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RLC approves articulation agreement

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 10/18/2017 12:07:00 PM

INA — The Rend Lake College Board of Trustees Tuesday approved an agreement between RLC and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale that makes a transition between the schools' history programs easier. "The new articulation agreement is with SIU's

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Lake Land knocks off No. 11 McHenry

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 10/15/2017 6:03:00 PM

The Lady Lakers defeated McHenry County College, which was ranked No. 11 in NJCAA Division II, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-25, 15-12. Earlier in the tournament, Lake Land defeated Rend Lake

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Lake Land volleyball falls to Butler

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 10/13/2017 8:47:00 PM

Rend Lake was also scheduled, but results were not available at press time. Lake Land is to face McHenry College at 9 a.m. Saturday and Mineral Area at 1 p.m. as the invite concludes

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Volleyball sectionals start today

Vincennes Sun Commercial

Date: 10/11/2017 10:20:00 PM

The winner faces No. 2 Barr-Reeve at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and the championship is at 7 p.m. Saturday. Volley Blazers Dump Rend Lake After pulling out a tight first set, the honorable mention Vincennes University volleyball team eased its way to a three-set

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Slykhuis: Cattlemen share their own story


Date: 10/11/2017 7:51:00 AM

Purina had a nutritionist speaking about animal nutrition and how it applies to our own nutrition and everyday diets. Rend Lake had speakers from the culinary department discussing proper ways to handle and prepare meat. Everyone that attended learned

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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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