Explore Watertown
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WatertownLiving.com has joined Explore Dodge County!  The greater Watertown area includes Alderley, Ashippun, Ebenezer, Emmet, Grellton, Ixonia, Lac La Belle, Lebanon, Mapleton, Monterey, parts of Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc Lake, Old Ashippun, Old Lebanon, Pipersville, Richwood, Shields, Sugar Island and Watertown, Wisconsin.

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Facts & Places

  • Watertown is in Jefferson and Dodge Counties
  • Major roads through Watertown include Highway 26, Highway 16 and Highway 19
  • Zip codes for Watertown are 53094 (Jefferson) and 53098 (Dodge)
  • Area code for Watertown is 920
  • Population for the city of Watertown is 21,598 (2000 Census)
  • Watertown is home to the historic Octagon House and the First Kindergarten in the United States.  [Watertown Tours]
  • Watertown schools include Watertown High School, Luther Preparatory High School, and Maranatha Baptist Bible College. Luther Prep is the oldest Lutheran high school in the United States, tracing its history to its founding in 1865 as the prep department of Northwestern College. [Watertown Schools]

Watertown Headlines

Watertown man charged in high-speed I-94 pursuit

A $5,000 cash bond has been set for a 30-year-old Watertown man who led Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies on a high-speed chase last week. Appearing before Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Weston Tuesday, Jared M. Owens was charged with knowingly fleeing an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of misdemeanor bailjumping.

Weber, Gruber finalists for Branch 1 judgeship

Two Jefferson County attorneys are finalists for the seat being vacated by Jefferson County Circuit Court Branch 1 Judge Jennifer Weston. Jefferson County Court Commissioner Jennifer Weber of Oconomowoc and Watertown City Attorney William Gruber of Hartland are expected to be interviewed by Gov. Scott Walker in May. Weston's resignation takes effect July 10. The judge submitted a letter in late February to state and county officials announcing her intention to retire after 29 years of public service, both as a court commissioner and judge.

Jefferson County mother claims skate rink violated her breastfeeding rights

Lillian Hacht says she and her family visited Skate Express in Watertown on Saturday. When she started breastfeeding her 9-month-old daughter Alaska, an employee approached her and demanded she move away from the concession stand or cover herself up.


Wisconsin Headlines

Self-rolling snowballs? Yes, snow rollers exist

Thousands of round, hay bale-shaped snowballs littered the countryside, each with a unique trail showing its south-west journey. Rare self-rolling snowballs show up in Fond du Lac County Thousands of round, hay bale-shaped snowballs littered the countryside, each with a unique trail showing its south-west journey.

Wisconsin adds jobs in March

Today, the Department of Workforce Development released the Bureau of Labor Statistics revisions for February 2018 and preliminary estimates for March 2018 covering the employment and job statistics for the state of Wisconsin. The data showed that Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained at a historic low of 2.9 percent, while the state added 8,900 private sector jobs from February 2018 to March 2018.

An Earth Day Lament: Fireflies, Memories, and Mental Health

Earth Day is traditionally a day of gratitude for Mother Earth, a time for celebration. But this year, we are reading daily of assaults slowing undoing environmental protections.

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