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Raney commits to RLC

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 1/18/2017 7:08:00 PM

Now she will get an opportunity at the college level. Raney committed to Rend Lake College on Wednesday afternoon. “I really enjoy the individuality of tennis,” Raney said. “I like how if you lose it's on you. If you win, it's on you. You know that

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Rend Lake College's REC the Scale Challenge returns spring 2017


Date: 1/18/2017 4:12:00 PM

Rend Lake College are bringing back REC the Scale Challenge this spring by popular demand. Participants of any age will be able to weigh-in starting Fri., Jan. 27 and begin the 12-week challenge. A $30 fee is required. Weigh-ins will be held at the Rec and

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Rec the Scale starts

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 1/17/2017 6:19:00 PM

INA — Rend Lake College’s REC the Scale challenge is back by popular demand this spring to encourage locals to get into shape and shed those extra holiday pounds in the new year. Starting Friday, Jan. 27, contest participants of any age will weigh in

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Sophomores Carter, Hutchens nominated for Phi Theta Kappa All-USA

WJBD Radio

Date: 1/17/2017 8:23:00 AM

INA, Ill. (Jan. 17, 2017) – As if landing spots on the President’s List for their 4.0 grade point averages wasn’t enough, two Rend Lake College Student Ambassadors have gone above and beyond to be selected as the college’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK

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Rend Lake College falls at Parkland


Date: 1/16/2017 9:33:00 PM

CHAMPAIGN - Rend Lake College was on the road at Parkland College Monday night. RLC led in the first half, but Parkland comes back for the 77-69 win. CARBONDALE - As locals and the entire nation spent the day remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work

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• Surface Area: 18,900 Acres
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 35 feet
Rend Lake is a 13 miles-long, 3 miles-wide southern Illinois reservoir in Franklin and Jefferson Counties near Benton, Illinois. The lake contains 18,900 acres of water, stores 185,000 acre feet of water, and supplies over 15 million gallons of water per day to 300,000 persons in over 60 communities. The reservoir is up to 35 feet deep, but its average depth is closer to 9.7 feet. Its elevation is 405 feet above sea level.
Rend Lake is a reservoir, created when the United States Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Big Muddy River. The dam and lake were authorized in 1962, but the lake was not completely filled until March 1973.
The lakeshore of Rend Lake extends covers 162 miles, part of which is preserved as Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area. Swimming beaches at North Marcum and South Sandusky are managed and maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. An adjacent Illinois Artisans Shop & Visitors Center is part of the Illinois State Museum system and is operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
In 2010, Rend Lake was designated as an Important Bird Area of Illinois.
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