50 Years Ago

April 23, 1969

Eight young women will compete for the title of Miss Watertown in the second annual pageant to be held Saturday evening at 8 o'clock in the auditorium of the Watertown High School. The pageant, sponsored by the Watertown Jaycees, will be modeled after the Miss America Pageant. The winner of the title will advance to the Miss Wisconsin Pageant in Oshkosh on June 14. One of the following young women will be chosen to represent Watertown at the state pageant at Oshkosh: Kristine Mary Coughlin, Cheryl Jean Fischer, Karen Janice LeMacher, Jane Adel Pirkel, Cheryl Lynn Sayler, Teresa Mary Schmutzler, Mary Jane Schuettt and Kathryn Trotts.

25 Years Ago

April 23, 1994

The top position at Cooperative Education Service Area 2 was awarded Tuesday to a former employee of the Watertown Unified School District. Caroline Stoner, former director of curriculum and instruction for Watertown Public Schools, was selected from a pool of six candidates, which included the district's current superintendent, Dr. Suzanne Hotter. Stoner, of Helenville, was offered a three-year contract by the CESA 2 board of control, said Tom Shepro, administrator. Stoner has been the superintendent of the Palmyra-Eagle School District since 1988 and was employed before that by Watertown Public Schools. Stoner will wait to formally accept the offer until her school board approves release from her present contract. The CESA 2 contract states Stoner will begin her duties July 1 and receive a salary of $80,000 for the first year with the next two years' salaries to be negotiated.

10 Years Ago

April 23, 2009

A Watertown building owner was recognized Friday during the 19th Annual Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony held in Wausau. Darrell Walsh, owner of 116 W. Main St., received an honorable mention award for Best Upper Story Rehabilitation Project at the annual ceremony. The multistory building was damaged in August of 2007 following a fire. "He got honorable mention, but he should be very, very proud of that because the competition was very, very stiff," said Watertown Main Street Program Director Susan Dascenzo. "What he has done to that building is what we are hoping to do in some of our other second stories on Main Street because the apartments are just gorgeous."

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