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Outdoorsman Club Hosts Deer Hunt for the Disabled


Date: 11/21/2014 4:58:00 PM

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Good weather for deer hunters at the annual disabled hunt at Rend Lake Friday. The Sesser-Valier Outdoorsman Club has hosted the event since 1983 alongside the Army Corp of Engineers. Senior club members are paired with a hunter to help

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Marshalltown point guard shoots down JWCC in second half


Date: 11/21/2014 1:07:00 AM

"We made progress in some areas," Hoyt said. "We talk about (the season) being a marathon. We took steps in the right direction, but it's about putting multiple possessions together." JWCC hosts Rend Lake in a Region 24 game at 5 p.m. Saturday

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Hamilton's legacy is Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park

The Southern

Date: 11/20/2014 11:04:00 PM

The park is a completely different place today. The park spans 3,300 acres. There are 243 camp sites, 10 boat ramps, deer and pheasant hunting programs and, of course, Rend Lake Resort. “When I came here attendance was about 300,000 in the state park

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Sports briefs November 21st

The Maroon

Date: 11/20/2014 4:33:00 PM

Griffin played collegiate golf at Rend Lake College in Illinois, where he was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Golf Champion. In 2013, he qualified for the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Tournament, and since 2014

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Rend Lake rolls LLCC

State Journal Register

Date: 11/20/2014 5:26:00 AM

Lincoln Land College shot just 19.2 percent (5 of 26) from the floor in the second half and Rend Lake routed the Loggers 65-42 at Cass Gymnasium Wednesday. Lincoln Land didn’t have a player in double figures. Eddie Longmeyer and Dein Mehmodvoic each

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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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