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  1. Brooks resigns from board as officials juggle state aspirationsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Ozaukee Press

    Ozaukee County Supr. Rob Brooks of Saukville, an influential voice on the County Board during his 12 years in office, resigned Tuesday to focus on the state office he will assume on Jan. 5. A chairman of the board for nine years and current vice-chairman, Brooks had planned to step down from his leadership role but remain a county supervisor while also serving as a state representative.

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  2. PW-S board gets to work paring $86 million school planRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Ozaukee Press

    Port Washington-Saukville School Board members on Monday said the failed proposal to spend $86 million on elementary and high school improvements was "ideal," not extravagant, but they nonetheless agreed to pare the scope and cost of the plan in preparation for an April referendum. "Ideal is not the same as extravagant," board member Michelle Shinners said.

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  3. Ozaukee United Way leader calls for turf shakeupRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Ozaukee Press

    Warren Stumpe, a co-chairman of the United Way of Northern Ozaukee campaign, said Tuesday it's time for all of Ozaukee County to contribute to one United Way organization. He's asking all Ozaukee County communities, as well as the Ozaukee County Board, to pass a resolution asking that be done, saying it would ensure the best and most efficient use of funds from county residents.

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  4. PW-S officials vow to revamp school proposal, hold referendumRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    Port Washington-Saukville School District officials said this week they could have guessed that a majority of residents who responded to a recent survey are opposed to spending between $25 million and $97 million on school improvements proposed by the district's architectural firm. "No, I'm not surprised by the survey results," school board President Carey Gremminger said.

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  5. Price tag dooms proposed PW-S school projectsRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    Port Washington-Saukville School District residents support the concept of renovating elementary schools and Port Washington High School but made it clear they will not spend between $25 million and $97 million on improvements proposed by the district's architectural firm, according to the results of a survey intended to gauge support for a possible referendum. "A majority of residents are saying, 'Do something.

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  6. A new budget but still not a cent for coal dock railingRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    Port Washington's 2015 budget won't include funds to install a railing along the Coal Dock Park promenade, City Administrator Mark Grams said Tuesday. "You're never going to be able to just budget $200,000," he said.

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  7. Ozaukee YMCA saved from bankruptcy auctionRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    No qualified bidders registered with the bankruptcy court by Monday's deadline, resulting in the cancellation of a planned Sept. 29 auction of the Feith YMCA.

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  8. Cost of school proposal $86 million or moreRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    S survey to ask residents if they support $25 million for elementary schools, $61 to $72 million for Port High The most ambitious school improvement proposal in the history of the Port Washington-Saukville School District - renovating and enlarging three elementary schools and demolishing 70% of Port Washington High School and rebuilding on the current site - would cost $86 million, according to a survey that was approved by the School Board Monday and will be mailed to district residents next week ahead of a possible referendum. If approved, the cost to each taxpayer in the district is estimated to be $461 annually per $100,000 of property value.

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  9. Referendum survey fuzzy on new high school optionRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    A survey commissioned by the Port Washington-Saukville School District will be pointed in its questions about whether to build additions to elementary schools but noticeably vague when it comes to what could be the most expensive undertaking on a multi-million dollar list of school projects.

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  10. Group launches campaign to save imperiled Ozaukee YMCA in perilRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    With a court-ordered auction set for Sept. 29, organizers of a Keep the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA fundraising campaign are scrambling to raise $1 million to support the Kettle Moraine YMCA's $2 million offer to purchase the facility.

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  11. Ruling could complicate offer to buy local YMCARead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    The Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA appears to be headed to auction, a move that could leave Ozaukee County without a Y. A bankruptcy judge is expected to rule next week on a proposed order that would put the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA on the auction block Sept.

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  12. PWHS option: Demolish, rebuild half of schoolRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    If Port Washington High School is to be renovated, half the building would be demolished to accommodate a new arena-style athletic facility, cafeteria and library built along a hillside so they rise from below grade to a spacious main-floor lobby, according to a Bray Architects proposal presented to the Port Washington-Saukville School Board ... (more)

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  13. Candidates take heat for snubbing forum over voter IDRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    Two of the four Republican candidates vying to be the next representative for the 6th Congressional District refused to participated in a candidate forum held Monday by the Ozaukee County League of Women Voters at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Mequon.

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  14. Driver's ed returns to school sans classroomRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    Years after many schools stopped teaching teenagers how to drive, Port Washington High School will once again offer the classroom component of driver's education - only without the classroom.

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  15. PW-S District to hire pollster in advance of referendumRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    The Port Washington-Saukville School Board is not about to head blindly into what promises to be the most ambitious referendum in the history of the district - a multi-million-dollar plan to expand elementary schools, renovate buildings and either extensively remodel the existing high school or build a new school on a different site.

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  16. Recent spate of overdoses a reminder of heroin blightRead the original story

    May 14, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    If you need proof that heroin is becoming a significant problem in Ozaukee County, consider this - last week, four suspected heroin overdoses were reported to authorities.

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  17. Grafton schools broach idea of merging with another districtRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    Cost-cutting searches in the face of a looming budget deficit have prompted Grafton school officials to consider consolidating their district with others in the area.

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  18. Grafton schools broach idea of merging with another districtRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    Cost-cutting searches in the face of a looming budget deficit have prompted Grafton school officials to consider consolidating their district with others in the area.

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  19. Nursing home's future hinges on $10 million planRead the original story

    May 28, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    That which once divided the Ozaukee County Board - a plan to invest $10 million in the Lasata Senior Living Campus - now has significant support heading into a series of votes that could determine the fate of the county's 28-year-old nursing home.

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  20. Recent spate of overdoses a reminder of heroin blightRead the original story

    May 14, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

    If you need proof that heroin is becoming a significant problem in Ozaukee County, consider this - last week, four suspected heroin overdoses were reported to authorities.

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