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...

Where did 14th Street Go?

by Karen Gross Mystery of the Disappearing Street It is true, fellow Portage la Prairians. We have a full fledged, bonafide mystery on our hands, or technically, on our streets. Some time ago, whilst...

Hamlet Declares it’s Superiority

Anyone travelling down highway 331, affectionately referred to as The Hoop and Holler, will have noticed the small hamlet of Newton has come out with a bold statement. No one will admit to it being a...

Sofa Sightings!

Local furniture stores should be aware of a growing trend in couches in the Portage la Prairie area. A lovely powder blue leather couch on the dike just south of Portage It looks like we are developing...

Paranormal Presence in Deer Pen?

Before dawn on November 3 some eerie items were spotted in the deer pen on Island Park. The Hoop and Holler was alerted by a faithful viewer that a half dozen fires were blazing 8 to 12 feet high. We...

North End Mystery – Dumper Loses Pants?

A regular viewer of The Hoop and Holler came upon a mysterious sight at the compost depot in Portage la Prairie’s north end. Pants with no peoples at the compost pile A pair of lone pants were found...