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  • Patriotic piping
    An American flag stands in the middle of workers installing piping in a corn field on the east side of U.S. 27 just north of Portland. The new tile is part of a project to run a drain tile from the field pictured, under U.S. 27 and to Wehrly Ditch in order to help alleviate flooding in the area. The City of Portland, Jay County, Indiana Department of Transportation and a local landowner are partnering to share the cost of the project. (The Commercial Review/Nate Fields)
  • Council discusses sewer, budget, SRO
    Decisions about the regional sewer district, budget and a full-time school resource officer are coming in the next few months. 
  • Cart wash
    Rosealynne Smith sprays out her grandmother Rhonda Gillespy’s golf cart Wednesday afternoon at the car wash, owned by Jay Petroleum, at the intersection of Meridian and Votaw streets in Portland. (The Commercial Review/Nate Fields)
  • Wild winners
    In the previous five games against the Sluggers this season, the Rockets had allowed an average of three runs per game.
    
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  • Council discusses sewer, budget, SRO
    Decisions about the regional sewer district, budget and a full-time school resource officer are coming in the next few months. 
  • Man arrested for violation
    A Dunkirk man was arrested for violating his probation on a felony-level driving offense. 
  • Board hears grant options
    Portland Municipal Airport could receive grant money this year for its planned runway extension, but applying would create a challenging timeline. 
  • FRLS balance is up
    FORT RECOVERY — As expected, school finances finished the fiscal year in excellent shape.
  • Council waits again on wage decision
    A vote to determine the City of Portland's employees' wages for 2019 was tabled for the second time in two weeks. 
  • Wild winners
    In the previous five games against the Sluggers this season, the Rockets had allowed an average of three runs per game.
  • Thwaits makes his pro debut
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  Nick Thwaits dominated most of the hitters he faced while in high school. 
  • Jay wins eighth WVC title
    It didn't win the most events. But it came out on top for the eight straight year. 
  • Slam, double help sweep
    The Portland Rockets moved to 12-10 on the season Sunday by sweeping the Summit City Sluggers in a doubleheader at Portland Memorial Park's Runkle-Miller Field. 
  • Portland ends its scoreboard curse
    Since the shiny new scoreboard was installed July 2, the Rockets hadn’t won at home.
  • To the editor: Without question or any motive, Sheriff Dwane Ford and his two deputies reflected the definition of being a good samaritan and serving officers of the law, without being asked and even after I wasn’t the kindest civilian to be dealt with.
  • To the editor: Without question or motive, Sheriff Dwane Ford and his two deputies reflected the definition of being a good samaritan and serving officers of the law, without being asked and even after I wasn't the kindest civilian to be dealt with. 
  • There I was, walking down Main Street on the west side of Portland with a Bud Light bottle in each hand. 
  • “Let’s go this way,” I said.
  • To the editor: Recently, I had the honor of participating in the 10th annual Andrew Whitacre Memorial Ride. 
Caldwell performs
Taryn Caldwell of Dunkirk performs the national anthem at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game.
Whitacre Memorial Ride 06/19/2017

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