50 Years Ago

May 3, 1969

A building with 25,000 square feet of floor space will be erected by Hevi-Duty Electric to replace the temporary rented facilities located at O'Connell and North Water Streets, formerly owned by and occupied by the Otto Biefeld Company. Transformers are manufactured in the former Biefeld Company building. The decision to erect the building was announced here yesterday by Frank H. Roby, president of Sola Basic Industries. Plans for a new building have been underway for a long time. Mr. Roby yesterday reaffirmed plans to build the structure.

25 Years Ago

May 3, 1994

The construction of a new branch bank for the State Bank of Reeseville was the largest project started in April, according to the city's building inspection office. The bank started construction on a Watertown branch at 1318 W. Main St. The 2,500-square-foot building, located just west of the Watertown Laundry and Video, is expected to open for business on Sept. 1. The branch, which will feature drive-through banking and an automated teller machine, will replace the bank's Clyman office. The value of the project was listed at $250,000 with the city.

10 Years Ago

May 3, 2009

The Watertown Common Council will look to act on several resolutions and ordinances when it meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the municipal building. The final reading of an ordinance implementing a planned unit development for a section of Bielinski Homes' Hunter Oaks subdivision will be on the agenda of the council. Bielinski is looking to add 39 living units to the Hunter Oaks subdivision that is located off of West Street. Current plans call for nine eight-unit family apartment buildings and three 27-unit apartment dwellings. As a condition of the ordinance, Bielinski must dedicate Ronald Reagan Park to the city when that area is developed.

50 Years Ago

May 4, 1969

The public safety committee will list four alternate proposals to the city council Tuesday evening to develop the site on North First Street on which the parking ramp had been planned. The four alternate proposals are: 1. Fill entire site to North First Street level. 2. Fill entire site to within six feet of level of North First. 3. Excavate entire site to level of existing basement floors or 10 feet below level of North First Street. 4. Build one floor parking facility with footings designed for future expansion.

25 Years Ago

May 4, 1994

The Rev. Thomas M. Segerson, pastor of St. Henry Church for the past seven years, has been appointed as pastor of St. Mary and St. Paul Church in Mineral Point. His new duties will begin June 14. His appointment was one of several announced by the Most Rev. William H. Bullock, bishop of Madison, and head of the Madison Diocese. The Rev. Bernard E. Rott has been appointed new pastor of St. Henry Church, effective June 14. He is currently serving as associate pastor of St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison. He was associated with St. Henry from 1978 to 1980, serving as deacon and associate pastor.

10 Years Ago

May 4, 2009

Big Macs. Quarter Pounders with Cheese. Happy Meals. Chicken McNuggets. Those are all food items Watertown residents will once again be able to feast upon starting in June. The new McDonald's on South Church Street is scheduled to open on June 9, according to operating manager Todd Pickett. The new restaurant will be 5,200 square feet and feature the most recent styles of the McDonald's corporation. The restaurant will also have a playland area and a dual drive through lane. The former McDonald's at the same location was declared a total loss in October of last year when a fire caused the building's roof to collapse.

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