Top 10 Rejected Portage Slogans

The Hoop & Holler went dumpster diving behind City Hall and found a stained napkin with a list of rejected town slogans from the recent quest to find a new town tag-line.  We thought we would bring the...

Crime Fighter Found in Portage Chicken Coops

The Hoop and Holler recently discovered archival photographs of a long forgotten portage la prairie crime fighter  from the 1970’s called THE CHICKEN MAN!  He takes responsibility for portage’s low...

City To Cash In On Naming Rights Deal

Unconfirmed sources have made unsubstantiated claims the City of Portage la Prairie has struck a large naming rights deal with CBC to update the world’s largest can of Coca-Cola. This summer, Coke...

Love Of Fat Boys & Portage Leads To Violence

Why I Love Portage by Carl Bunso Me and the family just returned from performing a series of concerts at county fairs in the deep south. In general, "The Bunso 5" were pretty well received by the good people...

Local Tries To Help The Overprivileged

A Chance NOT To Play by Carl Bunso There are no shortage of organizations whose goal is to help underprivileged families afford organized sport. These are important - as a young lad I actually had someone...

Sightings from the Top: The Mysterious Dirt Pile

Sightings from the Top: The Mysterious Dirt Pile A pile of dirt was growing between Fisher Ave. and the railroad tracks, visible from the top of Tupper Street Bridge. I was curious as to why it got a little...

Coke Can Leakage Could Provide Tourism Boon

Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports of a serious issue with Portage la Prairie’s landmark Coke can.  It is believed that the can has been slowly leaking soda pop to the point where it...

UFO Lawn Mower

Yes, it levitates. Over the weekend Hoop and Holler cameras found a magical, levitating lawn mower. "Honest" Ed Harder of Portage had the hover craft/yard tool up for sale and we were lucky enough to...