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Portage board pulls bonds to finish paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved pulling a performance bond on a subdivision in order to partially fund paving the streets.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Portage utility department looking buy $1 million in equipment

PORTAGE | The city's Utility Services Department is looking to buy about $1 million in equipment.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Portage board to buy new mailboxes for Stone Avenue residents

PORTAGE | Ninety-nine residents along Stone Avenue will be getting new mailboxes thanks to the city.

April 10, 2014 1:03 pm

Board approves Portage Fire Department vehicle purchases

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved purchasing two vehicles for the Fire Department.

March 11, 2014 6:40 pm
Snyder: 2014 year of construction and customer service

Snyder: 2014 year of construction and customer service

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder told a crowd gathered Thursday afternoon to hear his annual State of the City address that 2014 would be a year of construction and communication.

February 20, 2014 6:45 pm Photos



Portage recycling improves, but still just 19.4%

PORTAGE | Residents here saw drastic changes in how their trash and recycling was picked up in the last year.

January 18, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage automated call system passed test during snow, deep freeze

PORTAGE | In a matter of minutes Tuesday, more than 13,000 residents knew about changes in trash pickup schedules due to this week's frigid and snowy weather.

January 11, 2014 7:04 pm

Portage to start all-call emergency system

PORTAGE | Getting the word out when there is an emergency to a city of some 36,000 isn't easy.

November 24, 2013 8:00 pm
Portage fire department grants fund safety gear

Portage fire department grants fund safety gear

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department recently received four grants that have allowed it to purchase equipment and firefighter safety gear.

November 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Portage fire first in county to switch to new radio system

PORTAGE | Portage Fire Department has become the county's guinea pig of sorts.

November 16, 2013 7:45 pm
Fire damages Portage home

Fire damages Portage home

PORTAGE | Officials are investigating the cause of a fire Monday that damaged a home at 5228 Terry Ave. in Portage.

November 12, 2013 6:15 pm
Student credited for helping save family from fire

Student credited for helping save family from fire

PORTAGE | When Haley Lawrence smelled smoke coming from the basement of her home Wednesday night, she knew what to do.

September 19, 2013 3:05 pm Photos


Officials: Connect through Smart911

PORTAGE | Just last month, a Portage woman dialed 911 from her cellphone.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am

Portage man died of smoke inhalation

PORTAGE | Nokomis Musenaj may have been trying to put out the fire in his home Monday afternoon when he was overcome by smoke.

April 16, 2013 5:03 pm

Portage board approves fire gear purchases

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday approved two purchases of equipment for the Portage Fire Department.

April 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Portage Fire Department realigns administation

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department has realigned its administrative staff by creating a new position, division chief of turn operations.

January 12, 2013 6:30 pm

While county sees increase in fuel use, others see drops

While Porter County officials blamed rising fuel prices for the need to come up with an additional $250,000 last year, the larger communities in the county were able to live within their budgets.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
Portage firefighter injured in arson fire

Portage firefighter injured in arson fire

PORTAGE | Firefighters are investigating a fire they have determined was intentionally set Wednesday evening.

December 13, 2012 5:34 pm

Commission approves funds for police, fire departments

PORTAGE | Both the city's fire and police departments will be receiving some new equipment thanks to the Portage Redevelopment Commission.

June 29, 2012 2:00 am
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