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Boys Basketball: Paoli tops Lanesville on the road, 59-48

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 12/4/2016 10:11:00 AM

We scored 59 points and only had one kid score in double figures." Paoli (1-1) is back home Friday for Patoka Lake Athletic action against West Washington at home. 3-Point Goals -- Paoli 5 (Clark 2, Easterday 2, Chastain 1); Lanesville 4 (Ash 4)

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Rolling Rams handle Hornets on the road

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 12/3/2016 11:40:00 PM

Paoli returns home Tuesday to face Lanesville (2-8) and welcomes Patoka Lake Athletic Conference rival Orleans (2-5) Thursday. Team Fouls -- Paoli 18; Henryville 14. 3-Point Goals -- Paoli 3 (Smith 2, Brewster 1); Henryville 2 (Ottersdach 1, Nunn 1)

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Wolfpack outworks Mitchell, 50-41

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 12/2/2016 10:14:00 PM

The more aggressive Wolfpack outrebounded and hustled the Jackets to earn a 50-41 Patoka Lake Athletic Conference victory. “I don’t know what the rebounding numbers are, but they outrebounded us by a lot, and they got at least 75 percent of the loose

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Meeting: Birdseye Council

Date: 12/2/2016 8:37:00 AM

Birdseye will now gain a new connection to the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District to increase water pressure, replace valves and meters and upsize at least one line. The work should allow for more efficient repairs in the future. • Learned

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Robbins saves Mitchell streak

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 12/1/2016 8:24:00 PM

Weaving through traffic in the open court, Robbins slashed through gaps for baskets or drew fouls and converted the late free throws, powering the Bluejackets (6-3) to their fourth consecutive win and as Mitchell remained alone atop the Patoka Lake

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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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