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Watertown man charged in child sexual assault
JUNEAU -- Cash bond was set at $60,000 Wednesday afternoon for a Watertown man who allegedly molested a six-year-old girl. Gregory Howell, 42 made his initial appearance in Dodge County Circuit Court is charged with first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. If convicted, he could f
BOYS HOOPS: Beaver Dam's pressure D paves way for easy win over Milwaukee Juneau
Things didn’t go as smoothly in the first 18 minutes Thursday night against Milwaukee Juneau as Beaver Dam boys basketball coach Tim Ladron would have liked, but that didn’t end up mattering on the scoreboard.
Phase 1 of Hunter Oaks plan gets OK
The Watertown Site Plan Review Committee discussed a condominium certified survey map and approved phase one and postponed phase two of a three-phase plan for Hunter Oaks Villas Condominiums during its meeting on Monday.
Local Shopko pharmacy to be sold to Kroger
GREEN BAY -- Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC announced Tuesday it has entered an agreement with Kroger to sell a select number of its pharmacy locations to Kroger, including the pharmacy at the Shopko at 701 S. Church St. in Watertown.
One dead, two injured in serious crash on Highway 12 in Jefferson Co.
UDPATE (WKOW) — One person is dead after a bad crash that forced authorities to close a three mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 for more than three hours Wednesday night. An SUV and a sedan crashed at the intersection of the highway and Airport Road just before 7:00 p.m. The driver of the sedan died a
Bradows to donate to food cause
Paul and Susanne Bradow of Bradow Jewelers in downtown Watertown, have found a way to help families in need this Christmas. Bradow Jewelers is selling two shell pearl earring sets for $10, and donating the entire amount, not just the proceeds, to the local Weekend Food to Go & Grow, a local program
'The Cookie Guy': Christmas cheer comes with cookies
People near and far have been the happy recipients of The Cookie Guy's generosity. Since around the early 1990s, Jim Moeller of Watertown -- "The Cookie Guy" as he is called -- has been making batches upon batches of Christmas cookies in his kitchen for a variety of his acquaintances -- relatives, f
Public Works Commission approves purchase of software package
The Watertown Public Works Commission approved the $12,945 upfront purchase of a Fixx Equipment asset management software package during its meeting Tuesday. This purchase includes an annual subscription cost of $5,445, according to the minutes submitted by commission Chairman Bill Maron. This was i
Commission waits for bids for Boomer Street project
The Watertown Airport Commission is waiting as the state bureau collects bids for the relocation of Boomer Street. The Watertown Municipal Airport's runway is over 5,000 feet but it cannot advertise that to corporate aircraft because a portion of Boomer Street is too close to the end of it.
Bridge, pavement work on tap for I-94 in Dane, Jefferson counties
Bridge and pavement improvements on Interstate 94 in Dane and Jefferson counties won't be happening for several years, but the state wants public input now on the projects. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be conducting a public involvement meeting Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the
Gruber is just getting started as county judge
JEFFERSON -- Jefferson County Branch I Circuit Court Judge William V. Gruber today confirmed his candidacy to retain his position on the bench in the spring of 2019. Gruber, a former Watertown city attorney, enjoyed his investiture as a Jefferson County judge in August. He replaced the retiring Jenn
Farm Technology Days seeks Jefferson County exhibitors
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2019, hosted by Jefferson County, is accepting applications for the Rural Mutual Insurance Event Center, formally known as the Family Living Area.
Wisconsin Targeted In Massive Bomb Threat Hoax: Reports
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Multiple bomb threats have been reported in the Metro Milwaukee area Thursday, authorities said. Bomb threats have been surfacing nationwide in what several police departments have called a hoax.
'Pay the Weather' membership at the local YMCA
The Watertown Area YMCA announced that throughout the month of December, those interested in an adult or household membership will pay the previous day's 5 a.m. temperature for their first month's fees when they join. The YMCA will even pay people if the temperature drops below zero.
Delavan man killed in Town of Oakland collision
OAKLAND — A 56-year-old Delavan man died Wednesday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 12 in the Town of Oakland. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeff Parker said Michael Rubendall was killed when his vehicle — a Ford Fusion — crossed into the path of an oncoming Chevrolet Suburban
Medical group acquires Turke Family Medicine
Effective Nov. 30, Turke Family Medicine joined Watertown Medical Group's family of clinics. The new name is the Watertown Medical Clinic. Dr. Terry Turke and Physician Assistant Kristin Hanington Erickson are employed by Watertown Medical Group, but patients will see very few changes, according to
Breakfast with Santa held at Elks Lodge
The annual Watertown Elks Breakfast with Santa event was held Saturday. Committee members gathered at the Lodge Friday evening to set up the ballroom and prepare for Santa's arrival Saturday morning.
Voting underway for decorating contest
City residents are encouraged to cast their votes in the second annual Watertown's Window Wonderland storefront window display contest taking place downtown this holiday season.
City gets extension for rail signs
The commissioner of railroads for the state of Wisconsin has granted a request from the city of Watertown for an extension of time to install advance warning signs at several grade crossings with Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Cost of getting married in Jefferson County rises
JEFFERSON -- The price of a marriage license in Jefferson County is scheduled for increase in the coming year. According to Jefferson County Clerk Barbara Frank, effective Jan. 2, 2019, the cost is rising from $90 to $110 to offset the cost of processing the paperwork and to help with other staffing