50 Years Ago

May 8, 1969

The city of Watertown is faced with a financial crisis. At last night's city council committee meeting, Mayor Kenneth Wilkes told the council that indications are that the city will be $200,000 in the red by the end of 1969. He said that a surplus figure of $320,000 was included in the budget for 1969. Following the completion of the audit for 1968 by the city's auditing firm, Virchow & Krause, it now develops that the surplus was actually $120,000, instead of $320,000. Because of the dire financial situation, Wilkes told the council last night that he has called upon all departments to voluntarily cut expenditures by at least 10 per cent.

25 Years Ago

May 8, 1994

More than 200 students filled the Watertown High School gymnasium Saturday evening for the 1994 junior prom. The event marked the last school prom which will be held in the building. Next year, pupils will dance the night away at the new school. Kevin Tucker, who headed the prom committee, was selected by random drawing to reign as king. Kristin Hansen was selected as queen. Other prom royalty, also selected by random drawing, were Jessie Crim and John Johnson; Stacy Mann and Pat Martin; Stacy Barriere and Tony Lenius; Rebecca Weber and Matt Prickette; Lauren Clark and Jim Romlein; and Shelley Bovee and Blaise Denault. Miniature king and queen were Trayven Weihert and Stephanie Huebner.

10 Years Ago

May 8, 2009

The Watertown High School swim team will be able to host conference meets, invitationals and other swimming competitions in Watertown beginning next school year. The Board of Education approved funds to make the pool competitively compliant Wednesday night during a special meeting. The board approved a contract of $130,816 with Neuman Pools of Beaver Dam to repair and upgrade the pool gutter system and deepen the pool vessel for competition. Last month the board approved a contract of $51,043 with Neuman Pools for the work on the gutter system. The contract approved Wednesday is a combination of the first contract with Neuman and an additional $79,773 in funds to deepen the pool.

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