Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Both Sentry Food Stores and McDonald's in Port Washington reported receiving the counterfeit money. The police department has forwarded the bills to the Secret Service.
Two local businesses were recently the victims of fraud after an unknown suspect bleached $5 bills to look like $100 bills — but the incident isn't limited to Port Washington. The Port Washington Police Department responded to reports of fraud at both Sentry and McDonald's on March 21 and 22, respectively, according to a police report. The bills were collected and sent to Secret Service. "Please be aware that they have been bleaching $5.00 bills to appear as $100.00 bills," a merchant warning from the police department said. "The pen you use to check the currency will work as it is real currency. Please check the water mark hologram, not only for the strip on the left side of the bill but if it is a real $100.00 bill it will have Benjamin …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Port Washington administrator salaries are in line with other county districts. Use our interactive database to see which school administrators are the highest and lowest paid throughout the state of Wisconsin.
School adminstrator salaries in the Port Washington-Sauvkille School District are largely in line with counterparts in the southern half of Ozaukee County, according to data compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Superintendent Michael Weber earned $153,423 last year, directly in between salaries of Grafton Superintendent Jeff Pechura ($154,877) and Cedarburg Superintendent Daryl Herrick ($152,013). Northern Ozaukee's Joe Gassert ($143,750) and Mequon-Thiensivlle's Demond Means ($148,860) are slightly below. The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year. School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The winning ticket was sold in Lapeer, Michigan. Whomever holds that lucky ticket just got a couple hundred million dollars richer.
One lucky winner in Michigan is waking up this morning with some serious financial stability. Going into Saturday's drawing, the Powerball lottery jackpot sat at $300 million, but when there wasn't a winning ticket that night, it rolled up to $320 million. By Wednesday night, just a couple of hours before the numbers were drawn, the jackpot shot to $337 million. The winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and the Powerball was 21. Unfortunately, nobody from Mount Pleasant or Sturtevant won the big prize. In fact, we don't know who the winner is yet. The winner hasn't come forward and probably won't for a couple of days, but according to a story from CNN.com, the golden ticket was sold at a Sunoco station in Lapeer, MI. The small town is …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Port Washington-Saukville schools are in a Facebook competition to receive up to $10,000 in gift cards from Target.
Do you want to help your child’s school win money from Target? Dozens of area schools are in a competition to receive Target gift cards. “Together we're giving K-12 schools up to $10,000 each in Target GiftCards® for books or any supplies they need,” states the Target Facebook page. “You can help by voting for a school each week. Rally your friends because for every 25 votes a school receives, Target will send a $25 gift card.” The closest area Target is in Grafton, 1250 N. Port Washington Rd. There’s about a month left to vote for area schools. Classes for the 2012-13 resume on Sept. 4 for the Port Washington-Saukville School District.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Sara Conrad from SarandipitySaves.com shows you that being cheap can be oh-so chic with fortuitous frugal discoveries.
It's baaaaaack! Pick 'n Save is treating us today with a Double Double Daze! That means that on today only, June 23rd, you can double up to 10 coupons! Whooop! If you can't shop today, no worries. Wednesday is still normal schmormal Double Daze! That means, you can double up to 5 coupons. As you know, Double Daze means that a $1 coupon will double to $2. Just remember for both days your total must be $25 after swiping your Pick 'n Save card per store policy to have the ability to double your coupons. But that total is BEFORE coupons! Here's some sweet deals I found with coupons you can print right off your computer...and always remember to hit the back button on your browser to print two coupons total! 1. Johnsonville Pork & Chicken …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Suspect was drunk when he hit the woman, victim said.
A 53-year-old Port Washington man is facing charges after he struck his girlfriend after trying to get money out of her bra. According to the criminal complaint, the man was drunk inside a home in the 400 block of North Franklin Street on Monday, when he got into an argument with his girlfriend. He tried to remove money from the woman’s bra, but was unsuccessful; then he struck her. The victim told police he had just moved back in with her in the past week and he had hit her the night before, but she didn’t report it at the time. The man was charged with one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse and could face up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines if convicted.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
BMO Harris Bank is closing six locations statewide by the end of June, including three area branches.
BMO Harris Bank is closing six branches in Wisconsin, including the Port Washington location at 1590 Harris Drive. Locations in Grafton (101 Falls Road) and Belgium (171 Main Street) as well as Franklin will also be closing, according to BizJournals.com. Lake Delton and Westby locations are set to close on June 29. A Chicago-based financial institution, the bank was founded in 1882 as N.W. Harris Co, according to its listing on Patch. The bank offers basic services such as checking and savings accounts, loans and mortgages as well as investment advice and business banking. The Port location on Grand Avenue will remain open; there is also a Saukville location that will remain open.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Starting today, Patch sites nationwide will chronicle the pursuit of the dream — and the obstacles to achieving it — in an ongoing series of stories.
Despite continuing economic hardships across the country, Port Washington continues to see an influx of new businesses, working to create the bustling downtown area many residents hope for of the city. And behind each and every one of those businesses is an owner or two just happy to be living the American dream of business ownership. Victor Cerda aims to make his restaurant, Victor's Pier Street Shanty, successful by offering Port Washington a bit of originality. "If you want to be distinctive, you have to bring in distinctive product," he said. Gail Bennett-Christian and husband, Allen, opened a second Fair Trade for All store in downtown Port — the first location is in Wauwatosa — hoping to further support the efforts of people around …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Port Washington-Saukville Moms Council talks weekly on parenting issues in the community. Visit every Friday afternoon and join in on the conversation.
Kids cost money. Between the clothes, food, toys, then school supplies, sports equipment, band equipment, uniforms ... the list goes on. Columnist and Mom's Council member Maggie Wright shared some tips earlier this week on finding some deals, but that can't be the whole list. How do you save money on items your kids need? Want? Have you found any amazing sales lately that we should all know about? On another note — how do you teach your kids about saving money? There's so many aspects to being responsible with your coin, but developing an economical mindset will be a great tool for any person as they group up. Any specific tips on lessons for keeping your little ones frugal?
Frugal Family features five great deals to fit the family budget each week. This week we found deals on cosmetics, massage and more!
It’s no secret that money and time are tight these days, which is why Frugal Family is dedicated to finding you five great local deals each week. From day-to-day needs to home services to special occasions, we’ve got you covered. This week, Frugal Family sought out deals on golf, massage, heating and cooling services, photography and cosmetics. If any of these specials catch your eye, feel free to share this column with your family and friends. If you uncover another great deal, tell us about it in the comments below. Frugal Tip: Use the sun’s natural bleaching power to get rid of stains. Even if you don’t have a line outside, you can hang clothes in the window. What about in winter? Consider laying them out on your car’s dashboard. …