’s Office. Pick up the Jan. 5th print edition […]


Seats on Brodhead City Council wide open. Candidacy papers due today

The City of Brodhead will have a new slate of elected leaders in the spring, with the four incumbents up for re-elections, each filing notice of non-candidacy papers by last week’s Dec. 24 deadline. Candidacy papers are due at City Hall today at 5 p.m. Candidates for the open seats […]


Green County sees highest number of COVID cases. Health department provides tips to staying healthy during the holidays

Last month, 732 Green County residents tested positive for COVID-19, according to Green County Public Health. This is the largest number of cases in a single month in county, according to a press release the agency sent out last week. “As cases continue to rise, Green County Public Health urges […]


It Makes Cents generates more than $5,000 for area families struggling

BECKY MALKOW The Independent-Register
Piggly Wiggly owners Justin and Alicia Campbell (from left) and Brodhead Senior, Cora Hafen presented a check for $5215.31 to Rick Gleason of Family Promise after the Dec. 13 Brodhead High School holiday concert.

By Becky Malkow, Correspondent Over the past month, Brodhead High School band students were busy preparing for their annual holiday concert, which had a special meaning this year. When the performance was delivered last week, audiences heard one of their selections which portrays homelessness and the extra struggles during the […]


Upcoming Brodhead school referendum part of statewide trend. American Rescue Act funds help local districts cope with pandemic

By Tony Ends, Correspondent Brodhead voters are now among six early Wisconsin school districts set to decide referendum measures in 2022 following a board vote last week. More districts around the state are sure to join them, as complex state formulas limiting spending approach a 30-year anniversary that’s made referenda […]


School district phasing in new mask policy

By Tony Ends, Correspondent Brodhead schools’ mask policy changed last week for extra-curricular activities and events, but the change for normal school hours is delayed until 2022. The Brodhead School Board voted Dec. 8 to change from “masks required” to “masks highly recommended” for holiday concerts, sporting events, and activities […]