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AMVETS schedule

meeting Thursday

Watertown AMVETS Post No. 35 will meet Thursday at the Silver Eagle Saloon, 207 S. Second St. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Membership is open to American veterans, men and women, who served actively and honorably any time, anywhere from Sept. 16, 1940, through active duty personnel today.

For more information on the AMVETS organization, call Dennis Berg at 262-0880.

Bread and Roses

set Thursday night

Bread and Roses meals will be served from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. The meal will take place in the fellowship hall.

Participants are asked to enter through the office door on Ninth Street. For more information, visit

Personal Essentials

Pantry open hours

The Personal Essentials Pantry, sponsored by Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, is open Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. It is located down the hall from the food pantry in the basement of the church, 204 N. 10th St.

Among the items PEP distributes to those in need are: laundry and dish soap, tissues, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes, as well as feminine products. Monetary or donations of these items are always accepted in the church office.

Activities planned

at ROC center

The Watertown Recreation and Outreach Center for Youth, 213 N. Third St., is for all teenagers in grades seven to 12 and offers a variety of activities and events.

The center is safe, free, fun, well-supervised and organized. It allows for much free time when it is open in the afternoons some Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Offered are pool, video/computer gaming and internet surfing using the supervised and protected computers, foosball, air hockey and board/card games. Special events are also regularly held along with Bible/Talk Time being held each day that the center is open. Experienced biblical counseling and in-depth Bible study are also available if desired.

For more information, including open hours, email the center at, visit or, or call 920-261-4444.

TOPS 276 meeting

set at local center

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter No. 276 will meet Friday at the Watertown Senior and Community Center, 514 S. First St. Weigh-in is from 8:30-9:15 a.m., with a business meeting and program following.

Community residents are welcome and invited to take advantage of one free visit. The chapter is active and recruiting members. For more information, call Dawn Justman at 920-390-2066.

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Area News Makers

Gabrielle Eller of Watertown has been accepted for admission at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.

Stephanie Doerfert of Rubicon and John McGorey of Watertown were among the students in St. Norbert College's 2019 graduating class.

Taylor Loew of Burnett, Emily Glazewski of Ixonia and Lauren Jones of Watertown are set to receive degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday.

Kenneth Ryan of Horicon and Carlee Wuchterl of Watertown are part of the 2019 Emerging Choreographers concert at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Bella Reichardt from Watertown is among the 40 University of Wisconsin-Madison students who were awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

Jeremiah Maxfield of Watertown was the male recipient of the 2018-19 American Legion Citizenship Award at Howard College's annual award convocation in Big Spring, Texas.

Andrea Knoelke of Ixonia graduated with a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's main campus in Davenport, Iowa, on Feb. 22.

Assigned to the Naval Submarine Support Center, Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Bear-Potter from Oconomowoc is stationed at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, homeport to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines.


Brian Fritsch, the son of Doug Fritsch and Diann Hosp Fritsch of Lake Mills, and Eveline Chang, the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Louise Chang of DuBois, Pennsylvania, were united in marriage on June 16, 2018, at the University Settlement Camp in Beacon, New York.

Kenneth Roeseler and Lorraine "Lou" Kersten were united in marriage on Dec. 5, 1953, during a 7 p.m. candlelight service at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. M. A. Bertermann officiating.

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