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Jenny Orsburn

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 fear may interfere with the game.

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Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

July 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Portage parks shifts from 'quantity to quality'

PORTAGE | Portage Park Department Superintendent Jenny Orsburn said 2013 was a year her department focused on quality, not quantity.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Portage parks approve contract to continue Elvis Fest

PORTAGE | The Park Board on Tuesday approved a contract which will allow them to continue hosting the Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage for at least two more years.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Portage council approves park impact fee

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved a new park department impact fee.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am
BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

BLIZZARD BUSTING: Get outside and live wintertime!

Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Portage park officials ponder Elvis offer

PORTAGE | For the last 21 years, Elvis Presley fans have gathered in Portage during October to celebrate the King's legacy and raise money for local Special Olympians.

December 16, 2013 9:00 pm

Portage OKs GPS units for street, park vehicles

PORTAGE | City officials will have the ability to better track where some city vehicles are going or where they've been.

December 09, 2013 1:46 pm

Inquiry into missing park cash turned over to prosecutors

PORTAGE | The investigation into missing Portage Park Department money has been turned over to the Porter County prosecutor's office.

November 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Portage ponders lakefront park's operations

PORTAGE | When the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk opened five years ago, officials knew it would be a success.

October 26, 2013 11:15 am

Portage Parks bond issue takes next step forward

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board on Monday took its final step in approving a $3.5 million bond issue.

October 21, 2013 7:13 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Vehicle scanners stolen from shed in Portage

October 16, 2013 6:45 pm

Money missing from Portage Parks Department

PORTAGE | A money bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash was reported missing from the Portage Parks Department Tuesday morning.

October 16, 2013 10:30 am

Portage parks administrator to quit, blames board member

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Parks Department employee Pam Passera has tendered her intent to retire at the end of the month, citing difficulties with a Park Board member.

October 10, 2013 6:42 pm

Portage Park Board takes next step in bonding process

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board this week took the next step in issuing $3.5 million in bonds for capitol projects and equipment.

September 20, 2013 4:32 pm

Portage committee gives informal nod to $3.5 million in park bonds

PORTAGE | The City Council Strategic Planning Committee on Monday gave informal approval for the city's park department to move forward on a bond issue to finance $3 million to $3.5 million in improvements.

August 26, 2013 7:00 pm
Mundt hired as Portage parks sports director

Mundt hired as Portage parks sports director

PORTAGE | Former Portage High School teacher and swim coach Ralph Mundt has been hired as the Portage Parks Department's new sports director.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am

Portage offiicals work to balance 2014 budget

PORTAGE | City officials here have been whittling away at the proposed 2014 budget, attempting to balance expected revenue with expenses.

August 10, 2013 7:22 pm

Portage council delays tweaks to park employee salaries

PORTAGE | The City Council delayed changing salaries for two park department employees Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Communities battle the borer, await longhorn beetle

The emerald ash borer has done major damage already in Northwest Indiana, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, but it might prove to be a piker compared to what the Asian longhorn beetle can do.

July 13, 2013 8:00 pm
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