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Shaping Indiana

Shaping Indiana

8 hours ago
Shaping Indiana

Shaping Indiana

Third graders at Central Elementary in Portage celebrate reaching their AR benchmarks with an activity on Indiana's 3 regions. Each student made the shape of Indiana using a graham cracker while adding different colors and shapes to represent the different regions characteristics.

8 hours ago
Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

VALPARAISO | Jimmy's Cafe is no stranger to visits by the state's governors, and on Wednesday the Valparaiso eatery was packed with local pols eager to meet and greet with Gov. Mike Pence.

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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 in a donation of $2,611.

17 hours ago

Portage High heading to state marching band finals

It’s been almost 40 years since I started in the Griffith High School marching band in the fall of 1975. I played the flute and I always went to band camp. I can still remember it like yesterday: memorizing all the music, the amount of steps and which way I should march in all the carefully …

18 hours ago

Portage parks projects moving forward

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

22 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.

23 hours ago Photos

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Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

The staff at Portage’s Texas Roadhouse held a monthlong fundraiser in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Unit. Texas Roadhouse staff presented a check for more than $2,600 to club members. The funds will be used toward a new teen center.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

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, 2100 Willowcreek Road.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
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 Isaiah anything harmful.

October 21, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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DNR 'fishes to determine health of waterway

DNR 'fishes to determine health of waterway

Lake trout, a rainbow steelhead trout and a gizzard shad on ice in a cooler after being brought in through electrofishing in the Burds Ditch.

October 20, 2014 4:48 pm
DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

Ben Rhoda, a deckhand for the DNR holds a northern pike that he and colleagues captured while electrofishing in the Burns Ditch near the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. Every couple of months, DNR representatives visit waterways in Northwest Indiana to monitor the fish living there using el…

October 20, 2014 4:48 pm
DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

Ben Rhoda, a deckhand for the DNR holds a Northern Pike that he and colleagues captured while electrofishing in the Burns Ditch near the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. Every couple of months, DNR representatives visit waterways in Northwest Indiana to monitor the fish living there using el…

October 20, 2014 4:49 pm
DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

Randy Brindza, of the DNR, navigates a small boat rigged with electrofishing gear as he and other DNR representatives work to monitor the fish living in the Burns Ditch waterway. Every couple of months they visit waterways in Northwest Indiana using electrofishing method to stun the fish so …

October 20, 2014 4:47 pm
DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

Every couple of months, DNR representative visit waterways in Northwest Indiana to monitor the fish living there using electrofishing where they send electricity into the water while trolling in a boat stunning the fish so they can be captured, weighed, measured and checked for DNR tags. Ele…

October 20, 2014 4:47 pm
Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

The DNR unveiled the latest poster in its series of the Ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes Coastal Region - Rivers, created by artist Barb Spies Labus, of Whiting, on Monday at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. The poster is the fifth in a planned series of 10.

October 20, 2014 4:13 pm
Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Mike Molnar, program manager with the DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program, speaks Monday during an unveiling of the latest poster in a series of the Ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes Coastal Region - Rivers at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.

October 20, 2014 4:13 pm
Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

The DNR Monday unveiled the latest poster in their series of the Ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes Coastal Region - Rivers. Shown are Brian Breidert, Lake Michigan Fisheries biologist, DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, from left; Mike Molnar, program manager, DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Progr…

October 20, 2014 4:12 pm
Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

The DNR Monday unveiled the latest poster in their series of the Ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes Coastal Region - Rivers. Shown are Brian Breidert, Lake Michigan Fisheries biologist, DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, from left; Mike Molnar, program manager, DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Progr…

October 20, 2014 4:12 pm
Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

John Bacone, director, DNR Division of Nature Preserves, speaks Monday at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk during an unveiling of the latest poster in their series of the Ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes Coastal Region - Rivers. The poster was created by artist Barb Spies Labus, of Whiting…

October 20, 2014 4:12 pm
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