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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Pair from city earn gold medals

Journal Gazette

Former Concordia volleyball coach Bob Michael recently won his sixth gold medal in the last eight years playing for Kings Mountain Fog of Northern California at the USA Volleyball Open National Tournament in Dallas, Texas. 

Michael's team edged the defending champions Sao Paulo Master 65+ 25-18, 25-27, 15-7 in the title match. 

Fort Wayne's Scott Lauer won a gold medal playing for Balboa Bay 45 of Southern California. The team swept Adversity 45 (Great Lakes) 25-8, 25-20 in the Men's 45-and-over division championship. 

DNR initiative looking to train coordinators

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is looking for participants for the department's Community Hunting Access Program coordinator training.

CHAP is an initiative through the Division of Fish and Wildlife to increase hunting opportunities for deer in urban and suburban areas, according to a release.

Managed hunts are administered by a CHAP coordinator trained in hunting safety, deer biology and public relations.

The training will be July 11. Before attending, those interested must complete four prerequisites: participate in any state-sponsored Hunter Education certification, do any DFW-approved firearms instructor training, do any DFW-approved formal deer hunting training and provide the DNR with name and birthdate for routine background check.

To sign up or for more information, contact Megan Dillon at mdillon@dnr.IN.gov.

Roush to be closed for maintenance

Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area shooting range will close Monday through June 24 for maintenance. The maintenance will repair and reseal concrete baffles, clean drain grates, conduct trap/skeet machine maintenance, replace boards on supports and service archery targets.

For more information, call 260-468-2165 or email bblicharz@dnr.IN.gov.

DNR to spend $600,000 on invasive lake plants

Department of Natural Resources grants totaling nearly $600,000 will be used to fight invasive aquatic plants in Indiana lakes.

Area lakes receiving funds include: Beaver Dam and Loon Lakes, Center Lake, Dewart Lake, Chapman Lakes, Pike Lake, Tippecanoe Lake chain, Wawasee and Syracuse Lakes, and Webster Lake in Kosciusko County;

Big Turkey and Henry Lakes in Steuben and LaGrange counties; Crooked Lake, Hamilton Lake, Jimmerson Lake, Lake George, Lake James, Lake Pleasant and West Otter Lake in Steuben County; and Sylvan Lake and West Lakes Chain in Noble County.

Another grant will help remove sediment and logjams in public waters in nine Indiana counties.

Area waterways receiving funds includes: Blue Lake in Whitley County; Crooked Lake-Parkside Channel in Steuben County; and Lake Tippecanoe, Lake Wawasee and Winona Lake in Kosciusko County.

Salamonie events set

Salamonie Lake will play host to a Nature Play Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Kids will learn about underwater critters and trees and go on a guided hike, among other activities.

The event is free after the gate entry and is part of an initiative of the Indiana Children and Nature Network to encourage children to reconnect with nature, according to a release.

The Salamonie Preschool will offer Weather Changes at 10 a.m. June 27 at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Cost is $2 per child and includes learning letters, building a craft, social interaction and time outdoors. For more information or to register, call 260-468-2127.