Write-in candidates emerge for Council seats. Meet those who wish to serve

By Maureen Vander Sanden,  Brodhead Independent-Register Alderman Casey Jones will be the sole name to appear on the ballot under the city seats in the April 5 election, but a handful of registered write-in candidates have come forward for a chance to secure a seat on City Council. Casey, who […]


United with ukuleles. Albrecht School music program gets boost

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Albrecht Elementary School students are learning to play ukuleles with music teacher Jennifer Perry thanks to a recent donation by the Music Boosters.

As part of Music in our Schools month, Brodhead School District is celebrating its programs by focusing on various components. At Albrecht Elementary School Jennifer Perry is in her second year as the music teacher. With the help of Music Boosters, she recently equipped her classroom with ukuleles and has […]


A closer look at what a city administrator does for municipalities

The Brodhead City Council is asking for residents’ interest on the creation of a city administration position at the Tuesday April 5, 2022, Spring Election, via a non-binding referendum. In 2017 the city completed its 20-year Comprehensive Plan that is required by state statue. One of the goals of the […]


COVID restrictions at library get more lax

By Dan Moeller, CORRESPONDENT Brodhead Memorial Public Library officials are loosening COVID restrictions. Last Thursday the library board decided that masks will be encouraged, rather than required. “That’s the biggest change,” said Library Director Angela Noel following the meeting.  She noted that last month the library brought out more furniture […]


Why does the school district need a referendum?

Why does the school district need a referendum?

By David Novy, Superintendent, Brodhead School District The Brodhead School District will present a referendum on April 5, seeking permission to exceed revenue caps for the purpose of maintaining current programs and facilities. The referendum is being presented as an alternative to program and maintenance cuts that will otherwise be […]


‘Business’ as usual at Brodhead High School

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Students at Brodhead High School are getting a taste of the business world thanks to its Career and Technical Education (CTE) course offerings. Last month, educators celebrated CTE month by highlighting its program which included courses meant to prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers. In addition to classes in fields […]


Banding together for some ‘fun in the sun’

BECKY MALKOW The Independent-Register

More than 260 students performed under the direction of Brodhead Middle School band director Beth Reisterer and High School director Jason Reisterer during the music department’s biggest production – Development of Bands Concert, held Sunday. The “fun in the sun”-themed show is part of Music in our Schools Month being […]


March is Music in our Schools Month

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Middle School band students participated in a com-bined Pep Band at a recent basketball game. The per-formance was one of many enrichment programs the Brodhead music department puts on.

For more than 30 years, March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school […]


Library’s virtual community meeting will help improve services, according to director

By Dan Moeller, CORRESPONDENT Organizers at Brodhead Memorial Public Library held a virtual community meeting last week as part of its strategic planning process. The virtual nature of the 90-minute meeting may have limited participation as fewer than 20 people took part. Still, Library Director Angela Noel said the meeting […]


Library board eases COVID restrictions

By Dan Moeller, CORRESPONDENT The Brodhead Memorial Library is easing its COVID-19 restrictions somewhat. The library board voted last Thursday to reopen its small study room and the local history room for individual use by Monday, Feb. 21. Masks will still be required within the rooms per public health guidelines. […]