50 Years Ago
April 11, 1969
The post prom party will have a different format this year for the first time in its 18 year history. Those attending the party, which is held annually at the Watertown Elks Club, will be entertained by a popular rock and roll band in contrast to the orchestras and variety acts hired for the event in past years. Tony's Tygers, a top rock band from Milwaukee, will provide the entertainment. The band, which is frequently hired for events of this type, had a record on the national record chart several months ago. The record, "Little by Little," is known well by the young set across the nation.
25 Years Ago
April 11, 1994
HUSTISFORD -- Founded 100 years ago this month by Max P.E. Radloff, the cheese company which still bears his name has weathered the economic, marketing and regulatory changes which have spelled the end for so many small family-operated cheese factories in the state and in Dodge County. Today as the company celebrates a century in business in Hustisford, the fourth generation of Radloffs is involved in keeping the tradition going. Both Mark and Kevin Radloff hold cheesemakers' licenses and work in the business with their father, Rudy, who was president of the business since the death of his father, Roland, in 1962.
10 Years Ago
April 11, 2009
For the past 36 years Gregory Taylor made many friends while listening, talking and cutting hair at his barber shop in Watertown. On Monday, Taylor closed the Sportsmen's Barber Shop after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. "I fell in love with barbering," Taylor said. "Over the years my customers and I would talk about anything and if we didn't know something, we made it up. Really, my business was in listening, but I do have the gift of gab." Taylor went to high school in Mount Horeb where his guidance counselor suggested the barbering field to him. After graduation he attended Madison Area Technical College barber school in Madison. When he started looking for a job he headed north of Madison and decided he didn't want to work in Sun Prairie so he switched directions and came across the Sportsmen's Barber Shop located on North Fourth Street in Watertown. He knew it was the right fit and started work a few days later. He is an avid outdoors man and enjoys all types of hunting. Taylor worked with the owner of the shop, Richard Rumary, until 2002 when Rumary sold the business to Taylor.