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...

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...

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...

Goofy Gopher Talk

Sightings from the Top: Gopher Talk  by Terrie Todd   Crossing the Tupper Street Bridge one warm afternoon, I saw two plump gophers down below. One chased the other across the tracks, and I...

Drinking Buddy Chairs?

Early this fall The Hoop and Holler broke the news of the trend of outdoor furniture in Portage la Prairie and area. The Hoop has learned that the use of outdoor furniture has taken a potentially troubling...

What Does 116 Smell Like?

Do You Smell That? City Hall is gettin’ a reeky reputation. One day I was relaxin’ on the second floor, my ear pressed against the hole in the hardwood just above the cashier’s front counter so I...

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...

Rodent Goes Political – Wants You To Vote

A friendly Portage Enumerator. The Voters List Now that fixed the temperature on the City Hall clock (you’re welcome), you’re probably wonderin’ why there’s a nasty hole where it used to say...

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...

Chester The Mouse Nibbles On New Logo

Did ya hear? Our City launched a brand new logo! I wasn’t sure what a logo was, but I got me some big ears and I heard them talkin’ about it fer a long time. Low go? I thought. Why, that sounded like...

Sightings from the Top: Carrington the Shopping Cart

Sightings from the Top: Carrington the Shopping Cart For the last couple of weeks, a blue shopping cart has been lying dead along the tracks under the Tupper Street bridge. It’s a long way from home, but...

Sightings from the Top: The Litter Bug

Sightings from the Top: The Litter Bug I frequently make little rules for myself, like “pick up one piece of trash on each walking trip to work and one on each trip home again.” Occasionally, though, if...

Chester The City Hall Mouse Episode 2

Mouse kissy kiss. There’s been some kinda crazy flurry of activity around City Hall this past week. Them ladies in the front office are like flies on a rabbit carcass, what with their sortin’ and...