50 Years Ago

Jan. 26, 1968

Edwin E. Nehls of Juneau, who will become sheriff of Dodge County on Feb. 1, announced today that he has appointed Ted Meekma of 406 Lake Street, Beaver Dam, to the position of undersheriff of Dodge County. Mr. Meekma was educated in the Randolph Public Schools and is a veteran of four years of military service with the United States Air Force. He has had two and one-half years of law enforcement experience as a member of the Dodge County Traffic Police and as a deputy sheriff, from June 1964 through November of 1966. He is a Journeyman carpenter and was employed by the Luken Lumber Company of Beaver Dam.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 26, 1993

The city of Watertown, on behalf of Mayor Frederick Smith and Clerk/Treasurer Michael Hoppenrath, has filed a lawsuit against both Dodge and Jefferson counties in an effort to save city taxpayers $83,000. "This was the only alternative left to the city to try to stop double taxation (for health care services) against the residents of Watertown," Smith said. "From a point in July through sometime in late November I have been working with the counties to come to a compromise solution to this. Those were all denied," Smith said. Smith said the lawsuit was to be filed in Jefferson County Court this morning with a copy to be served in Dodge County Court later today.

10 Years Ago

Jan. 26, 2008

Todd Fischer, a business banker with M&I Bank in Watertown, has been promoted to the title of officer. Fischer earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a graduate of the Wisconsin Banker Association Introduction to Commercial Lending School. He founded the Watertown Central Business Association in 1992 and served as the organization's inaugural president until 1997. He was the vice president and general manager of the former Fischer's Department Store in Watertown for over 19 years.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 27, 1968

Mrs. George Romney, wife of Governor George Romney of Michigan, who is seeking the Republican party presidential nomination, visited in Watertown on Thursday afternoon. She was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Staude, 1322 Randolph Street, where she met and visited with a large number of persons. All who had the opportunity of visiting with her found her gracious, pleasant and affable, and easy to meet. She is campaigning in behalf of her husband while the governor is making stops in other parts of the state, mostly the northern part. She will join her husband in Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 27, 1993

Zwieg's Grill was named the winner of the first chili cook-off held in conjunction with the January Price Thaw event in downtown Watertown last Saturday. Chairman Edna DeWitt said Zwieg's was "way ahead" in the balloting with the other two participating restaurants, C.D. Beck's and Chalet, tied for second place. She said approximately 125 ballots were received. For the chili cook-off, hungry diners could stop in at any one of the restaurants, or all three, and taste a free sample of homemade chili. After voting on the flavor, ballots could be dropped off at Keck's Furniture or Calico Cottage.

10 Years Ago

Jan. 27, 2008

A Watertown High School graduate will return to the high school stage after traveling throughout the state to perform with the Wisconsin Singers in front of friends and family. Ryan Moldenhauer, class of 2007 graduate, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in music education. This is his first year performing with the Wisconsin Singers. "I can't wait to come and perform in Watertown," Moldenhauer said. "I have waited so long for this, and it's finally here. When the singers came to Watertown last year I just wanted to jump right up on stage with them. I was so excited to audition and become a part of it. Now I am, and I love every minute of it."

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