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WARRIOR WARMUP: Here's a look at WVC's new softball players

Date: 8/22/2017 10:04:00 PM

The Lady Warriors of Wabash Valley College under Hall of Fame head coach Paul Schnarre open at home against Rend Lake College on Sept. 7. This is one of two home contests this fall. Coach Schnarre has recruited some outstanding players again this year

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Hobby classes offered at RLC

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 8/22/2017 6:27:00 PM

INA — Learn some new skills this fall with three hobby classes through Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education Division. In October, take on treasure hunting with a metal detecting course or try your hand at balloon art, and in November

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Rend Lake College offers three hobby classes for the Fall


Date: 8/22/2017 12:57:00 PM

Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois is giving you the opportunity to learn new skills this Fall. Three separate hobby classes will be available through RLC's Community and Corporate Education Division. Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting for Beginners is

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Best junior colleges near STL are in Illinois, list claims

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Date: 8/21/2017 9:15:00 PM

In fact, the two highest-ranked colleges that are less than 100 miles from our fair burg are both in Illinois: Rend Lake College, about 90 miles away in Ina, near Mt. Vernon, Ill., finished at No. 11 in the results; and Kaskaskia College, about 60 miles

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Lady Lakers hope to repeat as GRAC champs

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 8/21/2017 7:33:00 PM

Lake Land's first match is Tuesday at Vincennes followed by the first GRAC match at Rend Lake on Wednesday. Then at the end of the season, Lake Land stays at home for the Region 24 Tournament since the Lady Lakers are hosting it. "It seems far away

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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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