50 Years Ago
June 4, 1969
The 1969 edition of the Orbit, which is the senior class publication of Watertown Senior High School, was issued to subscribers this week. This year's theme is "Turn of the Wheel." This issue, which is the 57th edition of the annual publication, is dedicated to Al Rippe, former Watertown photographer who recently sold his studio here and moved to La Crescenta, Calif. The dedication reads "The Orbit Staff of 1969 dedicates its Orbit to Mr. Al Rippe, a well-known photographer in Watertown for many years. Through his efforts and countless hours of hard work, patience, and understanding, he has enabled Watertown High students to capture memories through pictures in the Orbit."
25 Years Ago
June 4, 1994
A proposal to convert many of Watertown's one-way streets to two-way traffic was returned to committee by the Watertown Common Council Tuesday. The extensive plan lacked backing from aldermen in the face of considerable opposition from residents who live on the affected streets. "I don't feel there is enough support on the council to support the entire plan," said Alderman Ronald Krueger. As chairman of both the public safety and welfare committee and the ad hoc citizens committee, Krueger has been a major proponent of the elimination of one-way streets. Most council members said they wanted to see the proposal revised to reflect concerns from residents.
10 Years Ago
June 4, 2009
Holz Motors in Watertown recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 5,000-square-foot showroom and remodeled service and parts building with a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured city officials and representatives from the company.
The newly completed project at Holz Motors on Utah Street started soon after the local company expanded its line-up by purchasing Kennedy Chevrolet Buick Inc. last year. Holz is still in the process of trying to sell the former Kennedy property on West Main Street. To make room for its new brands, the local Holz dealership built a new 5,000-square-foot showroom and converted the old showroom into a 17,640-square-foot servic