Ma & Pa’s in Fond du Lac to remain open

Great news for those who head to “Miracle Mile” in Fond du Lac.

Earlier this week, the owner of Ma & Pa’s convenience store, 506 S. Main St., announced plans to close. The store, however, has been sold and will reopen under a new name.

Jeffery Korneli has bought the property and says he will reopen it as Korneli’s Main Street Express. Korneli already owns another convenience store in Fond du Lac. Officials have already approved Korneli’s licenses to sell soda and cigarettes. He is still waiting on a liquor license.

Read the rest:  Ma & Pa’s in Fond du Lac sold.

Mandated pre-pay for gas in Green Bay?

This is ridiculous.

Green Bay motorists would have to pre-pay for all gasoline purchases under a proposal to be considered Tuesday by the City Council that is aimed at curbing the number of gas drive-offs.

The proposal would require all gas stations in the city to impose the pre-pay requirement on customers.

Police officials say the proposed ordinance is supported by gas station owners as a way of stopping customers from driving off without paying.

It also would reduce the amount of time and money the police department invests in pursuing perpetrators.

The measure, however, is being considered by the full council after a committee voted against it because of concerns that it represents needless government regulation.

Alderman Chris Wery said gas station owners do not need city government to tell them how to protect themselves from thievery.

So the GBPD is pushing for this NEEDLESS regulation based on a survey.

Police officials say a citywide ordinance is needed because gas stations will be inconsistent in their usage of the policy without it.

Lt. Bill Bongle said business owners have voiced a desire to see the city mandate the practice. In a survey done by the Green Bay police department, 87 percent of gas station owners said they favored the city ordinance.

“It was overwhelming,” Bongle said. “They all feel the same way.”

This is simple – it’s not government’s place to do this.  Even if the majority of the stations surveyed feel that it is.  If a gas station owner doesn’t want to require all customers to pre-pay it has a right to make that decision.

What’s interesting is that NO statistics are provided showing how many drive-offs have taken place this year vs. last year or 2009 or earlier.

Here’s an idea.  Instead of trying to impose nanny-state regulations on consumers and businesses in Green Bay, why not put pressure on the federal government to start doing things that will actually bring down the price of gas?

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Congressman Ribble advocates for tax relief

Good job by the Congressman putting in perspective why small business owners need tax relief.


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Support these businesses!

Some businesses have been identified as supportive of Governor Scott Walker by da public sector unions.  Therefore they are encouraging union members and those opposed to Scott Walker to boycott these businesses.  In other words they don’t care about the possibility of employees losing their jobs due to the identified business seeing a drop in revenue.

In fact da union supporters who put out this site are apparently clueless that their actions could affect their union brethren in the private sector.  For example Georgia-Pacific is on the list of companies who’s products should be boycotted despite the fact some of GP’s facilities have union employees.

Yet another sign that for the public sector unions in Wisconsin it’s really only about the power.

Here’s the list of who da public sector unions & their supporters say should be boycotted.

Concerned Realtors Committee
Realtors PAC
KochPAC Natural Resources
People for Rebecca Kleefisch
Building a Better WI/Wisconsin Builders Association
Wal-Mart Stores/WAL-PAC
Tavern Industry PAC
Republican Party of Wisconsin
HNTB Holdings Ltd PAC
AT&T Wisconsin Employee PAC (formerly SBC)
Operating Engineers 139 PAC
Republican Party Milwaukee Co
Managed Health Services/Centene PAC
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
TDS Telecom
WI Credit Union League Action Fund (WCULAF)
Deere & Company PAC – WI
FONEPAC Telecommunications & Computers
Friends of Alberta Darling
Eli Lilly and Company PAC
Friends & Neighbors of Robin Vos
WellPAC Wellpoint Inc
WI Insurance Alliance PAC
WI Pipe Trades PAC

ABC Supply Co
Agrecol Corp
Allen Edmonds Shoes
AMK Concepts & Services
Anew Health Care Services Inc
AO Smith Corp
Apache Stainless Steel
Artisan Partners
Atlantic DQ
Audio Implements/GKC
Badger Meter
Baraboo Growth
Bevco Ergonomic Seating
Blomquist Benefits Consulting
Boerke Co Inc
Bradley Foundation
Brian Retzlaff Trucking
Briggs & Stratton
Burke Properties
Burlington Northern Santa Fe…
Call Solutions
Campbell Wrapper Corp
CD Smith Construction
Chambers & Owen
Charro Restaurante
Charter Manufacturing
Church Mutual Insurance
Cobalt Partners LLC
Commonwealth Development Corp…
Continental Properties Co Inc
County Concrete
Couri Insurance Agency
Custom Pak Products
EBY-Brown Co
Einhorn Associates
Emergency Medicine Specialists
Endeavors Group
Fabco Equipment Inc
Fashion Angels Enterprises
Feather Larson & Synhorst…
Fiduciary Management
First American Funding
Fisher Barton Inc
Glenora Co
GMR Marketing
Gogebic Taconite LLC
Gold Leaf Development
Hal Leonard Publishing
Hammes Co
Harris Associates
Hay Creek Pallett
Heartland Advisors
Hexagon Investments
High Crossing Development Corp
Holton Brothers Construction
Horton Group
Hovde Financial
Hy Cite Corp
Inpro Corp
Insight Industries
Irgens Development Partners
Johnson Controls
Johnsonville Foods
JSD Professional Services Inc
Kapur & Associates
KBS Construction
Koss Corp
Krier Foods
Kwik Trip
Lorman Education Services
Lubar & Co
M&I Bank
Meissner, Tierney, et al
Michels Corp
Midwest Neurosurgical
Minnesota Wild
MJ Construction Inc
Morrison Creek Cranberry
Nicholas Company Inc
Nova Surgical LLC
Orthopaedic Associates of…
Panduit Corp
Paper Machinery Corp
Payne & Dolan
Pinstripe Inc
Plastic Surgery Group
Prent Corp
Promotions Unlimited
RCI FirstPathway Partners
Reiman Publications
Richardson Industries
Rite Hite Corp
Roehl Transport
Salomon Smith Barney
Sargento Inc
SC Johnson & Sons
Schneider National
School choice
Sendik’s Food Market
Shannon Sales Inc
SIG Financial Holdings
Specialty Underwriters
St John Properties Inc
Standard Process Laboratories
Stark Investments
Super Steel Products
Tamarack Petroleum Co
Tankcraft Corp
Tries & Rice
Uihlein Wilson Architects
US Counseling Service
US Oil Co
V Duane Rath Foundation
Wausau Homes
Wausau Paper
West Allis Salvage
West Bend Clinic
Zenith Tech

Support these businesses.

For example this weekend go out and buy some paper products from GP, some brats and sausage from Johnsonville, and some cheese from Sargento. And if you need to fill up the car stop at an Express Convenience or Kwik Trip.  And the next time you are on the road and need a bite to eat, stop at Culver’s.

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