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2013-05-27 23:14:05

AIMS-ISR® is a user-customizable ISR software solution ideally suited to equip networked units operating electronic sensing systems in land, maritime or air environments. Halifax, NS (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 CarteNav Solutions Inc. is set to showcase the advanced capabilities introduced to its innovative AIMS-ISR® family of software solutions at CANSEC 2013. The Halifax-based company will demonstrate the latest additions to its cutting-edge intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance...

2008-10-09 21:00:24

By Scott Richardson Bob Taylor of Minonk was hooked on bass fishing until he caught three muskies by accident at Evergreen Lake in northwestern McLean County. The trio of vicious strikes sent his heart racing to his throat and ripped up his fishing gear. "Bass lures don't stand a chance. Muskie lures don't stand a chance," laughed Taylor, 42, who guides for muskies on Evergreen, Spring Lake and McMaster Lake. "I couldn't get that thrill out of bass fishing. I don't know what it is about...

2008-10-06 21:00:17

By Scott Richardson Dominick "Big Knobs" Culjan, a premiere Illinois River fishing guide and good friend, died last year after he fell from a tree stand. With archery season underway, please be careful. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released these tips for deer hunters: - Always wear a safety belt and harness while climbing and sitting in a stand. Remember, 85 percent of tree stand accidents happen when the hunter is climbing or descending the tree; - Maintain a short tether...

2008-10-02 21:00:11

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Anglers are nice folks. Here are two examples:- Bloomington- Normal realtor Jeff Prochnow, who is public relations officer for the Mohammed Shrine chapter based in Bartonville, picked up a check for about $500 from the Bloomington-Normal Bass Club at its regular meeting Wednesday. The money will go to the Shriners Children's Hospital of Chicago, a place where kids can get the medical care they need no matter what their financial circumstances....

2008-09-24 21:00:19

By Scott Richardson It's a stay of execution, not a reprieve. Gov. Rod Blagojevich only extended the closing dates of 11 state parks by two weeks to Nov. 30. Supporters of state parks need to keep pressure on to force Gov. Blagojevich to reverse his decision entirely. Check out Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn's new Web site, www.saveourstateparks.org, where you can sign an online petition. In a phone conversation with the Pantagraph shortly after announcing the campaign on Wednesday, Quinn noted...

2008-09-11 21:00:14

By Scott Richardson There's good news on the outdoor front. In the midst of Gov. Blagojevich's wrong-headed move to close two dozen state parks and historic sites comes word that Mike Steffa, supervisor at McLean County's Comlara Park, has been named to head of the county's Parks & Recreation Department. Steffa, 44, replaces Bill Wasson, who moved to the county's central administrative headquarters in downtown Bloomington. "I'm just glad I got it," said Steffa, who will oversee one...

2008-09-03 21:00:05

By Scott Richardson It was one thing when Twin City lawyer John Pratt and Bruce Rea, plant manager at SC2 Tire and Wheel Assembly Faculty in Bloomington- Normal, swam on teams in high school and college. Events were held in swimming pools then. But once a year, they say good bye to swimming pools and take a dip in Lake Michigan. They swim five kilometers, a distance of more than three miles, during the annual Chicago Master's Big Shoulders Open Water Long Distance Classic. This year's...

2008-08-22 21:00:14

By Scott Richardson TOWER, Minn. - Steve Pallo, the head of the fisheries division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, can give chapter and verse for some of the best spots for muskie on Illinois lakes. But outside the state, he relies on a little help from friends. That was the case a couple of weeks ago when he and his family traveled to Lake Vermilion in the far northeast corner of Minnesota. At nearly 50,000 acres, Vermilion is the fifth-largest lake in Minnesota. A guy...

2008-08-14 21:00:17

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Two generations of the Niepagen family from Bloomington-Normal scored big on a recent fishing trip to Manitoba. Really big. They reeled in channel catfish that weighed 30 pounds and lake trout that topped that mark. At one point, they couldn't quit catching super-sized lake trout long enough to get some smaller ones for shore lunch. "It was pretty crazy," said Lee Niepagen. Wendell's brothers, Melvin and Norman, rounded out the foursome...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com The Nature Conservancy has transferred the 720-acre Chinquapin Bluffs Natural Area in Woodford County and the 60-acre Henline Creek Natural Area in northern McLean County to the ParkLands Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring natural areas based in Mclean County. ParkLands officials said the Chinquapin will become part of the group's Mackinaw Bluffs Corridor Project to restore about 1,500 acres of habitat...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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