50 Years Ago

April 10, 1969

Dr. J. R. Casanova last night was presented with the Elk of the Year Service Award. The presentation was made by James. M. Clifford, exalted ruler. The award is presented annually to an outstanding member of the lodge in appreciation and in recognition for services rendered the lodge and to Elkdom. Casanova is a past district deputy grand exalted ruler, is a past president of the state Elk Association and has been exalted ruler of the lodge two different times. Others who have received the award are: Frank Semon, Christie Coogan, Frank C. Kellerman and Lloyd Meyer.

25 Years Ago

April 10, 1994

A 12-year veteran of the school board whose term will end later this month said he has served residents well during his years in office. Ken Berg, in an interview with the Daily Times, said he believes he has emphasized fiscal responsibility in the school district. Berg and another incumbent, Steve Luchsinger, did not seek re-election in Tuesday's election. They will be replaced by Jan Hoy and Cindy Gremmels. Incumbent Dan Fredrick was re-elected to the board. In 1982, 23-year-old Berg was one of the youngest people in the state to be elected to a school board. Although young and inexperienced in politics, he stressed responsibility from the beginning. "It wasn't easy," said Berg, who is now 36. "I didn't own property and I didn't have a family."

10 Years Ago

April 10, 2009

Ball Corp. will permanently cease manufacturing operations at the polyethylene terephthalate plastic packaging plant in Watertown by June, company officials announced Wednesday. The Watertown plant on Dayton Street, which operates four production lines with an annual capacity of approximately 250 million recyclable polyethylene terephthalate bottles, is scheduled to close by June 7, subject to customer requirements, according to Scott McCarty, director of corporate relations for Ball Corp. The local facility employs 52 people and produces polyethylene terephthalate bottles that are mainly used to hold carbonated soft drinks and water. Ball Corp. acquired the Watertown plant from Wis-Pak Inc. in 2001.

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