Three men to be inducted into Watertown Hall of Fame on October 28th

October 11, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–After taking a few years off due to the pandemic, the Watertown Hall of Fame will induct its three newest members later this month.

The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce made that announcement today.

Francis Kick, Leonard Timmerman and Dr. Gerald Tracy will be inducted into the hall on October 28th.

In 1966, Francis Kick began working for Barkley Truck Lines, as an over the road trucker. Francis became sole owner of Barkley Truck Lines in 1992 and operated the company until his death in 2015.

Leonard Timmerman was Director of Lake Area Vocational Technical Institute (now known as Lake Area Technical College) for 25 years, retiring in 1990.

Dr. Gerald Tracy was a lifelong resident of Watertown. For 40 years he served as a family physician at Brown Clinic in Watertown.

The Hall of Fame banquet begins at 11:30 a.m. October 28th at Second Street Station.

Tickets are $35 each, and can be purchased at the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce offices at 1 East Kemp Avenue in downtown Watertown.

A plaque honoring each inductee of the Watertown Hall of Fame is permanently displayed at the Redlin Art Center.