Top 10 Places to Smoke In Portage

Top 10 Places to Smoke in Portage la Prairie 10.  The back of downtown Tim's.  Where the who’s who of Portage smoking elite hang and then walk down to Midtown to have a beer and a smoke. 9.  The Cat...

9 Recorded Sasquatch Sightings in Portage

Nine recorded sighting of a Sasquatch have been recorded in Portage over the years. It just so happens we have images of ALL the sightings here on the Hoop & Holler. Many of you have viewed these images...

Know Where To Go & Win!

Portage la Prairie has a lot of places to go when you have to go.  HnH visited some of our city's most used washrooms available to the public and did a random sample as to how things stacked up.  Here is the...

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...

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...

New Soup Factory For Portage?

Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports that a new food processor has set up shop in Portage la Prairie. Fictional figures, with close ties to the imaginary project, claim a new soup...

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...

Arborist Links Beavers To Oil Changes

  Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports of a local self-proclaimed arborist being pushed beyond the point of action with the clearing of a wooded lot for an oil change franchise in...

Confused Resident Terrified Over City Fogging

  Unconfirmed sources have provided unsubstantiated reports of a north end woman becoming radicalized over the City of Portage la Prairie’s plan to start fogging for Mosquitos Tuesday and...

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...

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...