50 Years Ago

April 21, 1966

The fiscal body of the Watertown Public School District at a meeting last night took a surprise turn and as a result the issue of constructing a new junior high school will go to the district's voters in two separate referenda. The date for the vote is Wednesday, May 11. No one voted against the idea of allowing the people to cast a vote on the question of whether the Riverside Junior High School, carrying a price tag of $2,465,000, is to be constructed.

25 Years Ago

April 21, 1991

Talk of a new public golf course in the Watertown area took a new turn this week with the announcement that a Watertown company is planning to build one about a mile east of the city limits. Windwood Enterprises has purchased the former Viola Wahl farm which is located at the intersection of county trunk highways EM and CW for the purpose of constructing a public golf course. All of the land is located in the township of Emmet. The land is 147 acres in size. Dan Fredrick, Barry Draeger and Tom Godfroy are the owners of Windwood. The firm is also the developer of the Whispering Winds subdivision which is located on Milford Street on the south side of the city limits.

10 Years Ago

April 21, 2006

The Watertown Plan Commission Monday set a public hearing date of May 16 for the rezoning of 21 Omena St. and part of 1502 S. Church St. from two-family residential to general business. Watertown Hospitality Group has an accepted offer to purchase the duplex at 21 Omena St. and is proposing to reconfigure some of the lot lines and construct a two-tenant, 3,600-square-foot building. The tenants would be nonfood users, Tim Randall of the Wisconsin Hospitality Group said. "We met with the applicant and everybody agreed we should not have a direct connection to Omena Street and access to the property should come off the driveway serving the remainder of the property," City Planner Mike Slavney said referring to the Site Plan Review Committee meeting held earlier Monday.

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