Monday, March 25, 2013
The annual study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation pegged Ozaukee County number one of 72 counties in Wisconsin.
Ozaukee County is ranked the healthiest in the state through the fourth annual County Health Rankings, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is the third year Ozaukee has ranked the highest of the studies four years. Ozaukee's neighbor, Washington County, ranked No. 10, while Milwaukee County was ranked second-to-last healthy at 71 of 72 total counties. The study ranked each county by data in the following areas: Ozaukee County reports lower percentages in smokers, excessive drinkers, obesity and physical inactivity than reported elsewhere in the state, helping it gain its lead in the Health Behaviors category. There are also much fewer percentages of people who are uninsured in Ozaukee County — 6 percent versus 11 percent …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Port Washington Piranha Wrestling team competed in the WWF Regional tournament at Fond du Lac High School over the weekend, and several athletes are moving on to the state tournament in Madison.
Editor's note: The following information was provided by Port Washington High School principal Eric Burke. This past weekend the Port Washington Piranha Wrestling team competed in the WWF Regional tournament at Fond du Lac High School. There were 574 athletes competing for a shot at placing in the top two and advancing to the state tournament held March 21 to 22 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The Piranhas are coached by Todd Schumacher. State qualifiers from the Port Washington Piranha Wrestling team include: Alternate 3rd place qualifiers include:
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The number ends four years with fewer than 600 annual traffic deaths, and represents a 6 percent increase over 2011.
More people died on Wisconsin roads in 2012 than in any of the previous four years, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported this week. The state closed out 2012 with 601 traffic deaths, 36 more than 2011 and two more than the previous five-year average. The tally also ended the state's run of four consecutive years with fewer than 600 traffic deaths. Before the 2008-2011 period, the last time the state had traffic death numbers that low was from 1924-1927, the DOT reported. The traffic fatalities total for last year included 101 motorcycle drivers, 13 motorcycle passengers, 44 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists. Nationally, traffic fatalities were up about 7 percent for the first nine months of 2012 compared with 2011, according to…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Port Washington-Saukville School Board approved a 2.34 percent increase on Monday night, with retroactive pay. Teacher representatives would like the board to consider adding continuing education incentives.
The Port Washington-Saukville School Board approved a 2.34 percent increase to 2012-13 teachers' salaries on Monday night, a change negotiated differently than previous years following the passing of Wisconsin Act 10, which eliminated collective bargaining in areas other than salary. "I want to commend both the teacher group and the board group," Superintendent Michael Weber said. "There was a lot of ... give and take, and we're negotiating in times that we've never seen before ... and so with that as a backdrop, the teacher and the board teams did well together." The increase is retroactive to the beginning of the school year. In a district with an average salary of $61,749, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Pubic …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Some people voted for two or more presidential candidates on the same ballot, area elections officials say.
Elections officials from several Milwaukee suburbs reported issues with overvoting during Tuesday's presidential election, and one city said the problem caused them to worry whether they would have enough ballots. Greenfield City Clerk Jennifer Goergen said the city ordered enough ballots for 110 percent of the registered voting population, however, when someone overvotes — votes for more than one person in a race — that person can get a second or even a third ballot. In Greenfield, that problem made the ballot pile dwindle. The city did have enough ballots by the times the polls closed. "We’ve tried to correct that," Goergen said Tuesday evening. "We don’t want that to happen a lot. We’re trying to give better instruction to the voters to…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Former was in Waukesha rallying Democratic support with just five days left before the election. In the waning moments of the campaign, both parties have targeted the Badger State in what could be a photo finish Nov. 6.
Former President Bill Clinton stumped deep in the heart of Republican territory in Wisconsin Thursday to talk dollars, cents, and arithmetic before a crowd of roughly 600 people in Waukesha. Clinton — dubbed the "Secretary of Explaining Things" minutes before by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett — praised President Barack Obama’s plan to rebuild the economy, saying that it was based upon arithmetic. He couldn’t say the same for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plan to restore the nation’s economy, which Clinton said would undermine the identity of the country. Clinton said there’s a reason Romney has been mum on explaining how his tax cuts add up. “There is no possible way to do this without cutting education, without cutting …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Don't miss the cute photos while you navigate the list of puppies available at the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus has plenty of pets waiting for adoption. Available pets are showcased on the society's website, and Patch features critters looking for homes on a regular basis. Also, watch videos of the past featured animals on this page.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
GOP candidate's wife will be at Marquette University on Thursday, while president will hold a rally on the Summerfest grounds on Saturday.
Wisconsin stands as a crucial swing state in November, and both parties are taking notice. President Barack Obama and Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, both have scheduled campaign stops in Milwaukee this week. Romney will hold a rally at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Marquette University. The event will be held in the old gym at 1530 W. Clybourn St. The event is open to the public, but anyone who wants to attend must RSVP online at the campaign's website. Obama has scheduled at rally Saturday at Henry Maier Festival Park on the Summerfest grounds. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and tickets are required for admission. Free tickets will be available starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the following Obama campaign locations…
Friday, September 14, 2012
A Dane County judge has declared Act 10 — the budget repair bill — as unconstitutional at both the state and federal levels.
The law that ended most collective bargaining rights for public employees was struck down Friday by Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas. According to our media partners at Fox 6 News, Colas ruled Act 10 — the budget repair bill — as null and void because the law violates both the state and US Constitutions. Specifically, the law violates the guarantee of freedom of speech and citizens' freedom of association. Colas' 27-page decision is summarized in The Capital Times, quoting the judge's primary reason for his decision as " (Act 10) single(s) out and encumber(s) the rights of those employees who choose union membership and representation solely because of that association and therefore infringe upon the rights of free speech and …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Madison congresswoman said she will present a different side to Wisconsin than the one that has been described by fellow Wisconsin residents at last week's Republican National Convention.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin will have an opportunity to shine during the final night of the Democratic National Convention. Baldwin, who is running for U.S. Senate against former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson, is slated to speak at about 5:30 p.m. Central Time on Thursday. She originally had been scheduled to speak at about 7 p.m. Wisconsin has become a key swing state during this election season. Baldwin hopes to win votes for President Barack Obama, in addition to gaining support for her Senate run. “If this election is about who writes the rules and who benefits, there’s a clear choice in Wisconsin,” Baldwin told Wisconsin delegates at a breakfast Thursday morning. Baldwin said she is ready to counter the message that …