50 Years Ago

July 3, 1969

Kenneth F. Beyer, manager of Keck's, is the new president of the Watertown Rotary Club. He took over his duties at yesterday's meeting of the club. He succeeded Ken Clausen, manager of Penney's, who has served for the past year.

Rotary Club presidents serve one-year terms. Leo Bargielski, administrator of Watertown Memorial Hospital, is president-elect of the club and will take over as president on July 1, 1970, as president.

Rev. Paul H. Meister is program chairman. George Wolff is club secretary, and William Kwapil is treasurer.

25 Years Ago

July 3, 1994

Felix Kubly has been ringin' em up for years -- more than four decades worth -- and is about to be rewarded with enshrinement. The 79-year-old horseshoe pitching aficionado of Watertown will become a member of the Wisconsin Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame in Eau Claire Labor Day weekend. 

Kubly caught the tossing bug in 1949 while at a family outing in Fort Atkinson. By 1951 he was the proud owner of two pairs of horseshoes and two stakes -- and a driving impulse to conquer the sport.

10 Years Ago

July 3, 2009

Most art students paint on a regular canvass, but one recent Watertown High School graduate prefers a much larger space to paint. Brianna Baurichter completed three large murals during her time at school. 

High school art teacher Dave Pawl said some students do attempt to paint a mural on a wall throughout high school, but few actually finish the paintings and even fewer have done more than one. 

The first mural Baurichter did is along the wall near the art department. The large black and white painting is of a chess board with big black and white squares with the chess pieces transforming into a city. It's based off of the painting by M.C. Escher.

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