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

UW System to assess, adjust employee compensation in $900,000 study

The University of Wisconsin System will implement a two-year-long study to reclassify and set compensation for thousands of university jobs, according to UW's Office of Human Resources. The study will be the first of its kind in 30 years and will cost the UW System $900,000, according to a document shared by UW's Office of Human Resources.

Wisconsin grapples with allowing bitcoin campaign donations

In this Feb. 7, 2018 File, photo, a neon sign hanging in the window of Healthy Harvest Indoor Gardening in Hillsboro, Ore., shows that the business accepts bitcoin as payment. The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is considering a policy guiding what to do about political contributions made in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Montecito Medical Acquires Medical Office Building from Leading Orthopedic Provider in Wisconsin

The acquisition involved a large medical office building in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, approximately 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The approximately 71,000-square-foot facility is the primary location for OAW, which serves the greater Milwaukee, Chicago, Waukesha and Madison areas.

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