50 Years Ago

April 30, 1969

Ground was broken for a new "sheltered workers" residence at Bethesda Lutheran Home. This is the continuing improvement of Bethesda's facilities to replace obsolete buildings with new fire-resistant buildings, as is the purpose of this "sheltered workers' residence." The building is arranged to have three sections, a central section with wings on two sides having duplicate facilities of 12 double bedrooms and an enclosed outdoor court for each wing. The central section will provide for the apartment for the houseparents.

25 Years Ago

April 30, 1994

WAUKESHA -- Two men arrested after a bank robbery and shootout with authorities that killed a police officer were held Friday on $1 million bail each while investigators searched a remodeled barn north of Watertown where the pair lived.

James Oswald, 50, and his son Theodore, 18, were named Friday in a probable cause statement by Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher. The pair had resided in a remodeled barn located behind a relative's home on state Highway 26. A probable cause statement allows authorities to detain suspects beyond a statutory 48-hour limit pending the filing of formal charges, scheduled Monday, the clerk of courts office said.

10 Years Ago

April 30, 2009

Greg David, a member of Sustain Jefferson, gave a presentation of "The Natural Step" for members of the American Association of University Women, Watertown Branch, at a recent meeting at the home of Cindy Gremmels. Sustain Jefferson is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring social and ecological systems through "The Natural Step" framework and methodologies. Sustain Jefferson strives to enable people, skills and ideas to come together in a fertile atmosphere that enables restorative ideas to thrive. The organization has held free weekly study circles in and around Jefferson County, based on "The Natural Step" by Sarah James and Torbjorn Lahti for the past three years. Hundreds of residents have participated.

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