The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce has turned 100.
Legend has it that there is an old Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times.
The late author Michael Crichton would’ve loved the scientists and entrepreneurs at Colossal, the American company that wants to repopulate th…
Welcome to the Watertown showcase edition.
Good government oftentimes is predictable government. It’s steady, well managed and not capricious.
Wisconsin gets an F in teaching of civics and U.S. history.
Wednesday’s Watertown Daily Times front page had two stories above the fold that screamed essentially the same news:
Watertown is a fortunate community.
This is an interesting test for Watertown.
”There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear....”
There will be something special about Independence Day this time around.
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gath…
What is a library?
Nix $300? Sure. Raise minimum wage? Yes. But so much more is needed to fill jobs
We take a lot for granted in America.
Every once in awhile, you run across a story that sort of restores your faith in humanity. Reporter Diane Graff’s account about the rescue of …
It’s been a year unlike any other, and that can be said for just about anyplace else in the world.
Quality local journalism is essential to creating an informed and engaged public and ensuring a thriving democracy. But local journalism has b…
Every year about now, all of us get revved up with spring fever.
Like a lot of humans, Americans like their heroes in clean and neat packages.
It’s difficult to know what to make of the fire hydrant dilemma going on in the City of Watertown.
Now the hard part begins, where being part of the community really matters.
There is a lot to complain about with the pandemic, but one of the great things about facing obstacles and challenges is that they open the do…
It was nothing short of a miracle. Three people and a dog fall into the Rock River in Jefferson last week and, within 12 minutes, everyone was…
Next week, March 14-20, is designated as Sunshine Week, and it couldn’t come at a more important time for Wisconsin and the United States.
Jefferson County, and the areas that flank it to the north and south, sits in sort of a geographic sweet spot between the M&M’s, so to speak.
One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are required to keep their citizens informed about th…
Isn't a shame that it had to come to a vote in order that Dodge County supervisors have to be explicit about making records open to each other.
We take a lot for granted around here, but one of the things we often underappreciate is our fire departments.
Governmental transparency under assault again with Senate Bill 55
Watertown stands at an interesting juncture in its history as it explores what to do next with its fire station.
Residents of Wisconsin, gather your children around you and teach them a lesson about how good citizens behave. Point to state government and …
Anyone who has ever been to a school board meeting knows that if there is one thing those public officials do a lot it is approving policies a…
The swift development of highly effective vaccines for the novel coronavirus was a marvel of modern science, holding out the prospect of an ea…
Gov. Tony Evers has a daunting task ahead of him.
From the looks of President-elect Joe Biden’s selections for cabinet positions and other high offices it seems belief in “climate change” has …
Well, Watertown readers, here we are at the door to Christmas Day and looking back at a year not one of us would have imagined unfolding as it did.
Once upon a time, Wisconsin had a sterling reputation for state government that was open.