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Ken Lorenz

Parks to consider new bond issue

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board will consider floating a new bond issue.

November 18, 2013 7:30 pm

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 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

Portage parks to develop fee structure for nonprofit groups

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department staff has been asked to develop a policy setting standards for allowing discounted rental fees to nonprofit groups.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Portage Park Board considers fee waiver policy

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board on Tuesday tabled a request to waive hall rental fees, saying they need to develop a policy.

February 19, 2013 8:15 pm

Contractor picked to install park elevator

PORTAGE | It will be close, but an elevator should be installed in the community center by the time of this year's Senior Health Fair May 2.

January 21, 2013 8:40 pm

Bailey wins Portage Township School Board seat

PORTAGE | Incumbent Debra Ekdahl appeared late Tuesday to have retained her seat on the Portage Township School Board, defeating three other contenders for the at-large seat.

November 06, 2012 10:30 pm
Four running for Portage school's at-large seat

Four running for Portage school's at-large seat

PORTAGE | Three people are challenging incumbent Debra Ekdahl in next month's race for the at-large seat on the Portage Township School Board.

October 21, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Ken Lorenz

Ken Lorenz

Ken Lorenz

October 17, 2012 11:04 pm

Board eyes nixing employee discounts

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board will continue to study whether to eliminate employee discounts for rentals.

January 17, 2012 12:00 am
Lorenz named 'Outstanding Public Citizen'

Lorenz named 'Outstanding Public Citizen'

PORTAGE | Local businessman Ken Lorenz was named the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Public Citizen Saturday night during the chamber's annual banquet.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am
Portage park goes to the dogs

Portage park goes to the dogs

PORTAGE | Sadie just couldn't wait to play Thursday afternoon.

October 06, 2011 7:00 pm Photos

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Portage Park Board OKs dog park rules

PORTAGE | The Park Board approved a set of rules regulating the proposed dog park Monday night, then heard the opening of the park has been pushed back again.

July 18, 2011 9:00 pm
Skaters, bikers elected to skatepark committee

Skaters, bikers elected to skatepark committee

PORTAGE | Four members of the skateboarding and biking community were elected to represent their peers on a committee to help determine the future of Portage's skatepark.

April 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Gilbert Park hot dog vendors put on hold

PORTAGE | Two local hot dog vendors want to locate at Gilbert Park on Willowcreek Road this summer, but the Portage Park Board on Monday tabled both proposals because they didn't come in as expected.

March 21, 2011 11:45 pm
Three New Board Members Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

Three New Board Members Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

VALPARAISO | The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County announced the addition of three new board members to join the organization's board of directors.

March 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Portage parks explores partnership with theater

PORTAGE | Portage parks superintendent Chris Johnson believes it's time for his department to stretch its wings.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am

Portage park officials decide to give Coke another try for soft drink sales

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board approved a change in vendors for the sale of soft drinks and bottled water at city parks.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

Portage Park Board elects new officers

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Board elected new officers during its meeting earlier this week.

January 20, 2011 12:00 am

Portage tweaks employee insurance coverage

PORTAGE | The Portage Board of Works approved a change to insurance coverage Monday for employees who have take home vehicles.

December 27, 2010 7:00 pm
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