50 Years Ago
May 7, 1969
The 45th anniversary of the Watertown Rotary Club was observed at a "ladies night" dinner gathering at the Watertown Country Club on Saturday night. Special guests were seven men from New Zealand who are spending two months in the United States. They are John C. Bruce, Winton; Malcolm Monteath, Mosgiel; Brian Fallon, Christchurch; Wayne Raymond, Timaru; Donald Eadie, Greymouth; Gerald Hunt, Nelson; and Dudley Wilson, Christchurch. New Zealanders provided a program of entertainment which was very much enjoyed. A Madison group also presented a program, "Town Hall Tonight." Ken Clausen, president, presided, and Dr. J. R. Casanova served as master of ceremonies.
25 Years Ago
May 7, 1994
The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce presented a special award to Lloyd and Daphne Holterman of Watertown at the 28th annual meeting of the chamber on Thursday night at the Watertown Country Club. The Holtermans were named Outstanding Young Farmers in the nation last February in national competition in Baltimore, Md. They became eligible to compete in national competition after winning the local title and also the state title. Daphne Holterman said the competition gave farmers needed recognition and noted that farming ranks second only to tourism in the state.
10 Years Ago
May 7, 2009
A new book store and cafe is being planned for downtown Watertown. The Watertown Plan Commission Monday granted a conditional use permit to Julie Crnkovich, owner of Crimson and Vexin LLC, the proposed cafe and book store at 401 E. Main St., the former location of Red Apple Antiques. The permit was issued under the condition that the site plans for Crimson and Vexin, also known as Tribeca Cafe and Books, are approved by the state.