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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Jessie Howe


Growing up in Hebron, Jessie Howe loved playing out fiction and fantasy in the country surrounding her rural home. Today, she has turned that into her day job as the Scenic Charge Artist for the Theatre at the Center, building and painting the worlds that play out in countless scenes on the stage.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana, May 17th - 19th, 2019


Color outside the lines in more ways than one with our 10 fun things weekend guide!

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Now Hiring: MOMS


It is almost crazy when you stop and think about it. To be somebody’s mom. Think of writing that job description and who in their right mind would apply.

Now Hiring: Mom

Scope of Job:

Comprehensive, begins immediately and your first shift lasts for the rest of your child’s life. 24-hour on duty or on call, every day, with no weekends, holiday, sick leave, vacation, or “day off” for any reason.


No material compensation now, nor opportunity for increases ever in the future. Thousands of hugs, kisses, smiles, laughs, and “hi mom” waves are primary source of compensation. Handful of dinners made or breakfasts in bed,...

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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Colleen Hojnacki


“I think most people are exactly where they want to be,” said Colleen Hojnacki. This phrase certainly rings true for her, as she finds herself in a career that she loves, surrounded by people who support her, enjoying life to the fullest.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana, May 10th - 12th, 2019


This weekend is all about mom! Show your appreciation with our weekend guide.

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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Patricia Ireland


For Patricia Ireland, life has been about finding ways to share knowledge and truth. Born and raised in Porter County, she has called Portage home for more than 35 years.

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Portage High School Rounds Out School Year


Staff in the Spotlight

Amy Burke, an English teacher at Portage High School, has a passion for educating students. She has a degree in English Literature and is currently in school to earn her principal license. Burke, who was a student at Portage, decided to come back and teach in the same rooms she once sat in years back. She is a firm believer that things will always work out.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 3rd-5th 2019


Leading up to Mother's Day, we have plenty of opportunity to celebrate mom this weekend!

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Blair Milo remembers former Indiana Senator Dick Lugar


I was a rising high school senior when Senator Lugar’s leadership first fanned the spark of love for this country I’d begun to discover through Girls State. By getting to join a symposium of ideas with fellow students, hosted by Senator Lugar and moderated by thought leaders in policy development, I was enthralled with the complex challenge of serving a country as beautifully diverse as America.  His thoughtful approach shone thru in every session as we evaluated the variety of perspectives on any given issue. Having been inspired by such a tremendous example of service to this incredible, frustrating, and fascinating idea of America I pursued a degree in political science and military service having been inspired by Senator Lugar’s example. I was blessed with the opportunity to intern on Senator Lugar’s team for my semester “abroad” from Purdue...

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A Portage Life In The Spotlight: Mike Steege


In life, we all seek people we can relate to, often searching for mentors who can guide us through life’s muddy waters. As a School Resource Officer (SRO) for Portage High School, Mike Steege fills that role for more than a few young students.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana April 26th - 28th, 2019


It's HUMP-DAY and you know what that means.... your full weekend guide is here!

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