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  • Watertown Hall of Fame


    Four new members have been elected into the Watertown Community Hall of Fame. 

    Herb Jenson-  was the Mayor of the City of Watertown from 1980-1992.  Known across town simply as Herb, he is credited with creating the phrase “The City on the Go”.  Jenson was also the long-time manager of Dakota Poultry in Watertown. 

    Doug Carpenter- for years was “The Leader of the Band” in Watertown.  In addition to spending many years as the band director at Watertown High School, Carpenter was the director of the Watertown Community Band for decades.

    Jim Mahowald- was the guy who had everything you needed under one roof, as he operated Mahowald Hardware for over 50 years.  Mahowald also served for many years on the Watertown School Board.

    David J. Law- has been the voice of news in Watertown for the past 48 years.  Law started his news career at KSDR Radio in 1971, and is still the news director at KXLG. “David J” is one of the most recognized names in the news business across South Dakota.

    The four new members of the Hall of Fame will be formally recognized at the 8th annual Hall of Fame luncheon on November 8th.  Tickets to the event are available at the Watertown Chamber of Commerce office. 

    Tickets to the event are $30 and the luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Watertown Event Center.



    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

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