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Problem at pump prompts nuns to leave without paying for gas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 17:40

People who inadvertently drive away from gas stations without paying for the fuel they’ve pumped happens fairly often, but two nuns left a Port Washington station without paying last week because their debit card wouldn’t work.

    The nuns walked into the Sai Mart gas station at 1880 N. Wisconsin St. in Port Washington May 20 to pay for their gas after their debit card wouldn’t work at the pump.

    The card also didn’t work inside when they tried to pay for the $45.55 in gas they had pumped, according to police. When the nuns told the clerk they were leaving, he reminded them they still had to pay, according to police.

    One of the nuns said she was leaving anyway, and they did, police said.

    Later, another nun at the Felician Sister’s House in Belgium returned to pay for the fuel, police said.

    The incident was one of four gas drive-offs reported to police last week.

    A Port Washington woman was called after her husband drove off without paying for $20 in gas at Mad Max Convenience Store at 1100 S. Spring St. May 22. The couple returned to pay the bill.

    On May 19, a Belgium man returned to Beck’s Mobil to pay for $53 in gas he drove off without paying for.

    That same day, a Port Washington man drove away without paying for $87 in gas, but later returned to pay for the fuel, police said.

    In other police news:

    • A park bench valued at $100 was reported stolen from its location next to a kiosk on Johnson Street across from the Light Station May 20.badge

    • Three dogs were taken to the Ozaukee Humane Society in Saukville after they were found wandering in the city.

    A Labrador and whippet mix was found in the 200 block of South Spring Street May 22, the same day a golden retriever was found at the marina.

    A male beagle mix dog was found in the 100 block of North Montgomery Street on May 23.




 
Click It or Ticket campaign emphasizes seat-belt use PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 17:37

The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department will have an increased emphasis on enforcing seat-belt laws during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign.

    Lt. Christy Knowles said the Sheriff Department’s goal to prevent unbuckled motorists on the roads is  to reduce the number of traffic deaths in the state.

    The campaign will be in effect through June 2.

 
Worley to headline Rock the Harbor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 17:27

Country singer Darryl Worley, who has had nearly 20 hit singles, will headline Rock the Harbor, a street festival in downtown Port Washington to be held in conjunction with Harley Davidson’s 110th anniversary celebration in late August.

    Worley will take to the festival’s main stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30

    Worley has had three singles hit No. 1 on the charts — “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten.” He’s also had several chart-topping albums that garnered sales in the millions.

    Rock the Harbor, which is patterened after the city’s successful Community Street Festival, is expected to have three music stages for local bands and national acts set up throughout the downtown and marina. Vendors — primarily Port Washington area businesses and organizations — are expected to set up booths along Franklin  Street and East Grand Avenue.

    Organizers anticipate the free festival, which will run from 3 to 11 p.m., will attract 15,000 to 20,000 people.

    Rock the Harbor is a partnership between Port Washington Main Street and Suburban Harley-Davidson in Thiensville.

 
Monday parade to start Port Memorial Day observance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:23

Port Washington will remember its war dead with a traditional parade and program on Memorial Day.

    The Monday, May 27, events sponsored by the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Post 82 begin with a 10:30 a.m. parade through downtown.

    The parade will begin at the corner of Wisconsin Street and Grand Avenue, head east on Grand Avenue, north on Franklin Street and then follow Pier and Lake streets to Veterans Memorial Park.

    A program at the park will follow, featuring Jim Johnson, commander of the post and Ozaukee County undersheriff.

    Three 50 and 60-year members of the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion will be honored.

    The Badger Boys and Girls sponsored by the Legion post will also be introduced.

    The Port Washington High School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School bands will perform patriotic songs.

    To salute the dead, a wreath will be placed in the park and taps played. A rifle salute by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5373 will also be presented.

    Those attending are asked to honor fallen soldiers with silence during this portion of the event.

    Following the program, ice cream and soft drinks will be provided by the Legion to youngsters.

 
Car with naked man leads to police chase PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:13

Reports of a naked man in a vehicle parked at the Holiday Inn Harborside shortly before 6 p.m. May 8 brought Port Washington police to the scene.

    An off-duty police officer from another community called in the report, telling a Port officer that his family saw a fat, nude man sitting in the back of a red Jeep that was also occupied by another man, police said.

    When a Port officer arrived at the scene, the off-duty officer told him that the vehicle was leaving the lower parking lot. The Port officer shouted to the driver to stop, but he continued driving, according to police. The window was open, police said.

    As the car passed, the officer looked inside the Jeep and saw a naked man laying in the back seat, police said.

    The officer began following the vehicle in his squad car with its lights and sirens on, but because of the high rate of speed the Jeep was traveling on Franklin Street, the officer discontinued the chase.
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    The vehicle turned left from Franklin Street onto Washington Street. Eventually, it drove onto yards in the 200 block of West Main Street, tearing up the lawns, police said.

    The vehicle was stopped in the 900 block of South Spring Street by an Ozaukee County sheriff’s deputy. The naked man was no longer in the vehicle, police said.
    When asked about the naked man, the 38-year-old driver, who is from Milwaukee, initially said he never had a passenger but later told officers he had been driving a fully-clothed woman, according to police.

    The man was cited for reckless driving and damage to property, and police forwarded a request for criminal charges of fleeing an officer to the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s office.

 
Port council says yes to computer age PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:06

Aldermen agree to go paperless and conduct city business on laptops, iPads

    Port Washington aldermen will be getting laptops and iPads to conduct city business on as the Common Council initiates a plan to go paperless, aldermen agreed last week.

    But not every aldermen will be getting the same computer or tablet. After discussion Tuesday, the council agreed that each alderman could select the device he is most comfortable using.

    City Administrator Mark Grams researched five brands of computers — three laptops and two tablets — priced at $340 to $500.

    Aldermen had mixed reactions to the list, with different recommendations from many of them.

    “If you want to look at ‘Made in America,” there are two ways to go,” Ald. Kevin Rudser said.

    Ald. Bill Driscoll said he wanted a unit that would be easy to take notes with, while Ald. Dave Larson promoted the iPad, saying it allows the user to take notes using a stylus.

    “It’s the easiest to use,” he said. “It’s a lot more intuitive. It just kind of works.”

    Simplicity was sought by Ald. Paul Neumyer, who called himself “technically challenged.”

    “I have enough trouble with Word 7,” he said. “Please don’t embarrass me.”

    Ald. Mike Ehrlich, who said he’s “a paper guy,” concurred, adding he preferred a tablet to a laptop.

    “The simpler you can make it, the better,” he said.

    The goal in getting the computers is for the Common Council to become paperless, Mayor Tom Mlada said, holding up an inch-high sheath of paper.

    “I couldn’t be more excited about getting rid of all this paper,” he said.

    A study by Grams showed that the city will break even on the computer purchase in less than two years — the term of office for an alderman. That’s because the city will not only be using less paper, it will also be significantly reducing the amount of time needed to compile agendas and the supporting paperwork and sending them out to officials.

    The computers will remain city property even as aldermen use them throughout their terms, officials were told.

    “Only city business is to be conducted on it,” Mlada said. “At the end of your term, you’re handing back the unit.”




 
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