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Flat Stanley returns to Rend Lake College


Date: 10/25/2016 2:51:00 PM

In 2015, hundreds of Rend Lake College First Year Experience students brought joy to second grade classrooms across southern Illinois by delivering Flat Stanley books as gifts over the holiday season. This year, FYE students are back at it, bringing Flat

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Marine Corps Ball planned for Nov. 5

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 10/25/2016 10:10:00 AM

MT. VERNON — This region's 11th annual Marine Corps Ball will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Rend Lake Resort Conference Center in Whittington. Sponsored by Southern Illinois Marines, the event celebrates the 241st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

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St. Ambrose men waking up to a new approach

Quad-Cities Times

Date: 10/24/2016 6:31:00 PM

Several newcomers will factor into things for the Bees, including guard 5-10 Dedric Byrd from Rend Lake Community College and a pair of swingmen, 6-4 Kain Arthofer and 6-4 Chris Poole. Arthofer is a senior from Pleasant Valley who averaged 14 points while

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Behind the spook: SIU students spare no screams with horrific haunted houses (VIDEO)

Date: 10/24/2016 11:54:00 AM

A week later, he was back — but this time, as a clown. Before attending SIU, Burke was a makeup artist at Rend Lake College. He said the actors would often come to him for help with their get-ups. A similar dynamic showed at Chittyville, where — equipp

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RLC's Criminal Justice fundraiser tallies up $15K in scholarships over five years

The Southern

Date: 10/23/2016 1:07:00 AM

With 30 scholarships and $15,000 raised in five years, the Roundup for Scholarships event at Rend Lake College helps a lot of students. The event, held this past week, raises money for students enrolled in the college’s Criminal Justice program

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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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