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Faulkenburg – Newton reunion set for Sept. 21

Perry County News

Date: 8/28/2014 8:59:00 AM

and Hannah (Newton-Enlow) Faulkenburg are invited to a family reunion beginning at noon Sunday, Sept. 21, at Patoka Lake Shelter House No. 1. The children of James and Hannah include Ida, James, Leora Enlow, Mack, Ella, Charles Edward, Minnie and Essie

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Providence edges New Albany 15-14 in football opener

usatodayhss.com

Date: 8/23/2014 9:43:00 PM

Brownstown 38, Paoli 0: The defending Class 2-A sectional champion Braves opened impressively against the host Rams, who were 11-3 last season and won the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference. Clay Brown threw two touchdown passes and Jacob Wilson scored twice

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2nd Annual ‘Head for the Hills’ Patoka Lake Triathlon

Nuvo

Date: 8/23/2014 1:00:00 AM

Head for the hills and race for a cause. All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl and bald eagle. Swim 500 yards in open water at the beach. Bike 12.8 miles along

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2nd Annual ‘Head for the Hills’ Patoka Lake Triathlon

Nuvo

Date: 8/23/2014 12:39:00 AM

Head for the hills and race for a cause. All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl and bald eagle. Swim 500 yards in open water at the beach. Bike 12.8 miles along

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Wheelin’ IN the Fish for special-needs anglers scheduled Sept. 20

Perry County News

Date: 8/22/2014 12:17:00 AM

PATOKA – The 13th annual “Wheelin’ IN the Fish” will be held at Osborn Boat Ramp, Patoka Lake 10a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20. If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply

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• Surface Area: 8,880 Acres
Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana (after Lake Monroe) and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.
Created as a joint effort between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the lake is one of eight such reservoirs built in the state to provide a secure water supply and as a method of flood control. The lake covers 8,800 surface acres (36 km²) of water in the summer.
The lake was created by damming the Patoka River about 118.3 miles (190 km) above its mouth with the Patoka Lake Dam, a 145-feet-high rockfill earthen dam. The lake is fed by several smaller tributaries including Allen Creek, Paint Creek, and Ritter Creek. After the lake was created several parks and nature preserves were established around it totaling 16,920 acres (68.5 km2). The lake and dam is still managed by a cooperative management team of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, redear, crappie, and walleye. Once a year the Lake Association hosts GarDaze, an event bringing in avid fisherman from around the world, including fishing celebrities like Babe Winkleman and Bill Dance. Other facilities include an archery range, boat ramps, a cross-country skiing course, fishing areas (including ice fishing), a disc golf course, trails for hiking and bicycling, hunting areas, interpretive and recreational programs, star parties, picnic shelters, swimming areas, and waterskiing zones. The lake also hosts a large campground with over 500 camping sites.
Patoka Lake has been very beneficial to the surrounding community and the State of Indiana.
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