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Robin Wilkening

Enjoy Autumn and Rummage Sale in Portage

Here we are, the first day of October, just 30 days from the little ghouls and goblins rat-a-tat-tating on our doors for tricks or treats. Autumn most certainly is my favorite season of the year. All the fall color changes, an extra hour of sleep, football, hockey, crisp, cool air and all th…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Feeding the hungry in so many ways

I can truly say I am a proud member of the Portage United Methodist Church. I have been a Methodist all my life and love my church family immensely.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

More in store for Portage this summer

Here we are almost a week after our wonderful 4th of July festivities.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Safety, rummage sales and comedy highlight spring in Portage

Anyone who knows Randy and me knows public safety is very important to us. With him being a firefighter-paramedic for most of our married life, seat belts and a myriad of other safety devices are a way of life for our family. He has served as a Portage firefighter for the last 20 years and a…

May 14, 2014 12:00 am

Angels among us right here in Portage

I’ve always believed we have angels here on earth, watching over us to help us through not only the really bad stuff but some of the little things we don’t even give a second thought.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

St. Patrick’s Day brings out many activities in Portage

Well, my Portage friends, March is definitely coming in like a lion. Hopefully that means it will go out like a lamb! While we’re waiting in this weary winter land, I hope that many of the events starting tomorrow will have you feeling warm and seeing green instead of white.

March 12, 2014 9:28 am

'You can make a difference if you try' in Portage Township

When I was 9, my thoughts were about talking to my friends on the phone about the boy in school with cooties and playing with my Barbie dolls. While times have changed and girls don’t necessarily play with Barbie dolls anymore; I know one thing for sure: The furthest thing from most girl’s m…

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Annual ball helps local charities

Let’s face it, Portage: It’s been one crazy winter so far. Snow, below-zero temperatures, lost days of work and school, travel hazards, accidents and a state of emergency are things that have become commonplace in our lives this winter. Hopefully the snow forecast for today is slight because…

February 05, 2014 12:00 am

Warm memories during a cold winter in Portage

Just thinking about memories of my childhood and my kids' childhoods bring a flood of warmth to my heart in response to a couple of things coming up in Portage when it’s so cold outside.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am

Portage, my home for Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Yes, I have to admit that when I was young it was all about Santa and presents galore. We were a middle class, union family and I remember as I got older and I realized what it took to create the Christmas that my Mom and Dad thought we deserved each and every year.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am

Hannah's Hope Vendor and Craft Show is Saturday

The story starts out with a little girl born more than four years ago to Mike and Mary Martinez.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

Fall into October in Portage

What a difference a day or two makes in the weather in Northwest Indiana. Had to break out the winter coat today and I was wearing sandals two days ago. But don’t let the chill in the air deter you from some great October events right here in our fair city.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am

A whole lotta events going on in Portage

Here we go Portage! Be prepared for much to do in Portage this weekend and next in our fair city. Starting with “The King” himself.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am

Bonner Senior Center, elders have lot to offer

Remember when you were young? You wanted to be older and be able to do more things like drive, vote and drink alcohol. It always seemed to me that once I reached a milestone, it wasn’t all that important to me anymore, it was just old-hat. I felt like all I did was get older and one step clo…

September 04, 2013 12:00 am

Portage Exchange Club Raffle Saturday

With school starting last week I’ve been thinking about the kids in our community and all the things various organizations do to help improve their quality of life.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am

Golf outing to raise funds for South Haven honor guard

At times I get questions from people who live here and are moving here, asking the difference between Portage and Portage Township.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am

Greater things to be done

Since I was young, my parents have taught me to follow the Golden Rule; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I happened to join a church in this community where its members feel the same way, in fact, much more at times.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am

Still more to do this summer in Portage

Here we are almost a week after our wonderful 4th of July festivities. It was perfect weather this year which made for more spectators than I’ve seen in a long time. It almost seems like if it’s going to be super hot in Northwest Indiana, Independence Day always seems to be the hottest. With…

July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Portage Firefighters, Safety and Scholarships

When I was young, we just hopped on our bikes and tore out into the street, off on another adventure. Now there are so many factors to consider when you send your kid out on a bicycle.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am

Much going on in Portage Township

If you haven’t noticed in the last couple of years, Portage Township is on the move. Portage Township is the city of Portage, the town of Ogden Dunes and the unincorporated portion known as South Haven.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am
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