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Walk Watertown map available

A new walking map starting at Wellness Chiropractic will be posted on Facebook page for Get Healthy Watertown on Sunday. People can use the map at their convenience. The current map on Facebook is the St. Vincent De Paul routes, which include a 1, 2 and 3 mile loop. The map will also be e-mailed to those people who are part of the e-mail group. The idea is for people to walk at their convenience during the week instead of a group on Saturday. Participants are asked to post on Facebook so the group can see if people are taking advantage of the map or send an email to Walk Watertown is a noncompetitive, recreational walking program open to people of all ages at no charge. For those interested in receiving the information in that format can contact the group via

Loaves and Fishes meal planned

The Loaves and Fishes Community Meal is being served curbside Mondays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Watertown Moravian Church, 510 Cole St. The meal is sponsored by Ebenezer Moravian and Watertown Moravian churches. Each vehicle also receives a bag of food items.

Programs set at family center

Several programs are being offered at the Watertown Family Center. The center will post links on its Facebook page.

On Mondays, there will be Storytime with Miss Christina that is recorded. She will share her favorite stories and sometimes have a special guest.

On Tuesdays, Gnorman the Gnome will be exploring Watertown and it’s history. Pictures of him will be posted along with clues for one to try to guess “Where in Watertown is Gnorman the Gnome?” Answers can be posted on Facebook. Those who are correct will be entered in a raffle for a prize.

Wednesday is “The Weekly Grind’s” where parents can come together, make new friends, share parenting ideas and learn ways to strengthen their families.

It is available every Wednesday at 1 p.m. via Zoom. A link will be posted on Facebook.

Thursday will be the Watertown Family Center Dance Party Patrol.

Staff will randomly pick a different WFC family each week to do a “Drive By Dance Party.”

One of the highlights of the playgroups is singing and dancing. Fridays is “WFC Song & Dance Party.” It will be hosted on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. The link will be posted on Facebook.

The Watertown Family Center is located at 415 S. Eighth St.

To register, call 920-261-2450.

Area News Makers

DeKALB, Ill. — More than 2,500 students received their degrees from Northern Illinois University in May.

MILWAUKEE — Matthias Winters of Watertown was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering Dean’s List for the 2020 spring quarter. Winters received high honors on the Dean’s List. He is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering.

WORCESTER, MA — Late this spring, Worcester Polytechnic Institute celebrated the Class of 2020 with a socially distanced commencement season in place of its traditional 152nd commencement exercises.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Joshua Vana, a sophomore at Bethel University in St. Paul, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2020 semester. He is the son of Randy and Judith Vana from Watertown.

FAYETTE, IA — Upper Iowa University has announced the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. The honored students included Katie Crogan of Watertown. Upper…

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