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Izaak Walton League



09 04†††††† New officers in the Watertown Chapter of the Izaak Walton League were sworn in at the groupís annual awards banquet at Plattdeutscher Hall.New officers are Don Klecker, president; Jack Becker, vice president; Herschel Wickert, treasurer; Marvin Hanke, recording secretary; Larry Schuett, corresponding secretary; and board directors Tom Mueller, Greg Guetzlaff, Cliff Schuett, Lyn Bully, Wayne Kohlhoff and Don Hanson.†† WDT



05 16†††††† Service to the city and the area is a long tradition for the Izaak Walton League, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving and preserving the environment for generations to come.


Even with its nearly 80-year history of service to the community, the league has a low-key profile. It is probably best known for its annual picnic, raffles and operation of the former recycling center.One of its present projects is the maintenance of Tivoli Island which the club adopted in 1976 as part of a bicentennial project.Member Don Hanson, chairman of the project since its inception, said the island needed considerable cleaning up at the beginning of its project.Formerly called Concordia Island, the area once had a pavilion and fountain but had fallen into disrepair.Old lumber, fencing and concrete and other debris had to be removed.Members also cut back brush and laid out walking paths.



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