About Us

Ozaukee Press, Wisconsin’s largest paid-circulation community weekly newspaper, covers the communities of Port Washington, Saukville, Gra on, Fredonia and Belgium, as well as Ozaukee County government. It is the mission of the Press, a seven-time winner of the Wisconsin Newspaper of the Year award, to deliver hard-hitting news, in-depth report- ing, entertaining features and beautifully reproduced photographs, as well as insightful editorials and letters to the editor. Ozaukee Press is published 52 times a year from its headquarters in downtown Port Washington. It is available on news- stands on Wednesday a ernoons and delivered to subscribers by mail on ursdays.

Ozaukee Press was founded by William F. Schanen Jr. and his wife Marie Jacque Schanen in 1940. Inspired by Life Maga- zine, Mr. Schanen’s newspaper would look much like Life, a tabloid with bold headlines, news stories written in a lively style and photos reproduced larger than readers had seen in a community newspaper. To do this, he needed the right equipment, so when the inaugural issue of his paper was published on Aug. 14, 1940, it was believed to be the rst photo o set newspaper in the United States. e Press led a technological revolution in the newspaper industry — within 25 years nearly every newspaper in the country except the largest metropolitan dailies would be printed by the method pio- neered in Port Washington. Ozaukee Press has evolved since then, employing the latest publishing technology and adding full color to its pages, but some things haven’t changed. e Press is still owned and published by the Schanen family from its o ces, newsroom and printing plant in downtown Port Washington — with the same commitment to journalis- tic excellence and quality.

Ozaukee Press is part of the Port Publications Inc. family of businesses. Our commercial printing division specializes coldset o set printing as well as short-run digital printing. In addition to printing Ozaukee Press and its companion publications — Advertiser, Messenger and Lakeshore Life — Port Publications Inc. prints newspapers, books and other material for customers around the county. Sailing Magazine, a national publication also published in Port Washington, is another member of the Port Publications family.

Ozaukee Press
125 E. Main St.
Port Washington, WI 53074

Main phone number: (262) 284-3494

General email address: news@ozaukeepress.com

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through ursdays. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays

Holly Ostermann, Advertising Director
(262) 284-3494 ext. 1102

Bill Schanen IV,  Editor
(262) 284-3494 ext. 1110 

News Tips: (262) 284-3494 • news@ozaukeepress.com

Letters to the Editor • editor@ozaukeepress.com

Commercial Printing
Greta Schanen
(262) 284-7767


Ozaukee Press

125 E. Main St.
Port Washington, WI 53074
PH: (262) 284-3494

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