Portage Community News

Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

PORTAGE | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Texas Roadhouse Restaurant embarked upon a monthlong giving initiative, which resulted i…

5 hours ago

Portage parks projects moving forward

PORTAGE | Frequent visitors to Portage Park Department offices are going to have to change their routines.

10 hours ago

DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

PORTAGE | Representatives of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources went fishing in and around the Burns Waterway this week.

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NorthShore Health Centers receives $1.5M in federal funding

PORTAGE | NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1,498,801 from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to continue providing affordabl…

20 hours ago

Halloween Happenings

Trick or Treat hours

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Porter County League of Women Voters offers voters rides to the polls on Election Day

PORTER COUNTY | The League of Women Voters chapter for Porter County has rekindled and started up after a hiatus of nearly two years.

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Spay-ghetti dinner set for Nov. 8

PORTAGE | Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Inc., of Hobart, will hold its third annual Spay-ghetti Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Woodland Park, 2…

20 hours ago

Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

PORTAGE | Tim Kunstek, a Portage High School home school advisor, asked a group of fourth-graders Tuesday if they'd ever give his Comfort Dog …

October 21, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Frisbee golf course volunteer developers issue concerns

PORTAGE | Volunteer developers of a disc golf course at Countryside Park are raising concerns about a trail being constructed at the park they…

October 20, 2014 7:45 pm

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

PORTAGE | The latest in a series of Indiana Department of Natural Resources posters celebrates both the Grand and Little Calumet rivers.

October 20, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Study: Ind. needs $10M for water planning

PORTAGE | The author of a study on the link between water and Indiana's economy is calling on region environmental leaders to push for a state…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Pride of Portage Marching Band heads to state competition Oct. 25

PORTAGE | The Portage High School Pride of Portage Marching Band traveled to Fort Wayne on Saturday Oct. 11 to compete with 23 other marching …

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

The power of quality relationships

The power of quality relationships

Portage Township Schools has been focusing on the 40 Developmental Assets provided by the Search Institute for the past several years. These a…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond police actions spark rally

Hammond police actions spark rally

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Calumet Social Justice Club added its voice Saturday to those protesting the Hammond Police Department’s actio…

October 18, 2014 5:12 pm Photos

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Share your story of breast cancer survival

Share your story of breast cancer survival

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year over …

October 18, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Park briefs

Valparaiso parks

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

BooFest is Saturday

BooFest is Saturday

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October 17, 2014 12:00 am

'Oobleck is coming'

'Oobleck is coming'

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Portage board opens bid to repair sewage plant tank

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board opened a single bid to repair an approximate 190,000-gallon clarifier tank at the treatment plant.

October 16, 2014 2:29 pm

NWI has challenges, promise

NWI has challenges, promise

Northwestern Indiana mayors heard about the challenges and promise facing Northwest Indiana when it comes to economic development from a natio…

October 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Porter County residents must register snowmobiles

PORTER COUNTY | The Porter County Sheriff’s Department reminds local residents that snowmobiles that operate on the traveled portion of public…

October 16, 2014 10:21 am

YMCA briefs

Duneland Family YMCA

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Local dance troup hosts Fiesta Folklorico

Local dance troup hosts Fiesta Folklorico

The Ballet Folklorico Tapatio of Northwest Indiana will host its third annual Fiesta Folklorico program at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Portage High…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Computer engineering interests young scholar

Computer engineering interests young scholar

Portage High School student Nicole Griffin was recently named a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, recognizing her academ…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County police dogs to receive protective vests

The Porter County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 officers Joker, Dolar, Argo and Athos will receive ballistic vests thanks to a nationwide Groupon…

October 15, 2014 6:20 pm

Region native heads state's educational outreach to foster children

Region native heads state's educational outreach to foster children

INDIANAPOLIS | The Department of Child Services has selected a Northwest Indiana woman to lead its efforts to improve the educational outcomes…

October 15, 2014 5:15 pm

Man arrested for nearly blinding son in beating

Man arrested for nearly blinding son in beating

PORTAGE | A man was arrested Tuesday after beating his son, leaving him nearly blind in one eye, according to Portage police.

October 15, 2014 9:55 am

Donnelly: State should take Toll Road back

Donnelly: State should take Toll Road back

PORTAGE | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly said the Indiana Toll Road lease turned out to be "mess of epic proportions" and the state should take manage…

October 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Umbrella weather

Umbrella weather

October 14, 2014 3:20 pm

INDOT plans Ind. 55 repaving ahead of Illiana construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans a $4.5 million repaving project for a section of Ind. 55 that could host a key Illiana Expressw…

October 14, 2014 2:30 pm

Portage paving project nearing completion

PORTAGE | The city's massive paving project is winding down and officials believe contractors will complete most of the work before winter wea…

October 14, 2014 12:39 pm

Man with gun taken into custody after South Haven break-in

SOUTH HAVEN | A Liberty Township man could be charged in connection with a home invasion and several vehicle break-ins Sunday morning.

October 13, 2014 5:40 pm

DeMartinis named OE CEO

DeMartinis named OE CEO

VALPARAISO | Ellen DeMartinis has been named the next CEO of Opportunity Enterprises.

October 13, 2014 2:31 pm

Mechanical issues delaying some South Shore trains

MICHIGAN CITY | Mechanical problems on westbound South Shore Train No. 110 caused delays for some commuters Monday morning.

October 13, 2014 7:21 am

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 13, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Showing off scarecrows

Showing off scarecrows

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Reaching for the starches

Reaching for the starches

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

PORTAGE | Both candidates for Portage Township Trustee say they have a passion for helping people, especially those in need.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage council approves lease agreement for proposed bond issue

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved a lease agreement between the Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority bringing the …

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Stakeholders stepping in, supporting, guiding our youth

Stakeholders stepping in, supporting, guiding our youth

Often, we as a school corporation take the time to celebrate our students, their accomplishments, and promote suggestions to enhance student s…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Portage police endorse Reynolds for sheriff

PORTAGE | The Portage Fraternal Order of Police Vernon Reibly Lodge No. 145 unanimously voted to endorse David M. Reynolds for Porter County S…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Columbus Day closings

Town offices in Hebron will be closed Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Michigan City, Portage police sign on to Regional Crime Report

Crime is down in Michigan City and Portage, but police in the two cities are hoping residents can help them achieve further reductions.

October 11, 2014 10:00 pm Related

Elvis Fantasy Fest supports Special Olympics

Elvis Fantasy Fest supports Special Olympics

PORTAGE | Jason Sherry, producer of the Elvis Fantasy Fest, says bringing the weekend-long celebration of Elvis tribute artists, Elvis memorab…

October 11, 2014 7:30 pm

South Shore running extra trains for Chicago Marathon

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District plans to run extra trains on Sunday to help accommodate riders traveling to the Chicago …

October 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Not guilty pleas in Portage child death case

Not guilty pleas in Portage child death case

VALPARAISO | Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on behalf of a man in the death of 21-month-old Juanzo Vargas last week at a mobile home in Portage.

October 10, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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New planning tool topic of KVHS meeting

KOUTS | A research scientist from the University of Notre Dame will present The Future of Northwest Indiana: A Scenario Planning Tool based on…

October 10, 2014 12:34 pm

Park briefs

Porter County Parks

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Enjoy a Witches Brew, support the Portage Township YMCA

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA and YMCA event sponsor, St. Mary Medical Center invite the community to the Witches Brew from 1 to 4 p.m. …

October 10, 2014 12:00 am


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Police Department
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Fire Department
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