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...

Jail Cells Of City Hall

The Jail Cells by Chester, The City Hall Mouse Jail Cells in basement of Portage la Prairie City Hall A lot of folks don’t know about the old jail cells in City Hall’s dungeon – er, I mean,...

Angry Senior Responsible For Tag?

Sightings from the Top: RBG’s handiwork by Terrie Todd The signage on the overpass has been decorated with the initials RBG. I don’t know why, but I have a theory. In the early 1960’s, a young...

Self-Interest Keeps Star Candidate Out Of City Hall

Carl Bunso elects not to run for office by Carl Bunso   A lot of you in Bunso Nation have been asking when Carl Bunso is going to throw his hat in the ring and officially announce he is running for...

Itravelnaked – Magazine Street

New Orleans New Orleans. The Crescent City. The Big Easy. How does one explore all that a city has to offer when its heritage and culture are as rich and hearty as a cup of smoked turkey gumbo? Well, mon ami,...

Valuables Found On Skyline Bridge

Sightings From The Top:  Lost and Found on Skyline Bridge by Terrie Todd Nicole's heart may not have been broken but her day was made brighter by a small act. One morning as I crossed the Tupper...

Getting Rich On The Overpass

Sightings From The Top:  Striking it Rich on Skyline Bridge by Terrie Todd   One thing I did not expect when I started walking to work over the Tupper Street overpass was that it would become...

Mischief At City Hall Heating Up & Cooling Off

Some Like It Hot by Chester the City Hall Mouse There’s one thing I figgered out perdy quick livin’ at City Hall. Ya can’t count on the temperature anywhere in the place. When it’s hot in the front...

Duck Rescue Attempt On Crescent Lake

One Little Duckling All Alone by She Who Walks With Sticks (aka Karen Gross)   Went for a walk this morning and greeted some friendly PlaPers. Some of them said “Good Morning” before I did. By...

Become a Portage Super Hero

The Parkinson SuperWalk 2014 by She Who Walks With Poles, aka Karen Gross   The Parkinson SuperWalk requires Super Heroes who can’t fly without a plane and a ride to the airport; who occasionally...

Talking Waterloo

The final building of the Waterloo Manufacturing Western Canadian Headquarters is no more. Remnants of Waterloo Manufacturing This once sprawling enterprise occupied the now vacant lot on 4th...

Itravelnaked – New Orleans Part 1

New Orleans. The Crescent City. The Big Easy. How does one explore all that a city has to offer when its heritage and culture are as rich and hearty as a cup of smoked turkey gumbo? Well mon ami, it isThe Big...

Portage Pole Person Possibly Pecked Passing Poop

A Quintessentially Portage La Prairian Morning By She Who Walks With Sticks (aka Karen Gross) I have not been out walking as much the last couple of months. I think I overdid the stretching on a day when...