Sunsets & Weather mEportage Vol. 3 by Debra Hourie

Our latest edition of mEportage is courtesy of Debra Hourie who was kind enough to send us her photos and this little note. "Hey guys, These are some of my favorite photos that I have taken of the Portage...

Roden Rats Out City Hall

Chester the City Hall Mouse Addresses the Issues There be somethin’ new in the ol’ municipal office: a whole row of easels set up with canvasses on ‘em. I figgered it was an art show. I’m a dabbler in...

From Steeples To Skies mEportage Volume 2

We'd love to share you photos of Portage and area.  If you have some you'd like to share email them to info@thehoopandholler.com and we will include them in our next volume of mEportage. Today we have...

Thieves @ City Hall

Chester the City Hall Mouse Almost Catches a Thief by Chester the Mouse I was just sure I was gonna get me a big fat reward. I was all alone on the second floor of City Hall, just mindin’ my own...

Cabbage on the Overpass

Sightings from the Top: Cabbage Leaves by Terrie Todd On my walk home today over the Tupper Street overpass, I saw a cabbage leaf. Since a cabbage leaf is biodegradable, I decided to leave it there. Besides,...

New Portage Photo Feature – mEportage

City Hall by morning A long-time viewer of The Hoop and Holler came up with an idea for a submitted photo feature about Portage la Prairie. Well, here it is.  We thought about calling the segment I...

Scary Day Leads To Writing Of Last Will & Testament

Chester the City Hall Mouse Survives Extermination It’s the scariest day of the year, especially when it happens on October 31st. I don’t mean Halloween, neither. I’m talkin’ about the exterminator...

City Hall Ready To Party Monday! Ya’ll Invited.

Party Time by Chester The City Hall Mouse Well, that was some election, huh? And we got us a new leader at the ol’ castle. Which can mean only one thing for me: VITTLES! See, ever four years they bring...