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Providence too much for Mitchell

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 9/30/2016 11:48:00 PM

If you don’t go get them, they are going to come get you, and that’s just what happened tonight. Mitchell now returns to Patoka Lake Athletic Conference play with a trip to Paoli Friday. Pritchett said he knows that will be a tough game, but he and his

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Football: Senators seeking outright PLAC crown with win over Perry Central

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 9/29/2016 7:41:00 AM

Records: Perry Central 2-3; Class A, No. 4 West Washington 6-0. Last meeting: Last year at Perry Central, West Washington rallied on a sloppy field to claim its first outright Patoka Lake Athletic Conference crown in 21 years, downing the Commodores 31-14

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The Indiana Football Digest's Insider - 2016 Volume 6

Official Site of the Indianapolis Colts

Date: 9/28/2016 10:45:00 AM

Woodlan has taken 11 consecutive Allen County Conference contests. West Washington has won nine straight Patoka Lake Conference games. Park Tudor has dropped 26 consecutive Indiana Crossroads Conference games. Fort Wayne South has suffered 24 straight

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Commodore Comeback

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 9/28/2016 7:25:00 AM

The lack of varsity minutes has manifested itself in the ball-control area, where the Bluejackets have struggled mightily and did so once again Tuesday night at The Hive where Perry Central rallied for a 20-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-11 Patoka Lake Athletic

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Children's Fishing Pond At Patoka Lake Closing


Date: 9/24/2016 10:21:00 AM

(PATOKA) - The Children's Fishing Pond near the Modern Campground at Patoka Lake, Newton Stewart State Recreation Area will be closing. Patoka Lake management determined that the pond was becoming too shallow to provide quality habitat for fish and fishery

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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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