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Downtown Portage shops ready for 'Small Business Saturday'

Far away from the hazards of ultra-competitive Black Friday events, downtown Portage was enjoying an afternoon ideal for unhurried local shopping. "There are people going to the big-box stores in Madison and they are coming back into town a little later and we try to time our door-busters for the mi

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 21:18:00

Santa lands at Portage in unseasonably balmy weather

None of the hundreds of people at the Portage Municipal Airport on Friday would have blamed Santa Claus if he'd opted to arrive in white shorts and a red tropical print shirt. The sunshine and 50-degree weather offered a sharp contrast not only to the chills and gusts from earlier this month, but al

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 20:07:00

Portage Fire Department says farewell to Captain Hudgens

At the start of the new year the Portage Fire Department will take its first step into the next generation of leadership and one veteran firefighter will be enjoying a full night of sleep. "My wife has been with this the entire time and I owe her some time of not having to go away any time the pager

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 18:30:00

Ukulele tunes fill Portage Public Library

Here's something you don't hear every day at the Portage Public Library - well, at most, once a week. In the library's Bidwell Room on Tuesday, Amanda and Tony Nieto plucked chords on their ukuleles to render the Civil War era ballad "Aura Lee," while Sue Okray sang the words that Elvis Presley fans

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 18:00:00

Portage High marching band set for national exposure Thursday

Millions of eyes will be on Portage High School's marching band on Thanksgiving Day. Portage is one of 10 school bands that will perform during the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade, to be broadcast by WGN America from 8 to 11 a.m. The broadcast is expected to draw 3.6 million viewers in addition to t


MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING: Portage goes 21-20 against Sauk Prairie and Oregon

The Portage Middle School wrestling team had its hands full in Tuesday night's triple-dual in Sauk Prairie. The Warriors faced some stiff competition from the host Eagles and Oregon but still had a successful night, going 21-20 against the pair of teams. Of the team's 21 wins, the Warriors had eight


Portage Council signs off on parking lot agreement with Columbia County

The Portage Common Council has signed off on an agreement with Columbia County to demolish this seldom-used underground lot in the 100 block of West Conant Street and turn it, and the adjacent site of the Columbia County Annex, into a 71-stall surface lot for public parking. The Portage Common Counc


Ski season set to get started in Portage, Merrimac this weekend

There's snow in the high hills, and that's good news for skiers. Ski season is expected to begin Friday at Devil's Head in Merrimac and on Saturday at Cascade Mountain. Significant snowmaking operations made it possible for the ski areas to open this weekend, involving 400 snow guns at Cascade and 3


Dates set for Trenton community forums; school district to discuss needs, bond proposal

Although no dollar amount has been released, Trenton Public Schools is planning three community forums to discuss assessments for improvements and a possible bond proposal. District officials have planned to hold forums at 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations: Dec. 4, Hedke Elementary School,

NEWS-HERALD - 2017-11-24 21:58:12

Man accused of shooting 15-year-old Inkster boy arraigned on felony charges

INKSTER, Mich - A man was arraigned on felony charges after he was accused of shooting a 15-year-old boy Monday. According to police, the victim was shot by the suspect over an ongoing feud between the two near Carlysle and Andover streets. The victim was taken to Beaumont Wayne Hospital for treatm

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-11-24 21:20:50

Bedford Township: A collection of three sister villages

Beginning today, The Monroe News is presenting a four-day series on downtowns throughout the Monroe County Region. The stories, collectively called Down Home, explore the businesses and residents who work to make a downtown successful. The series features communities who are planning to change thei

MONROE EVENING NEWS - 2017-11-24 19:00:00

Do the holidays make you go a little nutty?

So, admit it - did you go a little nuts at the mall today? There was a novelty song called "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" by Yogi Yorgesson that was popular before I was born. (And no, "yust" is not a typo.) If you've never heard it before, Google it for a snicker, especially on Black Friday. My pare

PATCH - 2017-11-24 21:46:30

Check out the coolest aquarium shop in Michigan

It is hard to characterize what's hidden behind a non-descript home on Inkster Road in Romulus, but it's one of the coolest places in metro Detroit. Is it a business, an over-the-top hobby cave, a nursery or a farm? It's all of these things and it's a six-decade realization of a young airman's dream

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-11-24 14:39:05

Rain Gives Way To Sun For Second Half Of Weekend

METRO DETROIT, MI. - By now you've probably shopped until you're ready to drop and had enough turkey to last you for at least a year. Time to recoup, relax and enjoy the weekend, even if the weather forecast isn't looking so hot. After a beautiful Friday that saw temperatures around 50 degrees, the

PATCH - 2017-11-24 21:12:06

Love at Lindbergh: Couple's craft show visits lead to happily ever after

A love of attending local craft shows is just one thing that Alexis Molnar and Andrew Ortiz have in common. So it's fitting that their promise to live happily ever after was found there. Molnar, 28, and Ortiz, 26, both grew up in Dearborn and attended school together at Edsel Ford High School. They

DEARBORN PRESS & GUIDE - 2017-11-24 19:24:15

'The ultimate gift': Husband to benefit from wife's kidney donation

In this season of thanksgiving, George Piskos has an extra reason to be grateful: his wife, Kim, will soon be donating her kidney to him. The two met when George was in law school and Kim served late-night rounds of coffee while he studied. Throughout their marriage, the Dearborn residents have deal

DEARBORN PRESS & GUIDE - 2017-11-24 17:02:20

Man Killed in Head-On Crash with Semi Truck

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A head-on crash with a semi truck killed a Marshfield man early Friday morning near Strafford, according to the online crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. According to the report, 33-year-old Lynden Verser, of Marshfield, was driving west in the eastbound lane of

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2017-11-24 19:53:20

Community gives thanks at VFW dinner

Jennette English, left, and Caroline Hinshaw were two of the volunteers keeping the lines moving, turning out Thanksgiving meals of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, macaroni and cheese and more at the community dinner, held Thanksgiving day at the Tom Wolfe Memorial VFW Post No. 420

MONETT TIMES - 2017-11-24 06:00:00

Main Street program illustrates historic tax credit value

The success and the future of the use of historic tax credits through the state of Missouri was reviewed at a meeting last week in Monett, attended by State Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville. The meeting was hosted by Monett Main Street at the Monett Museums Events Center. Allen Casey, with Casey Archi

MONETT TIMES - 2017-11-24 06:00:00

Bond revoked for drug bust suspect

A Monett man saw his bond revoked recently after allegedly failing a drug test required by the conditions of his bond. Christopher Trobaugh, 29, of Monett, is now being held in the Barry County jail on no bond. He is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and endangering the

MONETT TIMES - 2017-11-24 06:00:00