50 Years Ago

June 12, 1969

The "package" elementary school submitted by the Board of Education as one of the proposals in the referendum election on Tuesday, June 17, is a relatively new concept in school building construction.

This type of design was prompted by the high costs of conventional school buildings. It has only recently been introduced in Wisconsin school districts, and several schools have been built, or are being built in the southeastern part of the state. Basically, the architects use a design system in planning this school, employing the use of standard materials, quantity buying, and a simplicity of construction to keep costs down. The design also permits a much shorter construction time, with a great reduction in labor costs over the construction of the conventional school.

25 Years Ago

June 12, 1994

STEVENS POINT -- The Watertown Daily Times received four top awards, including first place in general excellence, in the Better Newspaper Contest at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association today at Stevens Point. The other awards were a first place for business reporting, first place for feature photo, and third place for all around newspaper photography. On the general excellence award the judges said the Watertown Daily Times "is a great newspaper. Super stories, pictures, ads, features and sports. Overall, this paper was head and shoulders above other entries." Staff photographer John Hart received a first place award in the features division for a photo of a boy carrying his dog.

10 Years Ago

June 12, 2009

The Watertown area's displaced workers now have a high-quality, hands-on local resource for finding their way back into the workplace. The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin's Work Smart System cut the ribbon on its access point in Watertown today at MATC. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, MATC-Watertown is donating space and staff time to help job seekers access services. Opportunities, Inc. is one of the contracting agencies working with the Workforce Development Board to engage job seekers in the Work Smart System and promote work force development in the community.

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