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Blood drive set April 24

The Blood Center of Wisconsin is partnering with the Watertown Senior Center, 514 S. First St. Watertown, to host a community blood drive on Friday, April 24. The blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m., if the senior center is reopened at that time. The center is currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. For an appointment, call 877-232-4376 or register online at

Walk Watertown to resume

Walk Watertown indoor walk scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. Walk Watertown will move outdoors starting the week of April 11. A map of that week’s walk will be posted on its Facebook page which is Get Healthy Watertown. The map will be posted Sunday or Monday the week before the walk. The idea is for people to walk at their convenience during the week instead of a group on Saturday. Participants are asked to post on Facebook so the group can see if people are taking advantage of the map or send an email to The first weeks walk starts at the Octagon House. Participants can choose between 1-, 2- and 3-mile routes. The group meets at a different location each week. Participants are able to walk at their own pace. Walk Watertown is a noncompetitive, recreational walking program open to people of all ages at no charge.

Area News Makers

EAU CLAIRE — Micky Schultz of Watertown was among the 44 students who received degrees in January from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Of the degrees awarded, 41 were received by students attending the Eau Claire campus and 3 were received by students attending UW-Eau Claire — Barron…

Jack Erwin Monis of Ashippun has been named to Viterbo University’s fall 2019 semester Dean’s List.

MILWAUKEE — Several area students have received academic honors from Milwaukee School of Engineering for the 2020 Winter Quarter.

OSHKOSH — University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students received diplomas in December during the university’s 55th midyear commencement.

Sigma Alpha Lambda has announced Braeden Christian of Watertown has become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda.

MADISON — More than 1,770 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 15, 2019. About 1,200 graduates took part.

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire awarded 670 degrees in December. Of the degrees awarded, 662 were received by students attending the Eau Claire campus and eight were received by students attending UW-Eau Claire — Barron County.

MANKATO, Minn. — Jessica Milbrath of Jefferson has been named to the high honor list at Minnesota State University Mankato.

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