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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, May 14, 2017 1:00 am

Briefs

3 from city win martial arts medals

Journal Gazette

Three members of Cunningham's Fort Wayne Tae Kwon Do medaled at the AAU Qualifying District Championships in Noblesville on May 6.

Forrest Cunningham, 14, finished with a gold in Olympic fighting and a silver in forms; Dominic Green, 10, won a silver in Olympic fighting and bronze in forms and Landyn Everett, 9, earned a silver in the disciplines.

The finishes qualify the three athletes to the AAU Tae Kwon Do Nationals in Florida and Cunningham to the Junior Olympics competition in Detroit in July.

New at state parks this year

The summer recreational season is approaching, and Indiana State Parks are working hard to make sure visitors have a good experience.

The system of 24 parks and eight reservoir properties has finished, or will complete this year, hundreds of improvements to enhance campgrounds, restrooms and trails.

Collectively, Indiana State Parks properties have more than 700 miles of trails, 636 hotel/lodge rooms, 17 marinas, 75 boat ramps, 17 swimming pools, 15 beaches, 7,701 campsites, 160 playgrounds and 150 cabins.

Park improvement projects include:

• A total of $400,000 statewide in small campground improvements were made, ranging from comfort station rehabs to repairing roads to campsite electrical upgrades.

• At Ouabache State Park, a new beach is under construction on Kunkel Lake.

• At Pokagon State Park, a “pocket” museum that celebrates the Civilian Conservation Corps opened next to the gatehouse.

Muskies to be stocked

Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists will tag and release 1,500 tagged muskies in Lake Webster to boost the lake's sagging muskie population, according to a release.

The stocking will happen sometime in May and the muskies stocked will average 12.5 inches long, about 2 inches longer than those stocked in Lake Webster last fall.

The lake is one of 13 Indiana waters to receive muskie stockings each year with a combined 20,000 fish each year. Loon and Upper Long lakes in Noble County are stocked with muskies by local anglers with a permit from the DNR.