Who Do You Think Should Be In The Watertown Hall Of Fame -- Nominating Form Below!

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Watertown Hall of Fame Nomination

Do you know someone who is doing great things for Watertown? Let us know!

The Watertown Hall of Fame committee wants to hear from you before the May 17th deadline.

The Watertown Hall of Fame committee is looking for nominations from the community prior to this year’s selection process.

Nominees for the Watertown Hall of Fame must have been active in the Watertown community between 1960 and the present. A panel of 11 voting members will select the 2019 nominees. To make the final list of inductees, the recipients must appear on a minimum of 7 of the 11 ballots.

The Watertown Community Hall of Fame was formed in 2013 to honor Watertown people who have made a significant, positive impact on the community since 1960. The Hall of Fame committee is made up of Watertown business and professional leaders.

To nominate someone all you need do is just bring any documentation they'd like to support the nomination to the chamber.  The deadline for nominations is May 17 2019.

As a reminder, here are the individuals that have been inducted into the Watertown Hall of Fame:

2013: Kenneth B. Way, Burdette Solum, Clark Redlinger, Dean Gackstetter

2014: Terry Redlin, Irvin Hinderaker, John Calvin

2015: Thomas Roby

2016: Ernie Edwards, Joy Nelson, Lew Raderschadt

2017: Donus Roberts and Joe Messer

2018: Sherwin Linton, Florence Bruhn and Dr. John Stransky

2019 Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Lake Area Technical Institute Breaks Ground On New Healthcare Learning Center

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Watertown, SD -- The groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Prairie Lakes Healthcare Center For learning at Lake Area Technical Institute began Thursday morning with Watertown Superintendent Dr. Jeff Danielsen thanking the hospital for their contribution to help construct the more than 20,000 square foot building.

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System CEO K.C. DeBoer said the hospital was pleased to partner with Lake Area Technical Institute. He said it will help improve healthcare for the community and area.

District 5 Representative Hugh Bartels says the state also stepped up with a more than 2 million dollar appropriation along with another 250,000 to help purchase equipment.

Lake Area Technical Institute President Mike Cartney says the new building will help provide more opportunities for students while offering up new employees for the healthcare workplace.

He also thanked the students.

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