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That other regional team


Date: 2/16/2018 9:09:00 PM

Goals for the season were to win the holiday tourney and the sectional and to finish top in the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference and no lower than third in the Mid-Southern Conference. All those goals, and then some, were reached. The team recorded a 19-3

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Registration open for Full Moon 5K

Dubois County Herald

Date: 2/16/2018 8:41:00 AM

BIRDSEYE — Registration is now open for the Full Moon 5K which will take place at Patoka Lake beach on Friday, July 27, at 9:30 p.m. The race will be 3.1 miles through the woods on roadways, a gravel and grass lane and a paved bike trail lit by moonlight

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Boys Basketball: No.6 Rams hammer Warriors, 67-44


Date: 2/14/2018 5:32:00 AM

Nich Sebastiao had a game-high 16 for Scottsburg (4-16) and teammate Mitchell Prince added 13. Paoli (19-1) returns home to face Patoka Lake Athletic Conference rival Perry Central (4-16) Friday night

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Birds of prey to visit Dubois Branch Library

Dubois County Herald

Date: 2/13/2018 8:52:00 AM

DUBOIS — The birds of prey from Patoka Lake will be travel to the Dubois Branch Library for a special presentation at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. Included will be a bald eagle, a red-tailed hawk and an eastern screech owl. You can hear how their species

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Boys Basketball: Rams too much for Lions, 74-54

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 2/7/2018 4:31:00 AM

Landon Suvak had a game-high 21 for Salem, while Xavier Haendigfes tallied 12 and Hunter Weedin 11. Paoli (16-1) has now won five straight and is back in Patoka Lake Athletic action at home Friday night against Orleans (9-9)

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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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