2:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

New Portage park and nature preserve opens

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The property was donated to the city by the family of the late David Eliason, the former president of Eliason Corporation.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage's newest park officially opened Tuesday, being called by Portage officials a 123-acre gift, natural treasure and realization of a vision. City officials, Portage City Council members, boards and commission volunteers and the others dedicated the Eliason Nature Reserve in a brief ceremony, and then turned it over for public use.
SW Michigan
1:38 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Portage & K Township win big fire grants

Portage Central Fire Station
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Fire departments in Portage and Kalamazoo Township have won big federal grants. They were announced Thursday by Michigan’s two U.S. senators.

Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say Portage will get nearly $634,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Kalamazoo Township will receive nearly $56,000.

The money can be used for training, equipment, and supplies.

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7:23 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Long-time Portage mayor Engel Corstange dies

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Funeral services for Corstange will be held Tuesday after a private visitation for family and friends on Monday.
PORTAGE, MI - During his 65 years in Portage, Engel Corstange was a fixture. He taught industrial arts at Portage Public Schools, worked as a building contractor, regularly attended First Reformed Church and served as mayor of Portage for 12 years, from 1973 to 1985. On Wednesday, Corstange died at the age of 89.