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June 20, 2013

Rick Bramwell: Summer brings many natural wonders

I love this time of year, except for the mowing. I live on six acres and have to mow a third of that. My yard has a secret garden and a couple of clumps of honey suckle. Mowing can sometimes be an adventure.

The edge of my yard is adorned with fence rows laden with wild black raspberries. I picked my first ripe ones Tuesday morning. They were so sweet.

The south fence joins my neighbor's yard. It is the one place that is unlikely to give up a treat or reveal wildlife. As I tucked the John Deere close to the fence, baby rabbits started pouring out the other side. My neighbor had let a corner grow up a little, and mother cottontail thought it a good place to raise her young.

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A friend told me about a beagle named Radar who needed a new home. Radar has been hunted with before and is four years old and very lovable. I tried keeping him, but he likes the neighbor's chickens. If you can give this beagle a new home contact me at rickbramwell@aol.com.

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Last Saturday a Crappiethon tournament was held on the upper Wabash Reservoirs. An Anderson man did well, and the amateurs way outfished the pros.

Semi-Pro Division results

Taking first place was the team of Charlie Hildreth of Gaston and Paul Hildreth of Muncie with a total weight of 2.95 pounds and earning $1,000. The Hildreths were fishing Mississinewa, slow trolling in 6 to 20 feet of water using Southern Pro chartreuse glow 2-inch tubes tipped with shiners.

Second place went to lone angler Ron Bilbry of Anderson with a weight of 2.78 pounds and earning $600. Bilbry also fished Mississinewa using his Driftmaster Rod Holders and B'n'M Poles to spider rig shiners and catching between 100 to 150 fish for the day.

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  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

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  • Pendleton Heights, Frankton to meet for net title

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    April 18, 2014

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  • Panthers claw way into softball semis If only Elwood's Jessie Noone had missed the team bus, Thursday's game in the Madison County Softball Tournament would have been more competitive.

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  • Ravens drove Manchester to avoid sweep NORTH MANCHESTER — The Anderson University baseball team defeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference leader Manchester University 9-5 on Wednesday at Gratz Field. Andrew Eiler led the Raven offense with three hits, three runs and an RBI, including one of four home runs the visitors hit.

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