50 Years Ago

June 17, 1969

The electors of the Watertown Unified School District yesterday expressed preference, 2 to 1, for additions to two schools here rather than construct a new school building. Two questions were submitted to the electors in yesterday's advisory referendum. One called for the borrowing of $675,000 for the purpose of constructing additions to Schurz and Webster schools, and the other called for the borrowing of $870,000 for the construction of an elementary school building on a new site which the school board has under option. The vote: For additions: yes 1,475, no 768; for new school, yes 615, no 1,328.

25 Years Ago

June 17, 1994

TOWN OF EMMET -- The Emmet Town Board Tuesday night approved rezoning approximately 10 acres of the Windwood Country Club for condominiums. The zoning change from general agricultural to rural development will be referred to Dodge County for final approval. If approved, the town board then must grant a conditional use permit for the property. The land proposed for the change borders county trunks EM and CW. The owners of the country club have proposed construction of 35 two-unit condominiums with attached garages and full basements.

10 Years Ago

June 17, 2009

The Watertown Common Council Tuesday unanimously approved the final reading of an ordinance adding city parks to the restricted areas for openly carrying firearms. As a condition of the ordinance, no person will be allowed to openly carry a firearm on any land located in city parks unless that weapon is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case. People are already restricted from carrying a gun within any public building or athletic field owned by the city or Watertown Unified School District. Guns also cannot be carried at city taverns, on school grounds or within 1,000 feet from the grounds of a school.

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