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2008-07-03 21:00:12

By Scott Richardson Independence Day came early for 53 muskies.Illinois Department of Natural Resources fish biologist Mike Garthaus and Mike Steffa, acting director of the McLean County Parks & Recreation Department, led a crew one day last week to rescue the big fish trapped in the spillway of Evergreen Lake.

2008-06-12 21:00:11

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Striped bass may be the strongest fish swimming in Illinois waters with the exception of muskies and flathead catfish.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.