50 Years Ago

May 16, 1969

The board of trustees of the Joe Davies Scholarship Foundation of Washington, D. C., is making additional funds available for the scholarship program, which is in operation in Watertown and six other cities. The trustees also awarded an additional scholarship for Jefferson Senior High School. Each scholarship was increased from $2,800 to $3,200 for four years of study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, or the U.W.-Milwaukee, or from $700 a year to $800 a year. Scholarships for Jefferson High School have been increased from three to four as a result of the action of the board.

25 Years Ago

May 16, 1994

A Watertown firm has landed a contract with a major medical firm that is leading to a building expansion project and more jobs. An official for Ad-Tech Industries said the three-year contract calls for the company to assemble medical equipment, a new line of production for the firm at 110 S. Votech Drive.

"We are obviously building a building, a 54,000-square-foot addition, and we are going to be doing some assembly of medical equipment. That's as specific as I can get to that," said William Neeman, vice president of Ad-Tech. Neeman said the expansion project is the result of two years of sales work and negotiations. He said the firm currently employs 140 people and will add an estimated 50 workers with the new line of work.

10 Years Ago

May 16, 2009

JUNEAU -- Who really is the public's enemy? It could be Dodge County, the city of Columbus, or the state. It will be decided in court which taxpayers will pay for the repair of a Dodge County road used as a detour during the filming of "Public Enemies." The Dodge County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night unanimously agreed, with one member abstaining, to file civil action against the city of Columbus for damages to County Highway T in the amount of $116,392.69. Last year, the city of Columbus, which borders Dodge County to the west, was the site of the filming for the upcoming Johnny Depp move, "Public Enemies."

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