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Bulldogs take to floor in famed 'Hoosiers Gym'

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 1/16/2017 8:17:00 AM

The Bulldogs first fell to Patoka Lake Athletic Conference rival Crawford County Friday night, 55-33, before dropping a 65-62 decision to Lanesville Saturday evening at the famed Hoosiers Gym and Hickory Classic in Knightstown. Against the Wolfpack (9-5

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Cimarron Trail. On The Trail: The. Cimarron Region Porsche Club of America Newsletter - July Greg & Pam s Porsche Parade Report

Date: 1/15/2017 7:16:00 PM

Parade continued 8 9 More Parade Photos 9 10 More Parade & Photos Monday evening we boarded a bus and rode a short distance to Patoka Lake, where we boarded a pontoon type river boat for a sunset dinner cruise. The hosts were entertaining as they imparted

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Senators stop Commodores

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 1/14/2017 7:52:00 PM

CAMPBELLSBURG - West Washington remained perfect in the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference with a 59-48 win over Perry Central during boys high school basketball action on Saturday night. The Senators (10-3 overall, 3-0 in the league) jumped to a 20-10 lead

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Boys Basketball: Senators rally, top Valley, 71-63

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 1/13/2017 9:47:00 PM

FRENCH LICK — West Washington rallied past Springs Valley in the second half Friday night to claim a 71-63 victory over its Patoka Lake Athletic Conference rivals. Springs Valley held a 31-26 advantage at the break, but the Senators surged past the Hawks

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Girls Basketball: Wolfpack takes bite out of Valley

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 1/10/2017

The Wolfpack improved to 12-4 overall and 3-0 atop the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference. Valley (7-9, 2-3) could not overcome its own mistakes. Without point guard Ellison Burton (who went down with a season-ending ACL knee injury), the Blackhawks had 20

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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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