U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was very impressed with Portage’s use of ARPA funds after a visit to city hall on Wednesday.
The Northwoods Inc. of Wisconsin cafeteria was full of smiles and excitement in Portage on Wednesday morning.
Portage Mayor Mitch Craig spoke to a group of Portage business and community leaders on Tuesday about his first few months as mayor since taking office last April.
This year’s festival is slated for October 8 from 10 am - 2 pm, filling Fireman’s Park with pumpkins, food, activities, and, organizers hope, a lot of guests. Visitors of all ages can celebrate the season with tractor rides, a mini petting zoo, cookie decorating, and a farmer’s market, but a…
A Columbia County Judge ruled recently that there was enough evidence and probable cause to hold up charges of reckless homicide filed against a Pardeeville man despite his attorney’s attempt to have the case dismissed.
A Sun Prairie woman pleaded guilty to manufacture/deliver methamphetamine in a Columbia County Courthouse last week.
The Portage Police Department has a lot going on: a new patch, a new K-9 unit and a continuing effort at engaging more with the community, beginning with two events held this summer and more community programs ahead.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Racine man after he allegedly fled a traffic stop in Columbus. After the driver fled, a passenger jumped out of the vehicle while driving on Highway 151.
A Portage man admitted to authorities to being involved in five burglaries in two separate cases in Columbia County.
Court documents show a prisoner at the Columbia Correctional Institute is facing two counts of battery after allegedly resisting correctional officers and punching both of them in the head.
For 30 years, Terry Pease’s official title was kindergarten through eighth grade principal. But many say Pease went above and beyond throughout his three decades of service to the district.
For over a decade, the Portage campus has offered a variety of courses ranging from accounting to phlebotomy, helping students achieve their associate’s degrees, technical diplomas, and high school equivalents among other things. Wednesday’s event featured building tours, trades experts, and…
Five officers were sworn into the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday night with family and friends in attendance along with the entire Columbia County Board of Supervisors.
A woman was arrested last week with cocaine and heroin in her vehicle following a traffic stop for a malfunctioning brake light.
A Columbia County judge denied a summary judgement in the civil lawsuit filed against a Portage doctor by Divine Savior Healthcare earlier this year.
Photographs of horseback riders, baseball players, and fair-goers prove that the imposing white set of seats situated at the Columbia County fairgrounds wasn’t always the weather-damaged, graffiti coated structure rising out of the ground today. It’s the memories held within, the history, th…
A Baraboo woman and her grandmother allegedly sent paper soaked in methamphetamine to an inmate at the Columbia County Jail, according to court documents.
The City of Portage had planned to tear down a pedestrian bridge in Portage after it was deemed unsafe, but will now re-evaluate the bridge’s status.
From a three-sport student athlete in Columbia County to a leading man in Bat Out of Hell, Mitch Gray says his career has taken him to new heights.The Portage graduate currently calls Las Vegas home, where he’s starring as “Hoffman” in “Bat Out of Hell,” as well as sharing the lead role of “…
The Interstate 39/90/94 bridge that spans the Wisconsin River is set to be replaced by two separate bridges thanks to $80 million in federal funding.
To the average stranger, Paisley Wetley is a normal, happy three-year-old. Beneath the surface, though, her mother Ali Platt says her daughter has had a less-than-ordinary start to her childhood years, involving a rare condition and its comorbidities.
The Portage Public Library is making big changes in the fiction and non-fiction book shelves to make the areas more welcoming to patrons.
A Columbus man has been charged with his 5th OWI after speeding on Highway 151 over Labor Day weekend.
Two people were arrested on narcotic drug charges following a search warrant that was executed at a Wisconsin Dells motel room, where law enforcement found fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Pardeeville's 54th annual Watermelon Festival left a sticky sweetness in the air at Chandler Park. Guests enjoyed games, food, and friendly, yet messy competition as watermelon speed-eating and seed-spitting contests took place, overseen by Todd Hepler, President of the US Watermelon Speed E…